First indigenous submarine, Kalvari to be inducted in July-Aug: Navy chief
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The first of the indigenous Scorpene submarines, Kalvari, is likely to be inducted in the Indian Navy by July-August
About Scorpene submarines:
The Scorpène-class submarines are a class of diesel-electric attack submarines jointly developed by the French Direction des Constructions Navales (DCN) and the Spanish company Navantia, and now by DCNS.
It features diesel propulsion and an additional air-independent propulsion (AIP).
The Chilean Navy ordered two Scorpène-class boats, which replaced two Oberon-class submarines retired by the Chilean Navy.
In 2005, the Indian Navy ordered six Scorpène-class; all the Indian boats will be built in India, at Mazagon Dock and elsewhere, and the last two are to be fitted with an Indian Fuel cell AIP module.
For the follow-on requirement of six submarines, DCNS plans to offer a larger version of the submarine to the Indian Navy
In 2008, the Brazilian Navy ordered four Scorpènes.
The Chilean Scorpène-class O’Higgins and Carrera were completed in 2005 and 2006, respectively.
In 2009, the Royal Malaysian Navy commissioned Tunku Abdul Rahman and Tun Abdul Razak.
The Kalvari class submarine:
The Kalvari class is a class of submarines based on the Scorpène-class submarine being built for the Indian Navy. It is a class of diesel-electric attack submarine which is designed by French naval defence and energy company DCNS and being manufactured by Mazagon Dock Limited in Mumbai.