Russia completes final trials of Indian stealth frigate

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  1. The Messiah

    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

    Aug 25, 2010
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    Russia completes final trials of Indian stealth frigate


    MOSCOW: The final trials of a new Talwar class stealth frigate for the Indian Navy has been completed in Russia.

    The frigate, whose testing was held at the Yantar shipyard in Russia's Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad, is armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles, Ria Novosti reported.

    Russia and India signed a USD 1.6 billion contract on construction of three modified Krivak III class (also known as Talwar class) guided missile frigates for India in 2006.

    The first frigate, the Teg, was scheduled for delivery in April 2011, but funding shortfalls have delayed the work, the report said.

    Two other Talwar class frigates, the Tarkash and the Trikand, are at various stages of construction and testing at the Yantar shipyard, and their delivery dates are unknown.

    The three frigates are each armed with eight BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles.

    They are also equipped with a 100-mm gun, a Shtil surface-to-air missile system, two Kashtan air-defence gun/missile systems, two twin 533-mm torpedo launchers, and an antisubmarine warfare (ASW) helicopter.

    Russia has previously built three Talwar class frigates for India - INS Talwar (Sword), INS Trishul (Trident), and INS Tabar (Axe).

    Russia completes final trials of Indian stealth frigate - Times Of India
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  3. ant80

    ant80 Regular Member

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    What is the purpose of a frigate? In the grand scheme of things, what is it's use at times of war? I understand from the article it fires the Brahmos misslies, but I feel that can be done from any ship. If anyone can point me to the right direction, I'll be thankful.

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    The frigate is like the fighting ship of the navy and you just know that firing a missile is all that counts...but detection, range patrolling anti-submarine warfare are the tasks that are performed by the frigate and also electronic warfare. Any ship cant fire a Bhramos without having a capable detection suite....that is why a frigate is such an imprtant offensive and defensive vessel.
  5. jackprince

    jackprince Turning into a frog Senior Member

    Mar 30, 2009
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    Seema Andhra
    1) Frigates are faster than destroyers and less manpower intensive.
    2) Primary role of modern day frigate is to patrol and protection of merchant marine in peace time, and when in combat to help in Anti-submarine warfare or Air Defense role.
    3) It is also used as guided missile boat, though their limited missile stowage makes them less effective than destroyers.
    4) I think in Indian Navy, the frigate is used as less expensive "multi-role" ship, unlike USN's dedicated ASW or Air Defence frigates.
    5) Not every ship can fire missile. Due to absorb the shock of initial rocket-booster, the ship must be reinforced. And not every ship can fire every missile, particularly the cell-based missile launch system IN uses. The cell needs to be fitted according to the missile size (canister size) to sustain the pressure of initial booster phase, and diameter of missiles varies from one type to another. So, the cells needs to be specially manufactured or modified to be able to launch particular missile.

    this is what my understanding is. may be it'll help.

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