First P15 Bravo destroyer Visakhapatnam successfully completes basin trials, enters a phase of sea trials, which will be completed by April 2021. Commissioning expected by mid-2021.
The Project 15B is a class of stealth guided missile destroyers currently under construction for the Indian Navy. The class comprises four ships – Visakhapatnam, Mormugao, Imphal and Porbandar all of which are being built by the Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) in India and will be the largest destroyers to be operated by the Indian Navy.
The destroyers are an improved version of the Kolkata-class (Project 15A) and will feature enhanced stealth characteristics. The first ship is expected to enter service in 2021.