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ARNALA

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  • December 22, 2022
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In News: ‘Arnala’ for Indian Navy was launched at M/s L&T, Kattupalli, Chennai.

About Arnala:

  • It is the first of 08 x ASW SWC Project
  • Arnala class of ships will replace the Abhay class ASW Ships of Indian Navy
  • The ship has been named Arnala to signify the strategic maritime importance accorded to the island of Arnala (located about 13 Km north of Vasai, Maharashtra) by the great Maratha warrior, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
  • Built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata.
  • They are designed to undertake anti-submarine operations in coastal waters and Low Intensity Maritime Operations (LIMO) including subsurface surveillance in littoral waters.
  • The 77.6m ASW SWC ships have a displacement of 900 tons with a maximum speed of 25 knots and endurance of 1800 NM.
  • The ASW SWC ships will have over 80% indigenous content, ensuring that large scale defence production is executed by Indian manufacturing units thereby generating employment and capability build up within the country.

Source: PIB

Previous Year Questions

Q.1) Which one of the following is the best description of ‘INS Astradharini’, that was in the news recently? (2016)

  1. Amphibious warfare ship
  2. Nuclear-powered submarine
  3. Torpedo launch and recovery vessel
  4. Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier

 

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