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|Class & type:||Abhay Class|
|Length:||57.6 m (189 ft)|
|Beam:||10.2 m (33 ft)|
|Speed:||32 knots (59 km/h)|
|Complement:||32 (incl 6 officers)|
|Armament:||1 × quad Strela-2M (SA-N-5) SAM
1 × AK-76/60 76mm gun
4 × 533mm torpedo tubes, SET-65E anti-submarine torpedoes
2 × RBU 1200 five-tubed
Four vessels of the class currently serve in the Indian Navy.
Ships of the class
|INS Abhay||P33||Mumbai||10 March 1989||Active|
|INS Ajay||P34||Mumbai||24 January 1990||Active|
|INS Akshay||P35||Mumbai||January 1991||Active|
|INS Agray||P36||Mumbai||February 1991||Active|
GRSE has successfully re-engined the first of three 57-metre long 589-tonne Project 1241.2 Molniya-2 ASW corvettes (INS Abhay, INS Ajay and INS Akshay) of the IN. Sea trials of the re-engined INS Abhay have been successfully completed, with work involving the replacement of Russia-made M504 radial engines with high-power-to-weight MTU-1163 engines. Work is now underway to procure through competitive tendering three sets of ultra-low-frequency towed-array sonars (from either ATLAS Elektronik of Germany or US-based L-3 Communications/Ocean Systems) for installation on board these three ASW corvettes.
Ministry of defense cleared acquisition of 16 shallow water anti submarine vessels to replace the Abhay class of vessels in service.