Indigenously Autonomous Underwater Vehicle tested successfully

Indigenously made Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) has been successfully tested by Vizag-based Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL). The AUV is critical for underwater mine sweeping, mine laying and also to gather intelligence and surveillance of enemy vessels. Weighing around 1.7 tonnes, the AUV can carry around 500 kg of pay loadand can perform tasks at a depth of around 300 to 500 m under the sea, relatively noiselessly and without being detected by enemy vessels. NSTL also has plans to develop the advanced version of these UAVs in a larger size and 10 to 12 tonnes in weight.



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