MDL to Pioneer India's First Indigenous 3,000-ton Submarine Design

MDL to Pioneer India's First Indigenous 3,000-ton Submarine Design


Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL), India's leading shipyard, has announced a groundbreaking initiative to design and develop a full-scale, indigenous conventional submarine by 2028. This ambitious project marks a significant leap forward in India's quest for self-reliance in submarine technology.

Collaborating with the Indian Navy's Warship Design Bureau (WDB), MDL aims to create a 3,000-ton submarine that integrates cutting-edge technologies. This endeavor aligns with the Indian Navy's Project-76, which envisions a fleet of 12 indigenously-built diesel submarines equipped with advanced features like Air-Independent Propulsion (AIP) and Lithium-ion batteries.

The development of this indigenous submarine design signifies a major stride towards reducing India's dependence on foreign suppliers for critical defense technologies. It also underscores MDL's commitment to innovation and its pivotal role in bolstering India's naval capabilities.
 
Good to know 12 Indigenous Subs going to b procure , Very Good News.most of the Time maxx 6 are Inducted and this shows more Confident on Indigenous Tech & Design. Nice steps towards Atmanirbhar Bharat.
 
Maybe add in a few VLS cells for the BrahMos or ITCM as well? That would increase the effectiveness the ships by a fair bit.
 
Pumpjet propulsion will be truly great indeed and P76s can be used to validate their performance before they can be upsized for SSBNs and SSNs.

Great idea indeed but who will collaborate with India on pumpjet propulsion, definitely not French Naval Systems which only intends to sell its nuclear submarines with pumpjet propulsion.

So I hope that appropriate investments can be made to achieve this valued objective.
 
India needs to design and develop a long term 100% indigenous submarine building program so that we can streamline the process and build the capabilities we need. We need to develop the critical technology and equipment like engines, sonar, torpedos, torpedo fired missiles, AIP, batteries, auxiliary power, thermal and night vision scopes, encrypted communication systems etc and much more. At the same time we should always look at upgrading the technology after each batch that are manufactured so that we always have the latest combat capabilities.
 
India needs to design and develop a long term 100% indigenous submarine building program so that we can streamline the process and build the capabilities we need. We need to develop the critical technology and equipment like engines, sonar, torpedos, torpedo fired missiles, AIP, batteries, auxiliary power, thermal and night vision scopes, encrypted communication systems etc and much more. At the same time we should always look at upgrading the technology after each batch that are manufactured so that we always have the latest combat capabilities.
If India can design and rollout SSBN , manufacturing SSK SUBS is not a difficult ask at all.
 
Pumpjet propulsion will be truly great indeed and P76s can be used to validate their performance before they can be upsized for SSBNs and SSNs.

Great idea indeed but who will collaborate with India on pumpjet propulsion, definitely not French Naval Systems which only intends to sell its nuclear submarines with pumpjet propulsion.

So I hope that appropriate investments can be made to achieve this valued objective.
Pumpjet propulsion is not ideal for Conventional diesel electric submarine according to Australia's research, this is one of the reason why they kicked Barracuda out.
 

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