India's Defense Research Development Organization will hand over Sonar Dome to the defense ministry Tuesday.
The sonar dome will be delivered to Mazagaon docks. A bow mounted Sonar dome will be flagged off by Defense minister, Manohar Parrikar on March 29, 2016, the Defense ministry said in a statement Monday.
The Sonar Dome has been manufactured by a composites manufacturing company in India. All anti-submarine warfare (ASW) ships have a sonar array fitted to the ship structure below the waterline. The sonar functions as the ship’s underwater eyes and ears. The sonar dome is a structure fitted over the sonar array so that its electronics and sensors are not exposed to surrounding hostile environment. The sonar dome has to be structurally sound as well as acoustically transparent.
R&DE(E), DRDO, Pune has developed process technologies to realise large composite structures that can be used in Naval ships & submarines. The Laboratory has also developed technologies related Integral Composite Armour that can be used in Combat Vehicles. The Laboratory is also significantly contributing in development of aerospace structures. NPOL, a DRDO Laboratory at Kochi played a significant role in development of the Sonar Dome.
DRDO is also fielding Live Demonstration of number of Systems with Cutting Edge Technologies for the first time in Defexpo.