Navy chief: India seeks to pursue unmanned submarine technologies: The Tribune India
Tribune press service
New Delhi, July 16
India is seeking to develop unmanned submarine technologies. The United States has made rapid progress in this area and has given India some exposure to the technologies and systems that the Indian Navy wishes to pursue, Indian Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh said during a seminar.
He cited the discovery of autonomous submarine gliders “of Chinese origin” in Indonesian waters as an indication of the extent to which the technology has advanced.
The “Trends and Technologies in Underwater Vehicles” seminar was organized by the Directorate of Naval Design (Underwater Design Group) in partnership with the Society of Indian Defense Manufacturers (SIDM).
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Admiral Singh ranked “underwater realm awareness” as one of the most critical areas for the Navy, adding that the complexity of modern warfare meant that tools like “artificial intelligence” would be essential. for effective and efficient use of subsea systems. At the same seminar, the Deputy Chief of the Indian Navy, Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar, said that the Indian Navy understood the importance of unmanned solutions and had recently considered a detailed roadmap in this area. The Navy intends to share with industry what is needed, when and at what cost and in what number.
Underwater vehicles bring results too important to ignore, the vice admiral said.