Indigenously Developed Torpedo Decoy System Inducted by Indian Navy
The Indian Navy has inducted an Indigenously developed Maareech capable Advanced Torpedo Decoy System on 26th June 2020. The induction has provided a huge boost to the Indian Navy’s Anti-Submarine Warfare Capabilities.
What is Torpedo Defence System?
A Torpedo is a self-propelled underwater missile that can be launched from a surface vessel, submarine, and airplane. During a Torpedo attack, the Torpedo Defence System helps in detecting a torpedo and further applying countermeasures that are required for the protection of the naval platform.
Trails with Prototype
The prototype of the Anti-Torpedo Decoy System had successfully completed the trails. During the evaluation trials, the features demonstrated by the prototype has been as per the Qualification Requirements set by the Naval Staff.
Design and Development
Naval Science & Technology Laboratory (NSTL) and Naval Physical & Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL) are two laboratories of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The Anti-Torpedo Decoy System has been designed and developed at these laboratories of DRDO.
The production of the Anti-Torpedo Decoy System will be undertaken by Bengaluru headquartered state-owned company Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL).
Boost to Make-in-India
The successful induction of the Anti-Torpedo Decoy System has provided a massive boost to the Make-in-India initiative. The success of the Indigenously developed Defence Technology will act as a confidence-building measure for the entire domestic Defence Industry of the country, which further will help in building an AtmaNirbhar Bharat.
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