Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Second Shivalik Class Stealth Frigate to be commissioned

Posted by- Neelam Mathews
July 27, 2011

India's second Shivalik class indigenous stealth frigate designed by the Indian Naval Design team is scheduled to be commissioned on Aug. 20.

The frigate will be the be the mainstay of Indian Navy frigates for the first half of the 21st century, says a statement. 

The Shivalik Class Guided-missile frigate has a displacement of  6200 tons,  Length: 142.5 m. (468 ft) Beam: 16.9 m.(55 ft) Propulsion: 2 x Pielstick 16 PA6 STC Diesel engines & 2 x GE LM2500+ boost turbines in CODOG configuration. It as a speed of 32 knots (59 km/h), 22 knots (41 km/h) (Diesel Engines) Complements 257 (35 officers) Sensors and
processing systems: 1 x MR-760 Fregat M2EM 3-D radar 4 x MR-90 Orekh radar.
1 x EL/M 2238 STAR
2 x EL/M 2221 STGR
1 x
HUMSA (Hull Mounted Sonar Array)
ATAS/Thales Sintra towed array systems Electronic warfare
and decoys: BEL Ajanta electronic warfare suite Armament: OTO Melara 76mm SRGM
2 x AK-630 30mm guns
32 x Barak SAM
9M317 (SA-N-12) SAM,total of 24 missiles
8 x Klub cruise Missiles
90R missiles (ASW)
DTA-53-956 torpedoes
Klub AS Missile
2x RBU-6000 (RPK-8)
Aircraft carried: 2 x HAL Dhruv or Sea King Mk

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