Torpedoes to underwater weapons: Navy unveils `Environmental Testing Facility' at Visakhapatnam

Scientists have achieved another milestone by developing the state-of-the-art technology for testing torpedoes and underwater weapons.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  3 July 2021 3:31 AM GMT
Torpedoes to underwater weapons:  Navy unveils `Environmental Testing Facility at Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam: Scientists have achieved another milestone by developing the state-of-the-art technology for testing torpedoes and underwater weapons.

Vice Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta, Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command, laid the foundation stone for establishing an Environmental Testing Facility at the Visakhapatnam Unit of Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) on Friday.

Environmental Test facility will be the first of its kind in the country and which will contribute towards the further realization of _'Atmanirbharta_' in the Defence sector. The facility, once operational, will enhance BDL's capability in the testing infrastructure for Torpedoes and underwater weapons".

Commodore Siddharth Mishra (Retd.), CMD, BDL, Shri NP Diwakar, Director (Technical), Commodore A Madhava Rao (Retd), Executive Director (KBU & PSG), SV Kameswar, General Manager & Visakhapatnam Unit Head and senior officials from CINA, NSTL & Indian Navy were present.

The Environmental Test Facility will consist of a Vibration testing facility, Thermal chamber, and Walking Chamber for a whole Torpedo. This will be a state-of-the-art facility in India, wherein the vibration test of the whole Torpedo of 8 Meter length and 2 Tons of weight can be carried out at a time.

The Visakhapatnam Unit of BDL has been set up exclusively to manufacture Torpedoes and other underwater weapons for the Navy. The manufacturing process involves various Environmental Tests, including Vibration Tests, which are carried out in a real-time simulated situation to assess the functionality.

BDL, in its endeavor for Global Reach, has forayed into the international market by offering its products to friendly countries. The company has executed export orders of Torpedoes to a friendly country and is geared up to take further orders of other exportable products such as Surface-to-Air Missiles, Air-to-Air Missiles, Air-to-Surface Weapons, Anti-Tank Guided Missiles and Counter Measure Systems, besides the Torpedoes.

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