Indian Navy inducts Ammunition Cum Torpedo Cum Missile Barge

The delivery of ‘Ammunition Cum Torpedo Cum Missile Barge, LSAM 18’, part of 11x ACTCM Barge Project, built by MSME Shipyard, M/s Suryadipta  Projects Pvt Ltd, Thane for Indian Navy, was undertaken on 28 Mar 24 at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai for NAD (Karanja).

Notably, the Induction Ceremony was presided over by Cmde Vikram Bora, ND(Mbi)/ GM(Tech). 

Previously a contract for building 11 X ACTCM Barge was signed between MoD and M/s Suryadipta Projects Pvt Ltd, Thane on 05 March 21.

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

Also, to be noted 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 Barges are proud flag bearers of Make in India initiative of Government of India.