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India’s Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO) launched indigenous ship launched anti-submarine torpedo, ‘Varunastra’ Tuesday and is handed over to the navy by Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar Wednesday.
The electric torpedo designed and developed by Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL), a lab of DRDO and is capable of targeting quiet and stealthy submarines, both in deep and littoral waters in intense countermeasure environment, DRDO said in a statement.
Varunastra has been designed with latest technologies such as high speed and long endurance propulsion, software driven intelligence, conformal array acoustic homing with wide look angle and advanced digital signal processing. It is also having advanced autonomous guidance algorithms with low drift navigational aids, insensitive warhead which can operate in various combat scenarios.
Varunastra exercise variant has integrated instrumentation system for recording all the dynamic parameters of the weapon, redundancy in recovery aids in case of emergency shut down or malfunction.
It has GPS based locating aid, a unique feature in contemporary torpedoes in the world. Varunastra is extensively tested at sea in association with Indian Navy for evaluating the weapon capabilities as per Naval Staff qualitative requirements. The weapon has completed all environmental qualification tests like shock, vibration, temperature cycling, marine environmental tests, EMI/EMC tests etc.
This torpedo has been developed with high degree of modularity with more than 95 per cent indigenous content. All the test systems, accessories, special tools and handling equipment are developed simultaneously, enabling smooth maintenance, sourcing of spares, industry support and up-gradation.Bharat Dynamics Ltd.
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According to Lenta, after the T-54 Vietnam is Israel upgraded T-55M3 standard, the deck of this increase is a comprehensive makeover with unexpected strength.
Firepower: According to the source, upgraded tanks equipped with heavy machine gun NSV 12.7 mm manufactured by Vietnam, a gun capable of attacking low-flying aerial targets such as helicopters, UAVs ... In field conditions, can also lower barreled guns to attack the infantry and enemy vehicles.
However, the formidable firepower of tanks T-54 modernization / 55M3 is twisted 105 mm cannon type M68 / L7 of Israel. L7 cannon can shoot bullets APAM, or kinetic energy ammunition with cross bar with insulating tiles, enhance longevity and accuracy when shooting.
In addition, to further enhance the firepower attack, tanks T-54 / 55M3 is also equipped with a coaxial machine gun 7.62 mm PKT. According to Lenta, machine guns and self-produced by Vietnam.
60 mm mortar is being deployed on the main battle tanks and Magach Mekava of Israel. 60 mm mortar is being deployed on the main battle tanks and Magach Mekava of Israel. This vegetation type is also equipped by Vietnam. With the support of 60 mm mortars, tanks can attack more effective against infantry hiding in the fortifications, or even high-rise buildings.
Through pictures of prototypes made public, said Lenta, tank upgrade of Vietnam was equipped with meteorological sensors MAWS6056B due Idram Swiss company manufactured. MAWS6056B sensors provide meteorological parameters such as wind direction and speed, temperature and atmospheric pressure for the artillery ballistic computer. A special feature is the sensor is evaluated MAWS6056B modern, even advanced main battle tank of the French Leclerc are also using this sensor.
Defense system: On defense systems, tanks were fitted with explosive reactive armor Blazer ERA box of Israel. The two sides are designed turret assembly reaction notched corners beveled to enhance dispersion of force penetrating warhead, the rear is fitted with cage armor. Overall, the T-54 turret / 55M3 western-style design, is evaluating the effectiveness of defense many times higher than the old turret.
Under the plan, explosive reactive armor ERA 2nd generation developed by Vietnam will also be fitted to the position of "critical" by tanks, especially in front of the nose turret and vehicle.
To improve the viability of the tank, crawler systems have also been strengthened by the armor protection riem, similar to armor caterpillars on foreign tanks. Turret sides of the vehicle is also fitted with the system smoke grenade launchers (large container), to launch smoke hiding the enemy tanks were laser beam, or aiming.
According to the estimates of Lenta, version T-54 / 55M3 installed 1,000-horsepower diesel engine new German-made. With this engine, the ability to move the tanks will be increased significantly. The car is also fitted with the fire control system FCS Russian-made, perhaps this is a unique device is performed on the main Russian tank their upgrade.
It can be said, through the details of the weapons systems, defense, engine, computer ... are installed on tanks upgraded T-54 / 55M3 prove effective.
In the last exercise in 2011 to test the upgraded weaponry weapons DOD, T-55M3 tanks participated test firing and military officials appreciate, which, the car was able to shot while traveling forward, the ability to shoot the turret also faster than before.
However, this is not the only upgrade package of Israel in order to increase the power of T-54/55 that Vietnam can refer. In particular, Israel has unveiled a new upgrade package for many types of increases, including T-54/55 with fire control system TISAS completely new. With TISAS, tanks equipped fighting will increase efficiency and productivity by providing operational data in both day and night, poor visibility conditions allow accurate fire shoot enemy targets soon discovered first at long range.