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Landing Craft Utility Ship for Indian Navy
Feb 08, 2015

The third ship of the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk IV project, Yard 2094, for the Indian Navy was recently launched at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata.

Key Features

  • LCU L53 is the third vessel in the series of eight Landing Craft Utility Ships being built by GRSE for the Indian Navy.

  • The first LCU was launched on March 12, and the second on September 23, last year.

  • These ships will play significant role in transportation of Main Battle Tanks, Armoured Vehicles and Troops of the Indian Army during amphibious operations.

  • The ship will be fitted with an advanced Integrated Platform Management System for remote control of propulsion, auxiliary and power generating equipment.

  • Two CRN-91 indigenous 30 mm guns to provide fire support during operations will also be fitted onboard.

  • The ship can be deployed for maritime roles like maritime security, beaching/un-beaching, humanitarian relief operations and evacuation from distant islands, search and rescue operations and peace-keeping missions.

Yard 2094, designed in-house and built by GRSE for the Indian Navy is yet another milestone in India’s quest for self-reliance in sophisticated shipbuilding.

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