MDL delivers 4th Scorpene submarine to the Indian Navy


Published on 11/10/2021 – Last Updated on 11/10/2021 by OTC

The fourth submarine of the Project – 75, Yard 11878 was delivered to the Indian Navy today, 09 November 2021. Project – 75 includes the construction of six subs of Scorpene design, the Indian Ministry of Defence announced.

These subs are being constructed at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) Mumbai, under collaboration with M/s Naval Group, France. ‘Vela’ was launched on 06 May 19, and has completed all major harbor and sea trials including weapon and sensor trials despite COVID restrictions. Three of these submarines are already in commission with the Indian Navy.

Submarine construction is an intricate activity as the difficulty is compounded when all equipment is required to be miniaturized and is subject to stringent quality requirements. Construction of these submarines in an Indian yard is yet another step towards ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat’.

The “Vela” would soon be commissioned into the Indian Navy and enhance the Indian Navy’s capability.

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