Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2014
Total Production: 8
Origin: India
Corporations: Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd
Parent System: LCU Mk IV
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2014
Total Production: 8
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Description: The Landing Craft Unit Mark IV (LCU Mk IV) is an indigenously designed and built craft by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) on behalf of the Indian Navy. These vessels have been designed to transport main battle tanks (MBTs), armored vehicles and troops from amphibious ships off the coast to enemy shores. The LCU Mk IVs are fitted with advanced integrated platform management system for remote control of propulsion, auxiliary and power generating equipment. The armament includes two CRN-91 30mm gun systems to provide fire support during amphibious landing operations. Besides, these ships can serve as maritime security boats, for humanitarian relief operations, evacuation from distant islands, search and rescue (SAR) and peacekeeping missions. The Indian Navy plans call for the procurement of eight crafts beginning in 2014.

LCU Mk IV Specifications

Main Gun Caliber: 30 millimeter
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)

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 81

LCU Mk IV Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
LCU L5112 Mar 2014May 2014-
LCU L5223 Sep 2014Nov 2014-
LCU L5316 Jan 2015Mar 2015-
LCU L5423 Mar 2015May 2015-
LCU L55-2016-
LCU L56-2016-
LCU L57-2017-
LCU L58-2017-

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