India will purchase six new submarines Invited conventional enterprises to participate in Russia and Germany and other countries
data for: Indian Navy fleet of Russian-made Kilo-class submarines
Xinhua, July 11 Xinhua Indian defense authorities intend to $ 50 billion rupees (about $ 11 billion) for the Navy’s purchase of six new conventionally powered submarines.
“The Times of India,” 11 reported that Defence Minister AK Antony-led Indian Defence Procurement Committee has approved the procurement plan.
Indian Mazagon Dock Shipbuilding Corporation and Hindustan successful business in a foreign help, were built three and one.
report quoted an unnamed source as saying the other two submarines or from foreign companies to buy, or an Indian private shipyard.
the project code-named P-75I. 6 diesel and electric submarines, equipped with “air-independent propulsion” systems that can extend the time underwater activities, improve the survivability and concealment.
the other side of these submarines have the ability to attack the future to adapt to modernizing.
reported that India intends to export to the Russian defense companies, the French Navy shipbuilding bureau, Germany Huowa Stewart shipyard, Spain Navan Tia shipyards and other foreign companies to issue the invitation.
India currently has 15 conventional submarines, including 10 Russian “Kilo” class, but about half of the year 2015 the submarine face retirement.
2005, India signed a contract with France, by the Mazagon docks in France help build six French “Scorpene” class submarines. The first boat scheduled to be completed in 2012, after completion of one year. However, progress may be delayed boat made nearly three years, the costs are rising.
strong hope that the Indian Navy is responsible for the domestic private sector by a P-75I plan on the grounds that Mazagon Dock Company’s production capacity has been “saturated”, and on-time delivery to the Navy is “critical.”
However, the defense procurement committee that Mazagon Dock Company built “Scorpene” class submarine equipment and technology should not be wasted.
official said he hoped a new submarine the first six to seven years can be delivered to the Navy.
India has not yet equipped nuclear submarines, Russia has leased a “Akula-II” class attack submarines, 10-year lease, scheduled to be delivered in October this year. India’s first self-produced a nuclear submarine built in the first half of 2012.