Indian Navy’s second Project P15B stealth destroyer begins sea trials

Photo: Indian Navy

India’s state-owned Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders has begun conducting sea trials of the second Project P15B or Visakhapatnam-class stealth destroyer slated for the Indian Navy.

Named after a seaport city in Goa state, the future INS Mormugao has a length of 163 metres, a beam of 17 metres, and deck space for a helicopter and four rigid inflatable boats. Its armament will include surface-to-air missiles, anti-ship missiles, torpedoes, a 76-millimetre naval gun, and two 12.7-millimetre machine guns on mounted on remotely operated weapon stations.

The destroyer is scheduled for commissioning in mid-2022.

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