ASW Corvette Kadmatt handed over to Indian Navy by GRSE
The second Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Corvette INS Kadmatt has been formally handed over to Indian Navy at Kolkata, West Bengal.
It has been built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE) and would be inducted into the Eastern Fleet shortly.
About ASW Corvette Kadmatt
- INS Kadmatt is super-sophisticated frontline warship. It is 109 metres long with a displacement of 3200 tonnes.
- The basic design of the ship was developed by Indian Navy’s Directorate of Naval Design (DND) while the detailed design was made GRSE’s in-house design department.
- Maximum speed: 25 Knots with an endurance of over 3,400 NM at 18 knots speed.
- Ship crew: Designed to accommodate 17 officers and 106 sailors.
- Advance Technology: Equipped with total atmospheric control ventilation system which makes warship fully capable to fight in nuclear, biological and chemical warfare environments.
- Ship’s main role: Protect nation’s maritime interests against possible submarine attack. Provide potent platform for neutralising the enemy submarines using deployed weapons like torpedoes, rocket launchers and helicopter.
GRSE is tasked to build 4 ASW Corvette class ships for Indian Navy under the strategic P-28 Project. INS Kamorta was the first in this class to be handed over to the Indian navy in 2014.
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