Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) has signed a contract worth of Rs 1,187.82 Crores for supply of Heavy Weight Torpedoes to Indian Navy.
The contract was signed byMr. NP Diwakar, Director (Technical), BDL and Ms NidhiChhibber, Joint Secretary & Acquisition Manager (Maritime & Systems), Ministry of Defence, at New Delhi.The execution of contract will be in next 42 months. The weapon will be manufactured at BDL Visakhapatnam Unit under collaboration with DRDO according to a press release.
The Heavy Weight Torpedo or the Varunastra is a ship launched, electrically propelled underwater weapon equipped with one of the most advanced automatic and remote controlled guidance systems. The weapon system uses its own intelligence in tracing the target said the release.