Two indigenous warships of Indian Navy, Surat, a Project 15B Destroyer and Udaygiri, a Project 17A Frigate has been launched concurrently at Mazgaon Docks Limited, Mumbai.
About ‘Surat’ –
The Project 15B class of ships are the next generation stealth guided missile destroyers of the Indian Navy being built at the Mazgaon Docks Ltd, Mumbai.
‘Surat’ is the fourth ship of Project 15B Destroyers which heralds a significant makeover of the P15A (Kolkata Class) Destroyers and is named after the commercial capital of the state of Gujarat and also the second largest commercial hub of western India after Mumbai.
About ‘Udaygiri’ –
‘Udaygiri’, named after a mountain range in the state of Andhra Pradesh, is the third ship of Project 17A Frigates.
These are follow on of the P17 Frigates (Shivalik Class) with improved stealth features, advanced weapons and sensors and platform management systems.
Under the P17A program, a total of seven ships, with 4 at MDL and 3 at GRSE are under construction.
Both 15B and P17A ships have been designed in-house by the Directorate of Naval Design (DND).