Skip to comments.India-made stealth submarine to be tested next month
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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I bet those screen doors work real fine....
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.
“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.
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...