Abhay-class corvette

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Class overview
Name: Abhay class
Operators:  Indian Navy
Planned: 4
Completed: 4
Active: 4
General characteristics
Class & type: Abhay Class
Type: Corvette
Displacement: 485 tons
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

The Abhay class corvettes of the Indian Navy are customized variants of the Soviet Pauk class corvettes. The class is primarily intended for coastal patrol and anti-submarine warfare.

Four vessels of the class currently serve in the Indian Navy.[1]

Ships of the class[edit]

Name Pennant Builder Homeport Commissioned Status
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.[2]

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