HSL to build two midget submarines

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  1. Lions Of Punjab

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    HSL to build two midget submarines | idrw.org

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    Underwater capability of Indian Navy will get a shot in the arm with the in-principle decision of Ministry of Defence to place construction of two Strategic Operating Vessels (SOVs) on Hindustan Shipyard Limited.

    The Request for Proposal (RoP) will be notified in a couple of months. Building two SOVs, also known as midget submarines each costing an estimated amount of Rs.3,000 crore will be a prestigious project. “We are expecting to ground work on the project by completing all the procedures by the year-end and deliver it in three years,” HSL Chairman and Managing Director Rear Admiral N.K. Mishra told The Hindu on Sunday, declining to elaborate further.
     
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    This has been floating around for some time


    Could be specificallly for MARCOS!!!

    Thats nice... The New GoI is keen on equipping our clandestine force with everything it needs to counter Pak infiltrations.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Midget submarines are essential wherein they can slip into the adversaries ports during war and effect destruction by harbour penetration.

    They can also be used for clandestine operations as also for reconnaissance.
     
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    I hope the cost is wrong. 500 mil per sub is ridiculous for a midget sub around 200-250 tonne displacement.
     
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    I agree with you too..... the budget allocation does nt suggest a midget sub! Hell you could make a 1000 + tonne displacement sub with 500 mils!!
     
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    Agreed. The price is quite high. especially when you have a Scorpene sub of 1500 ton for 600 million, why does a 150 ton boat cost so much?
     
  8. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    ASDS could be less costly than these subs perhaps.

    ASDS The Future of Submarine-Based Special Operations
     
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    well may be they build something secret too so they marge the cost here..:)
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Italians were the best at that kind of mission in WWII. Japanese not so much. A study of Italian tactics, vessels and equipment would not be a bad idea even today.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Yes, I remember your drawing attention to the Alexandria raid by the three Italian Maiales.
     

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