MDL commenced production of Y-12654, fourth stealth frigate of Project 17A series on January 22, 2020. VAdm S.R. Sarma, Controller of Warship Production & Acquisition, in presence of VAdm Narayan Prasad, Chairman & Managing Director, MDL and other Senior Officials from MDL & Navy inaugurated the production activities of fourth frigate of P17A at the shipyard.
First ship of P17A, Nilgiri was launched by Hon'ble Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh on September 28, 2019. The other two ships in the series are at various stages of production.
The P17A class frigates are built using indigenously developed steel, have enhanced stealth featuresand are fitted with state-of-the-art weapon and sensor systems along with advanced Integrated Platform Management System. P17A frigates are built using 'Integrated Construction (IC) methodology' to reduce the build period of warships.