What is INS Kadmatt?

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Indian Navy Ship (INS) Kadmatt deployed to the North Pacific recently conducted Underway Replenishment (UNREP) with Japan's JS Towada.

About INS Kadmatt

  • It is an indigenous stealth anti-submarine warfare corvette.
  • It is the second of four anti-submarine warfare corvettes built for the Indian Navy by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers of Kolkata under Project 28.
  • It was commissioned into the Indian Navy in January 2016.
  • The ship was inducted into the Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy.
  • It has been named after the Kadmat Island of India's Lakshadweep Islands.
  • The primary role of the INS Kadmatt is in anti-submarine warfare – to protect ships in convoys and ports from enemy submarine attacks.
  • Features:
    • Length: 109 m (358 ft)
    • Beam: 12.8 m (42 ft)
    • Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h)
    • Range: 3,450 mi (5,550 km) at 18 knots (33 km/h)
    • Complement: 180 sailors and 13 officers
    • The ship is fitted with state-of-the-art weapons, sensors, and machinery and is also designed to embark the Seaking anti-submarine helicopter.
    • The ship also has on-board early warning, navigation, and fire control radars besides underwater sensors and integrated communication and electronic warfare systems.
    • It produces low levels of radiated underwater noise, which reduces its chances of detection.
    • It is equipped with anti-aircraft guns, torpedoes, and rocket launchers. 

Q1) What is a torpedo?

A torpedo is essentially a guided missile that happens to "fly" underwater. A torpedo therefore has a propulsion system, a guidance system and some sort of explosive device.

Source: INS Kadmatt conducts underway replenishment with Japan's JS Towada in North Pacific