Chapters: Kora Class Corvette, Ins Kora, Ins Karmuk, Ins Kirch, Ins
Kulish. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 17. Not illustrated. Free updates
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books without charge. Excerpt: Kora Class corvettes are 1350-ton
guided-missile corvettes, in active service with the Indian Navy.
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) They are powered by two diesel engines. A HAL Chetak
or HAL Dhruv helicopter can operate from the vessel. Each ship cost
approximately Rs. 2.4 Billion. 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. ...More: http:
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