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Indian Navy To Conduct Sea Trial Of Its First Indigenous Autonomous Fast Interceptor Boat In Goa Tomorrow
New Delhi: The Indian Navy is all set to conduct the maiden sea trial of its first indigenous Autonomous Fast Interceptor Boat (A-FIB) from Goa to Mumbai between May 18 and 22, a Naval spokesperson said on Wednesday, reported news agency PTI.
The spokesperson said, “Continuing with the impetus for indigenisation, ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ and with the aim to harness cutting edge technologies for maritime capabilities, an Autonomous Fast Interceptor Boat (A-FIB) is capable of autonomous operation in dense maritime traffic.”
The boat will be flagged off from Vasco on Thursday morning, according to PTI.
The agency reported that the A-FIB has been jointly developed by Indian Navy’s Weapons and Electronics Systems Engineering Establishment (WESEE) and M/s BEL(Bg) under Technology Incubation Forum (TIF).
The boat will undergo endurance trials and will cast off from Goa on May 18 for Mumbai, the spokesperson added.
On Sunday, a BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired from the Indian Navy’s frontline guided missile destroyer INS Mormugao.
“INS Mormugao, the latest guided-missile destroyer, successfully hit ‘bulls eye’ during her maiden BrahMos supersonic cruise missile firing,” a Navy official said. IgMp