Taragiri frigate Under the Project 17A-The Hindu-12-09-2022
Taragiri, the third stealth frigate of Project 17A, was launched on Sunday by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd.
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About Taragiri :
The Indian Navy going to launch its third Nilgiri-class guided-missile frigate, called ‘Taragiri’. The Taragiri frigate was constructed by Mazgaon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL), and was launched in Mumbai.
The Taragiri marine defence ship was launched under the Project 17A of the Indian Army, which was designed to launch a series of guided-missile frigates, which will further strengthen the marine defence system of the country. The Taragiri is the third such ship in the project.
About Project 17A:
The coveted ‘Project 17A’ was cleared by the govt back in 2015.
These guided-missile frigates have been constructed with a specific stealth design, which has radar-absorbent coatings and is low-observable which can make its approach undetectable for the enemies.
The new technology also reduces the infrared signals of the ship.
Of these seven, the contract for three frigates was awarded to GRSE while the contract for another four frigates was awarded to Government-owned Mazagon Docks Limited (MDL) which is based in Mumbai.
These frigates will come armed with advanced state-of-the-art sensors and boast top-notch stealth features.
They will represent the most advanced class of major surface warships for the Indian Navy in a decade, also featuring BrahMos supersonic surface-to-surface missiles.
These will also have torpedoes and rockets to hit submarines and rapid-fire guns to destroy anti-ship missiles as well as a heavy main gun to engage ships and coastal targets.
Himgiri, the first of the three stealth frigates being built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata, under Project 17A for the Navy, was launched into the water. The total value of Project 17A is around Rs 50,700 crores, the statement said. The second ship of the ‘Udaygiri’ class under the project was launched on May 17 this year. It is expected to start sea trials during the second half of 2024.