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INS Satpura (F48) is a Shivalik-class stealth multi-role frigate built for the Indian Navy. This class is an improvement over the preceding Talwar-class frigates with increased stealth and land attack features.[4]

Launch of INS Satpura
INS Satpura during Malabar 2012
History
India
Name: INS Satpura
Namesake: Satpura range
Builder: Mazagon Dock Limited
Laid down: 31 October 2002
Launched: 4 June 2004
Commissioned: 20 August 2011
Identification: F48
Motto:
  • Nishchay, Garv, Sahas
  • (Determination, Pride, Bravery)
Status: in active service
Badge: INS Satpura seal
General characteristics
Class and type: Shivalik-class frigate
Displacement: 6,200 tonnes (6,100 long tons; 6,800 short tons) full load[1]
Length: 142.5 m (468 ft)[2]
Beam: 16.9 m (55 ft)
Draught: 4.5 m (15 ft)
Installed power:
  • 2 × Pielstick 16 PA6 STC Diesel engines
  • 15,200 shp (11,300 kW)
  • 2 × GE LM2500+
  • 33,600 shp (25,100 kW)
Propulsion: boost turbines in CODOG configuration.
Speed:
  • 32 knots (59 km/h; 37 mph)[3]
  • 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph) (diesel engines)
Complement: 257 (35 officers)
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • 1 × MR-760 Fregat M2EM 3-D radar
  • 4 × MR-90 Orekh radar
  • 1 × Elta EL/M-2238 STAR
  • 2 × Elta EL/M-2221 STGR
  • 1 × BEL APARNA
  • HUMSA (hull-mounted sonar array)
  • ATAS/Thales Sintra towed array systems
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
BEL Ajanta electronic warfare suite
Armament:
  • Anti-air missiles:
  • 32-cell VLS launched Barak 1 missiles
  • 24× Shtil-1 medium range missiles
  • Anti-ship/Land-attack missiles:
  • 8 × VLS launched Klub, anti-ship cruise missiles
  • or
  • 8 × VLS launched BrahMos, anti-ship and land-attack cruise missiles
  • Guns:
  • 1 × 3.0-inch Otobreda, naval gun
  • 2 × AK-630 CIWS
  • Anti-submarine warfare:
  • 2 × 2 DTA-53-956 torpedo launchers
  • 2 × RBU-6000 (RPK-8) rocket launchers
Aircraft carried: 2 × HAL Dhruv or Sea King Mk. 42B helicopters

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ConstructionEdit

INS Satpura was built at the Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) in Mumbai. The keel was laid on 31 October 2002 and was launched on 4 June 2004. She was completed in 2010 and underwent sea trials before being commissioned on 20 August 2011 into the Eastern Naval Command headquartered at Visakhapatnam.[4]

Service historyEdit

Deployment Date Port Visited Commander Notes and References
2012
Malabar 2012 with naval destroyers INS Ranvir, INS Ranvijay, corvette INS Kulish and fleet-tanker INS Shakti. Bay of Bengal [5][6]
2013
South East Asia with naval destroyer INS Ranvijay, corvette INS Kirch and fleet-tanker INS Shakti 6 May Da Nang, Vietnam [7]
28 May Changi, Singapore Participated in IMDEX-13[8]
2015
South East Asia with naval destroyer INS Ranvir, corvette INS Kamorta and fleet tanker INS Shakti 23-26 May Singapore Captain Hari Krishnan[9] SIMBEX-15 with Singapore Navy[10]
4-6 June Fremantle, Australia [11][12]
28-30 June Sattahip, Thailand [13]
2016
South China Sea and the Western Pacific Ocean 30 May to 3 June Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam Captain A N Pramod[14][15]
13-15 August Port Majuro, Marshall Islands [16][17]
30 June - 4 August Hawaii, United States 25th edition of the RIMPAC Exercise[18][19]
18-20 August Pohnpei, Micronesia [20]
31 August - 3 September Singapore [21][22]

ImagesEdit

 
The EL/M-2238 STAR radar onboard Satpura

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Shivalik class". Indiannavy.nic.in. Archived from the original on 29 July 2013. Retrieved 1 May 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ Cdr. A.K. Lambhate, "Stealth is Wealth" Archived 22 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine, Sainik Samachar, Vol. 51, No. 14, 16–31 July 2004, Ministry of Defence (India).
  3. ^ Monica Chadha, India trials stealth frigate, BBC, 18 April 2003
  4. ^ a b "Shivalik Class Frigates". Naval Technology. 15 June 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  5. ^ Carrier Strike Group 1 Completes Exercise Malabar 2012 Archived 14 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Carl Vinson Sailors Make History During Exercise Malabar 2012
  7. ^ Newspaper, Tuoi Tre. "Four Indian naval ships visit Da Nang". tuoitrenews.vn. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  8. ^ Eshel, Noam. "Photo Report: Singapore Hosts International Navies IMDEX 2013 | Defense Update:". defense-update.com. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  9. ^ Diplomat, Prashanth Parameswaran, The. "Why Are India's Warships in Thailand and Cambodia?". The Diplomat. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  10. ^ "SIMBEX visit".
  11. ^ "Indian Navy Vessels Dock in Fremantle, Australia". Naval Today. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  12. ^ Saran, Shyam (27 November 2015). "India and Australia: From a Shared Ocean and Shared Values to Strategic Convergence". The Wire. Archived from the original on 31 December 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  13. ^ Thailand, Nation Multimedia Group Public Company Limited, Nationmultimedia.com,. "Indian vessels dock at Sattahip to boost bilateral defence ties - The Nation". The Nation. Retrieved 31 May 2016.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  14. ^ Diplomat, Franz-Stefan Gady, The. "South China Sea Deployment: Indian Stealth Warships Visit Vietnam". The Diplomat. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  15. ^ "Visit of Indian Warships to Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam | Indian Navy". indiannavy.nic.in. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  16. ^ "Visit of Indian Warship to Port Majuro, Marshall Islands | Indian Navy". indiannavy.nic.in. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  17. ^ "INS Satpura enters Port Majuro, Marshall Islands on 2 Days visit - Defence Aviation Post". 13 August 2016. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  18. ^ Standard, Business. "INS Satpura Reaches Hawaii USA for Exercise RIMPAC 2016". Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  19. ^ "INS Satpura reaches Hawaii, USA for exercise RIMPAC 2016 | Indian Navy". indiannavy.nic.in. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  20. ^ "Indian Navy makes inaugural port call in Micronesia | IHS Jane's 360". www.janes.com. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  21. ^ "Indian warship INS Satpura on four-day visit to Singapore | NetIndian". netindian.in. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  22. ^ "Indian Warship visits Singapore | Indian Navy". indiannavy.nic.in. Retrieved 11 September 2016.

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