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Submarine Karanj launched in Mumbai

Submarine Karanj launched in Mumbai
Written by Abhishek Rana

The third Scorpene-class submarine Karanj was launched today in Mumbai. It is built by MDL, which comes under the Project 75 programme, and is the third third of the six Scorpene-class submarines that been manufactured yet. INS Kalvari, the first submarine from the set was launched in December 14 2017. Kandhari, another submarine, has also been launched but is between sea trials. The newer Scorpene class is essential for the Indian Navy as many Submarines are now ageing, and as the Chinese fleet has upped its own presence in the waters. The MLD said in a statement, “The third Scorpene class submarine Karanj will be launched at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited on January 31, 2018.”

The statement also states about the technology that is being used for the Scorpene Submarines is far superior than what they were used to be, and that the work being done on them has ensured that they’re more effieciient and powerful. Among the technologies used for the manufacturing of the Submarines are, advanced acoustic silencing techniques, low radiated noise levels and hydrodynamically optimized shape.”

Not only this, but the Submarines are themselves are equipped with enough arsenal to launch a deadly attack on the target with speed and effiiceny, and this is another thing that is in the favor of the newer models. “These stealth features give it an invulnerability, unmatched by most submarines. The attack can be launched with both torpedoes and tube launched anti-ship missiles, whilst underwater or on surface.”

 

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Abhishek Rana

Since my early childhood, I’ve loved writing, watching movies and having an opinion. Now, I do it professionally. Always looking for new ways to challenge myself.

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