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Taragiri, the third stealth frigate under Project 17A, launched

Category : Defense
Published on: September 13 2022 Share on facebook

  • Taragiri, the indigenously-designed Nilgiri-class stealth guided-missile frigate constructed by Mazgaon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL), has been launched in Mumbai.
  • Taragiri is the third stealth frigate built as part of Project 17A under which a series of such guided-missile frigates are being constructed for the Navy.
  • The ship is designed by the Indian Navy’s in-house design organisation, the Bureau of Naval Design.
  • The 149-metre-long and 17.8-metre-wide ship is propelled by a combination of two gas turbines and two main diesel engines which are designed to achieve a speed of more than 28 knots at a displacement of as much as 6,670 tonnes.
  • The first ship of Project 17A, Nilgiri, was launched on September 28, 2019 and is expected to undergo sea trials in the first half of 2024. 
  • The second ship of P17A class, Udaygiri, was launched on May 17 this year and is expected to start sea trials in the second half of 2024.
  • The total value of Project 17A is around Rs 25,700 crore.
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