- Project 15B is a class of stealth guided missile destroyers currently under construction for the Indian Navy.
- It is also known as the Visakhapatnam class.
The class comprises four ships
- INS Visakhapatnam
- INS Mormugao
- INS Imphal
- INS Porbandar
- All of the destroyers are being built by the Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) in Mumbai.
- These ships have been designed indigenously by the Indian Navy’s Directorate of Naval Design, New Delhi.
- The destroyers are an improved version of the Kolkata-class (Project 15A) and will feature enhanced stealth characteristics.
- The P15B destroyers incorporate new design concepts for improved survivability, sea keeping, stealth and manoeuvrability.
- Enhanced stealth features and use of radar transparent deck fittings which make these ships difficult to detect.
- P15B ships will be equipped to carry and operate two multiple role helicopters.