MDL launches 3rd Stealth Frigate of Project 17A ‘Taragiri’
Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL), which is under the defence ministry, on 11 September launched Taragiri, the third stealth frigate of Project 17A.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- The ship is designed by the Indian Navy’s in-house design organisation Bureau of Naval Design.
The estimated launch weight of the vessel is 3510 tonnes.
The 149.02 Metre long and 17.8 Metre wide ship, is propelled by a CODOG combination of two Gas Turbines and 02 Main Diesel Engines which are designed to achieve a speed of over 28 knots at a displacement of approx 6670 Tons.
The ship is built using an integrated construction methodology that includes hull block construction in various geographic locations, integration and construction at slipways in MDL.
The foundation stone of Taragiri was laid on 10 September 2020 and the ship is expected to be delivered by August 2025.
The total value of Project 17A is around Rs 25,700 crore.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION -
First Ship of Project 17A :
The first ship of Project 17A, 'Nilgiri', was launched on September 28, 2019, and will undergo sea trials in the first half of 2024.
The second 'Udayagiri' class ship under this project was launched on May 17 this year.
It is expected to commence sea trials during the second half of 2024.
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