, Sixth LCU for Indian Navy
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Sixth LCU for Indian Navy

Sixth LCU for Indian Navy April 4, 2019

The Indian Navy has commissioned its sixth Mk IV Landing Craft Utility (LCU). India's state-owned shipyard Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) launched the vessel (L 56), in March 2016. It is now commissioned to navy.

The LCU is part of a USD303 million contract signed between GRSE and the Indian government in September 2011.

The vessel has a standard displacement of 830 tonnes, an overall length of 62.8 m, an overall beam of 11 m, and a hull draught of 2.2 m.

The vessel can carry up to 160 fully equipped soldiers.

 

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