Mormugao: Indian Navy’s indigenous stealth destroyer

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  • December 20, 2021
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Mormugao: Indian Navy’s indigenous stealth destroyer

Part of: Prelims and GS-III- Defence and security

Context Mormugao, Indian Navy’s second indigenous stealth destroyer of the Project 15B class, planned to be commissioned in mid-2022, proceeded on her maiden sea short trip recently.

About Mormugao

  • Mormugao is being built at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDSL) as part of the Project 15B destroyers.
  • Mormugao will add significantly to the Indian Navy’s combat capabilities.
  • With the recent commissioning in November 2021 of INS Visakhapatnam and the fourth P75 submarine INS Vela, sea trials of Mormugao are testimony to the indigenous shipbuilding tradition of India.

About P-15B

  • The Visakhapatnam-class destroyers or simply P-15B, is a class of guided-missile destroyers currently being built for the Indian Navy.
  • Designed by the Directorate of Naval Design, a total of four ships are being built by Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL).
  • The four ships are named after major cities from all four corners of the country — Visakhapatnam, Mormugao, Imphal and Surat.
  • The first vessel of the class, INS Visakhapatnam was commissioned on 21 November 2021.

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