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.