New Delhi. Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) capability of the Indian Navy received a major boost on June 26 with the conclusion of a contract for Advanced Torpedo Decoy System ‘Maareech’ capable of being fired from all frontline warships.
Design & Development of this anti-torpedo decoy system has been undertaken indigenously by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) labs NSTL and NPOL. Defence Public Sector Undertaking (DPSU) Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) would undertake the production of this decoy system.
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 (NSQRs).
This induction not only stands testimony to the joint resolve 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.