- Kolkata class stealth destroyer INS Kochi is all set to be commissioned in the Indian Navy by the end of September of this year.
- Designed by the Directorate of Naval Design and built at the Mazgaon Dock in Mumbai, the 163-metre-long and 6,800-tonne stealth destroyer has land attack capability and advanced stealth features which make the warship less vulnerable to detection by enemy radar.
- Propelled by four gas turbines, the ship can travel at a speed of 30 knots.
- It will also be fitted with the indigenous supersonic BrahMos surface-to-surface missile system.
- The ship’s air defence capability, designed to counter the threat of enemy aircraft and anti-ship cruise missile revolves around the vertical launch, long-range surface to air missile system which was being co-developed by DRDO.
- Indigenously developed twin tube launchers and anti-submarine rocket launchers will add punch to the ship’s anti-submarine capability.