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First Indigenous Anti-submarine Warfare Ship Ready
Jul 01, 2014

India’s first indigenously-built anti-submarine warfare corvette INS Kamorta is ready to be commissioned into the Indian Navy next month. Built by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata, it will be the first warship armed with an indigenous rocket launcher for anti-submarine warfare. The corvette will join the Navy’s eastern fleet at Vishakhapatnam.

The sophisticated frontline warship with stealth features will also be the first warship armed with the new trainable chaff launcher—Kavach. With an approximate displacement of 3400 tonnes, it can achieve a maximum speed of 25 knots. It is powered by four indigenously designed 3888 KW diesel engines at 1050 rpm and can cover nearly 3,500 nautical miles at 18 knots. The overall length of the ship is 109 metre and is nearly 13 metre wide at its maximum bulge. 


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