Kalvari Class Submarines - Updates & Discussions

Sathya

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When DRAL was formed.. Not a single Indian member here appreciated it..

We already knew it's future..

If Rafale needs to be built here, Anil ambani has to be changed..

Happening.. So maybe Another deal could come in next govt term.
 

Fatalis

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MDL has already delivered five boats of this class, the sixth and last boat is currently undergoing sea trials and scheduled for delivery in March 2024. Refit of the first submarine, INS Kalvari, is targeted around mid 2025, the scope of refit and fitment of DRDO AIP system will depend upon it being proven on an underwater platform.
 

South block

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Inside INS Vagir CIC

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India’s Scorpene submarine carries out its longest deployment, travels 7,000 kms to Australia​

INS Vagir has sailed continuously since its deployment in June, except for one port stop in Sri Lanka, resurfacing every 3-4 days to recharge its batteries for a few hours.

File photo of INS Vagir | By special arrangement
File photo of INS Vagir | By special arrangement
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New Delhi: In a first-if-its-kind, longest ever deployment of India’s Scorpene submarines, INS Vagir, commissioned in January this year, has made its way to Australia, covering a distance of nearly 7,000 km.

The Indian Navy released a statement Saturday evening saying that the submarine is on an extended-range deployment.

The deployment commenced in June 2023 and Vagir will reach Fremantle, Australia on 20 August, it added.
The submarine, which is the Indian Navy’s fifth Kalvari class submarine, was commissioned into the Indian Navy in January this year and is based in Mumbai.

Sources in the defence and security establishment told ThePrint that except for one port call in Sri Lanka, as part of International Day of Yoga, the submarine has not made any other port call.
They also said that the submarine has traversed about 7,000 kilometres, or a little over 4,000 nautical miles, since it began its operational deployment in June.

This means that the Vagir has sailed continuously since the Sri Lanka stop, with it resurfacing every three-four days depending on the speed, to recharge its batteries for a few hours before sinking to the depth of the ocean again.

The extended range deployment is the maiden deployment by an Indian submarine to Australia and showcases the capability and professional acumen of the Indian Navy to undertake sustained operations at extended ranges from the base port for prolonged durations, the official statement read.


During her stay in Australia, INS Vagir will participate in various exercises with Royal Australian Navy (RAN) units on the West Coast of Australia.

Concurrently, on the East coast of Australia, Indian naval ships and aircraft are involved in Exercise Malabar between 11 and 21 August and AUSINDEX between 22-24 August.

During the Vagir’s ongoing deployment, basic, intermediate and advanced-level anti-submarine exercises are scheduled. In addition, RAN submarines and Indian Naval P8i aircraft are scheduled to exercise with INS Vagir.

 

South block

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i apologize 🙏,
they say >15j for a scorpene equipped with a mesma aip system
w/ AIP "FC-2G" (Fuel Cell second generation), maybe c.3weeks?
hovering at very low speed, drifting
What about our AIP & How much say one based on Li- Battery will give.....hypothetically ?
 

Ashwin

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“The visibility is with respect to 3 number of additional submarines and P75I ('Project-75 India) 6 number of summaries where the price bids have been submitted. With respect to other orders, the clarity would be emerging with time. But yes, they are at different stages of approvals. So, we expect maybe in next 6-12 months a better visibility would be there with respect to materialising of these orders," Mazagon Dock's chairman & managing director added.