In torpedo delay lies opportunity to build domestic industry

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  1. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    In torpedo delay lies opportunity to build domestic industry

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    Torpedo 2000

     
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    Varunastra : It is a ship launched heavy weight torpedo(aka Takshak) with enhanced endurance and ranges. BDL has been identified as the production agency and is involved in concurrent engineering mode from design stage. Active homing development is completed and partially proven in field Trials.

    http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/strategic-forces/55-drdo-psu-news-discussion-30.html#post143842

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    Varunastra is design for ship based torpedo, If asked then DRDO could devlop a Submarine version of Varunastra ..
     
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    Some pictures i took during DEFEXPO-2014 .. >>


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    Its worth reading the material ..
     
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    But is varunastra Inducted? AFAIK only two test have been conducted and it has not yet been sucessfull. I do not think this weapon is anywhere near completion leave alone modification for submarine based.
     
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    Varunastra tests prove torpedo, more soon

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    February 02, 2015: The DRDO's user evaluation trials of the Varunastra heavy weight torpedo (UET-09, UET-10 & UET-11) that were conducted in Nov 2014 went off successfully, but an intended second round of immediate tests was stalled by an unusual development -- the loss of one of the development torpedoes at sea. During Torpedo Recovery Vessel had sunk in the recovery operations. that's the reason why the Varunastra prototype was lost as well. The Indian Navy and DRDO enlisted the services of survey vessel to provide imagery of the sea bed in the area where the torpedo was believed to have gone down. After several days of scouting for the weapon system, the team had nearly given up hope, though the idea of abandoning the lost Varunastra was not considered given that the unit would contain crucial and indispensable performance data that would facilitate the next round of trials. Finally on December 23 last year, more than a month after the torpedo was lost, it was located and then fished out from the sea bed using a wire mesh mechanism that was extremely difficult to carry out. Sources say summer trials of the Varunastra are slated for April 2015, before final confirmatory trials towards the end of the year, before deployment in service and configuration for surface platforms.


    Varunastra tests prove torpedo more soon - SP's MAI

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    User trails are done, These test are probably validation Trails after that it will entering service ..

     
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    SAAB Bofors underwater systems : Torpedo 2000 Dual purpose torpedo

    Published on May 29, 2014, by cloundy078
     
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    What acquisition aside from USA has there not been a delay? There has not been 0ne indigenous development from it.
     
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    The article is full of bullshit and FUD.

    The BlackShark is widely regarded as superior to SeaHake and the the new BlackShark Advanced (BSA) is clearly better of the BlackShark.

    The Italian Navy has only WASS torpedos ( A184 mod. 3, BlackShark and BlackShark Advanced).

    The French F-21 torpedo is basically a BackShark (for example DCNS for the F-21 build, under WASS license and TOT, the electric motor and the aluminium silver-oxide battery of first generation BlackShark), with part of the electronic co-developed by Thales and Atlas Elektronik.

    The BlackShark Advanced has a new more powerfull Lithium-Polymer battery... so licensed the tech of aluminium silver-oxide battery to a close partner as DCNS is not a problem for WASS.

    Taught me that when you see false information to try to sell or advertise a product, it means that that product sucks. (and in any case we italians pay better bribe of the Germans).
     
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    I was a member of the torpedo recovery team..... :)
     
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    It always puzzles me how small nations like Sweden, Israel etc have indigenous capability with their small populations and how India with one million engineers has trouble with weapons that are 100 years old. I am speculating it is the result decades of rampant corruption.
     

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