- Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited(GRSE) and India’s defence ministry has signed a contract for construction and supply of eight anti-submarine warfare shallow water crafts (ASW SWCs) for Indian Navy.
- The anti-submarine warfare shallow water craft(ASW SWC) will have a displacement of 750 tonnes and a top speed of 25 knots.The vessels will have the capability to interdict/destroy sub-surface targets in coastal waters.
- These warships will conform to latest Marine Pollution Standards of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).
- These ships will be designed for combating the threats posed by submarines and special underwater craft operating in relatively shallow waters.It will also incorporate advanced sensors,including sonars and anti-submarine weapon systems.Further,the platforms will also be equipped with modern automation systems.
- In addition,these ships can also be deployed for search and rescue operations during day and night in coastal areas.In their secondary role,they will be capable to prosecute intruding aircraft and lay mines in the sea bed.
- Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd is one of India’s leading shipyards located in Kolkata,West Bengal.It builds and repairs commercial and naval vessels.It is first Indian shipyard to build 100 warships.
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