Indian Navy performs maiden test drop of indigenous SAR Kit

The Indian Navy tested the indigenously developed SAR Kit from the Boeing P-8I long-range patrol aircraft.

The test flight was conducted by the Indian Navy’s INS Hansa-based INAS 316 squadron.

The SAR kit gives the Indian Navy the capability to undertake search and rescue operations from long ranges off the coast and strengthens India’s position as a Preferred Security Partner in the Indian Ocean Region.

About SAR Kit

Noteworthy, the SAR kit has been developed by Agra-based Defence Research and Development Organisation’s laboratory, Aerial Delivery Research and Development Establishment (ADRDE).

It can be dropped from an aircraft with the help of parachutes.

Besides, it is a quick-response equipment that can rescue people in emergency situations.

Each SARK can accommodate eight people and contains food for 15 days.

The raft-like equipment also has a float marker at the other end to aid the survivors for easy access.

SARK can be deployed in ‘sea state 3’ or for higher waves and can be released from multi-role aircraft.