The Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Thursday (12 September) signed a contract for modernising the radar and missile systems on P-15 (Delhi-class) ships with Russian defence firm JSC Rosoboronexport, reports Times of India.
The modernisation of radar and missile systems would substantially enhance the Air Defence capability of the P-15 Ships, said an official statement.
“The contract for modernisation of “Air Defence Complex Kashmir and Radar Fregat MAE” on P-15 (Delhi Class) of ships was signed between the Ministry of Defence, India and JSC Rosoboronexport, Russian Federation on 12 September 2019,” the statement said.
As part of the scope of work under modernisation, major overhaul and refurbishment of the systems would be undertaken in India.
In addition, manufacturing of critical hardware would also be undertaken in partnership with the Indian industry.
There are 3 Delhi class destroyers in Indian Navy - INS Delhi, INS Mysore, INS Mumbai. Delhi-class warships are guided-missile destroyers with a displacement of 6,200 tonnes, a length of 163 metres and a crew of 40 officers and 310 sailors. They have a maximum speed of 32 knots (59 kilometres per hour).