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Indian Navy’s Corvette INS Kora visits Bangladesh

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Indian Navy’s Corvette INS Kora visits Bangladesh
Indian Kora-class INS Kora at Mongla Port, Bangladesh. (Picture source: Indian Navy)

According to information published by the Indian Navy on May 25, 2022, the Indian Navy’s indigenously built warships guided-missile Corvette INS Kora and Offshore Patrol Vessel INS Sumedha, are at Mongla Port Bangladesh to participate in the third edition of India – Bangladesh Bilateral Naval Exercise Bongosagar.

INS Kora is the lead ship of the Kora-Class of 1,350-tonne guided missile Corvettes in active service with the Indian Navy. The vessel was built at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) and outfitted at Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL).

The Kora class is powered by two diesel engines driving two controllable pitch propellers through two shafts. Each engine is rated at 7,100 horsepower (5,300 kW). Four diesel alternators rated at 350kW are provided for power generation.

The propulsion system provides a top speed of 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph), an average speed of 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph), and a maximum range of 4,000 nmi (7,400 km; 4,600 mi).

The sensor suite includes an MR-352 Pozitiv-E (Cross Dome) air or surface search radar, Bharat 1245 navigation radar, and BEL Rani navigation radar.

The corvettes are armed with a 76 mm (3.0 in) AK-176 dual-purpose gun and two 30 mm (1.2 in) AK-630 CIWS. The Ak-176 can fire at the rate of 120 rounds-per-minute (RPM) to a range of 15.5 km (9.6 mi), while the AK-630 can fire 3,000RPM to a range of 2 km (1.2 mi). INS Kirch and INS Kulish are fitted with a 76 mm (3.0 in) Otobreda super rapid gun firing 120RPM.

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