India will order an additional three Scorpene submarines to the exisiting order of six under Project 75.
Indian Naval Chief Admiral R K Dhowan addressing a press conference Thursday said, “The Navy, which has a severe shortage of undersea platforms, would order additional Scorpene submarines after Mazgaon Docks (MDL) finishes building the six on order under Project 75.”
“We are certainly looking at the aspect as Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has directed to build additional Scorpene submarines in the country,” the Navy Chief said in response to a question at the annual press conference ahead of the Navy Day.
The Defence Minister had recently hinted that more Scorpenes would be ordered and the production line at the MDL will not be shut down. “We will not let the MDL lose the expertise it has gained to licence-build six Scorpene submarines,” he said.
The Indian Defense Acquisition Council approved the procurement of six submarines from local shipyards worth INR 5000 crore (US$8.3 billion) in October last year.
India will set afloat Kalvari, first of Scorpene submarines for sea trials today. The event is significant given that it completes the building of the much-awaited platform and kickstarts the beginning of sea trials
The Indian Navy has been unable to obtain heavy weight torpedoes from a Finmeccanica group company, Wass for installation on its Scorpene submarines owing to the Italian company being blacklisted in India. Wass Italy had won a contract to supply heavy weight tropedoes for the Navy's Project 75 submarines in 2014
France has offered to supply its long range MBDA missiles and Scorpene Submarines to Poland. Paris reportedly authorized the procurement of the DCNS built submarines and long-range MBDA missiles by Poland, Gazeta Wyborcza reported Tuesday
Kalvari, the Scorpene-class submarine being built for the Indian Navy, successfully embarked on its maiden sea trial on May 1, Indias defense ministry said Sunday. Built by the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd Mumbai (MDL), the submarine sailed out at about 1000 hrs for the first sea trial, off the Mumbai coast and during the sortie, completed a number of preliminary tests on the propulsion system, Auxiliary Equipment and Systems, Navigation Aids, Communication Equipment and Steering gear
DCNS has carried out the Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) of 8 ECA Group converters designed to be installed onboard Indian Scorpene submarines 5 and 6. As it had been done before in May 2015 for Indian Scorpene submarines 3 and 4, DCNS experts carried out the FAT of 8 ECA Group converters (2 xStatic converter 60 kVA + 2 x Static converter 5 kVA per submarine), designed to be installed onboard Indian Scorpene submarines 5 and 6, ECA Group said in a statement Tuesday
French DCNS has sought approval to set up an Indian subsidiary to develop Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) systems for the submarines. DCNS has requested clearance from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) for 100 percent FDI to invest over INR 100 crore (US $15 million),
Indias first Scorpene class submarine Kalvari will start trial later this year. “Sometime this year, the trial will start
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