Indian Navy’s new warship goes to sea

Indian Navy’s new warship goes to sea
The newly built Indian Naval warship INS Visakhapatnam.

The Indian Navy's newest and biggest destroyer warship was launched at sea on April 20.

The ship will be inducted into the navy in July 2018, which is when it will be christened as the Indian Naval Ship (INS) Visakhapatnam.

The 163m-long, 7,300-tonne ship is the first of four follow-on warships of the Kolkata Class Project 15A. It is designed indigenously.

Some of the warship's features include a Total Atmosphere Control System which will enable the crew to operate the ship in regions of nuclear, chemical or biological fallout, the Multi Function Surveillance Threat Alert Radar which will provide targeting information to 32 Barak-8 Long Range Surface to Air Missiles, better stealth features in the shape of the hull and radar transparent deck which will make it difficult for the enemy to detect it and twin-tube torpedo launchers and rocket launchers that will enhance the ship's anti-submarine capability.

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