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About The INS Mormugao

Context:

The Indian Navy successfully carried out an engagement of a sea-skimming supersonic target using its latest indigenous guided missile destroyer INS Mormugao.

Relevance:

GS III: Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About INS Mormugao
  2. Features

About INS Mormugao:

  • INS Mormugao is an indigenous guided missile destroyer belonging to the Indian Navy.
  • It is named after the historic port city of Mormugao in Goa, located on the west coast of India. It coincidentally undertook its first sea sortie on December 19, 2021, coinciding with Goa’s celebration of 60 years of liberation from Portuguese rule.

Features:

  • The ship measures 163 meters in length and 17 meters in breadth.
  • It has a displacement of 7,400 tonnes.
  • Propulsion is provided by four powerful Gas Turbines, configured in a Combined Gas and Gas (COGAG) arrangement.
  • The ship is capable of achieving speeds in excess of 30 knots.
  • It incorporates enhanced stealth features, resulting in a reduced Radar Cross Section (RCS).
  • A modern Surveillance Radar is installed, providing target data to the ship’s gunnery weapon systems.
  • The vessel is equipped with sophisticated weapons and sensors, including surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles.
  • Anti-submarine warfare capabilities are provided by indigenous rocket launchers, torpedo launchers, and ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare) helicopters.
  • It is designed to operate under nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) warfare conditions.

-Source: The Hindu


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