India’s state-run Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) has bagged an export order worth $14.33 Million for export of Light Weight Torpedoes to a friendly country.
The Company has achieved 65 percent of export target set for the financial year 2018 – 19.
The Naval Science & Technology Laboratory (NSTL) research unit in Visakhapatnam manufactures export version of Light-weight Torpedoes (LWT-XP).
The LWT-XP is an electrically propelled, self-homing underwater weapon and it can be launched from ship / helicopter. The torpedo is powered by a sea water activated battery.
BDL and Larsen and Toubro signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to export LWT-XP models in March 2017.
NSTL is a leading research lab under the DRDO, which is supporting the Navy. NSTL torpedoes are deployed in Indian Navy ships.
BDL also manufactures Heavy Weight Torpedoes (Varunastra), a ship launched, electrically propelled underwater weapon. It is equipped with an automatic and remote controlled guidance system and uses its own intelligence in tracing the target.