The Indian Navy has taken delivery of its first indigenous anti-submarine warfare (ASW) corvette INS Kamorta.
The vessel is the first of four anti-submarine corvettes built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders (GRSE) under project-28 for the navy.
In addition, INS Kamorta is the first to be built in India with domestically developed special-grade high-tensile steel, manufactured by state-owned Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL).
GRSE said in a statement: "The hull of the ship encompasses the bulk of sensors and weapon systems that are also indigenously manufactured by various Indian industries."
Powered by four indigenously designed 3888kW diesel engines, the corvette offers a displacement of approximately 3,400t, with a maximum cruise speed of 25k and a 3,500nm range at 18k.
The vessel can accommodate a crew of 123, including 17 officers and 106 sailors, while its stern landing deck can support the deployment of a single helicopter, further boosting its anti-submarine warfare potential.
The 109m-long frontline warship, which includes stealth features, will be the first to deploy the new Kavach trainable chaff launcher.
It also features a rail-less helo traversing system and foldable hangar door, in addition to bow-mounted sound navigation and ranging sonar for enhanced underwater surveillance.
Furthermore, the vessel integrates Revathi surveillance radar, which assists in executing surface and air surveillance.