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RNAVAL has developed the most modern and versatile engineering and fabrication facilities along with the largest dry dock in India, with state-of-the-art shipbuilding infrastructure suitable for construction of a wide range of warships and submarines. The shipyard is first in India to use modular and integrated shipbuilding technology. Recognizing these strengths, SAAB have forged strategic partnerships with RNAVAL for the production of warships and ship systems. RNAVAL capabilities also go a long way towards greater indigenization of India’s warship procurement.

RNAVAL capabilities including design and construction of:

  • Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs)
  • Landing Platform Docks (LPDs)
  • Frigates
  • Corvettes
  • Destroyers
  • Research Vessels
  • Submarines
  • Aircraft Carriers

Warship Design Centre

RNAVAL state-of-the-art Warship Design Centre can undertake complex warship and submarine design to meet growing requirements of the Indian Navy and global customers. RNAVAL has collaborated with globally reputed warship design agencies to develop world class designs for global naval customers. The centre has recently submitted designs for OPVs, Cadet Training Ships and Fast Patrol Boats to the Indian Coast Guard, and Survey Training Vessels and Floating Dock to the Indian Navy.



RNAVAL is in the process of design and construction of five Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels for the Ministry of Defence.

Production of first two vessels has commenced and pre-production activities for the other three ships are already in progress.