The submarines in the Project-75 Scorpene Class are powered by diesel-electric propulsion systems.
Scorpene is one of the most sophisticated submarines, capable of undertaking multifarious missions including anti-surface ship warfare, anti-submarine warfare, intelligence gathering, mine laying, and area surveillance.
The Scorpene class is the Navy’s first modern conventional submarine series in almost two decades since INS Sindhushastra, procured from Russia in July 2000.
It is a programme by the Indian Navy that entails building six Scorpene Class attack submarines.
The design of the Kalvari class of submarines is based on the French Scorpene class of submarines.
It is given support by the Department of Defence Production (Ministry of Defence) and Indian Navy throughout its various phases of construction.
The Mazagon Dock limited (MDL) is manufacturing six Scorpene submarines with technology assistance from Naval Group of France under a USD 3.75 bn deal signed in October 2005.
MDL is a defence public sector undertaking shipyard under the Ministry of Defence.
Other Submarines under Project-75:
Two submarines, Kalvari and Khanderi, have been commissioned into the Indian Navy.