According to the DRDO newsletter, “This set can be used for escape from an abandoned submarine from a depth of 100m.” The hydrosuit, made from rubberised buoyant fibre, floats the submariner to the surface — no surface decompression necessary. Built for tropical condictions, and apparently less cumbersome than hydrosuits currently in inventory, the suit is geared with automated breathing apparatus. Pretty cool, this.
Navy accepts DRDO’s Submarine Escape Set
Just came across this in the September issue of DRDO’s monthly newsletter. The Navy has put the DRDO-developed Submarine Escape Set (SES) through extensive trials and accepted the product. Developed by the Defence Bioengineering and Electromedical Laboratory (DEBEL), the SES consists (see photo) of a hydrosuit and closed-circuit breathing apparatus.