India launches anti-submarine warfare corvette

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  1. LETHALFORCE

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    http://www.spacewar.com/reports/India_launches_anti-submarine_warfare_corvette_999.html


    A fourth anti-submarine warfare corvette for the Indian Navy was launched Tuesday by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd in Kolkata, India.

    The Kavaratti displaces more than 33,000 tons, is about 358 feet long and has a speed of more than 25 knots, the Ministry of Defense reported.

    As with the previous corvettes, the ship is of Indian design and features a foldable hanger door for a helicopter, a personnel locator system, and a carbon-fiber reinforced superstructure integrated with a steel hull.

    Design concepts used in building the ASW corvettes include low radar cross section signature through full beam superstructure, inclined ship sides for increased stealth, and a reduced infrared signature through the use of an infrared suppression system for cooling engine and diesel alternator exhausts.

    The Ministry of Defense said the Kavaratti will equipped with a locally made medium-range gun, torpedo tube launchers and rocket launchers, and a close-in weapon system.
     
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    4th ???? isnt this the 2nd one after Kamorata



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    33000 tons??:shock:
    I think there is an extra zero
     
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    No its the 4th one launched the second and third are Kadmatt and Kiltan. They are being fitted out and will be commissioned this year . Yup displacement is less than 3500 tonne.
     
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    a beauty, though the article :rofl:showed a submarine firing torpedoes
     
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    It is too big and meant to operate from shores. Sh-70B is perfectly good ASW copter. Of course HAL needs to focus on LUH and medium range copter soon.
     

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