Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has landed a 99.7-million dollar (around 660 crore rupees) contract from Vietnam Border Guard to design, construct and supply high-speed patrol vessels. The contract provides for supply of 12 vessels in next 30 months.
As per the contract, L&T will also transfer design and technology along with supply of equipment and material kits for construction of follow-on vessels to a Vietnam shipyard.
These high-speed patrol vessels will be built for controlling and protecting sea security and sovereignty, detecting illegal activities such as smuggling, and undertaking search and rescue missions.
Constructed of aluminum alloy, these vessels will be about 35 meter long and clock a speed of 35 knots with navigation and surveillance equipment and self-defence capabilities on board.
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