INS Tabar (F44) (translated as Battle axe) is the third of the s of the Indian Navy. The frigate was commissioned on 19 April 2004 in Kaliningrad, Russia. INS Tabar is the first vessel in the Talwar class to be armed with supersonic BrahMos (PJ-10) anti-ship cruise missiles. She is also equipped with Barak missiles. The commissioning CO of Tabar was Capt.Ag Thapliyal
After a 12 port commissioning cruise INS Tabar
reached her homeport of Mumbai
31 July 2004. Along with her sister ships INS Talwar
(sword in Sanskrit) and INS Trishul
(trident in Sanskrit), INS Tabar
is assigned to Indian Navy’s Western Naval Command, headquartered in Mumbai. INS Tabar
is a well-equipped warship that has the ability to handle air/surface/sub-surface missions or defending herself operating either independently on maritime missions or supporting a larger naval task force.
Design and performance
s 28 officers and 232 sailors living conditions are similar to those on the RAN’s Adelaide class
frigate. Fully loaded, INS Tabar
has a displacement of 4035 tons. The main engines of INS Tabar
are the Zorya/Mashproekt M7N-1E gas turbine
plant comprising two DS-71 cruise turbines (each rated up to 9000 hp) and two DT-59 boost turbines. These powerplants move INS Tabar
to . Her maximum range is at , while at the range lessens to . One downside for INS Tabar
and her sister ships is the amount of smoke her engines produce.
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