Defence Sector – DPP, Missions, Schemes, Security Forces, etc.

Scorpenes to become Navy’s mainstay

  1. Context: French Scorpenes will replace Navy’s conventional submarine fleet Russian Kilo class vessels
  2. Mazgaon Dock has commissioned second submarine workshop
  3. The new assembly workshop is a pre-engineered building structure to handle construction of five submarines
  4. It can be used to construct additional Scorpenes or the new line of submarines under Project-75I
  5. Scorpenes will have 35 % indigenous content
  6. The first of the Scorpenes, Kalvari, is currently undergoing sea trials
  7. Scorpenes will play a major role in ensuring fleet strength

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