Bookmark Bookmark

DRDO FLAGS OFF FIRST ‘VARUNASTRA’ HEAVYWEIGHT TORPEDO

DRDO FLAGS OFF FIRST ‘VARUNASTRA’ HEAVYWEIGHT TORPEDO

Context

The Defence Research and Development (DRDO) Chairman G Satheesh Reddy has flagged off the first Production unit of Heavy Weight Torpedo (HWT), Varunastra.

Details

The Varunastra has been designed and developed by Naval Science & Technological Laboratory (NSTL) of DRDO while Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), Vishakhapatnam has manufactured the torpedo for the Indian Navy.

About the Varunastra

  • It is a ship-launched, heavyweight, electrically propelled anti-submarine torpedo.
  • It can be launched from ships that can fire heavyweight torpedoes to engage quiet submarines in deep and shallow waters.
  • It is powered by an electric propulsion system with multiple 250 Kilowatts Silver Oxide Zinc (AgOZn) batteries.
  • It is capable of achieving a speed of 40 Knots (74 Kms/hr), weighs around 1.25 tons and can carry up to 250 kg of the conventional warhead. It is made of 95% Indigenous contents.
  • The heavyweight torpedo is also being offered for exports.

About Torpedo

It is a cigar-shaped, self-propelled underwater missile, launched from a submarine, surface vessel, or aeroplane and designed for exploding upon contact with the hulls of surface vessels and submarines.

You might be interested:

One Liners of the Day, 27 November 2020

Economy SEBI’s Initiative aimed at enhancing investor education and awareness - Securities Market Trainers (SMARTs) program. International According to the paper, titled 'Future of Regional C ...

3 months ago

Daily News Digest:26 November 2020

CONSTITUTION DAY 2020: HISTORY, SIGNIFICANCE OF SAMVIDHAN DIVASIndia celebrating Constitution Day or Samvidhan Diwas on November 26. It is celebrated in India on November 26 every year. On this day, i ...

3 months ago

TOPIC OF THE DAY: Basics of Economy

Basics of Economy Fixed Costs Fixed costs are the costs which do not change with change in the level of output. Fixed cost is defined as the expenditure, on hiring or purchasing of fixed factors/inp ...

3 months ago

INDIAN RAILWAY LAUNCHES DIGITISED ONLINE HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (HRMS)

INDIAN RAILWAY LAUNCHES DIGITISED ONLINE HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (HRMS) Context Indian Railway has launched completely digitized online Human Resource Management System (HRMS). Details It ...

3 months ago

UNDP AND INVEST INDIA LAUNCH THE SDG INVESTOR MAP FOR INDIA

UNDP AND INVEST INDIA LAUNCH THE SDG INVESTOR MAP FOR INDIA Context UNDP and Invest India have launched the SDG Investor Map for India. Details It lays out 18 Investment Opportunities Areas (IOAs) i ...

3 months ago

INDIAN NAVY INDUCTS TWO AMERICAN PREDATOR DRONES ON LEASE

INDIAN NAVY INDUCTS TWO AMERICAN PREDATOR DRONES ON LEASE Context Indian Navy has inducted two Predator drones from an American firm on lease. Details It will carry out surveillance in the Indian O ...

3 months ago

Provide your feedback on this article: