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Navy inducts four types of indigenous Sonars

Navy today formally inducted four types of indigenously developed sonars that will boost its underwater surveillance capability.
●    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, handed over the sonars to the Navy, praised the force along with DRDO and said he expects more synergy in the coming days.
●    The systems have been designed and developed by NPOL, a Kochi based laboratory of DRDO.
●    With the induction of these four systems, the underwater surveillance capability of the Indian Navy will get a boost.
●    Abhay is an advanced active-cum-passive integrated sonar system designed and developed for the smaller platforms such as shallow water crafts and coastal surveillance/patrol vessels.
●    It is capable of detecting, localizing, classifying and tracking sub-surface and surface targets in both its active and passive modes of operation.
●    Indian Navy has proposed to induct this SONAR on three of the Abhay class ships.
●    Intensifying the command over the high seas is the Humsa -UG that is designed for upgrading the existing Humsa sonar system.