Union Minister launches Y- 3023 Dunagiri, Project 17A frigate at GRSE Ltd, Kolkata

Source: The post is based on the articleUnion Minister launches Y- 3023 Dunagiri, Project 17A frigate at GRSE Ltd, Kolkata published in PIB on 15th July 2022

What is the News?

The Defence Minister has launched Y- 3023 Dunagiri.

What is Y- 3023 Dunagiri?

Y- 3023 Dunagiri is the fourth warship of Project 17A.

Built by: Garden Reach Shipbuilders Limited (GRSE) for Indian Navy

Named After: The ship is named after an earlier frigate. The former one was a Leander class ASW frigate which was decommissioned in 2010.

Features: The ships are designed with extensive use of low-observability technologies, including the use of composite materials and radar-absorbing coatings.These materials assist the vessel in maintaining a low radar cross-section(RCS). 

– Further, the vessel’s physical profile also aids in stealth. It has an enclosed mooring deck, flush deck-mounted weapon systems and a reduced number of antennae. 

– The ship has a discreet physical build and visual profile along with an improved roll stabilization. This enables it to voyage into enemy territory in a trice during maritime conflicts.

What is Project 17A?

Project 17A frigates were christened after the former-Nilgiri-class frigates which served in the Indian Navy between 1972 and 2013. 

The first six ships of the series were allotted the names utilized by the older class — Nilgiri, Himgiri, Taragiri, Udaygiri, Dunagiri, and Vindhyagiri.

INS Nilgiri and INS Himgiri — were launched in 2019 and 2020 respectively. The third ship — INS Udaygiri — was launched in May 2022.

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