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Indigenously Built INS Kiltan Commissioned into Indian Navy

INS Kiltan, an indigenously built anti-submarine, was commissioned into Indian Navy by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharam.

  • The commission took place at the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam.
  • It is built under 'Make in India' programme as it is totally built in India.
  • The name Kiltan is driven from one of the islands in Aminidivi group of the strategically located Lakshadweep and Minicoy group of islands.

Features of Kiltan

  • It is the latest indigenous warship after Shivalik class, Kolkata class and sister ships INS Kamorta and INS Kadmatt
  • Many weapons and sensors have been integrated to provide a Common Operational Picture (COP)
  • It is India's first major warship to have a superstructure of carbon fibre composite material
  • It is designed by the Directorate of Naval Design under Project 28 (Kamorta Class).
  • It is the first major warship to have undertaken sea trials of all major weapons and sensors as a pilot project
The ship hosts a predominantly indigenous cutting-edge weapons and sensors suite which includes heavyweight torpedoes, ASW rockets, 76 mm calibre Medium Range gun and two multi-barrel 30 mm guns as close-in-weapon system (CIWS) with dedicated fire control systems, missile decoy rockets (Chaff), advanced Electronic Support Measure system, most advanced bow mounted sonar and air surveillance radar Revathi
Indigenously Built INS Kiltan Commissioned into Indian Navy Indigenously Built INS Kiltan Commissioned into Indian Navy Reviewed by Insiya on October 17, 2017 Rating: 5

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