New Delhi: With a total estimated cost of Rs. 313.42 crores, the Ministry of Defence today signed a contract with Kochi-based Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) for the mid-life upgrade and repowering of INS Beas. The first Brahmaputra class frigate to switch from steam to diesel propulsion is INS Beas.
After the mid-life refit and repowering are finished in 2026, INS Beas will join the Indian Navy’s active fleet with an updated weaponry and combat capability. New diesel engines, gearboxes, and propellers will be installed as part of the overhaul, which will also update the ship’s communication, sensor, and combat systems.
The mid-life refurbishment and repowering of INS Beas is a part of the ongoing efforts made by the Indian Navy to update its fleet and keep its competitive edge. The refurbishment will enable the ship to function efficiently in the contemporary marine environment and add at least 15 years to its service life.
The Mid-Life Upgrade and Repowering of INS Beas’s Key Features
- switching to diesel propulsion from steam propulsion for better fuel efficiency and lower operating expenses.
- modernization of the ship’s sensors, communications, and fighting systems.
- the addition of at least 15 years to the ship’s service life.
- To meet the demands of the contemporary marine environment, the ship’s combat capabilities must be upgraded.
An important step in the modernisation efforts of the Indian Navy is the mid-life upgrade and repowering of INS Beas. The improved ship will be an invaluable asset to the Navy and be crucial in protecting India’s maritime interests.