Navy gets delivery of Imphal, its first warship with separate living spaces for women sailors

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Source: The post is based on the article “Navy gets delivery of Imphal, its first warship with separate living spaces for women sailors” published in “Hindustan Times” on 23rd October 2023

What is the News?

The Indian Navy has received its latest stealth destroyer named INS Imphal.

What is INS Imphal?

INS Imphal is the third ship to be launched under Project 15-B.

Designed by: Indian Navy’s Warship Design Bureau

Built by: Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL)

Features:

— The ship has indigenous content of around 75%.

– The ship is armed with supersonic Surface-to-Surface ‘Brahmos’ missiles and ‘Barak-8’ Medium Range Surface to Air Missiles. T

– It can accommodate a crew of 312 persons.It has an endurance of 4,000 nautical miles and can carry out a typical 42-day mission.

– It is propelled by a powerful Combined Gas and Gas Propulsion Plant (COGAG), consisting of four reversible gas turbines, which enables Imphal to achieve a speed of over 30 knots (approximately 55 kilometers per hour).

Significance: INS Imphal is the first warship with separate accommodation for women sailors.

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