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Delhi-class Guided Missile Destroyer

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Indian Navy guided-missile destroyer INS Mysore (D60) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62).

The Delhi-class Guided Missile Missile Destroyer is a class of warship used by the Indian Navy in the 21st century. The Delhi-class vessels are the largest warships to be fully designed and built in India, although they will soon be superseded by the Kolkata-class destroyers and the Vikrant-class aircraft carriers. They were built at Mazagon Dock Limited in Mumbai. During the 2008 Indian Ocean War, all three ships of the Delhi-class were sunk Australian, British, and Canadian forces.

Specifications[edit]

  • Type: Guided Missile Destroyer
  • Service Period: 1997-Present
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 535 feet (163.07 meters)
    • Beam: 57 feet (17.38 meters)
    • Draught: 21 feet (6.41 meters)
    • Displacement: 6,700 tons (Standard); 6,900 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 350 (40 officers and 310 enlisted)
  • Power: 64,000 shp
  • Propulsion: 2 x M36E gas turbine plants; 2 shafts; 4 x DT-59 reversible gas turbines; 2 x RG-54 gearboxes
  • Range: 5,000 nautical miles (9,260 kilometers)
  • Speed: 28 knots (51.86 km/hr)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • MR-775 Fregat MAE air search radar x 1
    • Bharat RAWL (Dutch Signaal LW08) surface search radar x 1
    • MR-212/201 Vaygach-U (NATO: Palm Frond) navigation radars, JRC SATCOM x 3
    • Bharat APSOH or HUMSA sonar x 1
    • Garden Reach Model 15-750 variable depth sonar/Thales ATAS x 1
  • Armament
    • 1 x AK-100 100mm naval gun
    • 2 x AK-630 30mm gatling guns
    • 4 x quadruple KT-184 launchers (fires Kh-35 Switchblade AshM)
    • 4 x 8-cell VLS (fires 32 Barak I SAM)
    • 2 x Shtil SAM systems
    • 2 x RBU-6000 213mm Anti-submarine mortar arrays
  • Aircraft Carried: 2 x SH-3 Sea King

Unit Run[edit]

 Name   Pennant   Builder   Homeport   Commissioned   Status 
INS Delhi D61 - C1 Mazagon Dock Limited Mumbai 15 November 1997 Sunk by HMCS Lake Huron on July 20, 2008.
INS Mysore D60 - C2 Mazagon Dock Limited Mumbai 2 June 1999 Sunk by an RAAF F-111G on July 25, 2008.
INS Mumbai D62 - C3 Mazagon Dock Limited Mumbai 22 January 2001 Sunk in 2008 Indian Ocean War by F/A-18C Hornets from HMS Queen Elizabeth.
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