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Indian Navy scouting for underwater drones and unmanned submarines to track, attack enemy submarines

Prime News, National (New Delhi), July 28:- Indian Navy is all set to get a new category of warship in its arsenal in the near future. The Navy is looking to lay its hands on underwater drones or unmanned submarines with the capability to track and attack enemy submarines in the next three years.

According to Russian news website Sputnik as well as Defence, Security Intelligence and Analysis portal Jane’s 360, the Indian Navy wants the mini unmanned submarines or underwater drones equipped with passive sonar device to ensure that its nuclear-powered attack submarines can perform a more offensive role.

Sputnik claims the Navy’s draft tender document says, “The underwater drone should be capable of missions lasting a minimum of 15 days at an economical speed of 3 knots.” The Navy wants to complete the acquisition of the unmanned submarines by 2021. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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