Indian Navy receives new combat submarines

The Navy Recognition website reported that the Indian Navy will receive new Kalvari-class submarines.

Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders plans to complete delivery of the Calvari-class diesel-electric submarines early next year.

The publication added: “The fifth submarine of this class is due to be handed over to the Indian Navy by the end of December next year, and the sixth in early 2023.”

In 2005, the Indian Ministry of Defense signed contracts with Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders and the French Naval Group to develop 6 Kalvari-class submarines for the Indian Army. The first submarine of this type was delivered to the Indian Army in 2017, and the second submarine was commissioned in 2019, and the third and fourth submarines have been serving in the army since March 2021.

Each Calvari-class submarine is about 67.5 meters long, 6.2 meters wide, and has a displacement of 1,775 tons. It can also carry a crew of 44 and move at a speed of 20 knots.

These submarines can be used for combat search and reconnaissance operations, operations to destroy submarines and the enemy, the coast guard and the navy. They are equipped with 533 mm SUT 266 torpedoes and SM-39 anti-ship missiles.

Source: Weapons of Russia