Navy gets first lot of `desi` anti-submarine rockets

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - 23:47

Pune: The first lot of 20 indigenously developed practice version of anti-submarine rockets, having a six km range, was handed over to the Indian Navy at the Khadki Ordnance factory here on Tuesday.

The surface-to-water anti-submarine rockets have been
developed by the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) in association
with the Navy.

The rocket has capability to destroy submarine
operating between 30 metre and 300 metre under the seawater.
Two variants of the rocket, having a range of 1.5 and 6 km,
have been developed using in-house research.

Rear Admiral S Kulshrestha, Director General, Naval
Armament Inspection, who received the installment, said the
induction of the rockets will strengthen fire power of the
Navy and reduce its dependence of ammunition requirements from
foreign countries.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - 23:47

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