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In a significant stride towards bolstering India’s naval capabilities, Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders (MDL) has announced a major breakthrough in the development of its Indigenous Midget Submarine. As part of a proof-of-concept, MDL successfully pressure-tested the prototype hull of the Midget Submarine at its unique land-based Submarine testing facility.

MDL, a leading shipbuilder in India, has embarked on a journey to design and construct a cutting-edge Midget Submarine, signaling its commitment to self-reliance and indigenous innovation in the maritime sector. To meet the nation’s increasing maritime needs, the shipbuilder has also undertaken an extensive modernization program to upgrade its infrastructure and facilities.

The upcoming MS-X02A Midget Submarine will represent a fully-equipped stealth-based platform with minimal acoustic and electromagnetic signatures, ensuring optimal operational secrecy and efficiency. By integrating state-of-the-art SONAR, GPS, Inertial Navigation System, and Communication systems, the MS-X02A will exhibit unmatched capabilities, positioning India at the forefront of submarine technology.

Midget Submarines of the MS-X02A type are specially designed to carry a pilot, co-pilot, and combat swimmer team, along with their essential equipment, to and from maritime mission objectives on both land and at sea. The pilot and co-pilot often form an integral part of the swimmer team, ensuring seamless coordination and execution of underwater missions.

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