INS Chennai, Largest Ever “Made-In-India” Warship Commissioned

INS Chennai, largest-ever warship “made in India” has commissioned into the Indian Navy.
INS Chennai is the last of the ships in the Project 15A along with the other two warships, INS Kolkata and INS Kochi that have already been commissioned into the Indian Navy in 2014 and 2015 respectively.
Mazagaon Dock Shipbuilders Limited is the manufacturer of INS Chennai. The warship is armed with supersonic long range surface-to-air missiles ‘Barak-8’ and surface-to-surface ‘BrahMos’ missiles which gives it a formidable prowess of missile technology.
Also, indigenously developed anti-submarine weapons and sensors are equipped in the INS Chennai. INS Chennai is propelled by a powerful COGAG, (Combined Gas and Gas) propulsion plant which consists of 4 reversible gas turbines, allowing the ship to achieve the top speed of 30 knots.
INS Chennai has a displacement of over 7,500 tons and an overall length of 164 meters and has designed to carry and operate up to two multi-role helicopters.
INS Chennai will be undergoing some more sea trials of ship-borne systems, later will will be assigned to the Western Fleet and would be based in Mumbai.
The ship has a very high level of automation with “sophisticated digital networks” such as ATM based integrated Ship Data Network (AISDN), Automatic Power Management System (APMS), Combat Management System (CMS), and Auxilliary Control System (ACS).
It is said that INS Chennai is a potent platform capable of undertaking a variety of tasks and missions and spanning the full spectrum of maritime warfare.

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