– globalbihari bureau
New Delhi: Navy on Friday inducted Mareech — the indigenously developed torpedo decoy system which would boost its anti – submarine warfare capability.
Mareech is capable of being fired from all frontline warships. It is designed and developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) labs, Naval Science & Technological Laboratory (NSTL) and Naval Physical & Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL).
Bharat Electronics Limited, a Defence Public Sector Undertaking, would undertake the production of this decoy system, a Defence Ministry spokesperson said and informed that 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 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 in niche technology, the spokesperson stated.