Osprey-Class Minehunter Coastal ships For India.

The US Senate has approved the
transfer of two Osprey-class minehunter coastal ships to
India.

The two minehunter ships are Kingfisher (MHC-56) and
Cormorant (MHC-57). Both were decommissioned in 2007 and now
awaiting it’s to India.

Osprey-class coastal minehunters are designed to find,
classify, and destroy moored and bottom naval mines from vital
waterways. They use sonar and video systems, cable cutters and
a mine detonating device that can be released and detonated by
remote control. 

Their primary mission is reconnaissance, classification,
and neutralisation of all types of moored and bottom mines in
littoral areas, harbours and coastal waterways. The ships are
equipped with a high definition, variable-depth sonar, and a
remotely-operated, robotic submarine used to neutralise mines.