Indian Navy OPV Sumitra Launched

The fourth of the Indian Navy's new Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels (NOPV) was ceremoniously launched on 06 Dec 2010 at the Goa Shipyard. The fourth of its class, NOPV Sumitra, is powered by twin diesel engines, each driving a controllable pitch propeller through a reduction gearbox. A press release says, "The vessel is fitted with state-of-the-art Navigation, Communication and Electronic Warfare equipment. A 76 mm SRGM and two 30 mm Guns with associated fire control system together with four chaff launchers form the main weaponry package of the vessel."

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