DRDO Showsoff Indigenous Submarine launch capable Heavyweight Torpedo


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DRDO Showsoff Indigenous Submarine launch capable Heavyweight Torpedo
Published October 5, 2017 SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman while attending Submarine Tech Exhibition at DRDO Bhawan last month was shown Scaled model of Electrical Heavyweight Torpedo (EHWT) which is a submarine-launched variant of Varunastra torpedo which already has been inducted into the Indian Navy.

EHWT aka Takshak is modified Varunastra torpedo adapted to be fired from a Submarine thus physical and technological similarities between both the missiles.

According to media reports, DRDO has asked Sindhughosh-class ( Kilo-class diesel-electric) submarines from Indian Navy to begin its trials. EHWT aka Takshak has been developed by Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL) and has 95 percent indigenous content.

India is only 8th Country in the world to have its own Indigenous Torpedo program and Successful induction of Varunastra and soon followed by Takshak will be a game-changer in favor of Indian Navy which has been facing Torpedo shortages both for its surface and below surface fleet due to corruption allegations against International Torpedo manufacture.

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The NSTL has developed both light-water torpedoes (LWTs), named TAL, and heavy-weight torpedoes (HWTs), named Takshak and Varunastra.

Takshak has two versions, a submarine-launched variant with wire guidance and a ship-launched one with autonomous guidance.

Under development is a torpedo called Shakti with thermal propulsion, which can generate 500 kilowatt of power and rev up the engine within a second. Thermal propulsion is a challenging technology. It is a totally indigenous effort. Only the United States, the United Kingdom and Russia have torpedoes with thermal propulsion.

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