Status Of Scorpene Submarines
Post on 03,December 2017   3:00 AM
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Indian navy successfully test fired an anti-ship missile from INS Kalvari Submarine. This anti-ship missile enhances submarines ability to neutralize surface threats at extended ranges.

Scorpene-class submarine: Indigenously built diesel powered Kalvari submarine is first in the series of six Scorpene class submarines. Recently, INS Khanderi, second of the six Scorpene class submarine was launched at Mazagon Dock Limited. Scorpene class submarines are being built by Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) in collaboration with France’s DCNS under the Project 75.

These submarines are equipped with “air independent propulsion system” to allow submarine stay underwater for longer duration. They are designed to operate in all theatres, including the Tropics.

They are endowed with superior stealth features, precision guided weapons and long range guided torpedoes.

These classes of submarines can undertake various types of missions like anti-surface warfare, antisubmarine warfare, intelligence gathering, mine laying, area surveillance, etc.

Swati-Weapon Locating RADAR:  It is an indigenous mobile artillery locating radar (WLR) handed over to army and developed by DRDO. It has a range of 50 km, which brings all artillery guns presently in service worldwide under coverage. It is being used extensively along the LoC and has played a major role in suppressing fire from other side of the border

Project 75: Under this project, French company DCNS will provides design and technology to public sector Mazagon Docks limited to make six Scorpene submarines. These are expected to be commissioned by 2020.

Concluding Remark: Recently India has collaborated with Israel for a deal to jointly develop a medium range surface-to-air missile (MR-SAM) system for the Army in a ₹17,000-crore deal. This is the latest in a series of other variants of SAM systems for the Navy and the Air Force being jointly developed with Israeli help under deals estimated at billions of dollars.

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