Indian Navy’s seventh landing craft utility L-57 launched by GRSE

Posted on:28 Nov 2016 09:39:45
Indian Navy’s seventh landing craft utility L-57 launched by GRSE
28 November 2016 Current Affairs: Indian Navy’s seventh landing craft utility (LCU) L-57 was launched by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) in Kolkata, West Bengal. LCU L-57 is the largest ship of this kind built anywhere in the world. It is the seventh vessel in the series of eight LCU Ships being designed and built by GRSE for the Indian Navy.

LCU L-57 is fully designed in-house by GRSE. It is designed for a maximum speed of 15 knots with an endurance of more than 1,500 nautical miles. 

It has a capability to transport two tanks or four special vehicles and 160 Army troops for landing in remote area. It can be deployed for multirole activities like beaching operations, humanitarian and disaster relief operations and evacuation from distant islands. 

It will be extremely useful for joint operations carried out by the Indian Navy and Indian Army for ensuring maritime security and protection of remote islands. It is best suited for protection of India’s island territories of Lakshadweep islands in the Arabian Sea as well as Andaman and Nicobar in the Bay of Bengal.

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