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Kalvari Class Submarines - Updates & Discussions

Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by flanker143, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. lca-fan

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    First Scorpene Submarine Kalvari to join Indian Navy Fleet for Active Deterrence Patrol in July
    Wednesday, May 31, 2017 By: The Hindu [​IMG]

    The first of the six Scorpene submarines being built in India under technology transfer is likely to join the Navy by end of July, Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said on Wednesday.

    Kalvari is going through its final phase of trials and we are hopeful that in July-August we will take delivery,” he said speaking to the media on the sidelines of a Navy-FICCI seminar on “Building India’s future Navy: technology imperatives.”

    Six Scorpene submarines are being built under Project-75 by Mazgaon Docks Limited (MDL) with technology transfer from France.

    On the recent decision by Sri Lanka to deny permission for a Chinese submarine to dock at Colombo, Adm Lanba said that it was a decision by the Sri Lankan Government.

    “We have no dialogue on this with the Sri Lankans. It was a decision they have taken on their own,” he stated.

    The decision by Sri Lanka came coincided with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to the Island nations. Chinese submarines on anti-piracy patrols had in the past docked.


    Strategic Partnership ::

    The Navy is hopeful of pushing the two deals under Strategic Partnership (SP) policy very soon given the high priority.

    “As per the model, we all have to get the Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) on what we want to get the Strategic Partners build, so that the SP in each segment can be identified. We are hopeful that we will be able to move the process within six months,” Adm Lanba said.

    Of the four segments under SP, two are for the Navy, submarines and Naval helicopters. The others are single engine fighter aircraft for the Indian Air Force and armoured vehicles for the Army.

    Both the Navy deals have been held up from sometime due to delay in finalising the SP policy.
    Source Link: CLICK HERE
     
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    Second scorpene submarine of kalvari class out for sea trials.

     
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    Second India-Built Conventional Submarine Ready For Sea Trials

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    The second conventional submarine, INS Khanderi, built at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd will start sea trials off the Mumbai coast this week, while the first one has completed all trials and is set for commissioning into the Indian Naval fleet.

    INS Kalveri, the first new conventional submarine, built at state-run Mazagon Docks, will be commissioned in July-August – the first after a gap of 17 years - Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said on Wednesday.

    INS Kalvari (tiger shark), the first of the six French diesel-electric Scorpene submarines being built under the Rs23,652 crore `Project-75' at Mazagon Docks in Mumbai, has undergone extensive sea trials.

    The second one, INS Khanderi, in turn is slated to begin its long sea trials from Thursday.

    The Indian Navy has a current fleet of 13 ageing conventional submarines, with just half of them operational at any given time. India also has two nuclear-powered submarines, INS Arihant and INS Chakra, but the latter does not have nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles because it has been acquired on lease from Russia.

    China, which has over 55 submarines, with at least eight of them being nuclear ones, often frequent the IOR. Indian Navy has tracked at least seven Chinese submarines – both nuclear and conventional - entering the region since December 2013.

    Although the Scorpene project faced huge time and cost overruns, the induction of new submarines comes as a big booster for the Navy, which is pitted against Pakistan in the West and China in the East.

    INS Kalvari was to be ready by 2012, with the other five coming by 2017. Now, with the third submarine INS Vela to be "launched" later this year, all the six will be inducted by 2020 or so.

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    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    These things remind us how f*cked things have been under CONgress, 30 years with no new arty, 17 years with no new subs, 20 years with no new fighter a/c etc etc etc.

    Keep those scumbags out of power for another 7-12 years and see the country/military transform.
     
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    Without those black shark torpedoes, Its like half celebration....hope we'll get them sooner than later.
     
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    kaykay 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Found some old literature for SUT.

    NOTE : The Upgrade option for the SUT to Seahake Mod.... Im guessing this is the option the IN has taken!
    SUT pg1.png SUT pg2.png SUT pg3.png SUT pg4.png
     
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    http://m.thehindubusinessline.com/n...rines-from-the-indian-navy/article9727176.ece
     
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    idrw.org/all-scorpene-submarines-to-join-navy-without-aip-modules/

    No AIP for scorpenes
     
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    Looks damn beautiful!!!!!!!:flame:
     
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    Will be added later. Maybe around 2024-25.
     
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    Naval Group eyes Scorpene maintenance contract


    French shipbuilder Naval Group, formerly DCNS, is hoping to bag a multi-billion dollar deal from the Indian Navy for maintenance of six Scorpene-class submarines under the government’s P75 programme.

    The first of the submarines – INS Kalvari – is scheduled to be inducted in the Navy’s fleet next month. It was launched in October 2015.

    The second submarine – INS Khanderi – was launched in January and is undergoing sea trials. It is expected to be delivered by next year.

    All six submarines, which are being built at the Mazagon Dock Ltd (MDL) with technology transfer from Naval Group, are expected to become part of Navy’s fleet by 2020.

    “The maintenance contract is still under works. By this year-end we will come to know how Navy wants to go about it,” said Bernard Buisson, Managing Director, Naval Group.

    The Paris-based firm had been involved in the project for almost 15 years.

    Now that the project is nearing completion, the company is pushing Indian Navy for the maintenance, repair and overhaul.

    According to sources, the company is hopeful that its negotiations with the Navy will be concluded by December.

    Presently, the Indian Navy maintains a substantial submarine fleet and is developing a new naval base in Karwar, coastal Karnataka, where the Scorpene submarines will be stationed.

    The company, by way of technology transfer, has also created a whole eco-system of suppliers consisting of 43 companies who are now well-equipped to undertake the task of maintaining the boats, which includes engineering, planning and preventive and corrective maintenance tasks.

    Some of the suppliers of Naval Group are SEC, Axiscades, Forbes Marshall, Kirloskar Pneumatic Co Ltd and HH Group.

    Naval Group has already made a proposal to the Indian Navy on how they plan to go about the maintenance of the Scorpene submarines.

    But, the Navy is being cautious in signing the deal with Naval Group because it has never outsourced the job of submarine maintenance to another firm, sources said.

    They added that the cost of maintaining the Scorpene submarines will be much less compared to the maintenance of Russian submarines.

    Meanwhile, Naval Group is eyeing a repeat order of three more submarines under the P75 programme in collaboration with MDL.
     
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