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Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) or the Ministry of Defence likely will be clearing key Naval projects like that of Generation Offshore Patrol Vessels (NGOPVs) and Next Generation Missile Vessels (NGMVs) that have been held up for some time now as the financial year nears end soon.

DAC accorded approval for the procurement of six indigenously designed next-generation offshore patrol vessels (NGOPVs) for the Navy for Rs 4,941 crore in 2018.

NGOPVs will be built in Indian shipyards and will be fitted with state-of-the-art sensor suites with increased endurance, they said. These platforms will be used for a multitude of operational roles which include protection of offshore assets, maritime interdiction operations and search and seizure operations, surveillance missions, mine warfare and counter-infiltration operations.

Next Generation Missile Vessels (NGMVs) as per RFI for 2015 are six new missile corvettes in displacement class of about 2,200-2,800 tonnes each that will be armed with 8 Surface to surface missiles and surface-to-air missile systems likely to be powered by two Rolls-Royce MT30 engines.

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