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Surface Forces: India Forms A Fleet Of Fast Interception Craft
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November 1, 2011: India is forming a high-speed patrol force to guard coastal waters near major ports. It has ordered 15 high-speed (up to 80 kilometers an hour) FIC (Fast Interception Craft) patrol boats from a French firm, for delivery next year, and another 80 of the same design from a Sri Lankan ship yard for delivery over the next few years. Each of these patrol boats costs about $838,000 and is equipped with radar and armed with machine-guns. Top speed is 80 kilometers an hour and each has a crew of seven. A thousand officers and sailors are being assigned to man the high-speed patrol boat service.

 

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bikebrains    Barn Door Effect    11/1/2011 10:18:14 AM
A classic response to Mumbai. One would think that in an age of terrorism that coastal protection would have had a higher priority give the proximity to Pakistan.
 
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Nichevo       11/3/2011 12:58:56 PM

A classic response to Mumbai. One would think that in an age of terrorism that coastal protection would have had a higher priority give the proximity to Pakistan.

Still, better they learn eventually.  Better to get punked once and learn than to get punked again and again...unless of course you like that sort of thing...NTTAWWT ;>
 
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myhandlewontfi    hmm   11/5/2011 8:08:39 PM
could also be usefull against somali pirates if they get that far, he he.
 
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WarNerd       11/6/2011 1:42:49 AM
could also be usefull against somali pirates if they get that far, he he.
What do you mean "if they get that far"?  Somali pirates have already been intercepted and captured by the Indian Navy off their coast.
 
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