Indian Navy's latest ASW Corvette to Be Commissioned

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  1. BilalAdministrator

    BilalAdministrator Administrator Staff Member

    Indian Navy's latest ASW Corvette to Be Commissioned by tomorrow.......!

    An indigenously-built anti-submarine warfare stealth corvette INS Kiltan will be commissioned into the Indian Navy by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the Naval Dockyard on October 16.
    According to Indian Navy's statement, this is the third of the four Kamorta-class corvettes being built under Project 28.
    The commissioning ceremony will be attended by Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba and a host of other dignitaries.

    INS Kiltan.jpg

    The Corvette is equipped with OTO Melara 76mm Super Rapid Gun Mount (SRGM) on the bow deck that will deliver a rate of fire of 120 rounds a minute. The gun can fire standard ammunition for a maximum range of 16km, accompanied by two AK 630 close-in weapon systems (CIWs), each mounted on either side of the deck, provide close-point defence against incoming threats.
    This Ship is also equipped with 2 RBU-6000 (IRL) anti-submarine rocket launcher & 4 Torpedo tubes to ensure enough engagement to enemy submarines.
    The ship in the future would also be installed with short range SAM system and carry an integral ASW helicopter.

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