Navy's third stealth frigate 'Taragiri' to be launched on September 11
The 'Taragiri' warship has been made using an integrated construction methodology, which involves hull block construction in different geographical locations and integration on the slipway at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited.
Moving a step further in the Aatmanirbhar Bharat initiative, the Indian Navy's third Nilgiri-class stealth frigate 'Taragiri' will be launched on September 11 at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited in Mumbai.
Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd built the 'Taragiri' warship using an integrated construction methodology, which involves hull block construction in different geographical locations and integration/erection on the slipway at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited.
Know about the stealth frigate Taragiri in detail:
The keel of Taragiri was laid on September 10, 2020, and is expected to be delivered by August 2025. The warship was designed by the Indian Navy's in-house design organization, the Bureau of Naval Design.
The ship has a length of 149.02 meters and a 17.8-meter width. The frigate is propelled by a combination of two Gas Turbines and two main diesel engines.
The ship, which would have a displacement of 6670 tonnes, the warship will achieve a speed of over 28 knots. The steel used in hull construction of all frigates under P-17A is indigenously developed DMR 249A, which is a low carbon micro-alloy grade steel manufactured by SAIL.
State-of-the-art weaponry and equipment
This homemade stealth frigate will have state-of-the-art weapons, sensors, an advanced action information system, an integrated platform management system, world-class modular living spaces, a sophisticated power distribution system and a host of other advanced features.
It will be fitted with supersonic surface-to-surface missile system. The ship's air defence capability, designed to counter the threat of enemy aircraft and anti-ship cruise missiles, will revolve around the vertical launch and long-range surface-to-air missile system.
Two 30 mm rapid-fire guns will provide the ship with close-in-defence capability, while a Super Rapid Gun Mount will enable her to provide effective naval gunfire support.
Indigenously developed triple-tube lightweight torpedo launchers and rocket launchers will add punch to the ship’s anti-submarine capability.
With an intention to become self-reliant in the defence sector, about 75 per cent of indigenous content has been used.
The shipyard has modernized its infrastructure and facility for undertaking integrated construction and has also implemented several technology components.
It has an aggregate capacity to construct ten capital warships and 11 submarines simultaneously.
So far in 2022-23, the shipbuilder has delivered to the Indian Navy two frontline warships, namely Udaygiri -- the second stealth frigate of the Nilgiri Class -- and Surat -- the fourth missile destroyer of the Visakhapatnam class.