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Overview of INS Kiltan

Context:

Indian Naval Ship Kiltan arrived at Muara, Brunei and was accorded a warm welcome by the Royal Brunei Navy.

Relevance:

Facts for Prelims

Overview of INS Kiltan

  • Type: Indigenously-built anti-submarine warfare stealth corvette.
  • Class: Third of four Kamorta-class corvettes constructed under Project 28.
  • Name Origin: Named after one of the islands in the Aminidivi group, part of the strategically important Lakshadweep and Minicoy group of islands.
  • Design & Construction: Designed by the Indian Navy’s Directorate of Naval Design and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) in Kolkata.
Key Features:

Innovative Superstructure:

  • Material: First major Indian warship to use carbon fibre composite material.
  • Benefits: Improved stealth capabilities, reduced top weight, and lower maintenance costs.
Advanced Weaponry & Sensors:

Armaments:

  • Heavyweight torpedoes.
  • Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) rockets.
  • 76 mm caliber Medium Range gun.
  • Two multi-barrel 30 mm Close-In-Weapon Systems (CIWS) with dedicated fire control systems.
  • Defense Systems: Missile decoy rockets (Chaff), advanced Electronic Support Measure (ESM) system.
  • Surveillance: Equipped with the most advanced bow-mounted sonar and air surveillance radar.

 

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