P15B - Bengaluru Class?

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  1. afako

    afako Regular Member

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    In January 2011, the Indian Cabinet Committee for Security approved four more Kolkata destroyers to be built as Project 15B. The Project 15B vessel will retain the hull form of Kolkata class destroyers and most of its systems, there will be some significant upgrades. For example, some structural changes in the superstructure will improve stealth and include better sound and infrared suppression. The Project 15B will also differ from the Project 15A through employing a fully flush deck. This will improves stealth because of the smoothness of the overall deck with far fewer angles and corners. The displacement of each Project 15B will be approximately 7,000 tons, a 200 ton addition over the Project 15A Kolkatas.

    . Project 15B will also be armed with the new Nirbhay land attack cruise missile (1,000 km range), the hypersonic Brahmos-II anti-ship cruise missile (300 km range) and an Extended Range Surface to Air Missile (ER-SAM) (100 km range).

    Construction of the first Project 15B, INS Bengaluru, D66, has already started and is well underway..


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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    now we need missile defence ship with LRTR and PDV at the front and AAD at the back.
     
  4. afako

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    A Cruiser in 10,000 Tonnes category and a Navalized AAD will do the job of Defence Fleet.
     
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    natarajan Senior Member Senior Member

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    when will first kolkatta class destroyer be commissioned ,2013 is coming
     
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    Israelis are not enthusiastic about Barak 8. Their Workforce is more diverted towards Iron Dome and Arrow System.

    Some tests are required it to be operational and not expected by 2015.

    Only MF STAR is left otherwise Kolkata can be commissioned as tomorrow.
     
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    Snuggy321 Regular Member

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    P 15B will be "only" an improved P15 class destroyer, I doubt that they will get a new name.
    But since the 2end ship has been named after Kochi I am already happy concerning the names :)

     
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    When will the construction of MDL's "Modular Shipbuilding" infrastructure will be over ?
     

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