Indian Navy’s new P11356 frigate launched in Russia
The seventh frigate of P1135.6 class built for the Indian Navy was launched at Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad, Russia on 28 October.
The ship was formally named as “Tushil”, which means protector shield in Sanskrit, the Indian Navy revealed in a statement.
These ships are being equipped with Indian supplied equipment such as surface to surface missiles, sonar system, surface surveillance radar, communication suite and anti-submarine warfare system along with Russian surface to air missiles and gun mounts.
Furthermore, they are equipped to operate in littoral and blue waters, both as a single unit and as consort ships in a naval task force. The frigates feature “stealth technology” due to low radar and underwater noise signatures, according to the statement.
Designed by Severnoye Design Bureau, the first batch of ships were built by Baltic Shipyard and the second batch by Yantar Shipyard.
The Indian Navy currently has six of these ships and 4 more are under construction including 2 in an Indian shipyard, for which Goa shipyard was selected.