Thyssenkrupp, Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders to Modernize Indian Submarine

  • Defensemirror.com Bureau
  • 08:01 AM, July 28, 2023
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Thyssenkrupp, Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders to Modernize Indian Submarine
INS SHANKUSH submarine

Germany’s thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd. have teamed up to overhaul and modernize Indian submarine INS SHANKUSH.

INS SHANKUSH is the second submarine in a series of four HDW Class 209 Type 1500 boats that are all still in service today. The submarines were built and delivered for the Indian Navy in the 1980s as part of a German-Indian cooperation. After seeing service for decades, INS SHANKUSH is now due for a planned extension of its operational capability.

Over the next three years, INS SHANKUSH will be modernized in close partnership with the state-owned shipyard Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders. thyssenkrupp Marine Systems will be responsible for supplying material packages of selected systems, equipment and components as well as for on-site technical support and pressure hull inspection. Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders will act as general contractor up till on-time delivery of the submarine.

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