INS Kiltan, the Anti Submarine Warfare Corvette of the Indian Navy, designed under Project-28, was launched on March 26, 2013.
With nearly 90 percent indigenous content, the efforts made by Indian Navy and Defence Shipyards towards the national goal of indigenization and self-reliance got a major impetus with this latest ASW Corvette launch.
The ship’s hull form is highly efficient with excellent sea-keeping and maneuverability characteristics with overall length of 109 meters. The ship can cut through the sea at a very high speed of 25 Knots.
Hull of the ship is built with warship grade high tensile indigenous steel. The DMR 249A steel has been developed and produced by Steel Authority of India Limited.
DMR 249A is a low carbon low alloyed steel and the specified gas contents of hydrogen is less than 2 parts per million (PPM) that gives the customized strength and toughness.