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India’s first ocean surveillance ship 'VC 11184' Details, Features, Specification

 

 

India’s first ocean surveillance ship 'VC 11184' Details, Features, Specification

India's first ever ocean surveillance ship 'VC 11184' is built by Hindustan Shipyard Ltd (HSL). It is the first of its kind ocean surveillance ship being built as part of efforts of Government of India to strengthen the country’s strategic weapons programme.

HSL will be handing over the vessel to Indian Navy by end of 2018.

The 'VC 11184' ocean surveillance ship is being built for National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO), the technical intelligence agency working directly under the supervision of the Prime Minister’s Office and National Security Adviser.

The 'VC 11184' ocean surveillance ship was built inside covered dry dock. Its foundation was laid in June 2014.

The 'VC 11184' ocean surveillance ship has the displacement of more than 10,000 tonnes, length of 175m, a beam of 22m, depth of 6m and can attain a maximum speed of 21 knots. It is powered by two imported 9000kW combined diesel and diesel (CODAD) configuration engines and three 1200 ekW auxiliary generators.

The 'VC 11184' ocean surveillance ship has the capacity to carry 300-strong crew with hi-tech gadgets and communication equipment and large deck capable of a helicopter landing. This ship already has successfully completed the basin trials some time ago.

The 'VC 11184' ocean surveillance ship will be primarily tasked with missile tracking using two sensors, possibly an X-Band AESA primary radar and S-Band AESA secondary radar, ranging. It will also undertake electronic intelligence (ELINT) gathering.

After India only four other countries viz the US, Russia, China, and France are operating similar kind of vessels.


 

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