Krivak Stealth Frigates

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  • June 23, 2021
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Krivak Stealth Frigates

Part of: GS Prelims and GS -III – Defence and Security

In news

  • Recently, the Vice-Chief of the Naval Staff has inaugurated the construction of the second frigate of the Krivak or Talwar class.
    • The construction of the first ship was laid in January, 2021. It would be delivered in 2026 and the second ship after six months.

About the Krivak

  • The Krivak class stealth ships are being built with technology transfer from Russia by Goa Shipyard Ltd. (GSL) under ‘Make in India’. 
    • Engines for the ships are supplied by Ukraine.
    • In October 2016, India and Russia signed an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) for four Krivak or Talwar stealth frigates.
    • The first two frigates will be built in Yantar Shipyard, in Kaliningrad, Russia. The following two will be built in GSL.
  • The new Krivak frigates will have the same engines and armament configuration as Yantar’s last three frigates – INS Teg, Tarkash and Trikand. 
  • These will be armed with BrahMos anti-ship and land attack missiles.
  • Use:
    • Accomplish a wide variety of naval missions such as finding and eliminating enemy submarines and large surface ships.

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