Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) has received a contract for the construction of two Project 1135.6 warships for the Indian Navy. The two warships are slated for delivery in June 2026 and December 2026 respectively.
The contracts have been awarded as part pf an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) between the Government of Republic of India and Government of Russian Federation concluded on 15 Oct 2016, for construction of additional Project 1135.6 Follow-on ships in India, at GSL.
The P 1135.6 series of frigates will be equipped to operate in littoral and blue waters; both as a single unit and as consorts of a naval task force.
The warships feature advanced stealth features including a special hull design, to limit radar cross-section, low electromagnetic, infrared and under water noise signatures.
The two warships being built in India would feature indigenous systems such as sonar equipment, Brahmos missile system, Combat Management System etc.