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India-made stealth submarine to be tested next month ^ | 2/19/2010 |

Posted on 02/19/2010 9:54:30 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld

After the ‘eye in the sky’, here is a home-grown spy in the sea. India is all set to test its ‘‘Autonomous Underwater Vehicle-150’’ off the Chennai coast next month. Developed by the Durgapur-based Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI), a unit of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the unmanned vehicle, has immense civilian and military potential.

‘‘AUV-150 will be tested for sea-floor mapping and monitoring of environmental parameters, such as current, temperature, depth and salinity,’’ CMERI director Gautam Biswas told TOI. ‘‘Once the technology is proven, it will be customised for military applications, like mine counter-measures, coastal monitoring and reconnaissance. It will also be very useful in cable and pipeline surveys.’’

The project was sponsored by the ministry of earth sciences and had technical assistance from IIT-Kharagpur. ‘‘A full-scale prototype was put to freshwater test in Idukki dam in Kerala recently. All navigational parameters functioned satisfactorily,’’ said S N Shome, group head for robotics and automation at CMERI under whose supervision the AUV took shape.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: india; indiannavy; stealth; submarine

1 posted on 02/19/2010 9:54:31 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: sonofstrangelove

I bet those screen doors work real fine....

2 posted on 02/19/2010 9:55:29 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: sonofstrangelove
What are the chances that it's painted in the "7/11" color scheme?

3 posted on 02/19/2010 10:05:20 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

I would not be so quick to dismiss Indian technology.

Everything the US does militarily is very expensive both because we are in the forefront, and because we design for many contingencies.

Change those ground rules, and other countries can develop some very cost-effective technology.

4 posted on 02/19/2010 11:50:29 PM PST by CurlyDave
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To: CurlyDave

“I would not be so quick to dismiss Indian technology.”


India has several thriving high tech industries, and motivated, intelligent young people whose culture has brought them up believing (correctly in my opinion) that a strong work ethic coupled with the highest education they can achieve is their ticket out of poverty.

5 posted on 02/20/2010 1:08:08 AM PST by AussieJoe
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To: AussieJoe

Amen! I work with many of them in a high-tech arena. Intelligent and motivated is an apt description. American youth could learn something from them...

6 posted on 02/20/2010 5:12:53 AM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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