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INS Kora
Class overview
Name: Kora class corvette
Builders: GRSE
Operators:  Indian Navy
Preceded by: Khukri class
Succeeded by: Project 28
Cost: approx INR 2.4 Billion
Planned: 4
Completed: 4
Active: 4
General characteristics
Type: Guided-Missile Corvette
Displacement: 1350-1500 tons
Length: 91.1 metres
Beam: 10.5 metres
Draught: 4.5 metres
Propulsion: 2 diesel engines
Speed: 25 knots
Range: 4000 miles @ 16 knots
Complement: approx. 134
Armament: Guns and missiles:
16 x Kh-35 (SS-N-25) SSM (4 x quad KT-184 launchers)
1 × 76mm gun (AK-176 or Otobreda 76 mm)
2 x 30mm AK-630 CIWS
Igla-1E SAM
Aircraft carried: 1 HAL Dhruv or HAL Chetak

Kora Class corvettes are 1350-ton guided-missile corvettes, in active service with the Indian Navy.[1] Four vessels were built at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) and outfitted at Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL).

Their primary role is as surface combatants, armed with four quad-launchers for 3M-24 anti-ship missiles (Russian: Kh-35 Uran, NATO: SS-N-25 Switchblade)[2] They are powered by two diesel engines.[3] A HAL Chetak or HAL Dhruv helicopter can operate from the vessel.

Each ship cost approximately Rs. 2.4 Billion.

History

The Kora class corvettes were designed by the India's Naval design bureau under Project 25A, as a replacement for the Russian-designed Petya II class corvettes of the Indian Navy. The first two were ordered in April 1990 and latter two in October 1994. The class was to be outfitted with the Trishul SAM, but following the cancellation of the Trishul project a shoulder-launched SAM was adopted.

Vessels

 Name   Pennant   Builder   Commissioned   Status 
INS Kora P61 GRSE 10 August 1998 Active
INS Kirch P62 GRSE 22 January 2001 Active
INS Kulish P63 GRSE 20 August 2001 Active
INS Karmuk P64 GRSE 04 February 2004 Active

References

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