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First indigenous Sonar Dome flagged off

India’s first indigenous composites sonar dome, a ship’s underwater eyes and ears, was on Tuesday flagged off by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar from here to be delivered to Mazgaon docks in Mumbai. 

Designed and produced by a Defence and Research Development Organisation lab in Pune, the sonar dome and has been manufactured by a composites manufacturing company. This is a huge contribution by Indian Industry to the ‘Make in India’ movement, ministry officials said. Only a couple of firms worldwide have the capability of realising such structures. 

All anti-submarine warfare ships have a sonar array fitted to the ship structure below the waterline.
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