Visakhapatnam, August 16, 2007
Missiles to enhance the combat capabilities
The DRDO Chief Controller (R&D) A Sivathanu Pillai said that the Indian Armed Forces would have Land Attack Supersonic Missiles inducted in their arsenal by 2009. These missiles, possessed by a few other countries in the world, would enhance the combat capabilities of the Indian Army, Navy and Air force.
Speaking to media on Thursday, he said that Land Attack Supersonic Missiles have already been tested for the Army and Navy and they are pending integration with the Air Force. The process of developing Underwater Autonomous Vehicles which would be camouflaged, would be completed by the end of 2008. He said that out of the $30 billion Defence spending in the next five years, equipment valued at $10 billion is planned for manufacture indigenously.
He said that NSTL, the Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory, Kochi has developed underwater sensors called 'Sonars' which help in identifying the targets. He said besides, the National Material Research Organization developed a technique of painting and attending to maintenance works of Naval Platforms at sea.
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