VISAKHAPATNAM: Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL), a leading research and development organisation for the Indian Navy, celebrated its 45th Lab Raising Day here Wednesday.
NSTL director C Durga Malleswar, who presided over the event, emphasised on the need for collective, focussed efforts from the NSTL to overcome work challenges and in lab transits from tactical to strategic domain.
He revealed various projects on the anvil and added that the laboratory successfully delivered various weapons and stealth systems that are currently functional on warships.
Andhra University vice-chancellor GSN Raju gave away the laboratory level awards to NSTL personnel in recognition of their outstanding contribution. The NSTL director handed over merit certificates and cash awards to 49 employees for excellent performance at work. Mementoes were also presented to employees who completed 25 years of service.
Earlier, on behalf of NSTL Seva Samithi, Kamala Malini Malleswar handed over scholarships to 12 meritorious students of Government High School in Madugula Mandal.
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The NSTL was established on August 20, 1969 to undertake research and development of complete naval systems like underwater mines, torpedoes, fire control systems, weapon launchers, targets, decoys, etc., for the Indian Navy to make it self-reliant. NSTL also works on design and development, testing of underwater weapons and associated systems, hydrodynamic studies of surface and sub-surface platforms, exploration of stealth technologies for naval platforms, establishment of test facilities for lightweight, heavyweight torpedoes and mines and decoys.