Navy takes delivery of Scorpene submarine

September 22, 2017 12:00 am | Updated 05:03 am IST - NEW DELHI

Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd. (MDL) of Mumbai on Thursday handed over the first of the Scorpene submarines, Kalvari , to the Navy. This is the Navy’s first new conventional submarine in two decades.

“The state-of-the-art technology utilised in the Scorpene has ensured superior stealth features such as advanced acoustic silencing techniques, low-radiated noise levels, hydro-dynamically optimised shape and the ability to launch a crippling attack on the enemy using precision guided weapons,” MDL said.

MDL is constructing six Scorpene submarines with technology transfer from Naval Group, formerly DCNS of France.

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