India has been working on a heat pump system for naval warships for more than a decade, but its implementation was plagued by delays and a lack of software support.
Now, India’s Defence Minister has announced a major upgrade to the existing system, a new system that is capable of tracking the system and making sure it is operating correctly.
“The main problem that was encountered with the existing heat pump was that the data from it was not accessible to us,” Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday, speaking to reporters in New Delhi.
“And we need to understand how we can make sure that it is not an issue in future.”
Parrikar is one of the few senior Indian officials to have access to the software for the system.
The software, called the Integrated Heat Pump System (IHS), is designed to be used by all Indian warships in the Indian Navy, making it a crucial piece of defence software for India.
India’s latest heat pump is the fifth of the five heat pump types in the navy, with each ship having two.
India currently has eight of the nine types, including the Type 23, a submarine-launched ballistic missile system.
The Indian navy’s new heat pump will be able to monitor all the systems on the ship, including its onboard computers and sensors.
The system will be fitted with software that will allow ships to communicate with each other, including via satellite links.
The IHS will also allow the ships to use GPS navigation.
The latest version of the IHS also has a software that can detect a heat sink or a heat pipe, and automatically switch on the pump and shut off the system if it is detected.
It can be used to shut off a heat-pipe, but it can also detect if the pump is functioning properly, so that ships can move around without having to stop and re-start the pump.
In the future, India plans to build up the IH system so that it can be fully deployed in its warships.