India’s 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. Some 110 days of sea trials have been completed and more pre-commissioning sea trials are going on. We are expecting it to be commissioned by November-December this year," Vice Admiral Girish Luthra was quoted as saying by PTI during commissioning ceremony of Navy's ship Tarasa at the Naval dockyard Tuesday.
The Kalvari submarine, designed by French naval defence and energy company DCNS and built by Mazagon Dock Limited, was handed over to the Indian Navy last week.
"The Indian Navy is keen on increasing indigenous components in ship building activity. We have also increased the indigenous components in submarines as well. The components' share needs to be increased in weapons and sensors," Vice Admiral added.
The Indian Navy is likely to be commission its first Scorpene-class submarine, Kalvari, in the middle of this month. “The delivery is to take place around the middle of September,” one of the people quoted above 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
Indias 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
The Indian Navy launched the third Scorpene class submarine ‘Karanj at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) in Mumbai on Wednesday. "It (submarine) will undergo rigorous tests for the next one year before it is commissioned," Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba was quoted as saying by PTI on the occasion
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