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India and France ink pact for submarine’s AIP certification; to be fitted onboard INS Kalvari

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India and France ink pact for submarine's AIP certification; to be fitted onboard INS Kalvari

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NEW DELHI: In an necessary growth which might assist in boosting Indian Navy’s underwater fight capabilities, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Naval Group, France have inked a pact on Monday for the design certification of the power module and Air Independent Propulsion (AIP).

 It might be able to be fitted on board INS Kalvari as soon as it’s due for main refit.

The AIP as soon as fitted onboard a submarine acts as a pressure multiplier to its functionality by enhancing the submerged endurance of the boat a number of fold.

In comparability to the AIP programs being utilized by the navies worldwide, the indigenous gasoline cell-based AIP is exclusive because the hydrogen is generated onboard. In 2021, the land-based prototype of the NMRL’s AIP was examined efficiently.

“This new endeavour between DRDO (NMRL) and Naval Group France will be a very significant step towards the detailed design certification of the energy module, which will be performed by NMRL along with Indian industry and design of the platforms impacted by the integration of the indigenous AIP inside the Indian submarine by Naval Group,” the DRDO stated.

“These actions will seamlessly lead the way to start localization and industrialization of AIP including the hull fabrication by the Indian industry for future fitment on-board the submarines.”

Speaking on the event, Mr Pierre Eric Pommellet, Chairman & CEO at Naval Group congratulated the crew by saying “We are very proud to cooperate with Indian stakeholders to safely integrate the DRDO AIP in the Kalvari class submarines built by MDL.”

“This is a natural extension of strategic bilateral cooperation shared between France and India in the field of underwater defence and deterrence and in spirit of Naval Group’s continued commitment towards Atma Nirbhar Bharat policy,” he added.

In October 2019, the DRDO had introduced a breakthrough within the gasoline cell-based AIP system for Indian Naval Submarines.

It should be famous that Pakistan already operates submarines fitted with the AIP system. Also, the Chinese warships and submarines have elevated their maritime patrolling of the Indian Ocean.

NEW DELHI: In an necessary growth which might assist in boosting Indian Navy’s underwater fight capabilities, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Naval Group, France have inked a pact on Monday for the design certification of the power module and Air Independent Propulsion (AIP).

 It might be able to be fitted on board INS Kalvari as soon as it’s due for main refit.

The AIP as soon as fitted onboard a submarine acts as a pressure multiplier to its functionality by enhancing the submerged endurance of the boat a number of fold.

In comparability to the AIP programs being utilized by the navies worldwide, the indigenous gasoline cell-based AIP is exclusive because the hydrogen is generated onboard. In 2021, the land-based prototype of the NMRL’s AIP was examined efficiently.

“This new endeavour between DRDO (NMRL) and Naval Group France will be a very significant step towards the detailed design certification of the energy module, which will be performed by NMRL along with Indian industry and design of the platforms impacted by the integration of the indigenous AIP inside the Indian submarine by Naval Group,” the DRDO stated.

“These actions will seamlessly lead the way to start localization and industrialization of AIP including the hull fabrication by the Indian industry for future fitment on-board the submarines.”

Speaking on the event, Mr Pierre Eric Pommellet, Chairman & CEO at Naval Group congratulated the crew by saying “We are very proud to cooperate with Indian stakeholders to safely integrate the DRDO AIP in the Kalvari class submarines built by MDL.”

“This is a natural extension of strategic bilateral cooperation shared between France and India in the field of underwater defence and deterrence and in spirit of Naval Group’s continued commitment towards Atma Nirbhar Bharat policy,” he added.

In October 2019, the DRDO had introduced a breakthrough within the gasoline cell-based AIP system for Indian Naval Submarines.

It should be famous that Pakistan already operates submarines fitted with the AIP system. Also, the Chinese warships and submarines have elevated their maritime patrolling of the Indian Ocean.