2nd in the series of 8 ASWSWC vessel
INS Androth, – the second in a series of eight Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Craft (ASW SWC) built at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) for the Indian Navy was launched at a function recently Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command was Chief Guest. The ASW Shallow Water ship, INS Androth was christened and launched by Ms Shashi Tripathi, President, NWWA, Western Region.
The primary role of these 77 metres long, waterjet propelled ASW Shallow water crafts capable of maximum 25 knots speed is to conduct anti-submarine operations in coastal waters, Low Intensity Maritime Operations (LIMO) and mine laying operations. These ships are also capable of full-scale sub surface surveillance of coastal waters and various surface platforms. These ships can carry lightweight torpedoes, ASW rockets and mines, close-in weapon system (30 mm gun) and 16.7 mm stabilized remote-controlled guns.
Vice Admiral Tripathi stated, “The construction of specialized ships such as these for Anti-Submarine Warfare is indeed in sync with the provisioning of a combat ready credible cohesive & future proof force, which is ready to face the existing and future challenges in the maritime domain.”