SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG.
While India is considering a German proposal for Government to Government (G2G) deal for the supply of Next-generation Diesel-Electric submarines to India while it scouts for International vendors for its Project-75I (India) tender, it is estimated that the overall cost of the project will be around $8 billion sharp rise from the Six Scorpène submarines are being built under Project-75 by the MDL under technology transfer from the Naval Group of France under a $3.75 billion.
idrw.org has learned that German offers for Six-next generation submarines as expected won’t come cheap but price escalations from the 2005 deal for Six Scorpène submarines will put them at nearly double the cost which too was locally manufactured in the country.
idrw.org has been told that the step price Under Project-75I, is due to India seeking submarines with large displacements nearing 3000 tons for that India also needs to factor in the additional cost of production and materials when compared to Scorpène class submarines that have a lower displacement at 1800 tons.
3000-ton KSS-III submarine that is on offer to India by Korea under Project-75I will have a slightly lower production cost of around $900 million per unit with ToT and other factors it might reach $1 billion per unit cost when manufactured locally in the country.
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