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Upcoming Next Generation Missile Vessels (NGMV) of the Indian Navy

Source : Indian Defence Analysis

Upcoming Next Generation Missile Vessels (NGMV) of the Indian Navy
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Upcoming Next Generation Missile Vessels (NGMV) of the Indian Navy

On 30th March 2023, the MoD has had signed contract worth Rs 19,600 crore contracts with Indian shipyards for acquisition of 11 Next Generation Offshore Patrol Vessels & six Next Generation Missile Vessels for Indian Navy. The contract for acquisition of 11 Next Generation Offshore Patrol Vessels under Buy (Indian-IDDM) category was signed with Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) and Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata at a total cost of Rs 9,781 crore. Of the 11 ships, seven will be indigenously designed, developed & manufactured by GSL and four by GRSE. The delivery of the ships is scheduled to commence from September 2026. The contract for acquisition of six Next Generation Missile Vessels (NGMV) was signed with Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) at a cost of Rs 9,805 crore.

In today’s video, we will talk about the capabilities and lethality of Indian Navy’s upcoming Next Generation Missile Vessels

Next Generation Missile Vessels(NGMV)

The Next Generation Missile Vessels will be heavily armed war vessels incorporating stealth, high speed and offensive capability. The primary role of the ships would be to provide offensive capability against enemy warship, merchantmen and land targets. These ships will be capable of conducting Maritime Strike Operations, Anti Surface Warfare Operations and would be a potent instrument of sea denial for enemy ships especially at choke points.

The vessels will have a displacement of 2,200 tonnes and will be 105 meters (344 feet 6 inches) in length, with a beam of 13.0 meters (42 feet 8 inches) and a draft of less than 5.0 meters (16 feet 5 inches). The vessels will carry one rigid inflatable boat (RIB) with a length of 4.7 meters and will have a crew complement of 80 sailors and 13 officers.

The ship will be powered by a Combined Diesel and Gas turbine (CODAG) system, consisting of two Rolls-Royce MT30 gas turbines and four MAN 2MW diesel engines, giving them a top speed of 35 knots (65 km/h, 40 mph) and a range of 2,800 nautical miles (5,200 km, 3,200 mi) at 25 knots (46 km/h, 29 mph) or 1,000 nautical miles (1,900 km, 1,200 mi) at 35 knots (65 km/h, 40 mph). The ships will have an endurance of 10 days at maximum speed.

The warship will be equipped with various sensors and processing systems, including a 3Ts-25E Garpun-B surface search radar and an EL/M-2248 MF-STAR S-Band AESA radar, as well as a chaff decoy system for electronic warfare.

The warship will be equipped with an OTO Melara 76 mm Super Rapid Gun Mount (SRGM), two AK-630M close-in weapon systems (CIWS), 32 VL-SRSAM missiles, 8 VLS launched BrahMos missiles, and a very short-range air defense system (VSHORAD).

The delivery of ships is scheduled to commence from March 2027. Upcoming Next Generation Missile Vessels (NGMV) of the Indian Navy Upcoming Next Generation Missile Vessels (NGMV) of the Indian Navy Upcoming Next Generation Missile Vessels (NGMV) of the Indian Navy Upcoming Next Generation Missile Vessels (NGMV) of the Indian Navy Upcoming Next Generation Missile Vessels (NGMV) of the Indian Navy IgMp

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