Indian Navy Gets Three Naval Systems From DRDO
Hello Defence Lovers, The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has handed over three naval systems to the Indian Navy. These latest systems will significantly enhance the navy’s navigation and communication network. The systems were handed over to Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba by Union Defence Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi.
The Naval Systems Given To Indian Navy are :-
(1.) USHUS-II Submarine Sonar :
- USHUS is an integrated sonar system developed by the Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL) of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), India, for use in submarines of the Indian Navy.
- It is primarily designed to be used in Sindhughosh class submarines, though it is reported to be fitted in the Arihant-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines as well.
- USHUS is reported to be superior to its Russian equivalents.
- USHUS is used for detecting and tracking enemy submarines, surface vessels, and torpedoes and can be used for underwater communication and avoiding obstacles.
- The sonar can work in both active and passive mode, and is capable of interception and underwater communication.
(2.) Directing Gear For Hull-Mounted Sonar Array :
- A mechanism to support and rotate Hull or Bow mounted Sonar Transducer Arrays accurately to the commanded position at required speed in Naval ships.
- This mechanism serves as the mounting platform for the four tonne array along with means for its calibration and maintenance.
(3.) Inertial Navigation System For Ship Applications :
- An inertial navigation system (INS) is a navigation aid that uses a computer, motion sensors (accelerometers) and rotation sensors (gyroscopes) to continuously calculate via dead reckoning the position, orientation, and velocity (direction and speed of movement) of a moving object without the need for external references.
- It is used on vehicles such as ships, aircraft, submarines, guided missiles, and spacecraft.
- Other terms used to refer to inertial navigation systems or closely related devices include inertial guidance system, inertial instrument, inertial measurement units (IMU) and many other variations.
Defence Minister also released two other products developed by DRDO, namely :
(1.) IP-Based Secure Phone :
- It incorporates an indigenous encryption algorithm on a “trustworthy hardware platform”.
- It will provide high level of secrecy to voice and data, for communication of strategic and tactical plans of the Armed Forces.
(2.) Gallium Nitride Technology :
- It will substantially help in the development of next generation radars, seekers and communication systems, for application in Light Combat Aircraft (LCA).