Fast Attack Craft INS Kabra Commissioned in Indian Navy
Science & Technology Current Affairs 2011. Fast Attack Craft (FAC) INS Kabra, was commissioned in Indian navy on 8 June 2011 in Kochi
Fast Attack Craft (FAC) INS Kabra, was commissioned in Indian navy on 8 June 2011 in Kochi by vice admiral KN Sushil. INS Kabra is eighth in a series of 10 Car Nicobar-class FACs. It is designed and built by the Kolkata-based Garden reach shipbuilders and engineers.
INS Karba is cost-effective and fuel efficient and well suited for anti-piracy and anti-smuggling operations. It will be useful in search and rescue operations. It also complies with the latest regulations of the International Maritime Organisation on sea pollution control.
The main armament of INS Kabra is a 30-mm CRN-91 gun. It is also fitted with machine guns and the IGLA surface-to-air missiles. INS Kabra has a crew of three officers and 39 sailors. It has speeds in excess of 35 knots. INS Kabra is ideal for high-speed interdiction of fast moving targets. INS Kabra has speeds in excess of 35 knots. The low drought will allow the ship to operate in shallow waters close to the coast.