Mangaluru: Indian Coast Guard Ship Vikram has been arrived at its base Port, New Mangalore on Sunday. ICGS Vikram has been designed and built by M/s Larsen & Turbo Ltd, Chennai. This is the ‘first in class’ of seven new generation Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) contracted by Ministry of Defence (MoD) to L&T in March 2015, under Government’s initiative of ‘Make in India’.
Commissioning of the indigenously designed and built ICGS Vikram was also rendered a befitting curtain-raiser to the “Make in India” theme during recently conducted DEFEXPO - 2018 at Chennai. The ship is 98 m long, 15 m wide, has 3.6 m draught, 2140 tons displacement and a range of 5,000 NM. It can attain a sustained speed of up to 26 knots. It is built with Integrated Platform Management System to enable special control capabilities.
The ship has been fitted with most advanced state of the art navigation and communication equipment, sensors and machineries. It also features a 30 mm gun and 12.7 mm gun with FCS giving an edge to her fighting efficiency. The ship is also designed to carry one Twin Engine Light Helicopter and stage through of twin engine heavy helicopter with night flying capabilities.
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