Enhancement of Under Water Strike Capabilities of Indian Navy

Under water strike weapons systems of the Indian Navy are improving with the Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) signing a contract worth of Rs 1,187.82 Crores for supply of Heavy Weight Torpedoes to Indian Navy. The contract was signed by Shri NP Diwakar, Director (Technical), BDL and Ms Nidhi Chhibber, Joint Secretary & Acquisition Manager (Maritime & Systems), Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India at New Delhi on 11 June 2019. The execution of contract will be in next 42 months. The weapon will be manufactured at BDL Visakhapatnam Unit under collaboration with DRDO. The Varunastra Heavy Weight Torpedo is a ship launched, electrically propelled underwater weapon equipped with one of the most advanced automatic guidance systems. The weapon system uses its own intelligence in tracking the target.....................

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