welcome to WARN, Today’s NEWS is. NAVY GETS THREE NAVAL SYSTEMS FROM DRDO Three naval systems, developed by premier
defense research organisation DRDO, was today handed over to the navy by Defense Minister
Arun Jaitley. The naval systems, given to Indian Navy, are
USHUS-II submarine sonar, directing gear for hull-mounted sonar array, and inertial navigation
system for ship applications. Sonars detect objects on or under the water
and the latest systems are expected to significantly enhance the navys navigation and communication
network. Speaking on the occasion, Jaitley hailed DRDOs
sustained efforts in enhancing Indias military capabilities through defense indigenisation. The systems were handed over to Chief of the
Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba. Defense Research and Development Organisation
(DRDO) Chairman S Christopher, in his address, said the Defense Acquisition Council cleared
orders worth Rs 2.56 lakh crore to the DRDO out of which about Rs 1 lakh crore was in
the last two years alone. Jaitley also released two other products developed
by DRDO, namely IP-based secure phone and the Gallium Nitride Technology. The Gallium Nitride Technology will substantially
help in the development of next generation radars, seekers and communication systems,
for application in Light Combat Aircraft, said a scientist. The Secure IP Phone incorporates an indigenous
encryption algorithm on a “trustworthy hardware platform” to provide high level of secrecy
to voice and data, for communication of strategic and tactical plans of the Armed Forces. The Defense Minister said there was a need
for convergence between India’s economic might and evolution of the technology so that the
world looks at the country for innovation and new technology. The Defense Minister also said that great
societies and nations are made through people working on important tasks in anonymity, like
the DRDO scientists. “In order to develop great societies and great
countries, the role of those who remain faceless and keep working somewhere in some important
field is an unmatched contribution,” he said while complimenting silent contribution of
DRDO scientists. The Defense Minister also gave away the annual
DRDO awards in various categories. The Advanced Systems Laboratory, Hyderabad
and the Microwave Tube Research and Development Center, Bangalore won the coveted Silicon
Trophy and Titanium Trophy, respectively.

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