SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
Defense minister Rajnath Singh will chair an important Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting that will look to clear the number of high-tech weapons systems for India’s armed forces and one such project will be clear development of the High Endurance Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (HEAUV) program for Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) operations.
HEAUV, an autonomous self-propelled Underwater Vehicle with an endurance of more than 15 days to be developed to track submarines using Thin Line Array, Flank Array, Active Sonar, or Synthetic Aperture Sonar with Autonomous Navigation, Collision avoidance, and Communication suite.
HEAUV will be no bigger than 6000 tons in weight and no longer than 12m in length. India’s premier submarine manufacturer, Mazagon Dock (MDL) is working on XLUUV is designed to accomplish tasks such as payload deployment, periodic communication, pre-programmed mission execution, and return to base.
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