Connect with us

South Asia

DRDO Develops High Range Anti-Submarine Rockets For Indian Navy



The subsidiaries of DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) has developed High Range Anti-Submarine Rockets in the wake of increasing military challenges for the Indian Navy. These rockets have been developed by the Armament Research and Development Establishment along with the High Energy Materials Lab and will offer a maximum range of 8 kilometres.

Both these lab are subsidiaries of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The director of the Armament Research and Development Establishment stated that the rockets will soon be handed over to the Indian Navy for trials after meeting targets for quality.

The Indian Navy wanted rockets which offered a high range while engaging the enemy submarines and based on the requests the DRDO has developed the high range anti-submarine rockets which will be soon inducted into the Indian Navy. At present work is being done to perfect the quality requirements in line with the prescriptions made by the Indian Navy.

As of now, the Indian Navy uses the vintage Russian rocket, RGB-60 which offers a maximum range of 5.3 km. It is an unguided area weapon for engaging submarines and warships. The R-Class, Delhi Class and the Talwar Class ships of the Indian Navy are equipped with the RGB-60 rockets which are fired from the RBU 6000 rocket launcher.

While firing torpedos to hit the enemy targets may prove to a deliberate and costly attack, rockets are considered to be ‘urgent attack weapons’ by the defence personnel. Hence, the rockets are as crucial as the torpedos for any navy of the world. Rockets can be fired singly or in clusters to engage the enemy submarines and disrupt their movement.

India is facing increasing challenges in the Indian Ocean from the naval expansion of other nations. These high range rockets as described by the experts as being the need of the hour to bolster India’s capabilities to confront and eliminate threats.




rafale-jets rafale-jets
Asia Pacific3 hours ago

Rafale Jets: After India, Another Asian Country To Acquire Dassault Rafale Fighters – French Minister

French Defense Minister Florence Parly has confirmed that Indonesia is indeed interested in purchasing Rafale fighter jets from her country...

india-russia india-russia
EurAsian Region7 hours ago

Indian Naval Base In Africa Next To China’s Djibouti Could Be Possible With Russian Partnership?

Russia has recently announced that it has entered a pact with Sudan to create a naval base. Moscow, which had...

Asia Pacific8 hours ago

India’s Third Aircraft Carrier – How Navy Day Exposed The Schism Between Chiefs Of Navy & Defense Staff

Prakash Nanda

Featured9 hours ago

Indian Air Force Shows Its Prowess With ‘Swarm Drone Technology’; Tweets Images: Watch

In a recent tweet, the Indian Air Force has released images of its own swarm drone tests after news came...

Asia Pacific12 hours ago

China Threatens India With A Weather Modification System That Can Cover 1.5 Times The Area Of Entire India

India and China are engaged in a border dispute in Eastern Ladakh for the past seven months, and their troops...

S400-VS-F35 S400-VS-F35
Americas22 hours ago

Is The UAE Threatening To Opt For Russian Su-57 Jets Over US’ Stealth F-35 Warplanes??

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has warned that if the US refuses to supply it with F-35 and MQ-9 Reaper...

india-russia india-russia
Featured23 hours ago

Indian, Russian Navy Hold PASSEX Exercise In The Eastern Indian Ocean Region

On the occasion of Navy Day, the Indian Navy is conducting a passage exercise (PASSEX) with the Russian Navy in...

Pakistan-Turkey-Relations Pakistan-Turkey-Relations
Featured1 day ago

After Backing Pakistan on Kashmir, Is Turkey’s Erdogan Hiring Syrian Mercenaries To Fight In The Valley?

For some time now, Turkey has been making attempts to grow its influence among the Muslims in South Asia in...

iran-israel iran-israel
Featured1 day ago

Assassination Of Top Iranian Scientist Will Complicate Relations Between The US & Iran: Joe Biden

Joe Biden, the next President of the United States said the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is likely...

Asia Pacific1 day ago

From Rafales, Su-30 MKIs & Tejas, Why Next-Gen BrahMos Missile On Indian Air Force Jets Can Be A Game-Changer For India?

Amid the border row with China, the Indian armed forces successfully test-fired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles in the past...