Khukri-class corvette

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INS Kuthar
Class overview
Name: Khukri class
Builders: Mazagon Dock Limited
Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers
Operators:  Indian Navy
Preceded by: Veer-class corvette
Succeeded by: Kora-class corvette
In commission: 1989-
Planned: 4
Completed: 4
Active: 4
General characteristics
Type: Corvette
Displacement: Full load: 1,350 tonnes
Length: 91.1 m (299 ft)
Beam: 10.5 m (34 ft)
Draught: 4.5 m (15 ft)
Speed: 25 kn (46 km/h; 29 mph)
Range: 4,000 nmi (7,400 km; 4,600 mi) @ 16 kn (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Complement: 79 including 10 officers
Sensors and
processing systems:
MR-123 Fire control radar
1 MR 352 Pozitiv-E air radar
1 Garpun-Bal air/surface radar
1 BEL 1245 navigation radar
Electronic warfare
and decoys:
1 BEL Ajanta P Mk.II used in the ESM role
2 PK-10 chaff launchers
1 NPOL designed towed torpedo decoy
Armament: 2 x AK-630 CIWS
1 x AK-176 76mm gun
4 x P-20M missiles
2 x SA-N-5 SAM launchers
Aircraft carried: 1 HAL Dhruv

The Khukri class corvettes were intended to replace the ageing Petya II class corvettes of the Indian Navy.[citation needed]

The first two were ordered in December 1984 and the remaining in 1985. The diesel engines were assembled in India, under license by Kirloskar Group. Around 65% of the ship contains indigenous content.

Ships of the class[edit]

 Name   Builder   Homeport   Commissioned   Status 
Khukri (P49) Mazagon Dock Limited Kochi 23 August 1989 Active
Kuthar (P46) Mazagon Dock Limited Mumbai 7 June 1990 Active
Kirpan (P44) GRSE Vishakapatnam 12 January 1991 Active
Khanjar (P47) GRSE Vishakapatnam 22 October 1991 Active

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