Indian Navy inducts fourth missile-cum-ammunition barge

Indian Navy has inducted the LSAM 10, the fourth Missile-Cum-Ammunition Barge, of 08 x Missile Cum Ammunition Barge project, built by MSME Shipyard, M/s SECON Engineering Projects Pvt Ltd, Visakhapatnam for Indian Navy, on 28 Dec 23 at Naval Dockyards, Mumbai for NAD(Karanja).

The Induction Ceremony was presided over by Cmde MV Raj Krishna, CoY(Mbi). 

Noteworthy, the contract for building 08 x Missile-Cum-Ammunition Barge was signed between MoD and M/s SECON Engineering Projects Pvt Ltd, Visakhapatnam on 19 Feb 21.

Induction of these Barges would provide impetus to operational commitments of IN by facilitating Transportation, Embarkation and Disembarkation of articles/ ammunition to IN Ships both alongside jetties and at outer harbours.

Also, these Barges are indigenously designed and built under relevant Naval Rules and Regulation of Indian Register of Shipping (IRS).

The model testing of the Barge during design stage was undertaken at Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL), Visakhapatnam.