India's largest naval destroyer INS VISAKHAPATNAM

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Indian Navy's largest and heaviest
indigenously built warship INS
Visakhapatanam-class destroyer is ready to
launch.
Visakhapatanam (Project-15B) has followed
the INS Kolkata class (Project-15A), built by
the Mazagaon Dockyard Limited (MDL) more
advanced than Kolkata class.
This is first ship in a total of four warships of
Project 15B that is likely to be named as INS
Visakhapatanam during the launching
ceremony scheduled for next Monday at MDL.
After the completion of successful trials of
harbour acceptance and sea trials which
lasted for several months, the warship will be
commissioned into the Indian Navy.
 

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Guys our Indian ship building centres are working on snail pace
 

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All About the INS Visakhapatnam, Navy's Most Powerful Destroyer

NEW DELHI: Three days before it is launched, fresh details have emerged about the Navy's newest destroyer, the Project 15B Visakhapatnam Class. Four ships of this class are being built in a Rs. 29,340 crore project.

While the first ship will be named INS Visakhapatnam, NDTV has learnt that two of her three sister ships may be called INS Porbandar and INS Marmagoa. The final ship of the class will likely bear the name of a port in Gujarat. The names of the warships will need to be cleared by the President before being finalised.


At 7,300 tonnes, Visakhapatnam will be the largest destroyer commissioned in the country and will be equipped with the Israeli Multi Function Surveillance Threat Alert Radar (MF-STAR) which will provide targeting information to 32 Barak 8 long-range surface to air missiles onboard the warship.

The Barak 8 missile being co-developed with Israel is at present being integrated in the Navy's new destroyer, INS Kolkata and will be test-fired by October this year. Like the INS Kolkata, the Visakhpatnam will be able to fire 16 long range Brahmos anti-ship missiles.

There are some important differences between the Navy's Kolkata class destroyers and the Visakhapatnam class though they share the same hull-design and Ukrainian-built Zorya gas turbines.

The Visakhapatnam will be armed with a 127 mm main gun while the INS Kolkata has a 76mm Super Rapid Gun Mount (SRGM). Both classes share the AK-630 close-in anti-missile gun system.
The sonar of the Visakhapatnam will be bow mounted and will feature a a revised bridge layout.
The design of the mast, which features the main radar has been revised. The Visakhapatnam will provide its crew greater protection in a nuclear, chemical or biological warfare scenario.
She also features a rail-less helicopter traversing system to secure the helicopter she carries in heavy sea conditions.
Central to the Visakhapatnam is network-centric layout. She is equipped with a Ship Data Network (SDN), an Automatic Power Management System and a Combat Management System. Essentially, all information critical for the operation of the warship during all operations is available to key officers through the SDN which the Navy describes as a data information highway.
The Visakhapatnam is being launched on April 20 and will be delivered to the Indian Navy in July 2018. The remaining three ships will be delivered at an interval of two years each.
Kolkata-class is 7500 ton, how come Visakhapatnam is heavier if NDTV is right?
 

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@SREEKAR, thank you for the thread. It is better to include a link or give credit if the content is not your original content, and this is very important for opening posts.
 
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Visakhapatnam class destroyers consists only 4x8=32cell barak sam's and 16cell anti-ship missiles only?
US destroyers have 96 cell sam's system.
why dont we have that many?
 

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Visakhapatnam class destroyers consists only 4x8=32cell barak sam's and 16cell anti-ship missiles only?
US destroyers have 96 cell sam's system.
why dont we have that many?
You get what you can afford or deserve. Please compare US navy vs Indian navy budget.

Doesn't mean when your friend gets a beautiful wife so you too should get same :)
 

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Visakhapatnam class destroyers consists only 4x8=32cell barak sam's and 16cell anti-ship missiles only?
US destroyers have 96 cell sam's system.
why dont we have that many?
'we' dont know real number of how many baraks or brahmos gonna be on these ships,

maybe they can be upgrade and increased in future,

You get what you can afford or deserve. Please compare US navy vs Indian navy budget.

Doesn't mean when your friend gets a beautiful wife so you too should get same :)
really dude, :laugh:

what an example you just gave us,

'afford' , 'deserve' , 'beautiful wife' yeah!!! all those go together aren't they,

and friends wife ???,

where and how you got this example. :laugh:
 

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Visakhapatnam class destroyers consists only 4x8=32cell barak sam's and 16cell anti-ship missiles only?
US destroyers have 96 cell sam's system.
why dont we have that many?
Few of Nirbhay can take place. If I am not wrong.
 

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Will Project-15B continue to be called "Kolkata-class" or "Visakhapatnam-class" ?
 

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really dude, :laugh:

what an example you just gave us,

'afford' , 'deserve' , 'beautiful wife' yeah!!! all those go together aren't they,

and friends wife ???,

where and how you got this example. :laugh:
Afford: Indian Navy budget
Deserve: Indian R&D and the non existence of Indian companies capable of making state of the art SAM systems
Beautiful wife: Simple analogy. Hey who does not want a good pair of t!ts at home :)
 

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So the other Project-15B ships are INS Porbandar and INS Mormugao. Zee News is running a nice program on INS Vizag right now.
 

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Lol anything better than chinese quality wife like Pakis are finding out.
 

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Minor changes in Visakhapatnam compare to Kolakata, I presume the engines are perhaps American rather than Ukrainian as we manufacture American gas turbine engines under license ..
 

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Minor changes in Visakhapatnam compare to Kolakata, I presume the engines are perhaps American rather than Ukrainian as we manufacture American gas turbine engines under license ..
what about self defense??

barak 1 or barak 8???
 

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