The Indian Navy today successfully test-fired an anti-ship missile for the first time from an indigenously built Kalvari class submarine in the Arabian Sea. The weapon was fired from the submarine, the first of India’s six Scorpene-class submarines which are being built under the Project 75.
An official release issued in New Delhi said, the missile successfully hit the surface target at extended ranges during the trial firing held this morning. These missiles will provide the submarines the ability to neutralise surface threats at extended ranges. This missile launch is a significant milestone, not only for the Kalvari but also in enhancing the Indian Navy’s sub-surface warfare capability.
All six Kalvari class submarines being built in India will be equipped with this anti-ship missile, which has a proven combat record. The submarines, designed by French naval defence and energy company DCNS, are being built by Mazagon Dock Limited in Mumbai.