Missile Destroyer 'Mormugao' launched in Mumbai


Mazgaon - 'Mormugao' the advanced guided missile destroyer of Project 15B built at Mazgaon Dock, was launched today at the shipyard with Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba. Mrs. Reena Lanba launched the majestic vessel at 11.58 AM. Mormugao has a displacement of 7300 tonnes & maximum speed of over 30 knots. The warship is equipped with surface-to-surface missiles, surface-to-air missiles and anti-submarine rocket launchers. It is also capable of carrying two anti-submarine warfare helicopters. Addressing the function before the launch, Admiral Lanba said, "This ship serves the Make in India drive of the country as it is indigenously built." The warship will undergo certain tests and will later be named INS Mormugao.