Published on: November 18, 2021




Visakhapatnam, a P15B stealth guided missile destroyer named after the port city of Andhra Pradesh on the East coast, is to be commissioned into the Indian Navy


  • Indigenously designed by the Indian Navy’s in-house organisation Directorate of Naval Design and constructed by Mazagon Dock Limited, Mumbai
  • Measures 163 metres in length, 17 metres in breadth, with a displacement of 7400 tonnes
  • Regarded as one of the most potent warships to have been constructed in India
  • Propelled by four powerful gas turbines, in a Combined Gas and Gas (COGAG) configuration
  • Capable of achieving speeds in excess of 30 knots
  • Has enhanced stealth features resulting in a reduced Radar Cross Section (RCS)
  • Packed with sophisticated ‘state of the art’ weapons and sensors such as Surface to Surface Missile and Surface to Air Missiles
  • Fitted with a modern Surveillance Radar which provides target data to the gunnery weapon systems of the ship
  • Anti-Submarine Warfare capabilities are provided by the indigenously developed Rocket Launchers, Torpedo Launchers and ASW helicopters
  • Equipped to fight under Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) warfare conditions.