Indian Navy’s First Domestically-Built Sub Ready for Sea Trials

Indian Navy's First Domestically-Built Sub Ready for Sea TrialsINS ARIHANT
INS ARIHANT

The Indian Navy will begin sea trials for its first domestically-built nuclear-powered submarine, INS Arihant, in a few weeks, as reported by the Zee News.

 

INS Arihant is a 6,000-ton vessel built under the Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV) project at the Ship Building Centre in Visakhapatnam, India.

Russia also assisted in the design of the submarine, but 60% of the submarine’s body is tribute to domestic know-how.

Assistant Chief of the Indian Naval Staff, Rear Admiral LVS Babu, said that the submarine successfully finished its harbor acceptance trials and is ready for the sea trials.

Commissioning of the submarine, which will be the first of the expected five of the class built as part of ATV project, into the fleet is expected till the end of the year.

Naval Today Staff, January 22, 2014; Image: Wikimedia

Share this article

Follow Naval Today

Events>

<< Apr 2015 >>
MTWTFSS
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3

CYPnaval 2015

Key Topics to be covered

– Frigates, OPVs, Coast Guard Vessels, Fast Assault crafts
– SAR vessels, Fire Fighting Vessels, Ambulance boats…

read more >

5th Annual OPVs and Corvettes Asia Pacific

This year, we have re-named this 5th annual event to reflect the alignment of the program with the procurement trends in APAC…

read more >

SMi’s 4th annual ISR conference

This year’s conference will address airborne ISR, naval ISR and land ISR. There will be a wide-range of European military speakers who will…

read more >

IMDEX ASIA

The conference theme for the upcoming INEC@IMDEX Asia 2015 is ‘Adapt and Transform – Flexible Capability in an Uncertain Environment’…

read more >