India Puts Torpedo Defense System Into Operation

Maareech – the Advanced Torpedo Defence System developed by the India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation was presented to the nation’s navy at a ceremony on November 14.

Maareech is a joint project of Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), Kochi and Naval Science and Technological Laboratory, Visakhapatnam and an indigenous system for torpedo detection and countermeasures.

This system offers a complete solution to detect and locate the incoming torpedo and to apply countermeasures to protect naval platform against torpedo attack. Two production grade Maareech systems have been developed and user evaluation trials completed onboard two Indian Navy ships.

During the same ceremony, Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar dedicated to the nation the Seakeeping and Maneuvering Basin (SMB). The SMB facility will be used for comprehensive hydrodynamic model testing of naval platforms and weapon systems and help design and build naval combatants.

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Image: Indian Navy