Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) has delivered the Third Stealth Destroyer of Project 15B Class Guided Missile Destroyer i.e. Yard 12706 (IMPHAL) to the Indian Navy.
Designed by the Indian Navy’s Warship Design Bureau (WDB) and constructed by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited, the ship Imphal is the third of four warships sanctioned under the P-15B project.
While INS Visakhapatnam and INS Mormugao have already been commissioned, Surat, the fourth one, is under construction
Being a guided missile destroyer, Imphal has a displacement of 7,400 tonnes and a length of 164 metres. Imphal can carry a crew of 312.
The ship is a potent platform capable of undertaking a variety of tasks and missions, spanning the full spectrum of maritime warfare. It is armed with supersonic Surface-to-Surface ‘Brahmos’ missiles and ‘Barak-8’ Medium Range Surface to Air Missiles.
IMPHAL has been delivered to the Indian Navy more than four months ahead of the contractual time.
IMPHAL is the first Naval Warship being commissioned with accommodation of Woman officers and sailors.
- The Indian Navy has received its latest stealth destroyer, Imphal.