The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has handed over three naval systems to the Indian Navy. These latest systems will significantly enhance the navy’s navigation and communication network.
The systems were handed over to Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba by Union Defence Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi.
The naval systems given to Indian Navy are
- USHUS-II submarine sonar
- Directing gear for hull-mounted sonar array,
- Inertial navigation system for ship applications.
Defence Minister also released two other products developed by DRDO, namely
- IP-based secure phone: It incorporates an indigenous encryption algorithm on a “trustworthy hardware platform”. It will provide high level of secrecy to voice and data, for communication of strategic and tactical plans of the Armed Forces.
- Gallium Nitride Technology: It will substantially help in the development of next generation radars, seekers and communication systems, for application in Light Combat Aircraft (LCA).