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L&T Delivers Offshore Patrol Vessel Vikaram to Coast Guard

Published on October 30, 2017
An offshore patrol vessel (OPV) named Vikram which is entirely developed in-house by Larsen and Toubro was handed over to the Coast Guard.
design and construction processes have undergone dual certification from American Bureau of Shipping and Indian Registrar of Shipping
  • It is India's first-ever such defence craft to be built in a private shipyard
  • This is the first of the seven vessels for which the Rs 1,432-crore contract had been awarded by the Ministry of Defence in March 2015.
  • It is completely designed in-house and became the first defence vessel to be built in a private shipyard.
  • The design and construction processes have undergone dual certification from American Bureau of Shipping and Indian Registrar of Shipping
  • The vessel is equipped with a modern weapon and ultra-modern radar systems.
  •  It has 30 mm automatic gun and two 12.7 mm gun with fire control systems. 
  • Its communication systems capable of operating in tropical conditions.
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