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India buys and sells torpedoes

19th July 2019 - 11:57 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Rockhampton


India delivered a batch of Shyena advanced lightweight torpedoes to Myanmar in early July, about the same time that the Indian Navy (IN) began looking for heavyweight torpedoes to arms its Kalvari-class submarines.

India signed the aforementioned deal for an undisclosed number of torpedoes for the Myanmar Navy in early 2017, worth $37.9 million. It is India’s first export of these torpedoes.

Lightweight torpedoes can be launched from surface vessels and helicopters, but it is unclear what class of Myanmar warships will carry them.

The Shyena (pictured), India’s first lightweight torpedo, is designed by the Naval Science & Technology

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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