Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Ordnance Factory Board Handovers Indigenous anti- submarine rockets to Navy

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.

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