Indian Navy gets jet fast attack craft
Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE) handed over the Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC), Tarmugli, to the Indian Navy.
Rear Admiral (Retd) AK Verma, Chairman and Managing Director of GRSE handed over the warship to the Commanding Officer of the ship Cdr Sreejith S Nair in the GRSE’s shipyard in Kolkata. Other senior officers of the Indian Navy were also present in the programme.
The warship, which is the improved version of Fast Attack Crafts, with accommodation of 29 personnel has been named after an island in Andaman and it is fitted with three water jet propulsion systems powered by marine diesel engines generating 2720 KW of power, indigenous 30mm gun and artillery fire support system. The Fast Attack Crafts were also built by GRSE.
In two years from 2009, GRSE had handed over 10 such similar warships to the Indian Navy. The shipbuilders have handed over the eleventh ship of the kind and three more to be manufacture by GRSE. It may be mentioned that GRSE had also handed over anti-submarine warfare warships to the Indian Navy.