Super Dvora II

Image © Mrityunjoy MazumdarFAC T-80 conducting high-speed sea trials off the Mumbai coast. Image © Sandeep UnnithanFAC T-83 lies docked at port. The Oerlikon 20mm gun can be clearly seen. Image © Indian NavyA naval officer (centre) stands guard on the deck of the newly-commissioned FAC T-84 in Chennai on 19 April 2004. This is a high-speed fast-attack craft for anti-smuggling, surveillance, counter-insurgency and other operations. Image © Agence France-Presse [AFP] 

Vessel Type: Fast Patrol Vessel.

Pennant Numbers with commission dates:
FAC T-80 (24 June 1998)
FAC T-81 (06 June 1999)
FAC T-82 (09 October 2003)
FAC T-83 (27 November 2003)
FAC T-84 (19 April 2004)

Future Commissions: FAC T-85 (2006)
............................FAC T-86 (2006)

Displacement: 60 tons full load.

Dimensions: Length - 25.4 metres. (incl. ASD platform)
.................Beam - 5.67 metres.
.................Draught - 1.1 metres.

Main Machinery: Two diesel engines with 4570 hp and two Arneson ASD-16 articulating surface drives.

Maximum Speed: 45 knots.

Maximum Range: 700 miles at 42 knots.

Complement: 10 (incl. 1 officer).

Weapons: One Oerlikon 20mm gun and two 12.7mm MGs.

Weapons Control: Elop MSIS optronic low-light-level surveillance and weapons direction device, which enables the vessel to accurately destroy small high-speed crafts and engage light shore defence. Goa SY Ltd. states that the Super Dvoras are fitted the Mk.20 naval stabilized gun system.

Radar: Surface; Koden, I-band.

Comments: The first two XFAC (Extra Fast Attack Craft) were ordered from Ramta, IAI on 02 December 1996. Two more being built at the Goa SY. This is the latest version of an Israeli fast patrol craft, also acquired by the Sri Lankan Navy. An additional 15 are projected, some possibly for the Coast Guard. XFAC is designed for putting to sea in the shortest possible time for day-night coastal surveillance and reconnaissance, co-ordinated sea-air search & rescue (SAR) operations, beach insertion and/or extraction of commando forces and high speed interception of small, manoeuvrable intruder craft over territorial waters. XFAC incorporates the most modern structural, hydro-dynamic and propulsion features and a proven combat record in all aspects. The ASD propulsion system provides the XFAC with the excellent shallow water capability, including beaching, exceptional manoeuvring & survivability, high redundancy, rapid acceleration and de-acceleration, high stability and excellent sea-keeping qualities.