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Coast Guard gets first high-speed interceptor boat
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 12/20/2012 12:00:00 AM
Coast Guard gets first high-speed interceptor boat

Mumbai : The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) received its first indigenously designed and constructed high-speed interceptor boat capable of speeds of 40 knots, an official said here Thursday.

Designed and constructed by the engineering giant Larsen & Toubro (L&T), this is the first of 36 such boats to be constructed for the Coast Guard at a cost of Rs.9.77 billion.

The boat was delivered and commissioned at Porbandar station of the ICG in Gujarat. The boat is capable of attaining speeds of 40 knots (74 km/hour).

The boat has a full aluminium-alloy body for reduced weight and is powered by twin water-jet propulsion systems to enable quick response for vital coastal surveillance activities.

Besides, these boats can also operate effectively in shallow waters which would be critical for near-shore actions, thus significantly enhancing the country's coastal security programmes.

Encompassing state-of-the-art technology in designing and construction, L&T will also explore export potential for these boats.

The boats are a part of the overall enhancement of the coastal security measures initiated by the central government in the wake of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.


Coast Guard gets first high-speed interceptor boat


भारत डिफेंस कवच की नई हिन्दी पत्रिका ‘डिफेंस मॉनिटर’ का ताजा अंक ऊपर दर्शाया गया है। इसके पहले दस पन्ने आप मुफ्त देख सकते हैं। पूरी पत्रिका पढ़ने के लिए कुछ राशि का भुगतान करना होता है। पुराने अंक आप पूरी तरह फ्री पढ़ सकते हैं। पत्रिका के अंकों पर क्लिक करें और देखें। -संपादक

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