Jaitley Hands Over Indigenous Systems For Submarines To Indian NavyIndian navy submarine (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley today (24 March) handed over systems developed by the Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), the only Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) lab in Kerala, to Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba at an event in Delhi.

The NPOL handed two more systems, an upgraded version of its submarine sonar USHUS and a directing gear for ship-borne hull-mounted sonar to the Navy.

USHUS-2 is an integrated submarine sonar suite, a state-of-the-art upgrade of existing USHUS sonar presently operational on frontline submarines of the Navy. USHUS, which is part of a 2001 programme, had replaced Russian sonar systems on frontline submarines. The upgraded version will replace Russian sonar systems on other submarines, thus indigenising all sonar systems.

With Inputs From ANI.

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