Hyderabad: Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), a Mini-ratna Government of India Enterprise under Ministry of Defence and Naval Science & Technological Laboratory (NSTL, under DRDO) have signed a “Licensing Agreement for Transfer of Technology” for productionization of Varunastra.
The signed agreement document was presented by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr Subhash Bhamre to CMD,BDL V. Udaya Bhaskar here on Thursday in the presence of Raksha Mantri Ms Nirmala Seetharaman on the sidelines of DEFEXPO-2018 at Chennai on 11 April,2018.
Chief of Naval Staff, Secretary Defence R&D & Chairman, DRDO, SA to RM and senior officials from DRDO and Ministry of Defence were also present on the occasion.
Varunastra is an advanced ship- launched heavy weight anti-submarine Torpedo designed and developed by NSTL.
BDL is the Production Agency for Varunastra . The Company has established a dedicated manufacturing unit at Visakhapatnam exclusively for producing all under water weapons.
As per the agreement, DRDO would transfer the “Technology” for manufacture, testing and maintenance of Varunastra. BDL, as the production agency, will manufacture and supply Varunastra torpedo systems to the Indian Navy. (Maxim News)