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Vizag’s NSTL handovers Infrared system for INS Vikrant being built at Cochin

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | V.KAMALAKARA RAO
Published Dec 22, 2021, 5:58 pm IST
Updated Dec 22, 2021, 5:58 pm IST
Vizag NSTL team handing over the system to Indian Navy team. (DC Image)
 Vizag NSTL team handing over the system to Indian Navy team. (DC Image)

Visakhapatnam: Vizag based Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL) handed over the 3MW Diesel Engine Infrared Suppression Signature (IRSS) system for the indigenous Aircraft Carrier project of the Indian Navy at a function here on Wednesday.

The NSTL is naval research laboratory of the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO).

NSTL outstanding scientist and director Y. Sreenivas Rao said NSTL-designed and developed systems have been integrated onboard INS Vikrant, which is under construction at Cochin Shipyard Limited, Kochi and have completed all performance trials successfully.

The Navy’s chief of material vice admiral Sandeep Naithani received the IRSS system. He said that stealth is a key factor for the survivability of ships at sea. He said that the Indian Navy maintains a close partnership with NSTL in the development of various systems critical to achieving strategic independence.

Samir V Kamat, scientist and director general (Naval systems and materials) said that the handing over of IRSS systems to the Indian Navy signifies a major milestone in achieving Atma Nirbharta in the design and development of naval stealth systems.

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