Project 15B

Project 15B:

Mormugao, Indian Navy’s second indigenous stealth destroyer of the P15B class, planned to be commissioned in mid-2022, proceeded on her maiden sea sortie on 19th December, 2021.

  • Mormugao is being built at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDSL) as part of the Project 15B destroyers.
  • Mormugao will add significantly to the Indian Navy’s combat capabilities.
  • With the recent commissioning in November 2021 of INS Visakhapatnam and the fourth P75 submarine INS Vela, commencement of sea trials of Mormugao is testimony to the cutting-edge capabilities of MDSL and the strong indigenous shipbuilding tradition of a modern and vibrant India.

P-15B:

  • The Visakhapatnam-class destroyers or simply P-15B, is a class of guided-missile destroyers currently being built for the Indian Navy.
  • Designed by the Directorate of Naval Design, a total of four ships are being built by Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL).
  • The first vessel of the class, INS Visakhapatnam was commissioned on 21 November 2021.

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