Key element now made in India to provide Navy subs extra enamel | India Information

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NEW DELHI: The Navy has moved a step nearer to having its typical diesel-electric submarines outfitted with air-independent propulsion (AIP) know-how, which can improve their underwater endurance and stealth, even because the fifth Scorpene submarine was commissioned in Mumbai on Monday.
The defence ministry mentioned the indigenous gasoline cell-based AIP developed by the Naval Supplies Analysis Laboratory (NMRL) of DRDO will “quickly” be fitted within the first Scorpene submarine, INS Kalvari, which was commissioned in December 2017. Although the MoD didn’t specify the timeline, sources mentioned the AIP is more likely to be fitted on INS Kalvari when it goes for its first scheduled refit subsequent yr.
“An settlement was signed on Monday between NMRL and the Naval Group France to increase cooperation to enter into the detailed design section for integration of the indigenous AIP within the Kalvari-class submarines. As a part of the settlement, the Naval Group France will certify the AIP design for integration within the submarines,” the MoD mentioned.
With INS Vagir being commissioned, the sixth and the final Scorpene submarine will probably be delivered by the tip of this yr.

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