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Indian Navy Receives Indigenous ‘Ammunition Cum Torpedo Cum Missile Barge’ at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai

Mumbai: The Indian Navy marked a significant milestone on March 28, 2024, with the delivery of the ‘Ammunition Cum Torpedo Cum Missile Barge, LSAM 18’, as part of the 11x ACTCM Barge Project. The barge, built by MSME Shipyard, M/s Suryadipta Projects Pvt Ltd, Thane, was handed over to the Indian Navy at a ceremony held at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai, for Naval Armament Depot (Karanja). The induction ceremony was graced by Commodore Vikram Bora, ND(Mbi)/ GM(Tech).

The contract for constructing 11 X ACTCM Barges was signed between the Ministry of Defence and M/s Suryadipta Projects Pvt Ltd, Thane, on March 5, 2021. The addition of these specialized barges will bolster the operational capabilities of the Indian Navy by facilitating the transportation, embarkation, and disembarkation of articles and ammunition to IN ships, both alongside jetties and at outer harbors.

Designed and built indigenously under the relevant Naval Rules and Regulations of the Indian Register of Shipping, these barges underwent meticulous model testing during the design stage at the Naval Science and Technological Laboratory, Visakhapatnam.

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