Commissioning of INS Kolkata by PM Narendra Modi
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First steel was cut for the lead ship in class, INS Kolkata, in March 2003. Her keel was laid in September 2003.The ship was launched in March 2006 at Mazagon Dock, Mumbai.
The vessel has an overall length of 163m, a beam of 17.4m and a draft of 6.5m. The full load displacement of the ship is 6,800t.
The 16-cell universal vertical launcher module (UVLM) fitted on the ship can launch BrahMos missiles.
The main gun fitted forward is a 130mm gun. Four AK-630 close-in weapon systems (CIWS) are provided for close-in air defence. The AK-630 CIWS can defend the ship from incoming anti-ship missiles and other guided weapons. It has a rate of fire of 5,000 rounds a minute.
The anti-submarine warfare is provided by twin-tube torpedo launchers and RBU-6000 smerch-2 ASW rocket launchers. The rockets can be launched against submarines within a range of 6km.
The war ship will have 30 officers and 300 sailors.