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Navy inducts DRDO developed Torpedo Decoy System

Designed & developed indigenously by DRDO labs the Torpedo Decoy System will be produced by the defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)

Indian Navy Navy Inducts Indigenously Developed Torpedo Decoy System (Representative Image)
Indian Navy Navy Inducts Indigenously Developed Torpedo Decoy System (Representative Image)

New Delhi: India's anti-submarine warfare capability has received a major boost on Friday as Indian Navy announced the conclusion of a contract for Torpedo Decoy System 'Maareech'. This advanced Torpedo Decoy System is capable of being fired from all frontline warships. The prototype of this system installed onboard a nominated naval platform had successfully completed all user evaluation trials and demonstrated the features as per the Naval Staff Qualification Requirements. 

The torpedo decoy system 'Mareech' has been designed & developed indigenously by DRDO labs -  Visakhapatnam based Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL) and Naval Physical & Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL) based out of Kochi, Kerala. Indian Navy said in a statement that "the induction not only stands testimony to the joint resolution of the Indian Navy and DRDO towards indigenous development of Defence technology but has also given a major fillip to the government's 'Make in India' initiative and the country's resolve to become 'Atmanirbhar' in niche technology".

"The induction not only stands testimony to the joint resolution of the Indian Navy and DRDO towards indigenous development of Defence technology but has also given a major fillip to the government's 'Make in India' initiative and the country's resolve to become 'Atmanirbhar' in niche technology"- Indian Navy

Bharat Electronics Limited, a Defence PSU, would undertake the production of this decoy system. Torpedoes are self-propelled weapon with a warhead and can be used under or on the water surface. They are one of the mainstays of sea-warfare attack systems. "Indigenous Torpedo Decoy System, a major Boost to #IndianNavy's #AntiSubmarine Warfare Capability. Designed & Developed by @DRDO_India" the Navy tweeted.

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