RDEL launches two naval patrol vessels

News post authorweldfabtechtimes 07 September 2017

RDEL launches two naval patrol vessels

Reliance Defence and Engineering (RDEL)

Reliance Defence and Engineering (RDEL) announced the launch of its first two Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels (NOPVs) – Shachi and Shrutiat their shipyard in Pipavav, Gujarat. The two NOPVs are among five ships being constructed by RDEL under the P-21 project of the Indian Navy. RDELis the first private shipyard in India to obtain defence production licence and sign a contract for defence ships in 2011. According to the company reports, the vessels would be fitted with 20,000 KW diesel engine-driven propulsion systems and can deliver speeds up to 25 knots.

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