The third stealth frigate Taragiri launched
Taragiri, the third stealth frigate under the project 17A was launched recently in Mumbai by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd. It was the third frigate of project 17A. This initiative of Taragiri was started on 10th September 2020 and the ship is predicted to launch by August 2025.
The first ship under project 17A was Nilgiri and it was launched on 28 September 2019. The expected time of the sea trial of the Nilgiri ship is the first half of 2024. After that the second ship was launched under project 17A. The name of the second ship is Udaygiri and it was launched on 17th May 2022 and the sea trial of this ship is expected in the second half of 2024 just after the seq trial of the first ship of project 17A class. The base of the fourth and last ship of project 17A was started on 28th June this year. A total of four ships were announced under project 17A.
The total estimated cost of project 17A is around 25,700 cr according to the official data released by the government. It is totally a domestic initiative. The duty of the management of the details of design and total construction of the Taragiri ship was under the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd with the help of a warship overseeing a team that was established in Mumbai.
Qualities of the ship:
The length of this ship is 149.02 metre and it is 17.8 metre wide. It has a combination of two gas turbines and two main diesel engines. These engines are designed to get a max speed of 28 knots when the displacement of the ship varies approximately 6670 tons. An integrated construction methodology has been used in the development of this ship. This Integrated construction methodology consists of Hull blocks construction.
The steel which has been used in the construction of the ships of project 17A is developed indigenously and manufactured by SAIL. It is a micro alloy grade steel which has low carbon. The ship will have various facilities and qualities according to the officials. These qualities include innovative sensors, state of the art weapons, advanced action information systems, integrated platform management, modular living spaces, a host of other advanced features and qualities and a sophisticated power distribution system.
The ship will also have a supersonic surface to surface missile system. It is a super dedicated ship that prevents any action of the enemy because it has anti ship cruise missiles. It provides a long range surface to air missile. It has a special air defence capability.
Project 17A is a great initiative which ensures the empowerment of domestic industries because the ships under this project are entirely developed by domestic industries.
Questions And Answers:
Q1. What is the name of the third ship of project 17A?
Q2. What are the other ships under project 17A?
Ans. Nilgiri, Udaygiri
Q3. Who launched the Taragiri ship?
Ans. Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd