The Navy on 24 May,2016 commissioned INS Tarmugli, the highly manoeuvrable fast attack craft, at the Eastern Naval Command (ENC). INS Tarmugli is the first follow-on water jet fast attack craft (WJFAC); an improved version of WJFAC, earlier constructed by GRSE.
Know about INS Tarmugli facts and features
- The ship is named after an island in the Andaman group
- INS Tarmugli is the first Follow-on Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC), built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE).
- The ship is an improved version of WJFAC, earlier constructed by GRSE.
- The ship is having with two 12.7 mm heavy machine guns (HMG) and multiple medium machine guns, besides shoulder-launched Igla surface-to-air missiles to combat aerial threats.
- Built for extended coastal and offshore surveillance and patrol the warship is fitted with advanced MTU engines, water jet propulsion and the latest communication equipment.
- The weight of INS Tarmugli is 320-tonne, and its length is 48 meters that can achieve speeds in excess of 30 knots.
- The ships armament consists of a 30 mm CRN 91 gun manufactured by Ordnance Factory Medak.
- Conceived, designed and built indigenously, the commissioning of this ship completes the addition of another chapter to the nation’s ‘Make in India’ initiative and indigenisation efforts in the field of warship design and construction.
- The ship is manned by a team comprising four officers and 41 sailors with commander Sreejith S Nair appointed as her commissioning commanding Officer.
- Electronic day-night fire control system is manufactured by BEL. This electronic day-night fire control system namely Stabilised Optronic Pedestal (SOP) controls the gun.
- Shoulder-launched Igla surface-to-air missiles to combat aerial threats.
- Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) was established at Bangalore, India, by the Government of India under the Ministry of Defence in 1954.
- BEL is an Indian state-owned aerospace and defence company with about nine factories, and few regional offices in India.
- It is headquartered in Bangalore.