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  • Scorpene submarines: Huge setback for India as 22,000 pages of secret data leaked

    08/23/2016 10:20:18 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | August 24, 2016
    Indian Navy seems to have suffered a huge setback after more than 22,000 pages of secret data related to the six Scorpene-class submarines being made by the French company DCNS in India was leaked, “The Australian” newspaper reported. The leaked data gives away the entire secret combat and performance capabilities of these submarines, and will completely negate their operational usefulness if China and Pakistan get access to the same. India is currently building six Scorpene-class submarines, named Project 75, in partnership with the French company DCNS under a $3.5-billion deal signed in 2005. These submarines are being built at Mazagon...
  • EXCLUSIVE: India's first conventional submarine in 15 years goes to sea

    04/29/2016 10:52:34 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    India Today ^ | April 30, 2016 | Jugal R Purohit
    After Kalvari, the subsequent five submarines will be delivered at a gap of nine months each. When it comes to submarines, a usually buoyant Indian Navy (IN) experiences what can be termed as a 'mood swing'. However, this Sunday, there is reason to be upbeat. Its first French-designed conventional, diesel electric submarine in over 15 years, the Kalvari, is going to sea. Credible sources associated with the project (code named Project 75) have confirmed that Harbour Acceptance Trials (HATs) are 'largely complete' and she has been readied for 'Sea Trials', indicating the final stage of checks before she becomes a...
  • Will Indonesia Buy French Stealth Submarines?

    10/08/2015 10:36:47 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | October 08, 2015 | Franz-Stefan Gady
    Indonesian defense official have expressed interest in purchasing French-built Scorpene-class 1000 diesel-electric attack submarines (SSK) IHS Jane’s Navy International reports. Representatives of the French shipbuilder DCNS, the company offering the boats, confirmed Indonesian-French government-to-government talks at this year’s Pacific 2015 International Maritime Exhibition currently taking place in Sydney, Australia. “The talks are going on at the government-to-government level, mostly to discuss the needs of the Indonesian Navy,” according to a DCNS representative interviewed by IHS Jane’s Navy International. “So far, what the Indonesians have identified is the need for a complementary submarine fleet that can fill in the gaps of...
  • News X - India to buy 3 French Scorpene submarines

    01/21/2011 6:45:58 AM PST · by STARSCREAM1987 · 10 replies
    NEWX ^ | 21-01-2011 | VISHAL THAPAR
    India will buy three more French Scorpene submarines to bolster the rapidly declining submarine fleet. This is in addition to the six Scorpenes India had signed up for in 2005,now total order will be 6+3=9
  • France to offer bigger Scorpenes for $5 billion Indian submarine order

    12/06/2010 8:25:13 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1+ views
    India Today ^ | December 6, 2010 | Sandeep Unnithan
    France to offer bigger Scorpenes for $5 billion Indian submarine order Sandeep Unnithan | New Delhi, December 6, 2010 | France will offer India a bigger version of its Scorpene conventional diesel-electric (SSK) submarine for a $5 billion (Rs 30,000 crore) contract for six submarines. This is the world's largest order for conventional submarines. Stating this, Patrick Boissier, Chairman and CEO of French shipbuilder DCNS, confirmed that the design of the existing Scorpene submarine could be lengthened with the addition of more sections including Air Independent Propulsion (AIP). Boissier was part of the trade delegation visiting New Delhi with French...
  • Submarine completes dive successfully

    02/23/2010 11:07:32 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 17 replies · 523+ views ^ | 2/23/2010 |
    Malaysia’s first submarine, the Scorpene-class KD Tunku Abdul Rahman, successfully underwent underwater trials in the South China Sea yesterday. Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said a technical team was aboard during the submarine’s dive to monitor its progress under water. “The dive was successfully completed by 4pm. Everything was pronounced to be okay,” Dr Ahmad Zahid said in an SMS. The trials were carried out at the Royal Malaysian Navy base in Teluk Sepanggar, Sabah. It was earlier reported that the KD Tunku Abdul Rahman was unable to dive after a mechanical defect was discovered by engineers....
  • Deal For Scorpene Submarines Likely To Be Inked Soon

    12/08/2003 4:31:53 PM PST · by Willie Green · 13 replies · 134+ views
    The Financial Express ^ | Tuesday, December 09, 2003 | HUMA SIDDIQUI
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. NEW DELHI, DEC 8:  The deal for the six Scorpene Class diesel submarines from the French state-owned shipbuilder Naval Constructions Directorate is expected to be signed soon. According to sources, the company will give India the technology and know how on the submarines for about $2 billion and involves the six submarines being built in Mumbai. The vessels, although diesel-powered, are designed to be modulable and can be adapted to fit a nuclear power plant, which matches New Delhi´s long-term defence strategy. According to defence ministry sources, France has agreed in...
  • India , France ink deal to manufacture Scorpene subs

    10/06/2005 9:50:46 PM PDT · by Arjun · 4 replies · 378+ views
    India, France ink deal to manufacture Scorpene subs NEW DELHI, OCT 6 (PTI) Giving a major push to submarine building capability, India and France today signed a Rs 15,400 crore(3.5 billion US dollar) deal to manufacture six advanced stealth characterstics Scorpene submarines at the Mazagoan Docks in Mumbai. Scorpene, billed as the world's most silent underwater killer machine, would be manufactured under full-technology transfer by the state-owned Mazagoan Docks and delivered between 2012 and 2017. The agreement was signed by French Ambassador Dominique Girard and S Banerjee, Additional Secretary Ministry of Defence. As part of the deal, the submarines will...
  • French deal stuck;Germans make (Indian)submarine pitch

    07/09/2005 9:45:47 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies · 719+ views
    New Indian express ^ | Saturday July 9 2005
    French deal stuck; Germans make submarine pitch Saturday July 9 2005 00:00 IST NEW DELHI: With the deal for French Scorpene submarines stuck at the Cabinet level, the Germans are in the country again, pitching hard for their HDW Class 214 submarines to be considered for what will be a Rs 12,000 crore order. With the French making a full attempt to convince the government to close the deal, the Germans are determined to get a foot in the door.Top officials representing the German shipbuilder HDW - including a technical expert from the shipyard and a management top-brass - were...