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Indian Navy may consider German SUT torpedoes for Kalvari submarines

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INS Kalvari. An Indian Navy photo.

NEW DELHI (PTI): With the Defence Ministry scrapping Finmeccanica's contract for 'Black Shark' torpedoes, the Indian Navy may consider German SUT torpedoes from its existing platform for its Kalvari class submarines as an interim solution.

However, lack of clarity on the black-listing policy by the Ministry could end up having Finmeccanica emerging as one of the contenders.

Finmeccanica's subsidiary AgustaWestland is alleged to have paid kickbacks for the 2010 purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters for Rs 3,760 crore.

Senior Navy officials said that the new heavy weight torpedo will take some time to get finalised.

"There will be some alternate torpedoes as an interim solution. The heavy weight torpedoes will take some time.

Those which are already in use in other platform will be used in these (Kalvari class) submarines," said a senior Navy official.

Torpedoes are self-propelled weapons with explosives packed in their nose. They are a submarine's primary weapon to destroy their targets. The SUT torpedo is currently used in HDW Shishumar-class vessels are diesel-electric submarines.

The Black Hawk torpedoes were to be used in the Kalvari Class submarine. All six Kalvari class submarines are expected to be commissioned by 2020.

INS Kalvari, the first of the lot is likely to be commissioned before monsoon while the second submarine INS Khanderi could be commissioned by December this year or early next year.

Meanwhile, another submarine INS Sindhuraj will go to Russia for Medium Refit with Life Certification (MRLC) in mid- 2017, which will enhance its life for the next few year.

The submarine was inducted in the Indian navy in 1992.

Another submarine INS Sindhukesri, which was commissioned in 1986, is undergoing a similar refit process.

The MRLC usually takes 27-30 months and this enhances submarine's life to 35-40 years.

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