INS Sahyadri

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The Indian Navy Shivalik-class stealth multi-role frigate INS Sahyadri (F49) maneuvers along with the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) while conducting a search-and-rescue exercise during Exercise Malabar 2016.jpg
INS Sahyadri maneuvers during Malabar 2016.
History
India
Name: INS Sahyadri
Namesake: Sahyadri hills
Builder: Mazagon Dock Limited
Laid down: 17 March 2003
Launched: 27 May 2005
Commissioned: 21 July 2012
Identification: F49
Status: in active service
Badge: INS Sahyadri seal
General characteristics
Class and type: Shivalik-class guided missile frigate
Displacement: 6,200 tonnes (6,100 long tons; 6,800 short tons) full load[1]
Length: 142.5 m (468 ft)[2]
Beam: 16.9 m (55 ft)
Draught: 4.5 m (15 ft)
Installed power:
  • 2 × Pielstick 16 PA6 STC Diesel engines
  • 15,200 shp (11,300 kW)
  • 2 × GE LM2500+
  • 33,600 shp (25,100 kW)
Propulsion: boost turbines in CODOG configuration.
Speed:
  • 32 knots (59 km/h; 37 mph)[3]
  • 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph) (diesel engines)
Complement: 257 (including 35 officers)
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • 1 × MR-760 Fregat M2EM 3-D radar
  • 4 × MR-90 Orekh radar
  • 1 × Elta EL/M-2238 STAR
  • 2 × Elta EL/M-2221 STGR
  • 1 × BEL APARNA
  • HUMSA (hull-mounted sonar array)
  • ATAS/Thales Sintra towed array systems
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
BEL Ajanta electronic warfare suite
Armament:
  • Anti-air missiles:
  • 32-cell VLS launched Barak 1 missiles
  • 24 × Shtil-1 medium range missiles
  • Anti-ship/Land-attack missiles:
  • 8 × VLS launched Klub, anti-ship cruise missiles
  • or
  • 8 × VLS launched BrahMos, anti-ship and land-attack cruise missiles
  • Guns:
  • 1 × 3 in (76 mm) Otobreda, naval gun
  • 2 × AK-630 CIWS
  • Anti-submarine warfare:
  • 2 × 2 DTA-53-956 torpedo launchers
  • 2 × RBU-6000 (RPK-8) rocket launchers
Aircraft carried: 2 × HAL Dhruv or Sea King Mk. 42B helicopters.

INS Sahyadri (F49) is a Shivalik-class stealth multi-role frigate built for the Indian Navy. This class features improved stealth and land attack capabilities over the preceding Talwar-class frigates.[4]

Construction[edit]

Sahyadri under construction

INS Sahyadri was built at the Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) located in Mumbai. The keel of the vessel was laid on 30 September 2003 and was launched on 27 May 2005. She underwent sea trials in 2011-2012 from thereon was commissioned on 21 July 2012 into the Eastern Naval Command headquartered at Visakhapatnam.[4]

Service history[edit]

Deployment Date Port Visited Commander Notes and References
2012
Commissioned Captain Sanjay Vatsayan [5]
2013
International Fleet Review 2013 October Sydney, Australia [6]
2014
South East Asia and Western Pacific 10-13 June Darwin, Australia Captain Jyotin Raina[7] [8]
2 July - 2 August Hawaii, United States Exercise RIMPAC[9][10][11]
20 August Manila, Philippines [12]
2015
South China Sea and the Northwest Pacific 2-5 October Da Nang, Vietnam. Captain Kunal Singh Rajkumar[13] [14]
15 October Sagami Bay, Japan International Fleet Review organized by the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF)[15]
23-27 October Incheon, South Korea [13]
1-4 November Manila, Philippines [16]
INDRA 2015 with INS Sahyadri, INS Ranvijay, INS Shakti, INS Sindhuvir and other naval aircraft 7-12 December Bay of Bengal Bi-lateral exercise with the Russian Navy[17]
2016
South China Sea and Northwestern Pacific with naval frigate INS Satpura, corvette INS Kirch and fleet-tanker INS Shakti 30 May - 2 June Subic Bay, Philippines Captain K S Rajkumar[18] [19][20][21]
14-17 June Sasebo, Japan Malabar 2016[22]
21-25 June Busan, South Korea [23][24]
27 June - 1 July Vladivostok, Russia [25][26]

Miscellaneous[edit]

In May 2016, INS Sahyadri was awarded the ‘Best Ship Trophy’ at the annual Fleet Awards function in Visakhapatnam.[27] The ship is affliated with Poona Horse, one of the oldest armoured regiments of the Indian Army.[28][29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shivalik class". Indiannavy.nic.in. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  2. ^ Cdr. A.K. Lambhate, "Stealth is Wealth", Sainik Samachar, Vol. 51, No. 14, 16–31 July 2004, Ministry of Defence (India).
  3. ^ Chadha, Monica (18 April 2003). "India trials stealth frigate". BBC News. 
  4. ^ a b "Shivalik Class Frigates, India". naval-technology.com. 2011-06-15. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  5. ^ Kumar, Vinay (2012-07-21). "Credible Navy need of the hour: Antony". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 
  6. ^ Pandit, Rajat (10 September 2013). "Indian stealth frigate sets sail for Australia". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "INS Sahyadri arrives in Manila". http://aninews.in. Retrieved 2016-05-16.  External link in |website= (help)
  8. ^ "Press Information Bureau". Retrieved 2016-09-18. 
  9. ^ "RIMPAC 2014 Participating Forces". http://www.cpf.navy.mil. Retrieved 28 June 2014.  External link in |website= (help)
  10. ^ Diplomat, Abhijit Singh, The. "RIMPAC and the Politics of Maritime Engagement". The Diplomat. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 
  11. ^ "Indian Navy warship reaches US for RIMPAC exercise - The Economic Times". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 
  12. ^ "Press Information Bureau". Retrieved 2016-09-18. 
  13. ^ a b "INS Sahyadri in South Korea". The Hindu. 2015-10-24. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 
  14. ^ "INS Sahyadri in Vietnam on a four-day visit". The Hindu. 2015-10-03. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 
  15. ^ "INS Sahyadri visits Japan". NDTV.com. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 
  16. ^ "INS Sahyadri in Manila to Strengthen Bilateral Ties". NDTV.com. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 
  17. ^ "Indra Navy-2015: Russia, India Naval Exercise From Today". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 
  18. ^ "Press Information Bureau English Releases". Retrieved 2016-05-18. 
  19. ^ Bulletin, The Manila. "2 Indian Navy ships to visit PHL this May 30 to June 2". mb.com.ph. Retrieved 2016-05-31. 
  20. ^ "Indian Navy Press release". 
  21. ^ "Press Information Bureau". Retrieved 2016-09-18. 
  22. ^ "Exercise Malabar - 2016 | Indian Navy". indiannavy.nic.in. Retrieved 2016-09-18. 
  23. ^ "Indian Warships visit Busan, South Korea | Indian Navy". indiannavy.nic.in. Retrieved 2016-09-18. 
  24. ^ "Press Information Bureau". Retrieved 2016-09-18. 
  25. ^ "Visit of Indian Warships to Vladivostok, Russia | Indian Navy". indiannavy.nic.in. Retrieved 2016-09-18. 
  26. ^ "Press Information Bureau". Retrieved 2016-09-18. 
  27. ^ "INS Sahyadri awarded Best Ship Trophy". The Hindu. 2016-05-09. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 
  28. ^ "SpokespersonNavy on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-12-25. 
  29. ^ "SpokespersonNavy on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-12-25. 

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