First Scorpene class sub undergoes maiden sea trial

Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) ‘Kalvari’, the first of the Scorpene class submarines being built at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd, went to sea for the first time on Sunday, an official said here.

The submarine sailed out at about 10 a.m. under her own propulsion for her first sea trial, off the Mumbai coast.

During the sortie, a number of number of preliminary tests on the propulsion system, auxiliary equipment and systems, navigation aids, communication equipment and steering gear were performed, the official said, adding various standard operating procedures were also validated for this new class of submarines before she returned to harbour in the evening.

–IANS

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