Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE) has laid the keel of the Yard 3024, a ship of the Advanced Stealth Frigate Project, P 17A.
“Another milestone achieved at GRSE. Keel of Y3024, last of 3 stealth frigates under Project P17A laid by Vice Admiral S Naithani Controller Warship Production & Acquisition, Indian Navy. The Ship is being built using Integrated Construction concept to compress the build period,” Vipin Kumar Saxena, Chairman and Managing Director, GRSE, tweeted Saturday.
The company said in a release that the contract for construction of Project 17A warships is the largest ever order awarded to the shipyard by the Ministry of Defence with a value of over INR 19,293 crore. The shipyard launched the first ship of P17A Stealth Frigate “INS Himgiri” ahead of schedule on December 14, 2020.
The P17A guided missile frigate will be 149 m long, will have a displacement of approximately 6670 tonnes, and will feature advanced CODOG Propulsion enabling speed of over 28 knots. These complex platforms are equipped with powerful weapon and sensor package capable of neutralising threats in all three dimensions of Air, Surface & Sub-surface.
P17A Stealth Frigates are being built using Integrated Construction Methodology with enhanced pre-outfitting to enhance quality and reduce build periods.
Italian company Fincantieri is providing the technology upgrade and capability enhancement in this project.