Alion Science and Technology has turned a battle practice target vessel over to India’s navy after the country first accepted the first of these ships in early 2015.
Alion installed the radar cross section and infrared radiation into the vessel and Mumbai, India-based ABG Shipyard provided construction services for the ship, the company said Monday.
“The challenge was to develop a versatile ship design and electronic package that would allow the Indian navy to train against multiple types of enemy ships while also providing a more cost-effective solution than in the past,“ said Rod Riddick, Alion's executive vice president for maritime programs.
“The topside design we developed, and ABG built, had to meet the Indian navy's very strict requirements, and we are happy to say that the first vessel was accepted as meeting all conditions,“ Riddick added.
He said the barge design features a very low radar cross section and infrared signature.