Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Commissioning INS Kiltan into Indian Navy

Rourkela: The Steel Authority of India Ltd.(Sail) has supplied defence grade DMR 249A steel plates for the indigenously built Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) stealth corvette INS – Kiltan which was commissioned Tuesday  into Indian Navy. It is the third of the four indigenously built AWS stealth corvettes under project 28 (Kamorta class) to join Indian Navy after sister ships INS Kamorta and INS Kadmatt.

A RSP spokesperson said that Sail’s integrated functioning across all its Plants has again successfully supplied the required quantity of steel for this significant project.

According to the spokesperson, DMR 249A is a low carbon micro-alloyed grade of steel with stringent toughness requirement at sub-zero temperature. Sail developed this warship grade steel plates for Indian Navy in collaboration with Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad. Sail has been supplying steel for defence sector for a long time and its steel has been used in various other prestigious ship building projects. So far Sail has supplied more than 50000 tonnes of DMR 249A defencegrade steel for naval ships against various requirements, the spokesperson said.