Who: Maareech – an Advanced Torpedo Defence System
What: Handed over to Indian Navy
When: 14 November 2015
The Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on 14 November 2015 handed over the Maareech – Advanced Torpedo Defence System – developed by DRDO to the Navy Chief Admiral Robin K. Dhowan in Vishakhapatnam.
Highlights of Maareech
• Maareech is a joint project of Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), Kochi and NSTL, Visakhapatnam.
• It is a state-of-the-art indigenous system for torpedo detection and countermeasures.
• The system provides a complete solution to detect and locate the incoming torpedo and to apply countermeasures to protect naval platform against torpedo attack.
• The system is capable of detecting, confusing, diverting and decoying the incoming torpedoes.
• Two production grade Maareech systems have been developed and user evaluation trials completed onboard two Indian Navy ships.
Besides, Parrikar also dedicated to the nation the Seakeeping and Manoeuvring Basin (SMB). It is a one of its kind platform in the country set up as a joint effort of DRDO and Indian Navy.
With this, India joined the ranks of the few nations in the world who have the capability to undertake comprehensive hydrodynamic model testing of naval platforms and weapon systems.