Défense Conseil International (DCI) has completed training of the first of two crews of Indian submariners for future Scorpène-type submarines.
DCI is the reference operator of the French Ministry of Defence for the transfer of French military know-how to international partners. The training is part of the P-75 programme, launched between India and France in October 2005, which covers the construction of six Scorpène submarines by the Indian shipyard Mazagon Dock Limited, DCI said in a statement Tuesday.
Since September 2015, DCI has been in charge of training two crews for future Scorpène-type submarines, one of the most advanced and modern submarines in the world, thanks to a much higher degree of automation than previous-generation designs.
Under the P-75 programme, DCI has deployed a team of nine expert submariners to train two crews, i.e. 100 Indian submariners, and transfer to them the know-how of the French Navy. The trainees include several instructors who will subsequently train the crews of the four other submarines in the P-75 programme.
The training, which was performed on land then on board the submarine at the dockside and at sea, covered the submarine’s equipment and systems in accordance with current French Navy standards. Training covered the safe operation of the vessel, on the surface and submerged, in normal and degraded modes.
Following Chile and Malaysia, India is the third country, ahead of Brazil, to receive submariner training from DCI.
Indias shipyard Mazagon Docks along with DCNS has approached the country's Navy with a repeat order for three Scorpene-class submarines. The approach follows despite the data leak scandal that had threatened to derail the project last August, The Hindu Business Line reported Sunday
Indian Navy will induct a French-designed diesel-electric attack Scorpene-class submarine this year. First Scorpene-class submarine, named Kalvari, will be inducted this June, whereas the second vessel ‘Khanderi will be commissioned in December, Hindustan Times reported Thursday
Indian Navy has prepared timeline for commissioning six French-designed Scorpene submarines. The first two vessels are expected to be commissioned by end of the year, Press Trust of India reported Sunday
Khanderi, the second of Indian Navys Scorpene class stealth submarine, was ‘launched paving the way for her sea trials. The submarine is expected to be delivered to Navy by the year end
Indian Navys second Scorpene class submarine ‘Khanderi will be launched at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) in Mumbai on January 12. The launch will start a trail of events, which will lead to the separation of the submarine from the pontoon on which it is being assembled and its final setting afloat, an official release said
Naval Group (formerly DCNS) is eyeing a multi-billion dollar maintenance contract of Indian Navys six Scorpene submarines under Project75 programme. “The maintenance contract is still under works
Indian Navys last two of the six Scorpene submarines being manufactured by Mazgaon Docks Limited (MDL) will be rolled out without the Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) system. The AIP module which is not part of the original Scorpene contract with DCNS enables conventional submarines to stay underwater for a longer duration greatly increasing the submarines stealth characteristics
The Indian government is set to roll-out the process for US$ 9.3 billion (INR 60,000 crore) submarine programme for its navy, to bolster military presence in Indian Ocean region
India will push for several upgrades in the proposed three new Scorpene submarines it is discussing with France to address concerns of any compromise in the submarines capability following the leak of its technical specifications in Australia last year. “We will look at the cost of the upgrades based on which we will take a call whether to go for the additional ones or carry on with the acquisition of the next line of submarines as planned,” a senior defence official was quoted as saying by
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