Friday, September 18, 2009

India launches Project 15-A 'INS Kochi'




India's latest addition to the Navy - warship INS Kochi, a Delhi-class destroyer, was inaugurated on Friday. This is the second warship of ‘Project 15-A’, built by Mazgaon Dock Limited.

Naval Chief Admiral Nirmal Kumar Verma on Friday said a serious relook at the inefficiencies of Navy is required and an indigenous warship building system needs to be conceptualised. Verma said, "Fluctuating funding in the past has compelled the Navy to resort to (warship) building in abroad, but now there is an urgent need to emulate worldwide trends in warship building (in the country)."

The 6,500-tonne INS Kochi, launched by Verma's wife Madulika, is the second warship in the 'Project 15-A' under which three guided-missile destroyers with stealth and multi-role features will be built.

"The destroyer has been launched using pontoon-assisted technique, employed for the first time in the history of indigenous warship building. The technique helps in overcoming slipway constraints which hinder heavier vessel movement into deeper waters for fitting its superstructures such as decks," chairman and managing director of Mazgaon Dock H S Malhi said.

INS Kochi has advanced stealth features that make it less vulnerable to detection by enemy radar. Its weapons system include nuclear capable supersonic BrahMos surface-to-surface missile.

10 comments:

cool, 20 seconds into the video is the third P15a warship being built in the adjacent slip way.

better video-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxjvHt2Z7kY

This is not a Delhi class,but a Kolkata class destroyer(notfrigate)

wether it is delhi class or kolkata class it does not matter the only thing that matters is that will it be able to catch terrorists who come in flimsy rubber boats. Indian navy is useless if it is not able to protect indians , the main reason for its existence.

is it true that israel is now the largest arms importer to india? surpassing the u.s.a. and russia.

Hey ...............no new posts since 18/09 ????? all okay ??????

Asian Defence,
Where are you? Are you okay?
It has been a long time since you posted in your blog. A lot of people are waiting to your blog.

every time we open the blog, video starts playing by itself... is there a way to stop that? especially problem when speaks on the computer is on...

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