On Board India's Deadliest New Warship: 10 Facts
On Wednesday, the Indian Navy commissioned its newest and most powerful destroyer, the INS Kochi. At 7,500 tonnes, the Kochi, which has been built at Mazgaon Docks, Mumbai, is one of the largest ships of its class in the world and incorporates state of the art sensors and weapon systems. The most potent sensor on the Kochi is the Israeli built MF-STAR phased array radar capable to tracking targets several hundreds of kilometres away. The Kochi is also armed with a new generation of Surface to Air Missiles, the Indo-Israeli Barak-8 which can reportedly intercept enemy aircraft and missiles 100 kilometres away. The Kochi is the second in a class of three Kolkata class destroyers being built in India.