British subsea engineering firm JFD has concluded sea acceptance trials and the training of personnel for the second submarine rescue system it has produced for use by the Indian Navy, reports Janes.
The successful testing means that the Indian Navy will soon have to functional units of the submarine rescue system, each for the Eastern and Western Naval Commands.
The trials took place at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, which will eventually be home to the system, to be operated by the Eastern Naval Command. The trials for the previously inducted system for the Western Naval Command were held last year at Mumbai.
JFD’s submarine rescue systems are equipped with a DSAR-650L free-swimming deep submergence rescue vehicle (DSRV), a Transfer Under Pressure (TUP) unit, an EdgeTech 4200 series towed sidescan, among other high-tech equipment. Read More