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Three Follow-on Water Jet Fast Attack Craft Launched
Jul 04, 2015

Three Follow-on Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (FO-WJFAC) for the Indian Navy were launched recently at Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata. 

Key Features

♦ The three ships are named as INS Tarmugli, INS Tilanchang and INS Tihayu. 

♦ The names of the ships are based on picturesque places in the Andaman and Nicobar islands in the Bay of Bengal. 

♦ These Follow-on Water Jet Fast Attack Crafts 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 crafts would also have the latest communication equipment and radars which would enable effective surveillance. 

♦ These follow-on crafts 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. 

Launching of FO-WJFACs Yard 2109, 2110 and 2111 (out of the four contracted), designed in-house, and built by GRSE, Kolkata for the Indian Navy is yet another milestone in India’s quest for self-reliance in ship-building.


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