Kolkata-class and Visakhapatnam-class Destroyers: News & Discussions

Amal

GSLV Mk III
Nov 30, 2017
650
876
Kerala

1635653285782.png

1635653396479.png

1635653437024.png
 

AbRaj

Senior member
Dec 6, 2017
2,068
1,542
Republic of Wadiya
Last edited:

AbRaj

Senior member
Dec 6, 2017
2,068
1,542
Republic of Wadiya
It is stealth though obviously nowhere in the class of zumwalt and lcs. But it's on par with its peers like FREMM and type 26 or slightly behind.
Also Stealth is not just about a specific shape. It has various domains like RAM coatings, IR masking, Noise Reduction techniques and EW components.
So if you look at overall picture, shaping is only a minor component and can be ignored for achieving other objectives.
 

Hydra

Well-Known member
May 19, 2020
1,953
941
Mumbai
It is stealth though obviously nowhere in the class of zumwalt, mogami class and lcs. But it's on par with its peers like FREMM, type 26, type 54 or slightly behind.
I never saw any stealth destroyer with such a messy deck. Hope we will refine this issue in upcoming new classes.
 

SammyBoi

Well-Known member
May 14, 2021
117
253
India
1635659202962.jpeg

(From Twitter)
As you can see from this helpful angle, there have been several stealth enhancing mods on 'Bravo' over 'Alpha'. Modded bridge layout, modded brahmos (outer) rack, modded helo hangar (upper) design, and several EW + 2ndary radar improvements.

Anybody can pls draw up a more comprehensive, more detailed improvements - list?
 

Lolwa

Well-Known member
Feb 6, 2020
1,212
834
Delhi
I never saw any stealth destroyer with such a messy deck. Hope we will refine this issue in upcoming new classes.
Nah it's pretty similar. Comparable ships in its class look like this.
The Chinese type 54A looks like this
images - 2021-10-31T132846.298.jpeg

The European FREMM class frigates look like this
images - 2021-10-31T133059.190.jpeg

images - 2021-10-31T133234.253.jpeg

This is the mogami class which is by far the stealthiest frigate right now
images - 2021-10-31T133337.597.jpeg

And this is the British type 26 which is also one of the latest frigate designs
images - 2021-10-31T133737.136.jpeg

This is the Ivar hutsfield class used by the Danes and a similar setup is being adopted by the RN in the form of type 31 frigate. Nordic navies have a similar design
images - 2021-10-31T134123.746.jpeg

Compared to these Vishakapatnam class is pretty decently designed. Amd has superior armament but inferior air defence. And stealth profile will be most likely similar except the British and Japanese design which are much more advanced.
 

GASOLINE_ON_FIRE

Active member
Dec 3, 2017
151
186
Big Brain Indian Navy:
Step 1: Makes uber expensive destroyers which require extensive R&D and consists of expensive imported subsystems.
Step 2: Stops the order at 3 and redesigns the ship to bring it up to date.
Step 3: Redesigned ship ends up with same capabilities but even more expensive.
Step 4: Limits the numbers to 4 again.

This P15 lineage is more than 2 decades old now, junk it please. Also, these guys couldnt configure a common vls since 2000 and its 21 years now. Bravo!!
 

Nilgiri

Senior member
Dec 4, 2017
593
1,430
Big Brain Indian Navy:
Step 1: Makes uber expensive destroyers which require extensive R&D and consists of expensive imported subsystems.
Step 2: Stops the order at 3 and redesigns the ship to bring it up to date.
Step 3: Redesigned ship ends up with same capabilities but even more expensive.
Step 4: Limits the numbers to 4 again.

This P15 lineage is more than 2 decades old now, junk it please. Also, these guys couldnt configure a common vls since 2000 and its 21 years now. Bravo!!

The issue with driving this (low number orders + high relative inflation in time spent to "redesign") is the shipyard capacity in India.

Compare what the DWT throughput there is in total compared to PRC. Work backwards from that, it all becomes clearer what the big problem is.

They need to expand the shipyards a lot more, that takes lot of investment cap that India is lacking at moment.

This is also the reason for the rush to get those 2 talwars that russia was saddled without zorya powerpack....worth it apparently even with 2 extra hulls being done in india and clogging up 2 berths there.

This is going to be another "make do the best we can" decade...

Indian economy and hard investment capacity need to bulk up big time this decade. That is the only thing that will truly fix the mess.