Diesel-electric submarine INS Vagir (S 25)

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Classification

Basic information

Namesake:
Species of sandfish
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Ship measurements

Displacement:
1,615 t
Submerged displacement:
1,775 t
Length:
67.5 m
Beam:
6.2 m
Draft:
5.8 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 4 * MTU 12V 396 SE84 diesel engines
  • 360 * battery cells
  • DRDO PAFC Fuel Cell AIP (To be added in mid-life refit)
Speed:
11 knots
Submerged speed:
20 knots
Test depth:
350 m
Range:
6,500 nmi (12,000 km) at 8 kn (15 km/h)
Submerged range:
550 nmi (1,020 km) at 4 kn (7.4 km/h)

Personnel

Complement:
43

Combat assets

Electronics:
  • C303/S anti-torpedo countermeasure system
Armament:
  • 6 * 533 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes for 18 SUT torpedoes or
  • SM.39 Exocet anti-ship missiles
  • 30 mines in place of torpedoes

INS Vagir (S25) is the fifth submarine of the first batch of six Kalvari-class submarines for the Indian Navy. It is a diesel-electric attack submarine based on the Scorpène class, designed by French naval defence and energy group Naval Group and manufactured by Mazagon Dock Limited, an Indian shipyard in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

The ship was launched on 12 November 2020.

The submarine inherits its name from INS Vagir (S41) which served in the Navy from 1973–2001.

Vagir, the fifth submarine in the Kalvari -class, started its maiden sea trials on 2 February, 2022. The ship is expected to be commissioned by Q4 2022.

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