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Zeus Numerix: Making India’s warships future-ready

A nation’s power is often associated with its strength of the defense forces and its arsenal. But with changing times, countries are making their weapons future-ready using the latest technology that can dominate across the globe. And for India, several startups are helping the nation to achieve this goal and one such company is Zeus Numerix.

All defense forces play an important role but with over 7500 km of coastline, the Indian Navy has a major role in national security. Zeus Numerix is helping with all their knowledge to enhance the warship capabilities that can give the nation an advantage over the enemy.

Zeus Numerix to stimulate hull designs to make warships invisible to radar

Zeus Numerix took onto the challenge of Reduction of RCS of Naval Warships in the 4th edition of Defence India Startup Challenge. And they emerged as the winners for developing simulation software for making warships invisible to radar (Reducing of RCS of Naval Warships).

Zeus Numerix has been granted Rs 1.5 Cr from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to partner with the public sector Goa Shipyard Ltd in making India’s future warships. The project aims to build next-generation offshore patrol vessels, missile vessels, frigates, and destroyers with a reduced RCS, making them almost invisible to radar.

What does the reduction of RCS (RADAR Cross Section) of Naval Warships mean?

In military warfare, it is very important to know the enemy’s position and to hide your location. As it gives you the advantage of the element of surprise with which one can have an edge over the enemy, the same is for naval warships.

In current scenarios, RADAR is the primary instrument that is being used to detect enemy warfares. Radar detects an object by measuring the time taken by a known pulse of electromagnetic energy to get to the object and return.

The measure of reflective strength of a target is the Radar Cross section (RCS) of the given target. In simple words, if the reflective strength of a target is high then there are more changes that the target location will reveal easily. But if it is significantly low then the RADAR will find it hard to detect the target, making it invisible and lethal.

In Warfare, the RCS of a warship has transformed into a very crucial design factor for secrecy to achieve elements of surprise and survivability. This has made RCS determination and RCS reduction a matter of great importance in the future.

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