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INS Kadmatt

INS Kadmatt:

Indian Navy Ship (INS) Kadmatt deployed to the North Pacific recently conducted Underway Replenishment (UNREP) with Japan’s JS Towada.

  • INS Kadmatt is an indigenous stealth anti-submarine warfare corvette.
  • It is the second of four anti-submarine warfare corvettes built for the Indian Navy by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers of Kolkata under Project 28.
  • It was commissioned into the Indian Navy in January 2016.
  • The ship was inducted into the Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy.
  • It has been named after the Kadmat Island of India’s Lakshadweep Islands.
  • The primary role of the INS Kadmatt is in anti-submarine warfare—to protect ships in convoys and ports from enemy submarine attacks.
  • The ship is fitted with state-of-the-art weapons, sensors, and machinery and is also designed to embark on the Sea king anti-submarine helicopter.
  • The ship also has on-board early warning, navigation, and fire control radars, besides underwater sensors and integrated communication and electronic warfare systems.
  • It produces low levels of radiated underwater noise, which reduces its chances of detection.
  • It is equipped with anti-aircraft guns, torpedoes, and rocket launchers.