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India’s Frigate with BrahMos almost ready

Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by CONNAN, Feb 21, 2011.

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    Apr 16, 2010
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    Russia’s Kaliningrad shipyard is expected to finish the first of the three frigates which are being manufactured for the Indian Navy. The frigate will be ready by March 2010, according to the executive director of the Russian-Indian venture BrahMos Aerospace. The BrahMos supersonic anti-ship cruise missiles are scheduled to undergo test launches in the Baltic and in India, as soon as the first frigate is delivered from Russia.

    The three Project 11356 frigates for the Indian Navy will cost 1.6 billion dollars to India and the contract was signed in July, 2007. Earlier, in 1997, a similar contract was signed by two sides, when India bought three Krivak-class frigates – the INS Talwar, Trushul and Tabar, which were delivered in 2004. The new frigates are the same-class, but will be armed with the new modern Russian-Indian BrahMos supersonic anti-ship missiles. The first frigate – INS Teg, was inducted in service during December, 2009 and the second one, the Tarkash in June 2010.

    The Project 11356 class, frequently known as Tawlar, is a new frigate class which is specifically built for the Indian Navy. The Talwar guided missile frigates are a modernized and improved version of the Krivak III class frigates. The Talwar can deliver speeds up to 30 knots and transport more than 4,000 tonnes. Capable of accomplishing tracking, eliminating enemy submarines and large surface ships, the Talwar is the perfect addition for the Indian navy.

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