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Fifth Kalvari-class diesel-electric submarine joined the Indian Navy

Fifth Kalvari-class diesel-electric submarine joined the Indian Navy

Indian Submarine Force fleet replenished with another diesel-electric submarine of the Kalvari class (Scorpen). The ceremony took place at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) shipyard in Mumbai on January 23, Monday. This was reported by the press service of the Indian Navy.

The Vagir diesel-electric submarine was built in Mumbai and is the fifth in a series of six diesel-electric submarines for the Indian fleet. The construction of the series began in 2005 and was supposed to end in 2017, but various delays in construction have led to constant delays. According to the latest data, the completion of the construction of submarines of this project, scheduled for this year, has been postponed to the next, since the last submarine has just begun factory sea trials and its transfer to the fleet is planned for 2024.

To date, the Indian Navy has received five submarines of the Kalvari project: the lead submarine Kalvari, which gave the name to the entire series, became part of the Indian Navy in 2017, the second submarine, Khanderi, in September 2019. The third and fourth diesel-electric submarines, Carrange and Vela, entered the fleet in March and September 2021, respectively. Fifth "Vagir" - January 23, 2023. The sixth Wagshir is being tested.

The main purpose of the submarines of this series is the fight against enemy submarines and ships. They are built without VNEU, but taking into account the possibility of installation 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 batteries, each weighing 750 kg. The maximum speed under water is 20 knots. Crew - 44 people, including eight officers. The armament of diesel-electric submarines is 533-mm SUT 266 torpedoes, SM-39 Exocet anti-ship missiles and mines.
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The Indian Navy

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  1. bath
    bath 24 January 2023 11: 31
    Indians cook only curry, which resembles intestinal excrement. Everything else has to be bought abroad, and there is no reason why people should not love such a country.
  2. South Ukrainian
    South Ukrainian 24 January 2023 12: 06
    I know Indians very well, and I have been to India many times. As people they are good, but as mechanical engineers "not very". It's hard enough to imagine how they "ride" in a submarine.
    1. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 24 January 2023 12: 24
      how they "ride" on a submarine.
      Probably the same as other trained and professional crews from different countries. You can teach everything, incl. operation and combat use of diesel-electric submarines, there would be a desire among students.
      1. South Ukrainian
        South Ukrainian 24 January 2023 13: 33
        Quote: rotmistr60
        Everything can be taught

        You are right, you can train a monkey, but this is up to the first emergency situation. And they do have a place.
  3. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 24 January 2023 12: 25
    They shouted a lot for advanced storage technologies, but something is all the same, long and expensive))))
  4. solar
    solar 24 January 2023 13: 00
    In October 2005, within the framework of the R-75 program in Paris, an agreement was reached on the construction of six Scorpions in India, including 2 equipped with anaerobic propulsion AIP with an option for 3-6 others after 2018, accompanied by the sale 36 Exocet SM-39 anti-ship missiles for a declared amount of 2,4 billion euros. The construction of conventional attack submarines is being carried out at the docks of Mashagon (Port of Bombay). The Indian Navy is the owner of the project, which involves the partial transfer of technology, the supply of certain equipment and technical assistance, in particular from the Thales group and DCNS.
    Later, India canceled air-independent installations on the last two hulls and plans to introduce similar ones of its own design after 2023 during the modernization of boats.
    The project is delayed due to the Indian side - due to difficulties in modernizing the Indian shipyard.
    1. agond
      agond 24 January 2023 19: 49
      Attention is drawn to the fact that
      water in the boat 1775 tons - 1615 tons = 160 tons or 9%
      batteries 360 batteries, 750 kg each. give a total of 270t or 15%
      in other words, there are 1.66 times more batteries than water in ballast tanks, this is a high figure ... to compare with Lada. yes no data.