INDIAN NAVY SIGNS MOU WITH COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
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The Indian Navy and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on April 5, 2019 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to undertake joint research and development of advanced technologies for the Indian Navy.
- The agreement facilitates a formal framework for interaction between the Indian Navy and the research council.
- Under the agreement, joint research and development activities will be undertaken in the diverse fields of Mechanical, Electronics, Communication, Computer Science, Propulsion systems, Metallurgy and Nanotechnology.
- The agreement will be a collaborative arrangement between labs of CSIR, the Indian Navy and the Indian industry.
- Some of the immediate projects to be progressed under this MoU include development of alternative desalination technologies, installation of wireless MEMS based sensors for remote operation and residual life assessment studies of gas turbine generator blades to improve reliability.
- The collaboration between the armed forces and world class national institutions such as the CSIR will allow the Indian Navy to leapfrog towards latest technologies as well as jointly engage under ‘Make in India’ and other innovative programmes of the Union Government.
- It would also form the foundation for exchange of ideas and development of new technologies in the future.