INS Tarasa, Follow-on Water Jet Fast Attack Craft, launched by Indian Navy

The name of the ship, like the previously launched FO-WJFACs, is based on the picturesque island in the Andaman and Nicobar islands in the Bay of Bengal.

Created On: Jul 2, 2016 09:15 ISTModified On: Jul 2, 2016 08:46 IST

Indian Navy on 30 June 2016 launched the fourth in the series of Follow-on Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (FO-WJFAC) called INS Tarasa. It was launched at the Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata.

The name of the ship, like the previously launched FO-WJFACs, is based on the picturesque island in the Andaman and Nicobar islands in the Bay of Bengal.

Follow-on Water Jet Fast Attack Craft INS Tarasa

• These are powered by the latest MTU engines.

• Along with an advanced machinery control system and water jets it can attain a maximum speed of up to 35 Knots.

• The indigenous CRN 91 Gun with Optronic Pedestal gives the ships the requisite firepower to undertake its role of patrolling at sea effectively.

• The FO-WJFAC, Yard 2112 is designed in-house and built by GRSE, Kolkata for the Indian Navy.

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