Third Indigenous Ammunition Cum Torpedo Cum Missile (ACTCM) Barge

On October 27, 2023, the Indian Navy marked another milestone in its indigenous naval capabilities with the launch of the third Ammunition Cum Torpedo Cum Missile (ACTCM) Barge, LSAM 17 (Yard 127). The ceremony, presided over by Cmde V Pravin, AWPS (Mbi), took place at M/s Suryadipta Projects Pvt Ltd in Thane.

Proud “Make in India” Initiative

This newly launched barge represents a proud flag bearer of the “Make in India” initiative by the Ministry of Defence. It is equipped with major and auxiliary equipment/systems sourced from indigenous manufacturers, emphasizing India’s self-reliance in defense production.

Aatmanirbhar Bharat and MSME Partnership

The construction and delivery of a total of 11 ACTCM Barges were contracted with M/s Suryadipta Projects Pvt Ltd, Thane, an MSME, in alignment with the “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” initiatives of the Government of India. Notably, this MSME shipyard has already successfully delivered two such barges.

Adherence to Classification Rules

All ACTCM Barges are being constructed in strict adherence to the classification rules of the Indian Register of Shipping (IRS), ensuring their compliance with safety and quality standards.

Operational Significance

The introduction of ACTCM Barges holds immense operational significance for the Indian Navy. These barges will facilitate the embarkation and disembarkation of articles and ammunition for Indian Navy ships, both alongside jetties and at outer harbors. This enhanced capability will support the Navy in fulfilling its operational commitments more effectively.



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