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India to supply lightweight torpedoes to Myanmar

28 March 2017

India will supply indigenously developed lightweight torpedoes to Myanmar in a contract estimated to be worth USD37.9 million, according to Indian defence officials.

"The export of lightweight torpedoes will follow the earlier supply of sonars, acoustic domes and directing gear to Myanmar," Dr S Christopher, the head of India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), said in New Delhi on 24 March. He did not elaborate on his comments.

Industry sources told Jane's that Christopher was referring to the DRDO-designed advanced lightweight torpedo Shyena, which is reportedly based on the Whitehead Alenia Sistemi Subacquei (WASS)/Leonardo A244/S lightweight torpedo previously provided to the Indian Navy (IN).

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