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The first indigenously built Floating Dock (FDN-2) Launched.

TNPSC Current Affairs June 2017

India’s First indigenously built floating Dock (FDN-2) for Indian Navy was launched at Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) Shipyard at Kattupalli near Chennai.

About FDN-2:

  • FDN-2 is capable of docking warships of up to 8000 Tons displacement like Naval ships ,submarines, aircraft carriers and tankers.
  • It has high capacity Ballast Pumps, along with advanced automated Ballast Control System
  • FDN-2 more capability and flexibilty to undertake repair and maintenance works in inclement weather conditions.
  • FDN-2 will be based in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and will enhance the Navy’s technical repair infrastructure

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