First indigenously-built Scorpene Submarine Kalvari undocked
First indigenously-built Scorpene Submarine on 6 April 2015 was undocked at the Mazagaon Dockyard Limited (MDL) in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
The undocked submarine was named Kalvari and is expected to be commissioned into Indian Navy by September 2016.
The submarine is part of the Indian Navy’s ambitious submarine programme- Project 75. This programme is undertaken in collaboration France to build fleet of six such submarines.
Remaining 5 Submarines will delivered by the MDL to the Indian Navy by 2020 and will form core of the navy’s submarine arm for the next two decades
Features about Scorpene submarine
- Has superior stealth capability.
- Can undertake various operations including multifarious warfare, Anti-submarine warfare, Intelligence gathering, mine laying, area surveillance etc.
- Ability to launch attack on the enemy using precision guided weapons. The attack can be launched from underwater or on surface.
- Designed to operate in all theatres including the tropics.
- Built using special steel that can withstand high yield stress that can withstand high hydrostatic force and enabling to dive deeper.
- Equipped with Weapons Launching tubes (WLT) that can carry weapons on board and can be easily reloaded at sea.