Indian Navy Commissions Indigenous Fast Attack Craft

17 July 2011 (Last Updated July 17th, 2011 18:30)

The Indian Navy has commissioned an indigenously built fast attack craft at its eastern naval command base in Visakhapatnam. The INS Koswari has been designed to operate in shallow waters at high speed, provide day-and-night surveillance capability, enhanced firepower and combat asymme

The Indian Navy has commissioned an indigenously built fast attack craft at its eastern naval command base in Visakhapatnam.

The INS Koswari has been designed to operate in shallow waters at high speed, provide day-and-night surveillance capability, enhanced firepower and combat asymmetric threats.

The 52m-long vessel has a displacement capacity of 325t, can cruise at speeds in excess of 30kts and is equipped with advanced MTU engines and latest communication sets.

The craft will be deployed in coastal patrol and anti-piracy missions along the Konkan coast and Lakshadweep group of islands.