Firefighter Robot Built For Indian Navy Warships Undergoes Trials On INS Vikrant

Trials of a fighting bot built by Swadeshi Empresa for the Indian Navy under the SPRINT initiative were undertaken on INS Vikrant. It detects fire and extinguishes with water, foam jet, or spray, keeping individuals away from any danger, the Indian Navy explained.

SPRINT denotes Supporting Pole-Vaulting in R&D through Innovations for Defence Excellence. It is a strong and collaborative initiative undertaken by India’s Naval Innovation and Indigenisation (abbreviated NIIO) in association with the Defence Innovation Organization (known as DIO) and the Technology Development Acceleration Cell (the TDAC), per the Ministry of Defence (MoD). The initiative has, until now, received overwhelming responses with 1106 proposals, the ministry mentioned.

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Swavlamban 2023’s second edition, India’s Naval Innovation and Indigenisation (popular as NIIO) Seminar is scheduled for 4-5 October, the government notified. In its maiden edition in July last year, PM Modi introduced 75 challenges for start-ups/ MSMEs under the ‘SPRINT’ initiative, it stated.

SPRINT Challenges are meant to boost the use of indigenous tech in the Indian Navy, and the Navy is dedicated to building at least 75 products or technologies as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, per the MoD in a press release.

Niche techs are being advanced throughout the spectrum, including unique blue-green lasers for multifaceted underwater applications; Autonomous weaponized swarms as well as underwater swarm drones; firefighting aids; Al for several uses besides the development of ultra-endurance drones to execute maritime missions, the communique mentioned.

References: Times Of India, Jagran

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