Fuel cell-based Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) System 

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  • March 12, 2021
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Fuel cell-based Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) System 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Defence and Security 

In news

  • Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) System was recently developed by DRDO
  • It is an important milestone. 

Key takeaways 

  • The system is being developed by Naval Materials Research Laboratory (NMRL) of DRDO.
  • AIP has a force multiplier effect on lethality of a diesel electric submarine. 
  • It enhances the submerged endurance of the boat. 
  • AIP also has merits in performance compared to other technologies.
  • AIP of NMRL is unique as the hydrogen is generated onboard.

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