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12 Comments on "EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Navy’s 1st Kolkata-class Destroyer At Sea During Final Trials"

Rohan
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2 years 5 months ago
Small design note to point to anyone from MDL who may read your blog… Relocate the RBU-6000 launchers the the location just behind the Brahmos battery in the space currently occupied by the LR-SAM modules. This in turn frees up what is visually at least a considerable amount of space on the deck behind to add a powerful SAM battery. Any modern AAW destroyer needs to have a battery of at least 64 LR-SAM's supplemented by an equal number of SR-SAM's for point defense. There is a good opportunity for growth in this design. Perhaps a 2nd UVLS cell to… Read more »
Anonymous
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Anonymous
2 years 5 months ago

Another indian ship without air defence . It (shit) happen only in india.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
2 years 5 months ago

The picture is still not clear as to show the Barak-8 VLS capacity. How many will be carried?

Rd
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Rd
2 years 5 months ago

Totally agree with Rohan

Anonymous
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Anonymous
2 years 5 months ago

^ happens quiet often Visby were commissioned with no air defense missiles (still don't have them), USSR Kirov's RIF air defense system wasn't operational for years, Lafayette had no air defense system due to delays with Aster and cut back due to $$.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
2 years 5 months ago

Looks "indian"…incomplete, under-powered, piece of junk.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
2 years 4 months ago

So, where are you from? What are your capabilities?

Anonymous
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Anonymous
2 years 5 months ago

Can't see any kind of CIWS on this ship. What kind of air defense system is this ship equipped with?

Kris
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Kris
2 years 4 months ago

What is wrong with Directorate of Naval Design? This ship is 7000 ton massive destroyer with stealth feature.

Then why did they under-arm it? Only thirty-two air defence missiles? No CIWS in front or back? 76 mm gun? Hey DND oldies, have you all gone nuts?

Chinese Frigates and corvettes are equipped with more weapon platforms than this DESTROYER, which is horribly over-budget,took 10 years to be built and is still incomplete.

Both DND and MDL need some to be disbanded.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
2 years 4 months ago

^ There are 4 Ak-630 at the rear of the vessel and Oto SR are armed with ammo that can allow it to intercept missiles as well (Oto claims it is better than goalkeeper).

Not sure what you mean by chinese have vessel with more weapons. We don't know anti missile load out and none of PLAN vessels have anything close to 16 Brahmos ashm. Also high placement of STAR radar make it far superior to anything china has when it comes to engaging low flying missiles.

Ram Bharadwaj
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Ram Bharadwaj
2 years 4 months ago

The Euphoria of Induction of the 1st Kolkatta class and Kamorta Class should not Obfuscate many lapses which normally is part of IN ship building program.

The major ill plaguing Indian ship building program is Delays. The svermask or Russian yard builds Krivak class boats in 3 years. MDL does it in 9-10 years.

The warranty peiod of many imported Equipment is over even before ship is launched.

We must go thread bare in CAG reports to realize that Not all is well.

Ram Bharadwaj
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Ram Bharadwaj
2 years 4 months ago

Shiv

Is there any plan of installing the Brahmos on the Delhi class Destoryers??
I believe they are still armed with small range 110km Russian Uran Missiles also called Harpoonski

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