State-run SAIL today said it has supplied special grade steel for indigenously built anti- submarine warfare stealth corvette INS Kiltan.
"Partnering nation's 'Make in India' drive, Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) has supplied defence grade DMR 249A steel plates for...INS Kiltan which was commissioned today into Indian Navy," the company said in a statement.
DMR 249A is a low carbon micro-alloyed grade of steel with stringent toughness requirement at sub-zero temperature.
In partnership with Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad, the PSU developed the warship grade steel plates for Indian Navy, SAIL said.
"It is the third of the four indigenously built AWS stealth corvettes under project 28 (Kamorta class) to join Indian Navy after sister ships INS Kamorta and INS Kadmatt," the statement said.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today commissioned the INS Kiltan, describing it as a "shining armour" in the country's 'Make in India' programme.
Kiltan is the latest indigenous warship after Shivalik class, Kolkata class and sister ships INS Kamorta and INS Kadmatt to have joined the Indian Navy's arsenal wherein a plethora of weapons and sensors have been integrated to provide a Common Operational Picture (COP).
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