iRead, iLearn, iWrite. Hence, iBlog.

For Indian Military, Nuclear & Space matters, visit:

Monday, April 16, 2012

Delhi-Class Guided Missile Destroyer warships of the Indian Navy [Photographs]

7 comments

The Indian Navy currently operates a fleet of 3 Delhi-class Destroyers - lead warship INS Delhi [D61], INS Mysore [D60] & INS Mumbai [D62]. They have all been indigenously designed & built in India at the Mazagaon Dock Limited shipyard in Mumbai. Its main offensive weapon is the Kh-35 Switchblade (SS-N-25) Anti-Ship Cruise Missile of Russian origin. 16 such missiles can be mounted on the launcher at any given time. They are also equipped the Russian-origin Shtil missiles for performing anti-aircraft operations, which are being augmented with the integration of the more advanced Barak-1 missile of Israeli-origin. At least two of the Destroyers, INS Delhi & INS Mysore have been confirmed to have Barak Missile launch capability on-board.

A collection of pictures of Indian Navy's three Delhi-class-Destroyers.

Click on the pictures to view larger resolution images

  • INS Delhi [D61]

Delhi Class Destroyer INS Delhi [D61] of the Indian Navy

Delhi Class Destroyer INS Delhi [D61] of the Indian Navy

Delhi Class Destroyer INS Delhi [D61] of the Indian Navy

  • INS Mumbai [D62]

Delhi Class Destroyer INS Mumbai [D62] of the Indian Navy

Delhi Class Destroyer INS Mumbai [D62] of the Indian Navy

Delhi Class Destroyer INS Mumbai [D62] of the Indian Navy

  • INS Mysore [D60]

Delhi Class Destroyer INS Mysore [D60] of the Indian Navy

A shot of the Mysore launching two of its Switchblade Cruise Missiles simultaneously from its KT-184 launcher.

Delhi-class Destroyer, INS Mysore [Indian Navy]

While the Delhi-class are the largest class of Destroyers built & serving with the Indian Navy today, the title would soon be transferred to the stealthy Kolkata-class Guided missile destroyers currently under construction at the same yard, as part of the programme named Project 15A. These vessels would also be equipped with the Indo-Russian supersonic Cruise Missile, BrahMos & Indo-Israeli venture, the Long Range Surface to Air Missile [LRSAM], among a host of other weaponry. 3 such warships are to be constructed, with the lead warship, INS Kolkata, expected to be finally commissioned into the Indian Navy towards the latter part of 2012 [September 2012 was the announcement]. A follow-on order of building 4 more similar warships has also been placed that would take the design concept of Project 15A further ahead. The programme is identified as Project 15B.

Godspeed

Related: INS Darshak, Indian Navy Vessel at the South African Navy Festival [Photographs]


7 comments:

  1. This thing would light up a radar screen like a Christmas tree. LOL

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Why just the Radar screen? A salvo of Kh-35s will light your whole warship like a "Christmas tree"

      Delete
    2. @ Subhankar, that left me ROTFL.

      I guess Anon would rather remain Anon now.

      regards
      ravi_g

      Delete
  2. Some serious PWNAGE Subhankar bhai. One tight slap on Anon's face.
    Great pixs. Anything on Teg? Some photus plz

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. i have some stuff. will try to put together to create a blog post

      Delete
  3. The Indian Navy currently operates a fleet of 3 Delhi-class Destroyers either with the barak system or the Switchblade (SS-N-25) Anti-Ship Cruise Missile of Russia.only 16 missiles can be mounted on the launcher at any given time on these naval vessels.
    india to be a dominant player in the IOR,we need destroyers & missile frigates which can deploy 30 odd missiles rather than 16 missile on our current vessels,which can really counter any navy in the world.
    30 brahmos with range of 290kms will be apt for the indian navy be proud off.

    ReplyDelete

Love to hear from you - say something.