Kalvari the first Indigenously build Scorpene-class submarine was handed over to Indian Navy for commission Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL). It is the first of the six Scorpene-class submarines to be delivered to Indian Navy.
Kalvari name to Indigenously built submarine is named after the dreaded Tiger Shark, a deadly deep sea predator found in the Indian Ocean. Indian navy is betting on the ‘Make in India’ Scorpene project to sharpen its underwater attack capabilities.
Kalvari Scorpene-class submarine Details:
Kalvari was constructed indigenously under a venture called Project 75, at Mumbai’s Mazagon Docks. Under this venture, the Indian Navy was approved to construct six submarines in a joint effort with French firm DCNS at a cost of around Rs 350 crore.Development of the first submarine had begun on May 23, 2009 and the project finished way behind set schedule.
Features of Kalvari
It has better stealth and the capacity to launch crippling attacks with exactness guided weapons. The attack can also be carried out with torpedoes and additionally with tube-launched anti-ship missiles rockets from the surface or underwater.
This Scorpene submarine is intended to work in all battlefields, including the tropics. Kalvari is equipped for dealing with different missions, for example, hostile to surface fighting (attacking surface ships), against submarine fighting (wrecking submarines), intelligence gathering, mine-laying and zone reconnaissance.
High-tensile steel has been used to build Kalvari and is capable of withstanding high yield stress. This component enables it to withstand weight applied by water, hydrostatic power, while plunging further to improve stealth.
It is also capable of carrying weapons that can be easily reloaded at sea.