Kamorta class is a class of 4 anti-submarine warfare for the Indian Navy. They took an average of 8 years to build and seriously lack capabilities like anti-surface warfare and anti-air warfare. The hull has space for weapons but to high cost and delays, they remain years after commissioning as of 2023. These vessels displace within 500 tonnes of Indian Navy’s own Talwar class frigates and Russian Admiral Grigorovich class. Were these a worthwhile investment?
I have not seen a lot of coverage of these essentially frigate sized OPVs of the Indian Navy and hence wanted to do a comparion. These vessels have no cruise missile VLS cells or any Air Defense VLS cells. She just has 2 RBU-6000s and a torpedo launcher for sub hunting.
So the Indian Navy took an average of 8 years to build each one of them and 9 years after the lead ship was commissioned, she doesnt have a VDS (Variable Depth Sonar)/ TAS (Towed Array Sonar), essentially for what is officially an ASW corvette.
While she does have space aft of her smoke stack to easily fit 8 cell VL-SRSAM modules, which she is rumored to get. It will still lack space for SMART which would turn it into a decent ASW corvette from the current glorified OPV for the Indian Navy
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