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Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd to build 8 LCUs for Indian Navy Print E-mail
Written by Jeeva   
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
New Delhi: Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited (GRSE) will be building eight specialized assault vessels called Landing Craft Utility (LCU) for the Indian Navy. The Cabinet Committee on Security has cleared the proposal for acquisition of eight LCUs for around 23 billion Indian rupees (USD 483.55 million). The first LCU is expected to be delivered in three years.

The government is also understood to be finalizing the acquisition of four amphibious warfare ships called Landing Platform Docks (LPDs) for around 168.91 billion Indian rupees (USD 3.55 billion). These will be built by Hindustan Shipyard and private shipyards in collaboration with a foreign manufacturer.

The LCUs will enable easier transportation of troops and heavy weapon systems over long distances. The new LCUs will replace the existing fleet of six amphibious boats already in service.

 
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