ISLAMABAD - In a boost for Indian Navy , the Defence Ministry on Thursday signed contract with Russia for enhancing air defence capability of Delhi class warships of Indian Navy . The contract for modernisation of “Air Defence Complex Kashmir and Radar Fregat MAE” on P-15 (Delhi Class) of ships was signed between the Ministry of Defence and JSC Rosoboronexport, Russian Federation.
The modernisation of Radar and Missile systems would enhance the air defence capability of the P-15 Ships. As per the agreement reached between New Delhi and Moscow, modernisation, major overhaul and refurbishment of sub systems would be undertaken in India. The manufacturing of critical hardware would also be undertaken in partnership with the Indian industry.
There are 3 Delhi class destroyers in Indian Navy - INS Delhi, INS Mysore, INS Mumbai. The Delhi-class destroyers are guided-missile destroyers and three ships of this class are in active service. Delhi-class warships are guided-missile destroyers with a displacement of 6,200 tonnes, a length of 163 metres and a crew of 40 officers and 310 sailors. They have a maximum speed of 32 knots (59 kilometres per hour).