RIA Novosti: August 20th, 2011
The Indian Navy put into service its second “stealth-like” frigate on Saturday, IANC news agency reported citing the Navy’s press service.
The Satpura is the second frigate of the Shivalik class to enter the Indian Navy’s service after the first frigate, which holds the same name as the frigate of this class, went into service in April 2010. Both frigates were designed and made in India.
The Satpura has stealth-like technology and is also acoustically quiet and has infrared capabilities.
The frigate is armed with Russian-made anti-surface and anti-submarine Club rockets, Israeli Zenith missiles, torpedoes and also carries two helicopters.
The Navy held an official ceremony in Mumbai for the new frigate.
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