NAVDEX 2023: India showcases Saryu class OPV INS Saryu

India sent the Saryu class Offshore Patrol Vessel INS Saryu to NAVDEX 2023. The ship was in Zayed port with the Chinese destroyer, the frigate Carlo Bergamini, and the LST Al Quwaisat.

Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Indian Saryu class Offshore Patrol Vessel INS Saryu. (Picture source: Navy Recognition)

The Saryu class OPV has a displacement of 2,230 tons and is 105 meters long, with a beam of 12.9 meters and a draught of 4.9 meters. She is powered by two Pielstick PA 6B STC diesel engines, which provide a top speed of 25 knots and an endurance of 6,000 nautical miles at a speed of 16 knots.

The Saryu class OPV has a crew of 16 officers and 102 sailors, and is equipped with a range of sensors and processing systems, including a Sperry Bridgemaster I-band navigation radar and an EON-51 electro-optical FCS.

She also has an electronic warfare and decoy system, consisting of a Sanket Mk III Electronic Support System, a Communication Intelligence System ELK 7036, and four Kavach chaff launchers.

The ship's armament includes a 76mm/62 Oto Melara gun, two 30mm/65 AK-630 CIWS, and it can carry one HAL Dhruv helicopter. These weapons and systems provide the ship with a significant defensive capability, making it suitable for a range of different missions, including anti-piracy operations, maritime security, and disaster relief operations.