The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India is set to conduct a test of a submarine-launched wire-guided heavyweight torpedo in the coming days. The torpedo, which has been developed by the Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL) in Visakhapatnam, is expected to enhance the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities of the Indian Navy.
The torpedo has a range of over 20 km and is capable of targeting both enemy submarines and surface ships. It is designed to be launched from a submarine’s torpedo tube and can be guided by wire, allowing for greater accuracy and control.
The test will be conducted from a submerged pontoon at the Naval Science and Technological Laboratory in Visakhapatnam. The DRDO and the Indian Navy will be closely monitoring the test to evaluate the torpedo’s performance and accuracy.
If successful, the new torpedo will significantly enhance the Indian Navy’s ASW capabilities, providing a much-needed boost to the country’s maritime security.