Indian Army Eyes Diver Propulsion Vehicles

5 May 2010 (Last Updated May 5th, 2010 18:30)

The Indian Army has issued a request for inquiry for the acquisition of diver propulsion vehicles (DPV) for its commando divers. As per the army requirement, the DPV should be able to carry two fully equipped combat divers and an additional 60kg to 80kg of cargo over a distance of up to 5

The Indian Army has issued a request for inquiry for the acquisition of diver propulsion vehicles (DPV) for its commando divers.

As per the army requirement, the DPV should be able to carry two fully equipped combat divers and an additional 60kg to 80kg of cargo over a distance of up to 5nm.

The DPV will cruise at a speed of up to 2kt and be capable of operating up to a depth of 30m, according to defpro.com.

In addition, the DPV should be lightweight, fitted with advanced and reliable navigation system preferably with depth gauging facility, and allow parachute dropping with suitable preparations.