News in Brief
MDL commenced production of Y-12654, fourth stealth frigate of Project 17A series on January 22, 2020. The P17A class frigates are built using indigenously developed steel, have enhanced stealth features and 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. First ship of P17A, Nilgiri was launched by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on September 28, 2019. The other two ships in the series are at various stages of production.