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India launched the fifth Scorpen-class submarine for the country's Navy

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India launched the fifth Scorpen-class submarine for the country's Navy

India launched the fifth Scorpen-class diesel-electric submarine (Kalvari). The submarine launching ceremony was held at the shipyard of the Indian company Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) in Mumbai without the presence of officials due to the second wave of coronavirus.


The fifth of the six submarines of this series was named "Vagir". The head submarine "Kalvari", which gave the name to the entire series, entered the Indian Navy in 2017, the second submarine, "Handeri", in September 2019. The third and fourth diesel-electric submarines, Karenge and Vela, are currently undergoing sea trials. Construction of the sixth submarine, Wagshir, continues. In the process of building submarines, the schedule for their transfer the fleet has been revised several times for various reasons and currently envisages delivery of the last sub in the series by 2022 instead of 2017 as previously planned.

The submarines "Skorpen" (Kalvari) are built under a contract signed with the French company Naval Group (formerly DCNS) in 2005. The agreement, worth $ 3,6 billion, provides for the construction of six submarines of this class at an Indian shipyard with the transfer of technology to India. The new submarines are designed to replace the outdated Sindukush (Kilo) and Shishumar (Type-209/1500) class submarines in the Indian Navy.

The main purpose of the submarines of the class "Scorpion" is to fight against submarines and ships of the enemy. Submarines are built from special steel that can withstand high pressure. The entire series of these submarines is built without an air-independent power plant, but with the possibility of installing a VNEU in the process of modernization in the future.

The length of the submarines is 67,5 meters, the width is 6,2 meters, the surface displacement is 1615 tons (underwater - 1775 tons). The submarine is equipped with 360 rechargeable batteries, each of which weighs 750 kg. Maximum underwater speed is 20 knots. Crew - 44 people, including eight officers.

Diesel submarine armament - 533-mm torpedo SUT 266, anti-ship missiles SM-39 "Exocet" and mines.
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  1. Alien From
    Alien From 12 November 2020 15: 16 New
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    Yes, they build quickly, unfortunately ...
    1. Proxima
      Proxima 12 November 2020 15: 34 New
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      From the text: "The entire series of these submarines is being built without an air-independent power plant, but taking into account the possibility of installing VNEU in the process of modernization in the future. " It is unclear what kind of VNEU the Indians are going to install on these submarines. request There are many types of them, including Stirling engines, electrochemical generators, steam generators ...
      1. Alien From
        Alien From 12 November 2020 15: 39 New
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        So the Indians have always been cunningly done, will beg for any vneu to the last, but always with the transfer of production technology.
        1. Hunter 2
          Hunter 2 12 November 2020 16: 16 New
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          Hindus have collected so much of everything around the world ... that they can successfully fight - with themselves! Ours is a stranger, in this country, the concept is abstract. I didn’t track it in the Fleet, I can tell from the arrow ... full! Here words from the White Sun of the Desert are more suitable than ever - he has grenades of the wrong system. A variety of models and calibers, it's certainly fun, only army and naval logistics is complete opa. The chief quartermaster seems to be how their multi-armed god should be - this is there, and this is here laughing
        2. Proxima
          Proxima 12 November 2020 17: 02 New
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          Quote: Alien From
          So the Indians have always been cunningly done, will beg for any vneu to the last, but always with the transfer of production technology.

          I have not heard that this class of French boats "Scorpen" with VNEU. It's not like hanging a bow. At least the French sold the Chileans and Brazilians without VNEU, and even this boat will be of a different class. It's one thing, you pop up every 4 days, and another thing every 40. I have a suspicion that the "cunning" Hindus' paddling pools have outraged them. After all, this class of boats is made only for export, so they are pumped in in all possible ways. hi
    2. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 12 November 2020 18: 05 New
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      I would not say fast. The dates have been shifted until 2022. Launching, not yet commissioning. Not to mention the "vinaigrette" with weapons for submarines - missiles, torpedoes, Russian, German, French mines. Retraining l / s, etc.
  2. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 12 November 2020 15: 18 New
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    Not bad, the Indians bought the French along with the technology ... Presumably this submarine will oppose the Chinese Navy.
  3. Pavel57
    Pavel57 12 November 2020 15: 23 New
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    And how often does she need to charge the batteries?
  4. qaz
    qaz 12 November 2020 15: 36 New
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    44 people crew. You can go crazy.
    1. Yura
      Yura 12 November 2020 18: 32 New
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      And as you would like, the crew itself and plus the mongrels of each officer, so this is at a minimum. laughing
  5. Jacket in stock
    Jacket in stock 12 November 2020 15: 43 New
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    Why didn't they buy all the submarines?
    The Indians could buy without the transfer of technology to VNEU, it would still be better than nothing.
  6. tech3030
    tech3030 12 November 2020 16: 05 New
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    What seems to me with the number of batteries there is too much ...
    1. Yura
      Yura 12 November 2020 18: 34 New
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      Quote: tech3030
      What seems to me with the number of batteries there is too much

      Yes, everything is fine, considering that this is a disguise of rowers. laughing Something I was naughty today. winked
      1. tech3030
        tech3030 12 November 2020 18: 37 New
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        "The submarine is equipped with 360 batteries, each weighing 750 kg." Multiply the weight by the number - How much does the submarine weigh?
        1. Yura
          Yura 12 November 2020 18: 55 New
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          Quote: tech3030
          Multiply weight by number -How much does the sub weigh?

          I was joking, I was just joking, there are no grounds for polemics, especially since in this matter I am, to put it mildly, a layman. hi
          1. tech3030
            tech3030 12 November 2020 19: 02 New
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            Yes, I myself am! I just figured the batteries weigh 270 tons. I'm just curious!
        2. Pashhenko Nikolay
          Pashhenko Nikolay 12 November 2020 21: 05 New
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          The weight of the boat is its surface displacement. Why calculate the batteries.
          1. tech3030
            tech3030 13 November 2020 08: 33 New
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            They weigh a lot, for sure they take up a lot of space in the case. About this I wanted to say. But not so expressed my thought.
  7. Thrifty
    Thrifty 12 November 2020 16: 42 New
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    "The hull of the boat is made of special steel that can withstand pressure" - and we probably do the hulls of our submarines from foam? ??