Varunastra Current Affairs, GK & News

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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Bharat Dynamics Ltd signs a pact to supply heavy weight torpedoes to Indian Navy

The Hyderabad-based defence public sector undertaking, Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL) has recently signed a contract worth Rs 1,187.82 crores for supply of heavy weight torpedoes – Varunastra – to the Indian Navy. The execution of the contract will be in the next 42 months. The weapon will be manufactured at BDL Visakhapatnam Unit under collaboration ..

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