SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG.
Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL) after launching the Sixth and last of the Scorpene Submarine ‘VAGSHEER’ for the Indian Navy earlier this year has started the process to absorb many of the technology that came with the transfer of these submarines from France so that it could be utilized for the further development of the next-generation conventional submarine program in the country.
idrw.org has been told that man of the tech that was transferred will be upgraded or modernized locally so that in the future upgrades on the Scorpène class submarine can be carried out locally and also the same tech can be used for future conventional submarine programs.
MDL and Indian Navy are working closing with each other and since India has paid for the Transfer of technology from France it is also important that it needs to be upgraded and modernized so that it can be used for other programs said officials with the knowhow of the program initialed by the MDL.
MDL plans to also work on indigenous software programs for the weapons systems and other communication systems for current and future submarine programs to reduce dependency on its makers for integration of local weapons and other upgrades.
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