Anjadip : Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Craft
‘Anjadip’, the 3rd of eight ships of the Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Craft (SWC) Project being built by Kolkata-based Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) for the Indian Navy, was recently launched.
- Anjadip Shallow Water Craft is an anti-submarine warfare shallow watercraft vessel built for the Indian Navy.
- It was built by the Kolkata-based Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE).
- Anjadip is the third of the eight ships of the contract that was signed between Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Kolkata and the Ministry of Defence in April 2019.
- The vessel was named after the island of Anjadip, located off Karwar Port, Karnataka, signifying its strategic maritime importance.
- It is designed to undertake anti-submarine operations in coastal waters, low intensity maritime operations and subsurface surveillance among others.
- The ship is a 900-ton, 77-metre-long vessel powered by water-jet propulsion.
- It can achieve a maximum speed of 25 knots (46 km/h) and has an endurance of 1,800 nautical miles (3,300 km) at 14 knots (26 km/h).
- The crew consists of 57 members, including seven officers and 50 sailors.
- It is equipped with an Anti-submarine Combat Suite, potentially the DRDO-developed IAC MOD’C’, a Hull Mounted Sonar, and a Low-frequency Variable depth Sonar.