Indian Navy today launched three Follow-On Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (FO-WJFAC) at Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata.
The three vessels were named as 'INS Tarmugli', 'INS Tilanchang' & 'INS Tihayu' based on places in the Andaman and Nicobar islands in the Bay of Bengal.
Vice Admiral P Murugesan, Vice Chief of the Naval Staff asserted that Indian Navy has been the torch bearer in the drive for indigenous construction of warships and acknowledged the role of GRSE as a reliable partner in pursuing the national goal of 'Make in India'.
These follow on Water Jet Fast Attack Craft are powered by the latest 4000-series of MTU engines, along with advanced machinery control system and water jets and can attain a maximum speed of 35 Knots. The craft would also have the latest communication equipment and radars which would enable effective surveillance.
These follow on ships have higher power generating capacity of 280 kW, enhanced capacity of RO plant from 2 TPD to 4 TPD among many other features as compared to the Water Jet Fast Attack Craft already in service. The indigenous CRN 91 Gun with Optronic Pedestal gives them the requisite firepower to undertake their basic role of patrolling effectively. Two of these ships are scheduled to be delivered to the Indian Navy in this year.
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,” GSLs Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) Rear Admiral (retd) Shekhar Mital told PTI today
The Indian Defense Ministry on Monday has released a Request for Information (RFI) for the construction and delivery of five self propelled Diving Support Craft for the Indian Navy. The Diving Support Craft should be capable of fully supporting operational/training dives in harbors and coastal waters
Larsen & Toubro (L&T) announced today that it has been awarded a 468 crore (US $73 Million) contract by the Indian Defense Ministry to design and construct a floating dock for the Indian Navy (FDN). The floating dock is expected to significantly enhance the support infrastructure of the navy for docking of warships and submarines for repairs and refits
The Indian Navy has prepared a maritime infrastructure perspective plan to improve maintenance and operability of naval assets, the Chief of Staff of the Navy, Admiral R K Dhowan said today. Addressing a press conference in Delhi, the chief said that the plan would be in sync with the overall preparedness of the navy
Indian Navys fourth Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette, Kavaratti, being built by Garden Reach Ship Builders and Engineers (GRSE) has been launched by wife of Minister of State for Defense, Inderjit Rao in Kolkata today. Of the other three ships of the same class, INS Kamrota was delivered to the navy in 2014
INS Tarasa, a Water Jet Fast Attack Craft was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai today. Vice Admiral Luthra said the passage of the ship during her maiden voyage from Kolkata to Mumbai, in rough weather, bears testimony to the seaworthiness of the ship
Local manufacturing of fighter and reconnaissance aircraft is not on the indigenization agenda of the Indian Navy for the next 15 years. India has a huge requirement of carrier borne fighter aircraft as it is building its indigenous aircraft carrier and has another bigger carrier on the drawing board besides a steadily growing requirement for maritime surveillance planes
Indian Navys new time bound indigenization plan for 2015-2030 has a list of products ranging from surface-to-air missiles for warships to air independent propulsion system for submarines. The list proposed in the ‘Indian Naval Indigenization Plan 2015-2030′ is divided into three segments that make up a warship- float, move and fight
The Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) appointed committee has shortlisted five shipyards out of seven to compete for the INR 64,000-crore (US $10 billion) project to build six advanced submarines for the navy. Mazagon Dock, Cochin Shipyard, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Hindustan Shipyard and Goa Shipyard - and two in the private sector - Larsen and Toubro and Pipavav have been selected for the submarine project P-75i
India has commissioned a MiG 29K Aircraft Training Simulator Facility at its Naval Institute of Aeronautical Technology (NIAT) in Kochi. “The simulator training facility is set up by Indian Navy and is part of the MiG-29K Aircraft contract for imparting real time training to air crew and technical personnel on all systems of the aircraft and associated maintenance requirements,” Indian Navy press release stated
48 warships that include aircraft carriers, frigates, destroyers, submarines, corvettes and fast attack crafts are under construction in Indian Shipyards. Vice Admiral P Murugesan, Vice Chief of the Indian Navy was speaking at the launch of three Water Jet Fast Attack Crafts (WJFAC) at the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd
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