Indian Navy works on advanced technologies
MoU singed with CSIR
MoU singed with CSIR
The Indian Navy is developing advanced technologies and its immediate projects include development of alternative desalination technologies, installation of wireless MEMS based sensors for remote operation and Residual Life Assessment studies of Gas Turbine Generator blades to improve reliability.
For advancing these projects, among others, the Navy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on 5 April 2019.
The MoU is to undertake joint research and development of advanced technologies for the Indian Navy.
The MoU provides a formal framework for interaction between Indian Navy and CSIR. It would facilitate joint R&D activities in diverse fields of Mechanical, Electronics, Communication, Computer Science, Propulsion systems, Metallurgy and Nanotechnology.
“This will be a collaborative arrangement between labs of CSIR, the Indian Navy and Indian industry,” said the Defence Ministry in a release.
The MoU was signed by Vice Admiral GS Pabby, Chief of Materiel of Indian Navy and Shekhar C Mande, Secretary DSIR and Director General, CSIR.
Speaking on the occasion, Vice Admiral GS Pabby congratulated CSIR for its yeoman service to the nation in the field of Scientific Research and Development and noted some of the futuristic technology being developed, which could be used for enhancing operational availability and combat capabilities of Naval platforms.
He emphasised on the necessity of such partnerships between the armed forces and world class National Institutions like CSIR which would allow Indian Navy to leapfrog towards latest technologies as well as jointly engage under ‘Make in India’, and other innovative programmes of our Government.
The MoU would form the foundation for exchange of ideas and development of new technologies in the future, he added.
Shekhar C Mande complimented the joint efforts and emphasised that defence remain a priority area for CSIR with an aim towards indigenisation and self-reliance in advanced technologies. fiinews.com