India’s first Scorpene-class 'Kalvari' submarine that was built under transfer of technology from DCNS, France is in the final phase of trials and will be delivered in July-August.
“The Kalvari (First of the Scorpene class) is in the final phase of trials.” Indian Naval Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said on Wednesday.
“We are hopeful that in July-August we will take delivery,” he said on the sidelines of a Navy-FICCI seminar on “Building India’s future Navy: technology imperatives.” The process should move within six months, he added.
The research team was appreciated by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on May 27 for conducting the test fire of torpedo missile from indigenously built Scorpene Class Submarine.
Six Scorpene submarines are being built under Project-75 by Mazgaon Docks Limited (MDL) with technology transfer from France.
Earlier in January, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Submarines), Mohit Gupta said that the Indian Navy was also planning to induct two scorpene class submarines this year.
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Indias first Scorpene-class submarine Kalvari is expected to be commissioned into service by December this year. "The Kalvari submarine has already been in the sea for some time
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
Indias second conventional submarine, INS Khanderi, built at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd will start sea trials this week at Mumbai coast. INS Khanderi is slated to begin its long sea trials from Thursday,
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