INS Beas (F37)

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INS Beas departing Portsmouth Naval Base, UK, 20 June 2009.
History
India
Name: INS Beas
Namesake: River Beas
Builder: Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers,  India
Commissioned: 11 July 2005
Status: in active service
Badge: INS Beas Crest
General characteristics
Class and type: Brahmaputra-class frigate
Displacement: 3,850 tons
Length: 126.4 m (414 ft 8 in)
Beam: 14.5 m (47 ft 7 in)
Propulsion: 2 steam turbines delivering 22,370 kW (30,000 shp) to two shafts
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)+
Range: 4,500 nautical miles (8,300 km; 5,200 mi)
Complement: 440 to 450 (Including 40 Officers + 13 aircrew)
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Radar
  • BEL RAWS-03 air/surface search radar
  • BEL/Signaal RAWL-02 (PLN 517) air search radar
  • Decca Bridgemaster/BEL Rashmi PIN 524 navigation radar
  • Sonar
  • BEL HUMSA (Hull Mounted Sonar Array)
  • Thales Sintra towed array sonar
  • Fire control
  • BEL Aparna radar (Kh-35 SSM)
  • Elta EL/M-2221 radar (Barak SAM)
  • BEL Shikari opto-electronic trackers (guns)
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
  • BEL Ajanta Mk.2C Electronic Warfare system
  • ELLORA Electronic Support Measures system
  • BEL Radar Warning Receiver Suite
  • Countermeasures
  • 2 × chaff/flare launcher
  • Super Barricade chaff launcher
  • 2 × Graesby G738 or BEL TOTED towed torpedo decoy
Armament:
  • 16 × Kh-35 (SS-N-25 Switchblade) SSM (4 x quadruple KT-184 launchers)
  • 24 × Barak SAM (3 x octuple VLS units)
  • 1 × OTO Melara 76 mm gun
  • 4 × AK-630 6-barreled 30 mm gatling gun
  • 2 × RBU-6000 213 mm anti-submarine rocket launcher
  • 2 × triple ILAS 3 324 mm torpedo tubes (Whitehead A244S anti-submarine torpedoes)
Aircraft carried: 1 Sea King, 1 Match Helos

INS Beas (F37) is a Brahmaputra-class frigate of the Indian Navy. She was built at the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), Kolkatta.

The design and construction of the ship is entirely Indian, and is a modification of the Godavari-class frigate.[1] She is fitted with an array of modern sensor suites and matching weapon systems.

Beas is named for the River Beas. She is the second ship in the Indian Navy to bear the name. The first was a Leopard-class frigate commissioned in 1960 and scrapped in 1992.

Operations[edit]

Task Force Europe 2009[edit]

During May–July 2009, Beas was a part of the Indian Navy task force on deployment to Europe. During this deployment, the task force participated in joint-exercises with the Royal Navy and the French Navy. Exercise Konkan-09 with the Royal Navy, was conducted off the coast of the United Kingdom.[2] Exercise Varuna 2009 with the French Navy was off the coast of France.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Type 16A Brahmaputra class". Bharat rakshak page on Brahmaputra class frigate. 5 May 2007. Archived from the original on 11 December 2007. Retrieved 28 January 2008. 
  2. ^ http://indiannavy.nic.in/Press090612.htm
  3. ^ http://indiannavy.nic.in/Press090615.htm
INS Beas F37 departing Portsmouth Naval Base, UK, 20 June 2009.