New Delhi: Ammunition Cum Torpedo Cum Missile (ACTCM) Barge, Yard 126 (LSAM 16) was launched by Commodore Sunil Kaushik, Warship Production Superintendent (Mumbai) on July 19 at Suryadipta Projects Pvt Ltd, Thane. With all major and auxiliary equipment/ systems sourced from indigenous manufacturers, this Barge is proud flag bearer of “Make in India” initiative of Ministry of Defence.
The contract for construction of 11 x ACTCM Barge was concluded with Suryadipta Projects Pvt Ltd, Thane, a MSME, in consonance with “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” initiatives of the Government of India. This Barge is being built with a service life of 30 years. The availability of ACTCM Barges will provide impetus to Operational commitments of Indian Navy by facilitating Transportation, Embarkation and Disembarkation of articles / ammunition to Indian Navy Ships both alongside jetties and at outer harbours.
The launch and delivery of two Ammunition Barges to the Indian Navy in the past two months (June and July) by two MSME Shipyards – SECON and Suryadipta Projects situated on the east and the west coast of the country has exhibited Indian Navy’s commitment to support MSME industry and strengthen Aatmanirbhar Bharat initiative of the Government.