The Indian Navy will be inducting the most advanced missile tracking vessel next year. Project VC 11184 is being built at Hindustan Shipyard Ltd (HSL) at a cost of 725 crores approximately.
The building of the ship was started four years ago and was kept under a classified project just like the construction of Indian nuclear submarines.
According to reports, the ship is in its final phase where trials are ongoing of its various components. Once completed, it will be inducted into the Navy next year.
The ship is specially tailored with lots of radars and equipment to track missiles, aircraft and low flying threats and will also be used to support India’s strategic weapons program.
Till now, India doesn’t have any dedicated missile tracker vessel.