The Indian Navy has inducted the third ship of the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk-IV project.
Designed and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), LCU MK-IV ship is an amphibious ship with a displacement of 830 Tons and is capable of transporting combat equipment such as Main Battle Tanks Arjun, T72 and other Armoured Vehicles, the Indian ministry of defense said in a statement Wednesday.
The ship is fitted with Integrated Bridge System (IBS), Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) and indigenous CRN 91 Gun with Stabilised Optronic Pedestal.
The ship is capable of carrying 160 troops in addition to five officers and 45 sailors. The ships would be based in the Andaman and Nicobar Command and will undertake multi role activities such as beaching operations, HADR, search/ rescue, and supply and replenishment of distant islands.
The remaining five ships of the project are in an advanced stage of construction and are scheduled to be inducted into Indian Navy over the next year and half. Mk IV LCU class vessels are follow on class of Mk. III LCU operated by the Indian Navy.
Indias Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) has signed a ‘Letter of Intent on 12th April with Frances Naval Group to expand their collaboration in the field of design and production of all shore based simulators for Scorpene Submarine project and also for other future advanced simulator requirements of the Indian Navy. The two companies had also signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) (latest one in Oct 17 for simulators for submarines Combat Management System (CMS))
The delay in induction of Indias new class of attack submarines has forced the Navy to upgrade six of its oldest submarines under the Major Refit and Life Certification (MRLC) programme. Four Sindhughosh-class (Russian Kilo) and two Shishumar-class (German HDW) submarines are to be engaged in ‘life extension and refit programmes, at a cost of INR 1,000 crore (US$ 155 million) per boat,
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