The Indian Navy has awarded a refit deal worth INR 1,100 crore (US$151 million) to the state-run warship builder Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd and Germany’s Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems GmbH to overhaul Shishumar Class non-nuclear diesel electric submarine.
The German shipbuilder will get as much as INR 410 crore (US$56 million) as its share of the refit of INS Shishumar, the Kiel, the company said in a statement Wednesday.
The deal involves medium refit and life certification (MRLC) of one submarine. The work will commence in October and is expected to be completed by 2021. The upgrade will extend the operational life of the submarine by at least 10 years.
“Thyssenkrupp has always looked at a long-term strategic vision while handling projects from eminent partner countries. We view this MRLC work in the same light and are positive that programmes like this will also translate into other partnerships with Indian players for future strategic programmes,” said Oliver Burkhard, Member of the Executive Board, Thyssenkrupp AG.
ThyssenKrupp’s Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW) shipbuilding yard in Kiel built first two of the four Shishumar class submarines, while the rest two were manufactured by means of material packages and Transfer of Technology (ToT) at Mazagon Dock. These were the first submarines ever to be built in India.
The Shishumar class is based on the renowned HDW Class 209, however, it includes a series of specialties including a larger diameter of the pressure hull, a pressure resistant bulkhead, as well as a rescue sphere.
The Indian Navy has inducted the third ship of the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk-IV project. Designed and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), LCU MK-IV ship is an amphibious ship with a displacement of 830 Tons and is capable of transporting combat equipment such as Main Battle Tanks Arjun, T72 and other Armoured Vehicles, the Indian ministry of defense said in a statement Wednesday
The delay in induction of Indias new class of attack submarines has forced the Navy to upgrade six of its oldest submarines under the Major Refit and Life Certification (MRLC) programme. Four Sindhughosh-class (Russian Kilo) and two Shishumar-class (German HDW) submarines are to be engaged in ‘life extension and refit programmes, at a cost of INR 1,000 crore (US$ 155 million) per boat,
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The Pentagon notified the US Congress to sell anti-ship Harpoon missiles to India at an estimated cost of $200 million. The Harpoon missile system will be employed on the Indian Navys Shishumar class submarine and will provide enhanced capabilities in defence of critical sea lines of communication
India's fourth Scorpene-class submarine INS Vela has completed its out fittings and will be launched on May 6 in the Arabian Sea, after which it is set to begin sea trials. “On May 6, the submarine will touch waters for the first time
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