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DRDO Launches Testing Facilities for SONAR

Published on November 09, 2022
Current Context: The Defense Research & Development Organization (DRDO) launched a state-of-the-art testing and evaluation facility for SONAR developed for the Indian Navy.
DRDO Launches Testing Facilities for SONAR
  • The state-of-the-art testing and evaluation facility, Hull Module of the Submersible Platform for Acoustic Characterization & Evaluation (SPACE) facility was launched by the DRDO at Naval Physical & Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), Kochi.
  • It has been constructed by L&T Shipbuilding, Chennai and is based on the design and requirements of NPOL.
  • The following functions will be performed by the SPACE facility:
  1. Evaluation of SONAR systems
  2. Quick deployment
  3. Easy recovery of transducers and sensors
  • The SPACE facility lies on a well-crafted submersible platform that can be submerged up to 100 metres.
  • The Indian Register of Shipping approved the design and construction of the platform.
  • DRDO is a Government of India-owned military research and development agency and was established in 1958 with its headquarters in New Delhi. The current Chairperson of it is G Satheesh Reddy.

Question:

Q.1 _______ launched a state-of-the-art testing and evaluation facility for SONAR developed for the Indian Navy.
a. ISRO
b. DRDO
c. BEL
d. RIL
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