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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will hand over four Naval Systems developed by DRDO to the Indian Navy, in New Delhi today. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba will formally take over the indigenously developed sonars that will boost the force's underwater surveillance capability. 
The systems to be inducted include Abhay - compact hull mounted sonar for shallow water crafts, Humsa UG - upgrade for the Humsa sonar system, NACS - Near-field Acoustic Characterisation System, and AIDSS - Advanced Indigenous Distress Sonar System for submarines. Defence Ministry in a release said, the systems have been designed and developed by NPOL, a Kochi based laboratory of DRDO.
Abhay is an advanced active-cum-passive



integrated sonar system which is capable of detecting, localizing, classifying and tracking sub-surface and surface targets in both its active and passive modes of operation. The prototype of this compact SONAR ABHAY installed onboard a nominated Naval platform has successfully completed all user evaluation trials to demonstrate the features as per the Naval Staff Qualification Requirements. 
Indian Navy has proposed to induct this SONAR on three of the ABHAY class ships. Intensifying the command over the high seas is the HUMSA-UG that is designed for upgrading the existing HUMSA SONAR system of the Indian Naval platforms. This system is proposed to be installed on seven ships of three different classes of ships.

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