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Indian Navy and IISc, Bengaluru sign MoU Indian Navy
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Indian Navy and IISc, Bengaluru sign MoU

By Manik Banerjee | @indiablooms | 22 Sep 2023, 09:59 pm

New Delhi: The Indian Navy (IN) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in New Delhi for technical collaboration and joint research & development.

The MoU is aimed to promote academic cooperation in the varied field of engineering, enhance scientific understanding of technologies related to the defence sector and undertake new development, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.

“IN and IISc share a common interest in the academic exchange of scientific research activities in the field of Engineering related to defence technologies. The MoU would serve to provide a broader framework and enable both sides to enhance capacity building, solution to field level issues, expanding of equipment vendor base and effective training through exchange of faculty/ guest lectures,” the statement read.

The navy in collaboration with IISc has undertaken the development of a future-ready Transcritical carbon dioxide (CO2) based AC plant working on natural refrigerant. The technology is a breakthrough for phasing out halon synthetic refrigerants and is indigenously designed & developed.

This MoU is the formal basis for the continued collaboration to develop such technologies and solutions in the near future.

The MoU was signed by Rear Admiral K Srinivas, Asst Chief of Materiel (Dockyard & Refit) on behalf of the Navy and Captain Shridhar Warrier (Retd), Registrar IISc and Prof B Gurumoorthy, Director FSID Bengaluru.