PHOTOS: Say Hello To 'Visakhapatnam', Indian Navy's Massive, Stealth Destroyer

21/04/2015 11:54 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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The Indian Navy’s newly built warship INS Visakhapatnam sails into the Arabian Sea during its launch at Mazagon Dock in Mumbai, India, Monday, April 20, 2015. At 7,300 tonnes, Visakhapatnam will be the largest destroyer commissioned by the Indian Navy and will be equipped with the Israeli Multi Function Surveillance Threat Alert Radar (MF-STAR) which will provide targeting information to 32 Barak 8 long-range surface to air missiles onboard the warship. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

MUMBAI — Indian Navy's new stealth destroyer, Visakhapatnam, designed indigenously and fitted with advanced features, was launched here today, boosting the maritime force's firepower capability.

The ship weighed approximately 3,000 tons during the launch.

The 163-metre-long vessel will be propelled by four gas turbines, and is designed to achieve a speed of over 30 knots at a displacement of approximately 7,300 tons.

The indigenously designed stealth destroyer will have state-of-the-art weapons, sensors, an advance Action Information System, in Integrated Platform Management system, sophisticated Power Distribution System and a host of other advanced features.

The ship's air defence capability, designed to counter the threat of enemy aircraft and anti-ship cruise missiles, will revolve around the vertical launch and long range surface to air missile system.

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    The Indian Navy’s newly built warship INS Visakhapatnam sails into the Arabian Sea during its launch at Mazagon Dock in Mumbai, India, Monday, April 20, 2015. At 7,300 tonnes, Visakhapatnam will be the largest destroyer commissioned by the Indian Navy and will be equipped with the Israeli Multi Function Surveillance Threat Alert Radar (MF-STAR) which will provide targeting information to 32 Barak 8 long-range surface to air missiles onboard the warship. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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    The Indian Navy’s newly built warship INS Visakhapatnam sails into the Arabian Sea during its launch at Mazagon Dock in Mumbai, India, Monday, April 20, 2015. At 7,300 tonnes, Visakhapatnam will be the largest destroyer commissioned by the Indian Navy and will be equipped with the Israeli Multi Function Surveillance Threat Alert Radar (MF-STAR) which will provide targeting information to 32 Barak 8 long-range surface to air missiles onboard the warship. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
  • India Naval Ship
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    The Indian Navy’s newly built warship INS Visakhapatnam sails into the Arabian Sea during its launch at Mazagon Dock in Mumbai, India, Monday, April 20, 2015. At 7,300 tonnes, Visakhapatnam will be the largest destroyer commissioned by the Indian Navy and will be equipped with the Israeli Multi Function Surveillance Threat Alert Radar (MF-STAR) which will provide targeting information to 32 Barak 8 long-range surface to air missiles onboard the warship. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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    Mazgaon Dock employees take photos as they watch Indian Navy's newly built warship INS Visakhapatnam sail into the Arabian Sea during its launch at Mazagon Dock in Mumbai, India, Monday, April 20, 2015. At 7,300 tonnes, Visakhapatnam will be the largest destroyer commissioned by the Indian Navy and will be equipped with the Israeli Multi Function Surveillance Threat Alert Radar (MF-STAR) which will provide targeting information to 32 Barak 8 long-range surface to air missiles onboard the warship. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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    An Indian Hindu priest blows a conch to offer prayers before the launch of Indian Navy’s newly built warship INS Visakhapatnam at Mazagon Dock in Mumbai, India, Monday, April 20, 2015. At 7,300 tonnes, Visakhapatnam will be the largest destroyer commissioned by the Indian Navy and will be equipped with the Israeli Multi Function Surveillance Threat Alert Radar (MF-STAR) which will provide targeting information to 32 Barak 8 long-range surface to air missiles onboard the warship. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
  • India Naval Ship
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    The Indian Navy’s newly built warship INS Visakhapatnam sails into the Arabian Sea during its launch at Mazagon Dock in Mumbai, India, Monday, April 20, 2015. At 7,300 tonnes, Visakhapatnam will be the largest destroyer commissioned by the Indian Navy and will be equipped with the Israeli Multi Function Surveillance Threat Alert Radar (MF-STAR) which will provide targeting information to 32 Barak 8 long-range surface to air missiles onboard the warship. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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    Mazgaon Dock workers watch as Indian Navy's newly built warship INS Visakhapatnam sails into the Arabian Sea during its launch at Mazagon Dock in Mumbai, India, Monday, April 20, 2015. At 7,300 tonnes, Visakhapatnam will be the largest destroyer commissioned by the Indian Navy and will be equipped with the Israeli Multi Function Surveillance Threat Alert Radar (MF-STAR) which will provide targeting information to 32 Barak 8 long-range surface to air missiles onboard the warship. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

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