Corvette INS Kamorta (P28)

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Classification

Type:
type: Corvette

Basic information

Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers
Operator:
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:

Ship measurements

Displacement:
3500 t
Length:
109.1 m
Beam (overall):
13.7 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • CODAD, DCNS raft mounted gearbox
  • 4 * Pielstick 12PA 6 STC6 Diesel engines
Speed:
32 knots
Range:
3,450 nautical miles (6,000 km)

Crew

Complement:
193

Combat assets

Electronics:
  • Revati Central Acquisition Radar
  • EL/M-2221 STGR fire-control radar
  • BEL Shikari
  • BEL RAWL02 (Signaal LW08) antenna communication grid – Gigabit Ethernet-based integrated ship borne data network, with a fiber optic cable backbone running through the vessel
  • NPOL HUMSA (Hull Mounted Sonar Array)
  • Bomber Electronic warfare (EW) suites – BEL Ajanta
  • Kavach
  • Sanket
Armament:
  • 1 * 76.2 mm OTO SRGM
  • 2 * AK-630M CIWS
  • 2 * RBU-6000 (IRL) anti-submarine rocket launcher
  • 4 * 533 mm Torpedo tubes
Aircraft:
  • 1 * Westland Sea King Mk.42B

INS Kamorta is the first of four anti-submarine Kamorta-class stealth corvettes which has been built for the Indian Navy. It is a significant step towards India's pursuit for self-reliance in indigenous warship building, bringing closer home Indian Navy's quest to be a true Blue-Water Navy with ships and submarines designed and built within the country. She was designed and manufactured by GRSE, launched on 19 April 2010, as part of Project 28, approved in 2003. As in INS Shivalik, high-grade steel produced in India was utilized for its construction. She was delivered to Navy on 12 July 2014. She is the first indigenous anti-submarine corvette as well as the first indigenous stealth corvette built by India. She has enhanced stealth features such as an X Form Hull and inclined sides for low Radar cross-section, Infra-red suppression, and Acoustic quieting systems. Union minister of defense, Arun Jaitley commissioned the ship on 23 August 2014. It was named after Kamorta island in Andaman and Nicobar, India.

Kamorta was originally expected to be built using high-tensile imported steel. But lapses in imports lead it to be built by indigenously developed special grade high-tensile steel (DMR249A) produced by state-owned Steel Authority of India from its Bhilai Steel Plant. The ships employs very low under water voice signature and radar cross-section due to its ‘X’ form of hull and superstructure. She is the first Indian Navy ship to be built with carbon fiber reinforced plastic which reduces weight and life cycle maintenance costs. The hull of the ship encompassed the bulk of sensors and weapon systems that were also indigenously manufactured by various Indian industries.

It is the first indigenous anti-submarine corvette as well as the first indigenous stealth corvette built by India. About 90% of the ship is indigenous and the ship is capable of fighting in NBC conditions. It is equipped with a rail-less helo traversing system which is used for handling a helicopter. It also features a foldable hangar door.

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