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Indian Navy SSN programme
Class overview
Builders: Shipbuilding Centre Visakhapatnam
Operators:  Indian Navy
Planned: 6
General characteristics
Type: SSN (hull classification symbol)
Propulsion: 1 × propeller shaft
Nuclear
Range: unlimited except by food supplies

The Government of India approved the construction of 6 nuclear powered submarines in February 2015.[1] These will be designed by the Navy's in-house Directorate of Naval Design and indigenously built in Shipbuilding Centre Visakhapatnam. Expertise gained in the construction of the Arihant class SSBNs will be transferred to the SSN project. Since, India a traditional user of Russian nuclear submarines (INS Chakra on lease) the new domestically built submarines are likely to be based on of Akula-class submarines.[2]

Development

The submarines will be powered by a miniature pressurised water reactor (PWR) being developed by the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre which has already supplied a similar 83 MW miniature reactor for the Arihant-class SSBNs.[3]

See also

References

  1. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>"Government clears construction of 7 stealth frigates, 6 nuclear-powered attack submarines". The Economic Times. 18 February 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2015. {{cite web}}: Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>"Watch Out, China: India Is Building 6 Nuclear Attack Submarines". The National Interest. 18 February 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2015. {{cite web}}: Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>"Watch Out, China: India Is Building 6 Nuclear Attack Submarines". The National Interest. 18 February 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2015. {{cite web}}: Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)



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