Goa Shipyard Bids For Indian Navy's Patrol Vessel Program

  • Our Bureau
  • 03:59 PM, June 26, 2015
  • 4033

Indian Navy has received proposal from Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) to construct offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) armed with missiles.

“We have submitted a proposal to the Indian Navy that all the future OPVs should be developed with the missile on board that will give more combat muscle to the vessel,” GSL’s Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) Rear Admiral (retd) Shekhar Mital told PTI today.

If fitted with missile the pricing of the vessel goes up only by ten per cent, Mital added.  Any kind of missiles can be fitted for these OPVs he said on the sidelines of ongoing “Make in Goa” held jointly by GSL and Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).

“We can even have Brahmos on the vessel. Basically, the technology would be surface to surface, which is ship to ship missiles. It won’t be surface to air missiles,” the CMD said.

The GSL currently has order of six OPVs for Indian Coast Guard, Two for Sri Lankan Navy, Two for Mauritian Coast Guard. “The price negotiations have also been completed for five more OPVs for the Coast Guard,” Mittal added.

The proposal of fitting missiles on OPVs will not include those vessels which are already under construction or whose price negotiations are done. “If Navy approves, we can do it for the future orders,” he added.

Also Read

Indian Navy Issues RFI For Construction Of 5 Diving Support Craft

June 12, 2015 @ 09:16 AM

Indian Navy Prepares Maritime Infrastructure Perspective Plan

May 28, 2015 @ 01:21 PM

Indian Navy’s Fourth Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette Launched

May 19, 2015 @ 10:17 AM

Indian Navy’s Newly Launched Stealth Destroyer INS Visakhapatnam 65 Percent Indigenous

April 20, 2015 @ 11:45 AM

Indian Navy’s Indigenous Stealth Destroyer Ready For Launch

April 16, 2015 @ 12:20 PM

Goa Shipyard Delivers Offshore Petrol Vessel To Sri Lankan Navy

July 26, 2017 @ 04:09 PM

Goa, New Star On World Defense Exhibitions’ Calendar

January 2, 2016 @ 10:26 AM

Indian MoD Shortlists Five Shipyards For $10 Billion Advanced Submarine Contract

July 13, 2015 @ 01:16 PM

Indian MiG-29K Naval Jet Simulator Commissioned In Kochi

July 1, 2015 @ 02:29 PM

48 New Indigenous Warships Under Construction For Indian Navy

July 1, 2015 @ 10:42 AM

Indian Navy Launches Three Follow-On Water Jet Fast Attack Craft

June 30, 2015 @ 02:54 PM
FEATURES/INTERVIEWS