Scorpene submarines to have system to stay longer under water

An indigenously-developed propulsion system that will allow Scorpene submarines to stay underwater for longer period is in final stages of development and trials could be held from March next year.

Induction of Scorpene submarines delayed by three years

The first of the six Scorpene
submarines would now be inducted into the Navy by 2015 against
the planned induction in December next year, the Defence
Ministry said on Wednesday.

`Scorpene delivery delay may affect force levels`

The delay in delivery of
Scorpene submarines is likely to have an impact on the
envisaged under-water force levels of the Indian Navy,
Government told the Lok Sabha today.

PAC slams Def Min over Scorpene submarine deal

Slamming Defence Ministry
over the nine-year delay in awarding contract to French firm
Thales to build six Scorpene submarines , a PAC today said the indecisiveness resulted
in cost overruns and undue favour to the vendor.

Malaysian Scorpene submarine develops snags

Just five months after
induction, Malaysia`s first submarine, a French made Scorpene
has developed serious problems, raising question mark over
India`s acquisition of the same deepwater warfare machine.