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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What: Launched by Indian Navy
When: 30 June 2016