New torpedo @ Vizag

VizagDefence Minister Manohar Parrikar dedicated to the nation the Sea-keeping and Manoeuvring Basin at a function held at Naval Science and Technological Laboratory, Visakhapatnam. He also handed over the Maareech – Advanced Torpedo Defence System developed by DRDO to Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan. SMB is set up as a joint effort of   DRDO and Indian Navy and puts India among nations with a capability to undertake hydrodynamic model testing of naval platforms and weapon systems. SMB would help design and build state-of-the-art naval combatants such as submarines, ships, torpedoes, etc. Maareech is a state-of-the-art indigenous system for torpedo detection and
countermeasures and offers a solution to locate the incoming torpedo and to apply countermeasures to protect naval platform against torpedo
attack. Two production grade Maareech systems have been developed and user evaluation trials completed aboard two Indian Navy ships. Minister later gave away the DRDO awards to scientists.

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