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India launches its second guided missile destroyer

Under the Project 15B, MDL will develop four destroyers, the first of which was Visakhapatnam

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Publish Date: Sep 17 2016 1:23PM | Updated Date: Sep 17 2016 1:24PM

India launches its second guided missile destroyer

Photo: ANI

 

The Mazagaon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL)'s second Visakhapatnam Class-destroyerwas launched ahead of its schedule in Mumbai on Saturday.

 
The Guided Missile Destroyer ship of Project 5B was launched by chief guest Reena Lanba, wife of Admiral Sunil Lanba, the Chief of Naval Staff. 
 
'Mormugao',as 163.2 metres long guided missile destroyer as it has been named floated on water for the first time - which is a milestone event for any vessel.
 
Project 15B missile destroyers are modern warships which consist of latest weapons package in continuation of the lineage of successful Kolkata and Delhi Class ships.
 
Under the Project 15B, MDL will develop four destroyers, the first of which was Visakhapatnam, launched last year, followed by Mormugao. Other deliveries are scheduled between 2020-2024, a report said.