Indian Navy commissions fourth and final Kamorta-class corvette

<p>The Indian Navy (IN) commissioned its fourth and final anti-submarine warfare (ASW)-capable Kamorta (Project 28)-class corvette in a ceremony held on 22 October at the Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam. </p><div class=”container”><img src=”[images%7COpenAccessDataProvider]d3fdf683-d080-4465-ad89-50377e3e73ee?sfvrsn=537db208_2″ alt=”
On 22 October the Indian Navy commissioned INS
Kavaratti
, the fourth and final Kamorta-class corvette on order for the service, in a ceremony held at the Naval Dockyard, in Visakhapatnam. This image shows the corvette during sea trials
(Indian Navy)”><p class=”text-body text-sm-center text-muted small”>On 22 October the Indian Navy commissioned INS
Kavaratti
, the fourth and final Kamorta-class corvette on order for the service, in a ceremony held at the Naval Dockyard, in Visakhapatnam. This image shows the corvette during sea trials
(Indian Navy)</p></div><p>Named INS
<em>Kavaratti</em>
(pennant number P 31), the 109.2 m-long vessel, designed by the Directorate of Naval Design (DND) in New Delhi and built by the state-owned Garden Reach Shipbuilders &amp; Engineers (GRSE) in Kolkata, incorporates stealth features in its design as well as 90% indigenous content, including the use of carbon composites.
</p><p>The IN said in a statement that the corvette, which has an overall beam of 12.8 m and is capable of achieving speeds up to 25 kt, was commissioned as a &lsquo;combat-ready&rsquo; platform following the completion of sea trials. </p><p>Among other things, the Kamorta class is equipped with two licence-built RBU-6000 anti-submarine rocket launchers, one Oto Melara 76 mm/62 Super Rapid gun, and four Larsen &amp; Toubro indigenous twin torpedo launchers for the locally designed Varunastra torpedoes, which have a stated range of up to 40 km. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>
Source: IHS Jane’s 360
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