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Indian Navy launches Anti-Submarine warfare ship

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The Indian Navy received the ASW-SWC Amini (P75), an Arnala-class anti-submarine corvette, in a ceremony at Kattupalli Port in Chennai.

The ship is expected to conduct subsurface missions, low-intensity maritime operations, and mine-laying tasks.

Arnala-class ships will replace the navy’s ASW-SWC Abhay (P33), in service since 1989.

The Amini is the fourth of eight scheduled anti-submarine warfare shallow water craft (ASW-SWC) built and delivered by shipbuilding company Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers. The contract for the eight vessels, signed in 2019, was valued at 63 billion rupees ($760 million).

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ASW-SWC Amini has a length of 77 meters (253 feet) and a displacement of 900 tons, able to reach a maximum speed of 25 knots (29 miles per hour) and an endurance of approximately 1,800 nautical miles (2,100 miles).

Its primary anti-submarine weapons include lightweight torpedoes and rockets, along with a combat management system. Additionally, the ship has two 12.7-millimeter stabilized remote control guns with optronic control systems.

The Arnala-class ships were constructed as part of the country’s Make in India initiative, which ensures that large-scale defense production is executed by Indian manufacturing units, supporting local employment and capability enhancement.

Over 80 percent of the materials used to build the corvettes were locally sourced.

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