Landing Craft in the Inventory

Landing Craft in the Inventory 30 July, 2019

Indian Navy commissions sixth Mk IV landing craft. Named IN LCU L-56, the 62.8 m vessel, which was developed and constructed by state-owned shipyard Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers in Kolkata. The LCU is part of a USD303 million contract signed between GRSE and the Indian government. Each vessel of the class has a crew of 50, including five officers, and is fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and advanced systems such as a locally designed integrated bridge system and an integrated platform management system. Each of the vessels has a standard displacement of 830 tonnes. LCUs is armed with the 30 mm CRN-91 naval gun which is complemented by an electro-optical fire- control system. These vessels will also be deployed for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions and limited search-and-rescue duties when required.

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