The Indian Navy (IN) announced on 10 January that it has successfully tested locally developed Sahayak air-droppable containers off the coast of Goa in the Arabian Sea.
In a statement the IN said that on 8 January an Ilyushin Il-38 maritime patrol aircraft dropped one of the containers carrying a test payload of 50 kg, which descended to the sea by parachute.
The service said that the Sahayak containers are designed to enhance its operational logistics capability by facilitating the supply of spares and stores to ships that are deployed more than 2,000 km from the coast.
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