Navy inducts indigenously developed anti-torpedo decoy system ‘Maareech’

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New Delhi (NVI): Indian Navy’s Anti-submarine warfare capability received a major boost today, as it inducted Advanced Torpedo Decoy System ‘Maareech’, capable of being fired from all frontline warships.

Design & Development of this anti-torpedo decoy system has been undertaken indigenously DRDO labs (NSTL and NPOL), the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.

Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited would undertake the production of this decoy system. The prototype of this system installed onboard a nominated naval platform had successfully completed all user evaluation trials and demonstrated the features as per the Naval Staff Qualification Requirements, the MoD said.

“This induction not only stands testimony to the joint resolve of the Indian Navy and DRDO towards indigenous development of Defence technology but has also given a major fillip to the Government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative and the country’s resolve to become ‘Atmanirbhar’ in niche technology,” the Ministry said.

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