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The first Indian submarine of its own construction was adopted

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The Indian Navy received the first Russian-built submarine. The portal indiatimes.com reported that an official acceptance ceremony was held in Mumbai fleet Kalvari submarines.


The first submarine, built in India, was transferred to the fleet in September, and today received the status of a combat unit. Kalvari is the leading submarine of the same type and is based on the French project of diesel-electric submarines Scorpene.

The first Indian submarine of its own construction was adopted


The contract for the construction of six diesel-electric submarines of the Scorpene type (known as Kalvari in India) was signed between the Ministry of Defense of India and the French company DCNS in 2004. According to the agreement, the first submarine was to be built in 2012 year, but today the implementation of the program is three years behind the deadline, and the costs for it have increased from the planned $ 3 billion ($ 500 million for each submarine) to more than $ 4 billion. One of the reasons for the increase in the cost of the program was the change in the project for part of the submarines, which should receive an anaerobic power plant.

Kalvari submarines are built as part of the thirty-year re-equipment plan for Project-75, adopted in 1999 year. In the future, as part of the Project 75 (I) plan, it is planned to build six more submarines to arm the Indian fleet. Submarines of the Scorpene type were designed by the French company DCNS for the needs of the French Navy, but after the French military department abandoned diesel-electric submarines in favor of nuclear ones, the project became an export one. To date, submarines of this type are built for the Navy of Chile, Malaysia, India and Brazil, reports "Warspot"
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  1. Pirogov
    Pirogov 14 December 2017 17: 48 New
    +7
    I feel sorry for the Indian sailors.
    1. Aristarkh Lyudvigovich
      Aristarkh Lyudvigovich 14 December 2017 17: 55 New
      +1
      Why sympathize? Their price has risen because of the scandal with the documentation. The first boats should cost more than the previous ones, the price of the latter is reduced due to a greater degree of debugging of the construction and better development of technology
      In 2016, a scandal erupted with the leak of information on the Indian Navy's procurement program of Scorpen-class submarines (22400 documents). In September 2016, theaustralian.com.au noted that this leak led to the refusal of the Indian Navy to buy an option batch of three submarines worth 2 billion dollars in addition to the six ordered. Therefore, six boats should cost at least 4 billion dollars, not 2,9
      1. Pirogov
        Pirogov 14 December 2017 18: 12 New
        +5
        Quote: Aristarkh Lyudvigovich
        Why sympathize? Their price has risen because of the scandal with the documentation. The first boats should cost more than the previous ones, the price of the latter is reduced due to a greater degree of debugging of the construction and better development of technology

        Yes, it’s not the price, but the gouging Indians.
        1. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter 14 December 2017 18: 24 New
          +2
          Andrei hi
          Quote: Pirogov
          I feel sorry for the Indian sailors.

          I share the feelings.
        2. Cheshire
          Cheshire 14 December 2017 18: 34 New
          +2
          Yes, it’s not the price, but the gouging Indians.

          Yes, fine, they’ll paint, beads and garlands are hung, and on the way ...
          They are not the first time.
    2. Kent0001
      Kent0001 14 December 2017 18: 56 New
      0
      I'm already scared .... why there are no flowers, a mess, but let the Indian sailors be lucky!
  2. Hunter
    Hunter 14 December 2017 17: 49 New
    +5
    Well done Indians of course, but knowing their mentality and gouging, I would stay away from this .. Can break out!
    1. Ankipelgygyrgyn
      Ankipelgygyrgyn 14 December 2017 18: 01 New
      +3
      Or maybe not to jerk, but to drown quietly ...
      1. Hunter
        Hunter 14 December 2017 18: 10 New
        +2
        Quote: Ankypelgygyrgyn
        Or maybe not to jerk, but to drown quietly ...

        And we will look for them and save for a lot of money ..! Also profitable .. laughing
    2. shkiper83
      shkiper83 15 December 2017 01: 17 New
      0
      Yes, what is foolishness? Indian sailors are rightfully considered one of the best sailors. Yes, they are boring. Yes arrogant. Yes, reinsurers. But smart. And workable. This is not to take away from them. I'm talking about the merchant fleet about the command staff. Hindus are a cut above us. If I need to go into the directory for some sort of formula, then these guys keep them in their head. And our navigational aides already even know where Gibraltar and the Bosphorus are. From personal experience.
  3. Dezinto
    Dezinto 14 December 2017 18: 00 New
    +1
    Well, we will not wish them bad, they tried - did - did. Well done all the same.

