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DRDO Showsoff Indigenous Submarine launch capable Heavyweight Torpedo

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  1. lca-fan

    lca-fan Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    DRDO Showsoff Indigenous Submarine launch capable Heavyweight Torpedo
    Published October 5, 2017 SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
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    Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman while attending Submarine Tech Exhibition at DRDO Bhawan last month was shown Scaled model of Electrical Heavyweight Torpedo (EHWT) which is a submarine-launched variant of Varunastra torpedo which already has been inducted into the Indian Navy.

    EHWT aka Takshak is modified Varunastra torpedo adapted to be fired from a Submarine thus physical and technological similarities between both the missiles.

    According to media reports, DRDO has asked Sindhughosh-class ( Kilo-class diesel-electric) submarines from Indian Navy to begin its trials. EHWT aka Takshak has been developed by Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL) and has 95 percent indigenous content.

    India is only 8th Country in the world to have its own Indigenous Torpedo program and Successful induction of Varunastra and soon followed by Takshak will be a game-changer in favor of Indian Navy which has been facing Torpedo shortages both for its surface and below surface fleet due to corruption allegations against International Torpedo manufacture.

    http://idrw.org/drdo-showsoff-indigenous-submarine-launch-capable-heavyweight-torpedo/#more-149807 .
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  2. bharathp

    bharathp Developers Guild Developers -IT and R&D

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    probably the reason why MoD still continues to delay the purchase of black shark torpedoes?

    btw - while black shark torpedoes still show as "pending", Arun Jaitley tweeted that it fired a torpedo but did not mention which torpedo:

     
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    Agent_47 Admin - Blog Staff Member MODERATOR

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    I don't think EHWT is submarine version of Varunastra but an entirely new design. Takshak program was scraped for this new development. New program was launched along with ALWT, which is now under trials.

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  4. Bloom 17

    Bloom 17 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Any idea on the timeframe for its induction?
     
  5. Hellfire

    Hellfire Devil's Advocate Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Expression of RM in the pic is priceless!

    She is correctly wondering if the product is another waste of funds spent on producing a dud at greater cost per unit! :)
     
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    Hellfire Devil's Advocate Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Probably when I am dead and forgotten a good three decades.

    As a kid I read about LCA and Nag missile :D.

    Correlate
     
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