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Car Nicobar  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 16 February 2009
Total Production: 14
Also Known As: Carnicobar and Fast Attack Craft
Origin: India
Corporations: Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd
Parent System: Car Nicobar
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 16 February 2009
Total Production: 14
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Description: The Car Nicobar is a class of fast attack crafts being build by Garden Reach shipyard for the Indian Navy to serve as coastal security vessels. These are the first water jet propelled ships commissioned ever by the Indian Navy. They have been designed for interception of fast moving surface crafts in anti-smuggling and fisheries protection operations as well as search and rescue operations where time is of paramount importance. The first two crafts were commissioned at Chennai by the Indian Navy in February 2009 with another eight ships expected to follow as replacement for aging fast attack crafts in active duty. A second batch of four vessels was delivered between 2016 and 2018.

The Car Nicobar fast attack craft's three water jets are coupled with MTU 16V 4000 M90 engines with a combined power of 8,160 KW. Her efficient hull design allows a top speed in excess of 35 knots. The aluminum superstructure of the vessels reduces their Radar Cross Sections (RCS) and also provides improved habitability. A Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants allow for fresh water generation increasing vessel endurance at sea. The armament includes a 30mm CRN-91 gun along with sensors manufactured by Ordnance Factory, Medak. The CRN-91 gun has a maximum rate of fire of 550 rounds per minute and a maximum range of 4,000 meters. Moreover, these ships are equipped with Igla surface-to-air missiles and several types of machine guns.

Car Nicobar Specifications

Crew: 50
Number of Engines: 3
Length: 50 meter (164 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 30 millimeter
Total Combined Power: 8,160 kW (10,938 hp)
Top Speed: 35 knot (65 kph)
Full Displacement: 320 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Car Nicobar News

There is 1 news
on 9 Mar 2017
Thursday, March 9, 2017Indian Navy Gets New Jet Attack Craft

Operators & Related Equipment

Feb 20092

Grand Total 141
Defensive Weapons

Car Nicobar Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
T 69 INS Car Nicobar-16 Feb 2009-
T 70 INS Chetlat-16 Feb 2009-
T 71 INS Kora Divh-10 Sep 2009-
T 72 INS Cheriyam-10 Sep 2009-
T 73 INS Cankarso-29 Jun 2010-
T 74 INS Kondul-29 Jun 2010-
T 75 INS Kalpeni-14 Oct 2010-
T 76 INS Kabra-8 Jun 2011-
T 77 INS Koswari-12 Jul 2011-
T 78 INS Karuva-25 Aug 2011-
INS Tamugli-2016-
INS Tihayu-2016-
INS Tillanchang-9 Mar 2017-
INS Tarasa-26 Sep 2017-

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