    But I wouldn’t get into it .... lol even 641 projects seem to me more reliable.
  4. Vadim851
    Vadim851 14 December 2017 18: 13 New
    +1
    Well done, finally tortured. We hope that during the tests all the jambs were found, and there were certainly a lot of them, the submarine does not forgive mistakes ...
  5. Sergey53
    Sergey53 14 December 2017 19: 58 New
    0
    It turns out that our nuclear submarine leased to them for 10 years for almost the same amount.
  6. LAWNER
    LAWNER 14 December 2017 20: 15 New
    0
    But what is the depth of the dive?
    1. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 14 December 2017 21: 31 New
      +2
      Quote: LAWNER
      But what is the depth of the dive?

      For fun, google and get:
      The diameter of the sturdy case is 6200 mm made of 80 HLES steel, capable of withstanding pressure at a depth of 350 m. Inside the case is divided into two compartments with a cofferdam inserted in the midsection area. There is a gateway and an emergency hatch in the cofferdam. In the bow compartment there are torpedo tubes, living quarters, as well as a central post, in the stern compartment there are mainly elements of the power plant. The hull length of the submarine is 67,6 m, the maximum width is 8 m, the draft in the surface position is 6,2 m. The displacement of the submarine is 1580 tons in the surface position and 1740 tons in the underwater position. Due to the high degree of automation, the crew was reduced to 31 people - 6 officers and 25 foremen and sailors. In addition, there are 6 extra seats with folding beds - for cadets or commandos. Daily management of the submarine is carried out by a watch of 9 people. Available stocks provide boat autonomy in 70 days. The reduction in the number of crews is aimed at reducing the means of operating the Scorpène class submarine throughout their life cycle. The increase in the overhaul period also contributes to this. Thanks to this, a Scorpène class submarine can spend at sea up to 240 days a year. The armament of new submarines of this class does not fundamentally differ from other modern submarines and includes six 533-mm bow torpedo tubes, the design of which complies with the STANAG 4405 standard, firing from which are self-propelled or pneumatically - depending on the type of weapon. The weapon itself can be very diverse, which is determined by a specific customer. The ammunition load of torpedoes and missiles is 18 units, this Scorpène class submarine compares favorably with its German competitor - on boats of the U-214 project, the ammunition load amounts to only 12 units. Loading ammunition is a very difficult operation, since it requires the dismantling of several paneling panels and the installation of a special carriage. The power plant of the Scorpène class submarine is based on the Jeumont Electric Magtronic engine - a multiphase synchronous AC electric motor with permanent magnetic excitation. The main magnetic fields in it are created by cobalt magnets, without loss in the rotor of the engine, which increases its efficiency and reduces the need for cooling. The engine management system is built on bipolar transistors. The power plant capacity is 2900 kW. It drives a seven-blade propeller. The power plant allows the submarine to develop the speed of 12 nodes on the surface and 20,5 nodes under water. The range on the surface is 6500 miles at a speed of 8 knots, under water - 550 miles at a speed of 4 knots. Submarines of the Scorpene class are equipped with the integrated tactical combat control system SUBTICS created by UDS International. This system integrates sensors, navigation and communications, the Aquarius combat control subsystem, and weapon controls. 6 multifunctional consoles, each of which is equipped with 2 color monitors, as well as a tactical tablet, are used to control and control all of these elements. The subsystem "Aquarius" provides an analysis of the parameters of the movement of targets, their classification, tracking, training methods to avoid threats and tactical planning, selection and preliminary programming of weapons, as well as control of torpedo tubes and their reloading device.

      Source: http://nevskii-bastion.ru/scorpene/ MTC "NEVSKY BASTION" AVKarpenko
  7. polkovnik manuch
    polkovnik manuch 14 December 2017 20: 36 New
    0
    While the sixth will build the first will have to be written off!
  8. Old26
    Old26 14 December 2017 21: 24 New
    0
    Quote: LAWNER
    But what is the depth of the dive?

    Working - 200 meters, limit - 280
  9. annodomene
    annodomene 15 December 2017 07: 46 New
    +4
    Based on the performance characteristics: the buoyancy margin of 10,1%, well, it will not be enough, the NATO standard of survivability, and with only three solid bulkheads ... During operation, the highest organization with 100% protection from "the fool" is necessary. GED is asynchronous, i.e. alternating current, then there are rather bulky AC / DC converters based on a power of 2900? kW, this is 2,9 MW. Great power, if true. Nothing was said about DGU and AB, it is difficult to make a comparison with our project.
    But in any case, for sailors (regardless of national and state affiliation) - happy sailing!