Who: ASW Corvette ‘Kadmatt’
What: Handed over to Indian Navy by GRSE
When: 26 November 2015
The second Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette Kadmatt built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE) was formally handed over to Indian Navy at Kolkata on 26 November 2015. The Corvette would be joining the Eastern Fleet shortly.
The super-sophisticated frontline warship was handed over by Rear Admiral (Retd) AK Verma, Chairman and Managing Director of GRSE to the Commanding Officer of the ship Mahesh C Moudgil.
The ship is equipped with total atmospheric control ventilation system making it fully capable to fight in nuclear, biological and chemical warfare environments.
About ASW Kadmatt
• It is 109 metres long with a displacement of 3200 tons.
• It has a maximum speed of 25 Knots.
• It is designed to accommodate 17 officers and 106 sailors.
• Its main role is to protect nation’s maritime interests against possible submarine attack
• It is a potent platform for neutralising the enemy submarines using weapons like torpedoes, rocket launchers and helicopter.
• It has been built in the country with indigenously developed special grade high-tensile (DMR249A) steel produced by the Steel Authority of India.
• Its hull encompasses the bulk of sensors and weapon systems which are also indigenously manufactured.
INS Kadmant is the second in its class of four ASW corvettes being built by GRSE under Project-28 (P-28) for the Indian Navy.