Source : IgMp Bureau
|Modle of the LPD on offer to the Indian Navy by L&T and Spanish Company Navantia (Image Source: SP’s Naval Forces)|
The Indian Navy had issued a Request For Information (RFI) for the procurement of form Landing Platform Docks (LPD) in August 2021 and as per latest reports the feasibility study for the propulsion system for Landing Platform Dock has been completed and a prototype of electric propulsion system will be developed in the next 18 months.
The development of the first Landing Platform Dock will take five years and the Navy will receive one ship every year.
The Landing Platform Dock will be equipped with laser-based Close-in Weapon Systems (CIWS) and the ship must be capable of accommodating at least two heavy lift helicopters, 12 Special Operations helicopters and two Naval shipborne unmanned aerial system.
NOTE : Article cannot be reproduced or no information from this article should be used without written permission of theigmp.org in any form even for YouTube Videos to avoid Copy right strikes, if we find same informations or the entire article without our permission, we will take necessary action.