Indian Navy inducts fifth missile-cum-ammunition barge

Indian Navy has inducted the  LSAM 19 (Yard 129), the fifth Missile-Cum-Ammunition Barge, of 08 x Missile-Cum-Ammunition Barge project, built by MSME Shipyard, M/s Suryadipta Projects Pvt Ltd, Thane on 24 Jan 24 at Suryadipta Project Pvt Ltd (Launch site of M/s SPPL).

The launching Ceremony was presided over by Cmde V Pravin, AWPS(Mbi). 

To be noted that the contract for building 11 X ACTCM Barge was earlier signed between MoD and M/s Suryadipta Projects Pvt Ltd, Thane on 05 March 2021.

The availability 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, worth mentioning that these Barges are indigenously designed and built under relevant Naval Rules and Regulation of Indian Register of Shipping.

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

These Missile-Cum-Ammunition Barge are proud flag bearers of ‘Make in India’ initiative of Government of India (GoI).