India’s latest domestic service stealth frigate called the tonnage of the world’s largest
India said,” Shiwalike “frigate is the world’s largest stealth frigates
LONDON April 30 news: According to the Thai Thaindian site 29 reported that in preparation for high-tech warfare, and can combat missions across the ocean to build a blue water navy, India, 29, fielded the world’s largest stealth frigate “Shiwalike” number.
Indian Defense Minister AK · Antonio 29, the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai that “Shiwalike” commissioned by the Navy frigate, which is India’s three new stealth frigates in the Navy’s first ship. Reported that the ship dock by the Indian Mazar Kong Limited is responsible for construction, part of the Indian Navy, codenamed “Project-17″ stealth frigate construction project.
Mazar Kong Shipyard Ltd in India, according to Chairman and Managing Director HS Malhi will say: “In today’s world, other regions are not integrated into the design of the same volume stealth frigate, which is a 6000-ton ships, is the world’s largest volume stealth frigate. “
reported that the ships will be difficult to detect the main components of the Indian Navy. Its equipped with by India, Russia, Israel and Western countries developed weapons and sensors, can tower containing 250 sailors, including 35 naval officers. New design features make it viable, stealth performance, airworthiness, ships and weapons manipulation and so have been greatly improved.
“Shiwalike” class frigate built entirely in India, equipped with Klub anti-ship missiles, SHTIL ship-to-air missiles, Barak (Barak) air defense missile systems, and RBU 6000 anti-submarine rocket launchers. The frigates are equipped with advanced nuclear/biological attack defense system.
Malhi will be said: “The air conditioning system inside the ship air-time control of temperature and humidity, including engines used in the air and it excludes any radioactive, chemical or biological contaminants, so even in the subject of nuclear/chemical and biological attack, crew and ship systems can be protected. “
reported that the ship also has to avoid radar and heat-seeking device stealth characteristics. India through technical means, to reduce its water features. Each ship “Shiwalike” class frigates cost of 280 billion rupees. The frigates in the Indian Navy to increase its fleet strength, in the context of large-scale modern construction.
two other frigates were named the same level as “Satpura” number and “Sahyadri” number. “Shiwalike” frigate construction began in 2002, after the “Satpura” number and “Sahyadri” numbers were in 2004 and 2005.
second ship of the frigate is expected to enter service at the end of this year, the third ship might enter service in 2011.
In addition, the Indian Navy is also planning further improvements, “Shiwalike” class frigates. This improvement project is called “Project 17 Alpha”, the Indian Navy plans to build seven modified “Shiwalike” class frigates. (Spring)
HD Photo: Indian-made Shivalik stealth frigate sea-based test