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Scorpene class submarines

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    Scorpène class submarines are a class of diesel-electric attack submarine jointly developed by the French DCN and the Spanish company Navantia and now by DCNS. It features diesel propulsion and an additional air-independent propulsion (AIP).

    The Indian navy had currently ordered six Scorpene submarines for $ 3 billion.All Indian boats will be built in India at Mazagon Dock Limited, and the last three will have the AIP module.

    The Scorpène class of ships has four subtypes : the CM-2000 conventional diesel-electric version, the AM-2000 AIP derivative, the downsized CA-2000 coastal submarine and the enlarged S-BR for the Brazilian Navy without AIP.


    In 2005, India chose the Scorpène' design; purchasing six for US$ 3 billion (US$500m per boat). These submarines are to be manufactured under a technology transfer agreement by the state-owned Mazgoan Docks in Mumbai and delivered between 2010 and 2015. Construction started on 23 May 2007.

    CHARACTERISTICS

    Displacement: 1,565 tons (CM-2000)
    1,870 tons (AM-2000)
    2,000 tons (S-BR)
    Length: 61.7m (CM-2000)
    70m (AM-2000)
    75m (S-BR)
    Beam: 6.2 m
    Draft: 5.8 m
    Propulsion: Diesel-Electric, Batteries, and AIP
    Speed:
    20 knots (37 km/h) (submerged)
    12 kn (22 km/h) (surfaced)
    Range:
    6,500 nautical miles (12,000 km) at 8 knots (surfaced)
    550 nmi (1,020 km) at 5 knots (submerged)
    Endurance: 40 days (compact)
    50 days (normal)
    50+21 days (AIP)
    Test depth: >300 meters
    Complement: 31
    Armament: 6 x 533-mm torpedo tubes for 18 Whitehead Alenia Sistemi Subacquei Black Shark heavyweight torpedoes or SM.39 Exocet anti-ship missiles, 30 mines in place of torpedoes
     
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