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Indian Navy Inducts Indigenously Developed Torpedo Decoy System


The Indian Navy said on Friday it has inducted an advanced anti-torpedo decoy system called 'Maareech' that is capable of being fired from all frontline ships.
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Indian Navy Inducts Indigenously Developed Torpedo Decoy System 925 002 Representational image (Picture source: Indian Ministry of Defense)


Anti - Submarine Warfare capability of the Indian Navy has received a major boost today with the conclusion of a contract for 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). Bharat Electronics Limited, a Defence PSU, 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.

This induction not only stands testimony to the joint resolution 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.


Indian Navy Inducts Indigenously Developed Torpedo Decoy System 925 001Scheme of Maareech Advanced Torpedo Defence System (ATDS). (Picture source: DRDO)


About the Maareech Advanced Torpedo Defence System:

Maareech Advanced Torpedo Defence System (ATDS) is a torpedo detection and countermeasure system that offers a complete solution to detect and locate an incoming torpedo and to apply countermeasures to protect naval platform against torpedo attack.

The anti-torpedo system, which is equipped with sonars and towed and expendable decoys, is capable of detecting, confusing, diverting and decoying the incoming torpedoes. The decoy helps in exhausting the energy of the torpedo by running the later through long and ineffective course and prevents them from homing in to the targeted platform with its advanced counter-measure capabilities.