Scorpene-Class Submarines – UPSC Prelims

What are Scorpene-Class Submarines?
  • Scorpene-class submarines are one of the most advanced conventional submarines in the world.
  • Features of Scorpene Submarines:
    • They have superior stealth features, such as; advanced silencing techniques, low radiated noise levels, and the ability to attack with precision-guided weapons on board.
    • They can also launch crippling attacks on the surface and underwater enemy targets.
    • Purpose: The Indian Navy intends to use these submarines for missions such as area surveillance, intelligence gathering, anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, and minelaying operations.
    • Speed: They can travel at a maximum submerged speed of approximately 20 knots and have the ability to remain submerged for 21 days. It has a diving depth of more than 350m.
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