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ASW corvette INS Kadmatt commissioned in Visakhapatnam

Anti-submarine warfare (ASW) corvette INS Kadmatt has been commission in the Indian Navy by Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral R K Dhowan at naval dockyard in Visakhapatnam

It is the second ship of Project 28 (P28) class ASW corvettes and is the latest ship after Shivalik class, Kolkata class and INS Kamorta.

About INS Kadmatt

  • It is about 90 per cent indigenously designed by the Directorate of Naval Design (DND) and constructed by M/s Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd.
  • The stealth anti-submarine warfare has been named after one of the large islands amongst the group of islands in Lakshadweep off the west coast of India.
  • Dimensions: It spans 109 meters in length and 14 meters at the beam.
  • Speed: It is propelled by 4 diesel engines to achieve speeds of 25 knots with an endurance of 3450 nautical and with a displacement of 3500 tonnes.
  • Multitude of networks: It provides a contemporary and process oriented System of Systems for optimal functioning of the warship.
  • It comprises Total Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS), Atmospheric Control System (TACS), Battle Damage Control System (BDCS), Personnel Locator System (PLS) and Integrated Bridge System (IBS).
  • Stealth Technology: It has a low radio, magnetic, acoustic and Infra-red (IR) signature owing to a ‘X’ shaped hull form.
  • It also has an IR suppression system which reduces the heat emitted by the ship reducing the infrared signature thereby defending the ship from heat seeking missiles.
  • Weapons and sensors suite: It includes Combat Management System, Rocket Launcher, Torpedo Tube Launchers and Infra-Red Signature Suppression System to provide a ‘Common Operational Picture’.
  • It also includes the rail-less helo traversing system and foldable hangar door for the integral ASW helicopter.
  • It is equipped to fight in Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) warfare conditions.

Comment

INS Kadmatt would be an integral part of the Eastern Fleet and help to augment the mobility, reach and flexibility of Indian Navy. Its induction also marks yet another milestone in India’s journey towards self-reliance in Defence sector and Make-in-India.

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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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