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Mazagon Dock delivers first Destroyer

On October 28, 2021, Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) delivered the first ship of “Project 15B Class Destroyer Visakhapatnam” to the Indian Navy.
Mazagon Dock delivers first Destroyer
Mazagon Dock delivers first Destroyer
  • The ship is likely to commission in November.
  • It was constructed using indigenous steel.
  • It is among the largest destroyers that are constructed in India.
  • Its overall length is 164 meters and the displacement of around 7,500 tonnes.

Characteristics of the ship

  • The ship is a potent platform which is capable of undertaking several tasks and missions, over the full spectrum of maritime warfare.
  • It is equipped with Barak-8 long range surface-to-air missiles and supersonic surface-to-surface Brahmos missiles.
  • It is fitted with indigenously developed anti-submarine weapons as well as sensors for undersea warfare capability.
  • It comprises of heavyweight torpedo tube Launchers & rocket launchers as well as hull-mounted sonar Humsa NG.
  • Ship has an endurance of 400 nautical miles.
Published date : 02 Nov 2021 06:08PM

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