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Indian Navy to commission three immediate support vessels

  • In keeping with the Prime Minister’s call to ‘Make in India’, 14 of the ISVs were built indigenously by M/s SHM Shipcare, Thane while four were built by M/s ADSB and five by M/s Rodman Polyships.
  • They are the last three of 23 Immediate Support Vessels and were commissioned into Indian Navy as T-48, T-49 and T-50.
  • Vice Adm SPS Cheema, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command, stated that Offshore Development Area (ODA), which accounts for over 70% of the indigenous hydrocarbon production, plays a vital role in energy security matrix of the country and given the prevailing volatile situation and threat of terrorism its security can never be undermined.
  • Built to international standards by adopting state of art material and production technologies, these ships are armed with Heavy Machine Guns (HMGs) and propelled by water jet propulsion systems.
  • ISVs can operate at maximum speed of 40 Knots and economical speed of 20 Knots.
  • They are designed to operate for long duration and have endurance of 500 nautical miles at sea.
  • These ships are also equipped with advanced sensors and navigational aids.

Source: ET

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