SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG.
Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) recently offered to supply six next-generation submarines under Government to government deal to India under the Project-75I Tender that will also involve joint development of some of the customized systems of these submarines received patience hearing from the Indian side and has been asked to provide more information on the offer.
India is keen to know the level of Transfer of Technology (ToT) that the TKMS is willing to give to the India under G2G deal since TKMS has decided to stay away from sending a formal response to the RFP issued by the Indian Navy for its submarine requirements.
India has asked for detailed ToT on offer to India system-wise with a clear breakdown of the level of subsystems that they are willing to offer. India is also keen to understand if indigenous systems, sensors and armaments will be allowed for integration and level of access to the Combat Control System of the submarine that allows easy addition of weapons without requiring OEMs inputs.
TKMS had decided to stay from Indian tender due to liabilities clauses and also due to the level of ToT requested by India. TKMS is likely to share a detailed proposal of the G2G submarine offer to India in the coming weeks.
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