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India's Dehli Class Destroyer

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The Dehli Class Destroyer, Project 15

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Three Delhi Class destroyers were built for the Indian Navy by Mazagon Dock based in Mumbai, under the Project 15 programme. The Delhi destroyer was designed by the Indian Navy with the detailed and production design phase carried out by Mazagon Dock. INS Delhi was commissioned in 1997, INS Mysore in June 1999 and INS Mumbai (formerly Bombay) in January 2001.

The ship's integrated combat data system is supplied by Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) of Hyderabad.

The main gun at the bow of the ship is a 100mm gun supplied by Russia. The ship is also fitted with four six-barrel AK 650 gatling guns.

The ship is equipped with four quad launchers for the Uran anti-ship missile system. The Uran system launches the Kh-35 (Nato designation SS-N-25) antiship cruise missile, which uses an inertial guidance system to steer the missile towards the target area and an active radar homing head for terminal guidance. The minimum and maximum ranges of the missile are 5km and 130km.

The surface-to-air missile system is the Russian Shtil (SA-N-7), known by the Nato reporting name Gadfly. The missile's maximum range is 25km. It was envisaged that this would be replaced with the Trishul surface-to-air missile system, which had a range of 500m to 9km and a 15kg warhead. In December 2006, the Indian MoD stopped the research and development of Trishul and focused on developing the Barak defence missile system.

Despite a successful series of firing trials in June 2003, technical problems have put the future of the missile system in doubt.

INS Delhi, INS Mysore and INS Mumbai are fitted with the Rafael Barak point air defence missile system. Barak has an eight-cell vertical launch system and the missile command-to-line-of-sight (CLOS) radar guidance with a range from 500m to 10km. INS Mumbai is being fitted with the missile system.

The Type 15 destroyers will be modified to equip with BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles. BrahMos is developed by BrahMos Aerospace, a joint venture of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India and the Federal State Unitary Enterprise NPO Mashinostroyenia (NPOM) of Russia.

The ship has a quintuple 533mm torpedo launcher which can also be used to launch SS-N-15 Starfish or possibly SS-N-16 Stallion ASW missiles. SS-N-15 has a maximum range of 50km, SS-N-16 of 120km.

The ship also has two RBU-6000 anti-submarine rocket launchers with 12 tubes. Range is 6km and the maximum engagement depth is 500m




6,900 tons


163 m


17.4 m   


6.5 m


28 kts [32+ knots]


16 x SS-N-25 SSM (4 quad launchers),

2 x SA-N-7 SAM launchers,

1 x 100mm AK-100 gun,

4 x 30mm AK-630 gatling guns,

2 x RBU-6000 Anti-submarine mortars,

5 x 10-21 inch torpedo tubes



40 Officers

310 Enlisted


2 x HAL, ALH


I've been on the INS Mumbai...she is a beautiful ship and you can clearly see the Russian influence in her design.

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View PostColddawg, on 06 September 2012 - 03:01 AM, said:

what are those things fore of/attached to the bridge?

I hope im looking at the right thing you are, but if you mean the upside down "U" shaped thing...then thats the RBU-6000 Anti-submarine mortars (Basically a modern day hedgehog) which fires twelve 160-pound projectiles in a horseshoe pattern up to 6,500 yards (5,900 m) away.

The Quad box launchers you also see by the bridge are for the SS-N-25 Switchblade. 2 quad launchers on port and starboard. Resembles the Harpoon with about an 80 mile range...subsonic...with a 320lb explosive warhead.
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:Smile_amazed: I wonder how effective those RBU's are in this day and age. I mean if they get close enough to a sub to use them, then the sub has done something wrong :Smile_ohmy:

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