GRSE to launch INS Dunagiri 2nd Frigate of P17A Frigate on 15th of July 2022

Source : IgMp Bureau

GRSE to launch INS Dunagiri  2nd Frigate of P17A Frigate on 15th of July 2022
Project-17A Frigate launching in GRSE (AFP File Photo)

Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) has announced that it will launch the INS Dunagiri on 15th July which is the second Frigate of the Project-17A.

The P-17A Frigates are built with extensive use of low observability technologies including new radar-absorbing coatings, composite materials, faceted shaped superstructures and will be armed with a 127 millimeters main gun, two AK-630 Anti-Aircraft Systems, two torpedo tubes, Universal Launchers for 8 BrahMos Supersonic Anti Ship Cruise Missiles and 32 Barak-8 Surface-to-Air missiles as its main armament.

The ship will also feature Israeli EL/M-2248 Multi-Function Surveillance, Track And Guidance Radar (MF-STAR) S-band AESA radar, which is a multi-function, phased-array radar system featuring an azimuth of 360o, with the capability to track both aerial and surface targets - at a range of over 450 km (280 mi).

Apart from it, the class also features the Indra LTR-25 'Lanza' surface-search radar - as its secondary radar suite. The LTR-25 is a solid-state, three-dimensional (3D), long-range radar capable of operating in a dense electronic environment and features a range of over 250 nmi (460 km; 290 mi), with the capability to track various aerial targets - including fighter aircraft and ballistic missiles.

The frigates are also equipped with an advanced combat management system - "CMS-17A", equipped with sophisticated data links for higher interoperability among other vessels.

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