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First Ship of Project-15B INS Visakhapatnam Launched
Apr 22, 2015

The First ship of Project-15B,Guided Missile Destroyer INS Visakhapatnam was launched on 20 April  at Mazagaon Dock Limited (MDL), Mumbai. In keeping with the nautical traditions, the ship was launched by Minu Dhowan, wife of The Chief of the Naval Staff.

♦ The four ships of Project 15B ships being built at MDL, Mumbai have been designed indigenously by the Directorate of Naval Design, Delhi and bear testimony to the acclaimed legacy of Naval designers.

♦ With a displacement of 7300 tons, each ship will be spanning 163 meters in length and17.4 meters at the beam and will be propelled by four gas turbines to achieve speed in excess of 30 knots.

♦ The P15B destroyers incorporate new design concepts for improved survivability, sea keeping, stealth and manoeuvrability.

♦ Enhanced stealth features have been achieved through shaping of hull and use of radar transparent deck fittings which make these ships difficult to detect.

♦ These ships will be equipped to carry and operate two multiple role helicopters.

♦ These ships are also packed with an array of state of the art weapons and sensors, including vertically launched missile system for long distance engagement of shore and sea-based targets.

♦ With significant indigenous content, these ships are a true hallmark of self-reliance attained by our country in warship design and ship building.

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