New Delhi (Sputnik) — The Indian Government has approved the export of indigenous sonar systems for small naval platforms.
Sources told Sputnik that the Government has approved the export of compact hull mounted sonars for shallow watercraft. The intention is to supply them to East Asia and Latin America on ships meant for coastal surveillance and antisubmarine warfare.
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"Designed using the latest technology in hardware architecture and advanced signal processing algorithms, the sonar is capable of detecting, localizing, classifying and tracking sub-surface and surface targets in both its active and passive modes of operation," read a statement released by Defense Research and Development Organization.
Indian Navy plans to induct the sonar on three variants of the Russian Pauk class corvettes.
Last year, India had exported three sets of sonar systems to Myanmar and is also in touch with Vietnam and Philippines.