Reliance Defence to build fast patrol vessels for Indian Coast Guard

The Indian Ministry of Defence has awarded Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited a contract to design 14 fast patrol vessels for the Indian Coast Guard.

According to the company, the contract is worth Rs. 916 crore (approx. $141.5 million).

Fast patrol vessels are medium range, high speed vessels used for patrol within exclusive economic zone, coastal patrol, anti-smuggling, anti-piracy and search & rescue operations.

The company said the bidding process was a competitive one and saw the participation of all major Indian shipyards including L&T, Cochin Shipyard Limited, Goa Shipyard Limited and Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE).

Reliance Defence further said it is the first private contractor to receive a contract to design and build such a class of ships for Indian Armed Forces. RDEL will be developing the design in-house.

Share this article

Follow Naval Today

Events>

<< Nov 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 1

Maritime Information Warfare 2019

SMi’s Maritime Information Warfare conference is returning to London…

read more >

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology

As varied threats in the Mediterranean Sea continue to proliferate, the need to advance…

read more >