May 30, 2024
  • India’s Naval arm, the Indian Navy (IN), recently bolstered its capabilities with the launch of the LSAM 20, the sixth barge in its 11 x ACTCM Barge Project. The launch ceremony, held on April 29, 2024, took place at the M/s Suryadipta Project Pvt. Ltd. shipyard in Thane.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • LSAM 20 is an Ammunition Cum Torpedo Cum Missile Barge.
  • It was constructed by M/s Suryadipta Projects Pvt. Ltd., a MSME shipyard, showcasing India’s Make in India initiative.
  • The contract for building all 11 barges was signed between the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and M/s Suryadipta Projects Pvt. Ltd. on March 5th, 2021.

BENEFITS OF THE ACTCM BARGES:

  • These barges will significantly enhance the operational efficiency of the Indian Navy.
  • They will facilitate the transportation, embarkation, and disembarkation of critical supplies, including ammunition, to Indian Navy ships at jetties and outer harbors.
  • The barges are indigenously designed and built, adhering to the stringent standards of the Indian Register of Shipping.
  • Model testing was conducted at the Naval Science and Technological Laboratory in Visakhapatnam during the design phase.
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