Defence Ministry Initiates Steps To Procure New Water Jet Fast Attack Craft For Indian Navy
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) released a request for information (RFI) for the procurement of 21 new water jet fast attack craft (NWJFAC) for Indian Navy.
The project is estimated to be completed in four years, from 2026-2030.
These NWJFAC will help the navy in defence of ports, offshore installations and vital points and areas.
These NWJFAC will have a maximum displacement of 320 tonnes and a range of 2,000NM at a cruising speed of 12 Knots.
NWJFAC will also be able to conduct maritime interception and attack, special operations, anti-piracy operations and visit, board, search and seizure and presence cum surveillance mission operations.
These fast attack craft will have a sustained speed of 25 knots and can go to a maximum speed of 35 knots. Their high speeds allow the navy to reach troubled areas in a short span of time, decreasing the response times of the navy.
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