Anjadip Shallow Water Craft

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Overview:

‘Anjadip’, the 3rd of eight ships of the Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Craft (SWC) Project being built by Kolkata-based Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) for the Indian Navy, was recently launched.

About Anjadip Shallow Water Craft:

  • It is an anti-submarine warfare shallow watercraft vessel built for the Indian Navy.
  • It was built by the Kolkata-based Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE).
  • Anjadip is the third of the eight ships of the contract that was signed between Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Kolkata and the Ministry of Defence in April 2019.
  • The vessel was named after the island of Anjadip, located off Karwar Port, Karnataka, signifying its strategic maritime importance.
  • It is designed to undertake anti-submarine operations in coastal waters, low intensity maritime operations and subsurface surveillance among others.
  • Features:
    • The ship is a 900-ton, 77-metre-long vessel powered by water-jet propulsion.
    • It can achieve a maximum speed of 25 knots (46 km/h) and has an endurance of 1,800 nautical miles (3,300 km) at 14 knots (26 km/h). 
    • The crew consists of 57 members, including seven officers and 50 sailors.
    • It is equipped with an Anti-submarine Combat Suite, potentially the DRDO-developed IAC MOD'C', a Hull Mounted Sonar, and a Low-frequency Variable depth Sonar.
    • It also features a fire control system (FCS), an integrated Platform Management system, an Atomic Power Management system, and a Battle Damage control system.

 


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It is an anti-submarine warfare shallow watercraft vessel built for the Indian Navy.It was built by the Kolkata-based Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE).

Source: Anti-Submarine Warfare Vessel 'Anjadip' Built For Indian Navy Launched