Torpedoes Current Affairs, GK & News

DRDO launches first Varunastra, a heavy weight Torpedo

The Defence Research Development Organization recently flagged off the first Varunastra, the heavy weight torpedo. The torpedo was designed and developed by the BDL, Vishakhapatnam Unit of Indian Navy. About Varunastra It is a ship launched electrically propelled heavyweight anti-submarine torpedo that is capable of targeting quiet submarines. It can be deployed in both shallow ..

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DRDO test fire of Nirbhay Cruise Missile fails

On October 12, 2020, the Defence Research Development Organization  test fired the Nirbhay Cruise Missile. The missile that had the capability to hit targets at 1000 metre distance failed due to technical snag.  The missile developed engine problems within 8 minutes of its launch. Nirbhay was the tenth missile to be fired by India in ..

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DRDO test fires Torpedo SMART

On October 5, 2020, the Defence Research Development Organization successfully test fired SMART Torpedo. SMART is Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo. Highlights The Torpedo was test fired from Wheeler Islands in the coast of Odisha. The launch is important for India to establish its anti-submarine warfare capabilities. SMART is an anti-submarine Torpedo system and ..

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Indian Navy to build MAAREECH, an advanced Torpedo Decoy System

On June 26, 2020, the Indian Navy inducted an advanced anti-torpedo decoy system called MAAREECH. The contract of production of the Maareech is to be undertaken by Bharat Electronics Limited. Significance The induction of the torpedo gives a major fillip to Make in India initiative. It will also help make the country self-reliant (Atma Nirbhar). ..

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US approves missile sales to India

On April 14, 2020, the United States approved missiles sales to India. They are the Torpedoes lightweight missiles and Harpoon air-launched missiles. The missiles are being sold at 155 million USD Highlights The cost of Harpoon missiles is 92 million USD and that of Torpedoes is 63 million USD. The missiles will help India to ..

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