Krivak Stealth Frigates
Part of: GS Prelims and GS -III – Defence and Security
- 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.
- Accomplish a wide variety of naval missions such as finding and eliminating enemy submarines and large surface ships.
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