NEW DELHI: As the Indian navy’s submarines are operating without heavyweight torpedo, their primary offensive weapon, Navy on Thursday successfully conducted maiden firing of an Anti-Ship missile from first of the indigenously built Kalvari class submarines, during a test firing in the Arabian Sea.
According to naval official the missile successfully hit a surface target at extended ranges during the trial firing.
“This missile launch is a significant milestone, not only for the Kalvari, which is the first in a series of Scorpene class submarines being built in India, but also in enhancing the Indian Navy’s sub-surface warfare capability,” said a naval official.
All six Kalvari class submarines being built in India will be equipped with this anti-ship missile, which has a proven record in combat. These missiles will provide the submarines the ability to neutralise surface threats at extended ranges. The submarines, designed by French naval defence and energy company DCNS, are being built by Mazagon Dock Limited in Mumbai.