Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd launches third Stealth Frigate of Project 17A ‘TARAGIRI’

Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd launches third Stealth Frigate of Project 17A ‘TARAGIRI’– Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL) has launched the 3rd Stealth Frigate of Project 17A ‘TARAGIRI’ ship (149.02 M long & 17.8 M wide ship), which was built using an Integrated construction methodology which involves hull blocks construction in different geographical locations and integration/erection on Slipway at MDL.

  • On 10th September 2020, The keel of Taragiri was laid and is to be delivered by August 2025. The vessel carries an approximate launch weight of 3510 Tons.
  • The first ship of Project 17A, ‘Nilgiri’ was launched on 28th Sept 2019 and will be launched in the first half of 2024.
  • The total value of Project 17A is around Rs. 25,700 Crores.
  • The second ship of P17A class ‘Udaygiri’ was launched on 17 May 2022 and will be launched in the second half of 2024.
  • On 28 Jun 2022, The keel of the fourth and final ship was already laid.

Third Stealth Frigate of Project 17A ‘TARAGIRI’

  • The ship is 149.02 M long & 17.8 M wide and has been propelled by a CODOG combination of two Gas Turbines and 02 Main Diesel Engines.
  • The ship can achieve a speed of over 28 knots at a displacement of approx. 6670 Tons.
  • The steel used in Hull construction of P17A frigates is indigenously developed.
  • The Taragiri Ship will be equipped with weapons, sensors, an advanced action information system, an integrated platform management system, world-class modular living spaces, a sophisticated power distribution system and a host of other advanced features.
  • It will also have a supersonic surface-to-surface missile system.

Features of Taragiri:

Launch weight: Approximately 3510 Tons
Displacement: Approximately 6670 Tons
Speed: Over 28 knots
Width: 149.02 meters long
17.8 Meters wide
Propelled by a CODOG (Combined Diesel or Gas) combination of two Gas Turbines and two main diesel engines

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