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Indian Navy launches fast attack craft

2nd July 2015 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The Indian Navy launched three Follow-on Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (FO-WJFAC) at Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) facility in Kolkata on 30 June 2015.

The three new ships have been named the INS Tarmugli, Tilanchang and Tihayu. The FO-WJFAC use 4000-series MTU engines and a new machinery control system. They can reach speeds of 35 knots and - according to the Indian Ministry of Defence - feature the latest communication equipment and radars for surveillance.

When compared to WJFAC currently in service, the FO-WJFAC has a higher power-generating capacity of 280kW and a higher RO plant capacity of 2TPD to 4TPD. The new vessels feature the indigenously-built CRN 91 gun with an optronic pedestal.

Two of the three FO-WJFAC will be delivered to the navy later in 2015. GRSE is under contract to build four attack craft in total.

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