‘Tihayu’: the Fast Attack Craft Given to Indian Navy [ Current Affairs ]
The Indian Navy gets “Tihayu” a Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC) from the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE). In this regard CMD of GRSE AK Verma handed over the ship CDR Ajay Kashov the Commanding Officer of Indian Navy after the Chief Staff Officer (Technical) of Eastern Naval Command SR Sarma carried out the final inspection of the ship.
- Prior to this, 10 WJFACs was delivered by GRSE Indian Navy from 2009 to 2011. And along with this Indian navy has already placed orders for four more of these WJFACs as Follow-on ships.
About WJFAC TIHAYU
- It is series of WJFAC ship and its name came after Tihayu island of Andaman.
- It is advanced version of Fast Attack Crafts.
- It has ability to fit in with the 3 water jet propulsion systems.
- It’s marine diesel engines can generate 2720 KW of power.
- It is 48 X 7.5 metres in a size.
- It has capacity to load around 315 Tons along with endurance of around 2000 nautical miles at 12-14 knots speed.
- It also contains modern habitability conditions with enough space for 29 personnel.
- I also contain CRN-91 indigenous 30mm Gun for Artillery fire support for ship during attack missions along with efficient hull developed by the in-house Design Centre of GRS.
- Along with this also has extensive model testing to achieve speeds with additional 35 knots.
About Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited:
- Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE) India’s one of the leading shipyards.
- It was founded in 1884 and its headquarter located in Kolkata, West Bengal.
- It mainly constricts and repairs commercial and naval vessels such as naval ships, Tankers, Bulk carriers and platform supply vessels.
- Published on: September 8, 2016