Wednesday, February 12, 2014

MDL to Deliver First Project 75 Scorpene SSK to Indian Navy in 2015

A Scorpene SSK model with a cutaway optional MESMA AIP section on display at the DCNS pavilion at DefExpo 2014
MDL will deliver the first Scorpene SSK to the Indian Navy in 2015.

A DCNS press release dated February 3, 2014 stated:

"The hulls of the 6 submarines are completed. The outfitting of these hull sections is now progressing as per schedule. The First of Class P75 built in MDL should be ready to start Harbour tests and sea trials as per schedule indicated by MDL. The first Scorpene submarine is to be commissioned in 2015."

IDP Sentinel clarified with a DCNS rep that the first Scorpene submarine will be delivered to the Indian Navy in 2015 for commissioning in September 2016.

In July 2013, Rear Admiral (retd.) Rahul Kumar Shrawat, Chairman and Managing Director of Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) told The Hindu, "We have set a new target of September 2016 for delivery of the first Scorpene."

For additional details on Project 75 Scorpene submarines please visit the link below.

Project 75 Scorpene Submarines (IDP Sentinel)