Chennai Guided Destroyer Commissioned 2016 Indian Navy

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Chennai Guided Destroyer (INS Chennai D65)


The Chennai destroyer (INS D65) is the third ship of the Kolkata-class destroyers constructed by the Indian Navy as indigenous technology system. The destroyer is expected to have stealth capabilities and is classified as a Guided Missile Destroyer.  Since the Chennai was laid down in February 2006 (10 years ago), she has beenconstructed at Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) located in Mumbai. INS Chennai is the last of the three ships built under the code name Project 15A.

There are two other ships constructed in the Kolkata-class: INS Kolkatta and INS Kochi Stealth Guided Destroyers. The Chennai destroyer is  expected to be in commission on 21 November 2016. For details of the technical specifications and weapon systems of the Chennai Guided Destroyer see the below table:

Chennai Guided Destroyer D-65 Technical Specifications

Class and type: Kolkata-class destroyer
Displacement: 7,500 t (8,300 short tons)
Length: 163 m (535 ft)
Beam: 17.4 m (57 ft)
Speed: In excess of 30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Thales LW-08 D-band air search radar
  • IAI EL/M-2248 MF-STAR S-band AESAmulti-function radar
  • IAI EL/M-2238 L-band STAR surveillance radar
  • BEL HUMSA-NG bow sonar
  • BEL Nagin active towed array sonar
  • BEL Electronic Modular Command & Control Applications (EMCCA Mk4) combat management system
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
  • Elbit Systems Deseaver MK II countermeasures systems and defensive aids suite
  • Kavach Chaff Decoy System
  • Anti-air missiles:
  • 4 × 8-cell VLS, for a total of 32;
  • Barak 8 missiles (Range: 0.5 km (0.31 mi) to 90 km (56 mi))
  • Anti-ship missiles:
  • 2 × 8-cell UVLM for 16 BrahMos anti ship missiles
  • Guns:
  • 1 × 76 mm gun
  • 4 × AK-630 CIWS
  • Anti-submarine warfare:
  • 4 × Torpedo tubes
  • 2 × RBU-6000 anti-submarine rockets
Aircraft carried:
  • 2 × helicopters:
    • Sea King
    • HAL Dhruv

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