Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Navy's Next Destroyer Line Christened Visakhapatnam-class, 1st Launch Next Week

The first Project 15 Bravo (P15B) stealth destroyer, under construction at the Mazagon Dock shipyard in Mumbai will be launched on April 20. Livefist can confirm that the new warship line has a name: Visakhapatnam-class, after the Navy's eastern hub. The navy is aiming to induct the ship in 2018. A total of four ships are to be built in the class, with the official timeline of deliveries starting 2018, and then a ship every two years till 2024. The Visakhapatnam's keel was laid in October 2013. Construction and fabrication of the second vessel of the class began in July last year.

The Visakhapatnam-class maintains the same hull and propulsion package as the Project 15A Kolkata-class. Russia's Northern Design Bureau, enlisted as a design consultant has helped reduce the size of the design's superstructure.

Meanwhile, the second P15A destroyer Kochi will be commissioned shortly into the Indian Navy.

9 comments :

Anonymous said...

Am just wondering, why can't India build a couple of guided missile cruisers too? I mean they now have almost all classes of warships in service, and in plans.

Parthasarathi said...

Last line is very interesting ! When she will be commissioned ? And what about Barak 8 ? Hope she will be commissioned with Barak 8 ( SR SAM) !!

Utsav Sinha said...

i heard it was to be named bengaluru class... why it has been changed?

Anonymous said...

Looks exactly like the Kolkata class if it's the one in the sketch above. What happened to improved stealth and plush decks? Also what's the status on Brahmos II (Not block II)?

sandeep said...

ITS WONDER THAT....INDIAN NAVY NAMED LOT OF SHIPS WITH GOOD ONES...BUT WHY NOT A SHIP OR SUB NOT NAMED AT WITH "VISAKHAPATNAM"...I HOPE THAT ONE OF THE P-15B IS GOING TO BE NAMED.

Anonymous said...

Parrikar:-
"I do not see it as a big problem because we will have enough submarines by the time Pakistan gets these 8. By the time they get the deliveries, we can manufacture 15-20 submarines"here
Whats cooking?

Anonymous said...

Mysore class is already there. Maybe after vishaka..... bengaluru time will come

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Diptanshu Sharma said...

I guess that's his way of reassuring India. One needs to understand that submarine manufacturing takes a lot of time and we are steadily developing our dockyards to cope with the increasing demand for submarines. The scorpene class subs are entering service soon enough. Also, enemy submarines are taken care of by the new ASW corvettes and submarine hunters P8i's.