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At the latest Swavlamban exhibition, the Kalyani Group unveiled its cutting-edge Maritime Robotics and Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (MRAUV and AUV) programs, demonstrating its commitment to bolstering India’s naval capabilities. These technologies play a crucial role in enhancing the Indian Navy’s capabilities for seabed surveys, mine detection, and magnetic signature measurement, among other critical tasks.
One of the highlights of Kalyani Group’s showcase was the MRAUV, designed for seabed surveys to detect, classify, and identify mines. This autonomous underwater vehicle boasts impressive specifications, including a length of 2200 mm, a hull diameter of 150 mm, and a dry weight of 35 kg. With an endurance of up to 7 hours at 3 knots and the ability to operate at depths ranging from 1 meter to 300 meters, the MRAUV is a versatile asset for underwater missions. It can reach speeds of up to 8 knots and has a maximum acoustic communication range of 2000 meters. Operating in temperatures ranging from 0 to +55 degrees Celsius, this advanced vehicle promises to significantly enhance the Indian Navy’s mine detection capabilities.
In addition to the MRAUV, Kalyani Group showcased the AUV Mag, specially designed for measuring the magnetic signature of military ships. The magnetometer sensor used in the AUV Mag is crucial for assessing a ship’s vulnerability to mines and other threats. Reducing this magnetic signature is essential for naval vessels, and the AUV Mag is a valuable tool for achieving this goal.
Kalyani Group also presented the Expendable Underwater Target (EUT), which simulates a submarine’s radiated noise and target strength acoustically. This technology is essential for torpedo firings and training exercises, providing realistic simulations for ship and helicopter launches. The EUT is an active, self-propelled unit that can be launched from ships, submarines, or helicopters, making it a versatile training tool for the Indian Navy.
Furthermore, Kalyani Group introduced the Mobile Target Emulator (MTE), designed for submarine-launched Active/Passive Homing Torpedoes. This technology is currently under development, with user trials and prototypes in progress.
Kalyani Group’s commitment to advancing underwater technologies showcases its dedication to strengthening India’s naval capabilities. These state-of-the-art systems will undoubtedly play a crucial role in safeguarding India’s maritime interests and enhancing its defense preparedness.
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