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Indian Navy Will Get The Scorpene Class Submarine Vagir In December

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  • The hull, fin, and hydroplanes are all made to have as little resistance as possible underwater, and all of the equipment inside the pressure hull is mounted on shock-absorbing cradles to make the ship even more stealthy.
  • the class is also equipped with mobile C303/S anti-torpedo decoys. With the Submarine Tactical Integrated Combat System, the weapons and sensors work together (SUBTICS).

The Indian Navy is building diesel-electric attack submarines of the Kalvari class, which are based on the Scorpène class. The names of the class and the submarines come from the first submarines that were used by the Indian Navy. French naval defence and energy company DCNS made the plans for the submarines, which are being made in Mumbai by Mazagon Dock Limited.

The Kalvari class can do offensive operations across the whole range of naval warfare, including anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, intelligence gathering, mine laying, and area surveillance.

It is 67.5 m (221 ft 5 in) long, 12.3 m (40 ft 4 in) high, 6.2 m (20 ft 4 in) wide, and 5.8 m (190 ft) deep (19 ft 0 in). It can go as fast as 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph) when it is underwater and 11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph) when it is on the surface.

When it is at the surface, the submarine can travel up to 6,500 nautical miles (12,000 km; 7,500 mi) at 8 knots (15 km/h; 9.2 mph).

[2] Each ship is powered by four MTU 12V 396 SE84 diesel engines, 360 750 kg (1,650 lb) battery cells, and a Permanently Magnetised Propulsion Motor that doesn’t make any noise.

The hull, fin, and hydroplanes are all made to have as little resistance as possible underwater, and all of the equipment inside the pressure hull is mounted on shock-absorbing cradles to make the ship even more stealthy.

It was made with special steel that has a high tensile strength and can handle both high yield stress and hydro-static force. Each submarine has 60 kilometres (37 miles) of wires and 11 kilometres (6.8 miles) of pipes. When at the surface, the class moves 1,615 t (1,589 long tonnes), and when submerged, it moves 1,775 t (1,747 long tonnes).

This class has six 533 mm (21-inch) torpedo tubes that can hold a total of 18 heavyweight wire-guided Surface and Underwater Target (SUT) torpedoes made in Germany and SM39 Exocet anti-ship missiles, or 30 mines if neither of those options is used.

For self-defense, the class is also equipped with mobile C303/S anti-torpedo decoys. With the Submarine Tactical Integrated Combat System, the weapons and sensors work together (SUBTICS).

It has a sonar system that can do Low-Frequency Analysis and Ranging (LOFAR), which lets it find and classify things from far away.

[3] 8 officers and 35 sailors make up the crew of each submarine.

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