India’S Second Scorpene Class Submarine Launched (Download PDF)

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Scorpene submarine Khanderi, known for its superior stealth, was launched by Union Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre in Mumbai. It has the ability to launch a crippling attack with torpedoes as well as tube-launched anti-ship missiles whilst underwater or on surface.

Khanderi was launched the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited MDL

Khanderi Was Launched the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited MDL

Khanderi was launched the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited MDL

Highlights

  • The submarine is designed to operate in all theatres, including the tropics.
  • launched at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL)
  • It can undertake multifarious types of missions typically undertaken by any modern submarine.
  • Launched by Union Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre.
  • It is built according to the principle of Modular Construction.
  • Khanderi is named after the Island fort of Maratha forces, which played a vital role in ensuring their supremacy at sea in the late 17th century.
Names of Indian Navy’s commissioned Submarines

Names of Indian Navy’s Commissioned Submarines

Names of Indian Navy’s commissioned Submarines

Names of Indian Navy’s commissioned Submarines

  • Shishumar class
  • Sindhughosh class
  • Chakra (Akula II) class
  • Arihant class

General characteristics of INS Khanderi (S22)

  • Class and type: Kalvari-class submarine
  • Length: 91.3 m (299 ft. 6 in)
  • Beam: 7.5 m (24 ft. 7 in)
  • Draught: 6 m (19 ft. 8 in)
  • Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph) surfaced, 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph) submerged
  • Range: 20, 000 mi (32, 000 km) at 8 ken (15 km/h; 9.2 mph) surfaced, 380 mi (610 km) at 10 ken (19 km/h; 12 mph) submerged
  • Test depth: 250 m (820 ft. )
  • Complement: 75 (incl 8 officers)
  • The ship was named for the island of Khanderi.
Location of Khanderi

Location of Khanderi

Location of Khanderi

- Published/Last Modified on: March 17, 2017

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