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Career  Indian Navy
Name: INS Rajput
Namesake: Rajput
Builder: 61 Kommunara Shipbuilding Plant
Commissioned: 30 September 1980
Status: in active service, as of 2010
General characteristics
Class and type: Rajput class destroyer
Displacement: 3,950 tons standard,
4,974 tons full load
Length: 147 metres (480 ft)
Beam: 15.8 metres (52 ft)
Draught: 5 metres (16 ft)
Propulsion: 4 x gas turbine engines; 2 shafts, 72,000 hp
Speed: 35 knots (65 km/h)
Range: 4,000 miles (6,400 km) at 18 knots (33 km/h)
2,600 miles (4,200 km) at 30 knots (56 km/h)
Complement: 320 (including 35 officers)
Sensors and
processing systems:
Navigation; 2 x Volga (NATO: Don Kay) radar at I-band frequency,
Air; 1 x MP-500 Kliver (NATO: Big Net-A) radar at C-band,
Air/Surface; 1 x MR-310U Angara (NATO: Head Net-C) radar at E-band,
Communication; Inmarsat,
Sonar; 1 x hull mounted Vycheda MG-311 (NATO: Wolf Paw) sonar, 1 x Vyega MG-325 (NATO: Mare Tail) variable depth sonar
Armament: 4 x Brahmos supersonic missiles,
1 x Dhanush ballistic missile,
1 x 76 mm main gun,
4 x 30 mm AK-230 guns,
2 x S-125M (NATO: SA-N-1) SAM twin launchers,
1 x 533 mm PTA 533 quintuple torpedo tube launcher,
2 x RBU-6000 anti-submarine mortars
Aircraft carried: 1 x Ka-28 or HAL Chetak helicopter

INS Rajput (D51) is a guided-missile destroyer and the lead ship of the Rajput class destroyers of the Indian Navy. It was commissioned on September 30, 1980.

INS Rajput served as a trial platform for the BrahMos cruise missile. The 4 P-20M single launchers (port and starboard) were replaced by two boxed launchers, each with 4 cells. A new variant of the [Integrated Guided Missile Development Program#Prithvi-III] missile was test fired from the ship on March 2007.[1] The ship is capable of attacking land targets, as well as anti-aircraft and anti-submarine warfare in a taskforce-defense or carrier-escort role.[2] The Rajput tracked the Dhanush Ballistic missile during a successful test in 2005.[3]

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