Visakhapatnam-class destroyer

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Basic information

Type:
Parent class:
Operators:
Country of build:
Planned:
4
Completed:
2
In service:
2021 – present (1 year)

Ship measurements

Displacement:
7,400 t
Length:
163 m
Beam:
17.4 m
Draft:
6.5 m

Machine

Propulsion system:
Propulsion:
  • 2 * Zorya M36E gas turbines, with 4 * DT-59 reversible gas turbines and 2 * RG-54 gearboxes
  • 2 * Bergen/GRSE KVM-diesel engines, 9,900 hp (7,400 kW) each
  • 4 * 1 MWe Wärtsilä WCM-1000 generator sets driving Cummins KTA50G3 engines and Kirloskar 1 MV AC generators
Speed:
33.5 knots
Range:
4,000 nmi (7,400 km; 4,600 mi) at 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)

Personnel

Complement:
300

Combat assets

Boats & landing craft:
  • 4 * RHIB
Electronics:
  • Radar:
  • IAI EL/M-2248 MF-STAR S-Band AESA radar
  • BEL RAWL-02/LW-08 L-Band air-search radar
  • Terma/Tata Scanter-6002 X-Band surface-search radar
  • Sonar:
  • BEL HUMSA-NG active/passive sonar
  • BEL Nagin active towed-array sonar
  • Combat Management System (CMS)
  • DRDO Shakti EW suite (equipped with ESM/ECM and «Radar Finger Printing System» (RFPS))
  • DRDO Nayan COMINT suite
  • Decoys:
  • 4 * Kavach decoy launchers
  • 2 * Maareech torpedo-countermeasure systems
Armament:
  • Anti-air warfare:
  • 4 * 8-cell VLS, for a total of 32 Barak 8 surface-to-air missiles
  • Anti-surface warfare:
  • 2 * 8-cell VLS, for 16 BrahMos anti-ship missiles
  • Anti-submarine warfare:
  • 4 * 533 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes
  • 2 * RBU-6000 anti-submarine rocket launchers
  • Guns:
  • 1 * OTO Melara 76 mm naval gun
  • 4 * AK-630M CIWS
  • 2 * OFT 12.7 mm M2 Stabilized Remote Controlled Gun
Aircraft:
  • 2 * HAL Dhruv (or) Sea King Mk. 42B

The Visakhapatnam-class destroyers, also classified as the P-15 Bravo class, or simply P-15B, is a class of guided-missile destroyers currently being built for the Indian Navy. The Visakhapatnam class is an upgraded derivative of its predecessor, the Kolkata class, with improved features of stealth, automation and ordnance.

Designed by the Warship Design Bureau (WDB), a total of four ships are being built by Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL), under the Make in India initiative. The first vessel of the class, INS Visakhapatnam was commissioned on 21 November 2021. The Indian Navy plans to have all four destroyers in active service by 2024.

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