Indian Navy Tests Indigenous Air-Droppable Containers for Logistics Support


The containers, domestically developed by the country’s defence research body, could drastically improve ships’ deployment duration on missions.

In what may provide a major boost to India’s operational logistic capability in the Indian Ocean Region, the Indian Navy has conducted successful trials of the Sahayak air droppable containers. The containers were successfully dropped at the intended location from IL-38 aircraft off Goa in the Arabian Sea during the trials, according to the navy.

“Sahayak Containers will enhance operational logistics capability of Indian Navy and will provide the wherewithal to supply spares and stores to ships which are deployed more than 2,000 km from the coast,” a statement issued by the Indian Navy reads. Read More

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