Missile destroyer INS Mormugao commissioned into Indian Navy

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Source: The post is based on the article “Missile destroyer INS Mormugao commissioned into Indian Navy” published in The Hindu on 18th December 2022

What is the News?

INS Mormugao (Pennant D67) has been commissioned into the Indian Navy.

What is INS Mormugao?

INS Mormugao is the second ship of the Visakhapatnam-class destroyers (also classed as Project -15B stealth, guided-missile destroyers).

Built by: Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited(MDSL).

Named after: Mormugao is named after the historic port city of Goa on India’s west coast.

Features: The ship is propelled by four powerful gas turbines and is capable of achieving speeds of over 30 knots.

It is equipped with surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles.

It is also fitted with a modern surveillance radar that provides target data to the gunnery weapon systems.

The ship is able to fight under nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) warfare conditions.

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