- India has inducted a newly acquired deep submergence rescue vehicle
- Induction has significantly improved submarine rescue options available to the Indian Navy, and those of its partner services
The Indian Navy has inducted a newly acquired submarine rescue system capability that includes a deep submergence rescue vehicle (DSRV), the country’s Ministry of Defence announced on 2 November.
The DSAR-650L DSRV is one of two vehicles acquired by the Indian Navy under a GBP193 million (USD269 million) contract signed with underwater engineering and services group JFD in March 2016.
Besides the two free-swimming DSRVs, also included in the contract with JFD are launch and recovery system (LARS) equipment, a Transfer Under Pressure (TUP) system, an SMD Atom intervention remotely operated vehicle, an EdgeTech 4200 series towed side-scan sonar, and associated logistics and support equipment.