The first Indian Scorpene® submarine was built in Mumbai by Mazagon Dock, as part of a technology transfer agreement with DCNS.
According to the Indian Navy: “On 02 March 2017, the Indian Navy successfully conducted the maiden firing of an Anti-Ship missile from the first of the indigenously built Kalvari class submarines, during a test firing in the Arabian Sea. The missile successfully hit a surface target at extended ranges during the trial firing. This missile launch is a significant milestone, not only for the Kalvari, which is the first in a series of Scorpene class submarines being built in India, but also in enhancing the Indian Navy’s sub-surface warfare capability.
All six Kalvari class submarines being built in India will be equipped with this anti-ship missile, which has a proven record in combat. These missiles will provide the submarines the ability to neutralise surface threats at extended ranges.”
Hervé Guillou, Chairman and CEO of DCNS declares: “This milestone represents a major step in the successful Indian-French partnership. This firing validates the Scorpene® design and the integration of DCNS Combat Management System. I am proud of DCNS cooperation with Indian Navy and our partner Mazagon Dock, who have been involved in this programme while contributing to Indian sovereignty and paving way to become a true blue water Navy.”
The Kalvari is the first DCNS Scorpene® submarine to be fully built through construction technology transfer right from the first unit of the series. The Group is also providing numerous items of equipment, some of which were produced in India in the frame of the programme to localise production in India.
The Scorpene® is a conventional-propulsion submarine designed and developed by DCNS for all types of mission, such as surface vessel warfare, anti-submarine warfare, long-range strikes, special operations or intelligence gathering. With 14 submarines sold, the Scorpene® proposed by DCNS has now become an essential reference product in the area of conventional attack submarines (SSK) for Navies across the globe.