First defence ship by private company ICGS Vikram under 'Make in India' docks at New Mangalore Port
, the first in the class of seven new generationoffshore patrol vessels
(OPVs) contracted by the ministry of defence (MoD) in March 2015 under the government's initiative of 'Make in India
', arrived at its base port - theNew Mangalore Port
, on Sunday.
The 98.2 metre long and 15 metre wide vessel has been designed and built indigenously byLarsen and Toubro
. Subash Bhamre, junior defence minister, had commissioned the ship in Chennai on April 11.
ICGS Vikram has a 3.6 metre draught, 2,140 tonnes displacement and a range of 5,000 nautical miles. It can attain a sustained speed of up to 26 knots. The ship has been fitted with state-of-the art navigation and communication equipment, sensors and machineries. It also features a 30mm gun and a 12.7mm gun with fire control system giving an edge to its fighting efficiency.
The ship is designed to carry one twin-engine light helicopter and stage two twin engine heavy helicopters with night flying capabilities. It is also capable of ca....