Second Scorpene submarine ready for induction

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The Indian Navy is set to induct the second Scorpene submarine Khanderi . Khanderi has completed all trials and is in the final stages of acceptance. It is expected to be commissioned into the Navy by end April or early May, 2019.

Key Facts:

  • The Scorpene submarine is jointly developed by French state-owned shipbuilding firm DCNS (formerly DCN) and Spanish shipbuilder Navantia and has been built at Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) in Mumbai.
  • Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL), Mumbai, is manufacturing six Scorpene submarines under technology transfer from Naval Group of France under a 2005 contract. The ‘Boot Together’ is where the five separate sections are welded together to form the submarine.
  • The first submarine of the class Kalvari joined service in December 2017.
  • The third in the Scorpene series Karanj which was launched in January last year.
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  •  The fourth submarine Vela is ready to be launched into the water for trials
  • The last two submarines Vagir and Vagsheer are in advanced stages of manufacturing on the assembly line.

Scorpene Class Submarine:

  • The Scorpène-class submarines are a class of diesel-electric attack submarines jointly developed by the French Direction des Constructions Navales and the Spanish company Navantia, and now by Naval Group. It features diesel propulsion and an additional air-independent propulsion.
  • The state-of- the-art technology utilised for construction of the Scorpene class submarines has ensured superior stealth features such as advanced acoustic silencing techniques, low radiated noise levels, hydro-dynamically optimized shape and the ability to launch a crippling attack on the enemy using precision guided weapons.

Source:The Hindu



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