INS Satpura (F48)
INS Satpura during Malabar 2012
|Builder:||Mazagon Dock Limited|
|Laid down:||31 October 2002|
|Launched:||4 June 2004|
|Commissioned:||20 August 2011|
|Status:||in active service|
|Class and type:||Shivalik-class frigate|
|Displacement:||6,200 tonnes (6,100 long tons; 6,800 short tons) full load|
|Length:||142.5 m (468 ft)|
|Beam:||16.9 m (55 ft)|
|Draught:||4.5 m (15 ft)|
|Propulsion:||boost turbines in CODOG configuration.|
|Complement:||257 (35 officers)|
|BEL Ajanta electronic warfare suite|
|Aircraft carried:||2 × HAL Dhruv or Sea King Mk. 42B helicopters|
INS Satpura (F48) is a Shivalik-class stealth multi-role frigate built for the Indian Navy. This class is an improvement over the preceding Talwar-class frigates with increased stealth and land attack features.
INS Satpura was built at the Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) in Mumbai. The keel was laid on 31 October 2002 and was launched on 4 June 2004. She was completed in 2010 and underwent sea trials before being commissioned on 20 August 2011 into the Eastern Naval Command headquartered at Visakhapatnam.
INS Satpura participated in the Malabar 2012 exercise with the United States Navy along with destroyers INS Ranvir, INS Ranvijay, corvette INS Kulish and replenishment oiler INS Shakti. Other ships that participated in the exercise included Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1 of the US Navy, comprising USS Carl Vinson, embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey. Military Sealift Command's fast combat support ship USNS Bridge also provided support for the exercise.
In May 2015, she with INS Kamorta, INS Ranvir and INS Shakti was deployed to South East Asia on a two-month deployment. On 23-26 May 2015, INS Satpura participated with the Singapore Navy in SIMBEX-15. On 4-6 June 2015, INS Satpura with INS Kamorta visited Fremantle, Australia. On 28-30 June 2015, she with INS Shakti visited Sattahip, Thailand. She was commanded by Captain Hari Krishnan.
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