GRSE launched the ‘Most Silent Ship’ INS Androth
Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), a shipbuilding company in India, has launched INS Androth, a vessel claimed to be the “most silent ship in the country” for the Indian Navy. The vessel is the first in a series of eight anti-submarine warfare shallow-watercraft to be delivered to the navy. The ships will be used for patrolling, search and rescue operations, and other military missions. The INS Androth has been designed to accommodate 50 crew members and is equipped with state-of-the-art communication systems, radars, and sonars to detect and track enemy submarines. The ship also features a stealth design that reduces its acoustic signature, making it difficult to detect underwater.
Dimensions of INS Androth
The INS Androth, launched by GRSE, is a 77-meter-long, waterjet propelled ASW Shallow water craft that is designed to operate in coastal waters for anti-submarine operations, mine laying operations, and Low Intensity Maritime Operations (LIMO). Despite their smaller size, these ships are equipped with lightweight torpedoes, ASW rockets and mines, close-in weapon system (30 mm gun), and 16.7 mm stabilized remote-controlled guns. They are also capable of full-scale sub-surface surveillance of coastal waters and coordinated ASW operations with aircraft. In addition, the ASW SWC has hull-mounted sonar and a low frequency variable depth sonar. All the ships in the Project adhere to IR Class rules for Naval Vessels, with Class Surveyors ensuring that construction is in accordance with these rules.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- GRSE Chairman & Managing Director: Rear Admiral V K Saxena;
- GRSE Headquarters: Kolkata, West Bengal.
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