The fifth submarine of the Venture – 75, Kalvari Class submarines, Yard 11879 was delivered to the Indian Navy on 20 December. Indian shipbuilder Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders (MDL) in Mumbai, Maharashtra, in shut coordination with French firm Naval Group, is developing the vessels of the category. Launched on 12 Nov 20, Vagir commenced the ocean trials from 01 Feb 22 and it’s a matter of nice pleasure that she has accomplished all main trials together with the weapon and sensor trials within the shortest time compared to the sooner submarines. The Indian Navy will now fee Vagir into the service to boost the fleet’s present capabilities.

The Kalvari class is a category of diesel-electric assault submarines primarily based on the Scorpène-class submarine being constructed for the Indian Navy. The Scorpène-class submarines are a category of diesel-electric assault submarines collectively developed by the French Naval Group (previously the DCNS) and the Spanish firm Navantia. It options diesel propulsion and an extra air-independent propulsion (AIP). The category and submarines take their names from the primary submarines inducted within the Indian Navy. The submarines are designed by French naval defence and power firm DCNS and are being manufactured by Mazagon Dock Restricted in Mumbai.


Indian Navy Receives Fifth Kalvari-class (Scorpene-class) Submarine Vagir

All of the six Venture 75 submarines are being constructed indigenously primarily based on the design of Naval Group’s Scorpene-class vessels. Submarine development is an intricate exercise as the issue is compounded when all tools are required to be miniaturised and are topic to stringent high quality necessities. Building of those submarines in an Indian yard is one other step in direction of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ and enhances self-confidence on this discipline, a notable achievement is that that is the third submarine delivered to the Indian Navy in a span of 24 months. The submarine would shortly be commissioned into the Indian Navy and improve the Indian Navy’s functionality.

The Kalvari class is able to offensive operations throughout your entire spectrum of naval warfare together with anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, intelligence gathering, mine laying and space surveillance. It has a size of 67.5 m (221 ft 5 in), peak of 12.3 m (40 ft 4 in), total beam of 6.2 m (20 ft 4 in) and a draught of 5.8 m (19 ft 0 in). This class is supplied with six 533 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes for a mix of 18 heavyweight wire-guided German-made Floor and Underwater Goal (SUT) torpedoes and SM39 Exocet anti-ship missiles or 30 mines instead of each. The category can be fitted with cell C303/S anti-torpedo decoys for self-defence.