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Indian Navy launches landing craft

19th January 2015 - 08:45 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Indian Ministry of Defence has launched the third ship of the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk IV project, Yard 2094, for the Indian Navy, as reported on 16 January. Vice Chief of the Naval Staff Reena Lanba named the ship as ‘LCU L53’.

LCU L53, which is built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers for the navy, is fitted with an advanced Integrated Platform Management System for remote control of propulsion, auxiliary and power generating equipment. Two CRN-91 indigenous 30mm guns provide fire support during operations.

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

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