Daily Archives: December 18, 2012

India upgrading submarine fleet

India is constantly upgrading its submarine fleet with modern weapons and sensors, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Monday.

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This was done to “ensure that the combat capacity of the country remains at the desire level”, he said in a statement in the Lok Sabha.

“The government has approved the submarine programme to adequately augment (the) submarine fleet of the navy,” he said.
The minister was asked if the government had signed any agreement with foreign countries regarding procurement of submarines with state-of-the-art technologies.

He said the government signed a contract in 2005 with Mazagon Dock Ltd, Mumbai, to construct six Scorpene class submarines under Project-75.
Mazago Dock Ltd was building these submarines after signing an accord with a French company, he said.

Source – IndiaTVnews

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General Dynamics Awarded $41 Million for Submarine Maintenance and Modernization

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GROTON, Conn. –General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a U.S. Navy contract worth $41 million to perform non-nuclear submarine modernization and maintenance work. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

Under the contract, Electric Boat will continue operating the New England Maintenance Manpower Initiative at the Naval Submarine Base here, providing a wide range of non-nuclear overhaul, repair and modernization services in support of submarines, floating dry docks, support and service craft and other equipment at the base. About 250 Electric Boat employees will be engaged in the work.

The contract includes four annual options. If these options were exercised, the cumulative value of the contract would be $222.3 million

More information about General Dynamics is available on the Internet at www.generaldynamics.com

Source – General Dynamics Website.