Last Updated: 13 April 2007
Vessel Type: Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel.
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Structure: Similar to the Sukanya Class large patrol vessel but more heavily armed and carries a helicopter capable of transporting a marine contingent. The vessel also has a telescopic hangar.
tons full load.
Dimensions: Length - 102.45 metres.
.................Beam - 11.5 metres.
.................Draught - 3.56 metres.
Main Machinery: Two 12,800 hp diesel motors, 2 shafts and cp props.
Maximum Speed: 22 knots.
Range: 7000 nautical miles at 15 knots.
Complement: 110 (including 12 officers).
Decca 2459, F/I-band.
Weapons: One OTO Melara 76mm gun at 85º elevation with 85 rounds a minute to 8.7 nautical miles; 16 km. A pair of 7.62mm machine guns are also carried on board the vessel.
Weapons Control: Bharat/Radamec Optronic 2400 director.
Helicopters: With a capability to handle a 6.5 ton helicopter, these AOPVs can embark a HAL Chetak, a HAL Dhruv or a Sea King Mk.42B helicopter. The flight deck has a landing grid and is fitted with equipment to aid night landing.
Comments: These patrol vessels represent a major step forward in the Indian Coast Guard's capabilities. The original plan was to build at least six of the class, but a new design has replaced this one. These AOPVs are primarily designed for round the clock, all-weather, coastal patrolling, policing, anti-smuggling, anti-terrorist and sea-air search & rescue missions. The vessel has facilities for:
• Fire fighting at sea.
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