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INS Kadmatt, anti-submarine warfare corvette commissioned

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INS Kadmatt, the second ship of Project 28 (P28) class anti-submarine warfare (ASW) corvettes has been inducted into the Eastern Naval Command of Indian Navy.

  • With the changing power dynamics in the Indian Ocean Region, INS Kadmatt will augment the mobility, reach and flexibility of Indian Navy.
  • The ship is commanded by Commander Mahesh Chandra Moudgil.

INS Kadmatt, anti-submarine warfare corvette, commissionedAbout INS Kadmatt
INS Kadmatt is named after one of the large islands amongst the Lakshadweep group of islands off the west coast of India.

General characteristics
Length                          109 m (358 ft)
Beam                            12.8 m (42 ft)
Displacement                 3,000 tons
Aircraft carried               1 x helicopter

  • The ships of P28 class have been constructed using high grade steel (DMR 249A) produced in India.
  • It is propelled by four diesel engines to achieve speeds in excess of 25 knots (46 km/h) with an endurance of 3450 Nm.
  • It has been built by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers of Kolkata.
  • It has a multitude of networks such as Total Atmospheric Control System (TACS), Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS), Integrated Bridge System (IBS), Battle Damage Control System (BDCS) and Personnel Locator System (PLS) to provide a contemporary and process oriented System of Systems for optimal functioning of the warship.
  • The ship is indigenous and the ship is equipped to fight in Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) warfare conditions.
  • It include the rail-less helo traversing system and foldable hangar door for the integral ASW helicopter.