The Navy on Tuesday achieved a ‘significant milestone’ after a ‘Made-in-India’ heavyweight torpedo successfully destroyed an underwater target. “Successful engagement of an underwater target by an indigenously developed heavyweight torpedo is a significant milestone in the Indian Navy and DRDO’s (Defence Research and Development Organisation) pursuit of accurate delivery of munitions to targets in the underwater domain,” the Navy tweeted with the hashtag ‘Atma Nirvar Bharat’.
An eight-second clip shared by the Navy shows a long multicolored object floating on the surface of the sea. The object then suddenly exploded after being hit by a torpedo.
Tuesday’s big test comes days after another big test was successfully completed.
Navy’s MH-60 ‘Romeo’ Multi-Role Helicopter (MRH) lands on the deck of India’s indigenously designed and developed aircraft carrier INS Vikrant. The MH-60 is an all-weather helicopter developed by the US and boasts of sophisticated avionics and sensors and its integration with Indian warships will further strengthen the Navy’s capability to counter underwater threats.
The first two MH-60 MRHs – from an order of 24 – were delivered to India in July 2021.