Indian Navy’s fourth stealth Scorpene-class submarine Vela of Project 75 was launched on Monday at the Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
The Scorpène-class submarines are a class of diesel-electric attack submarines. It is jointly developed by the French Direction des Constructions Navales (DCN) and the Spanish company Navantia. Now Naval Group also develops it.
The Scorpène-class submarine features diesel propulsion and an additional air-independent propulsion (AIP).
It has four subtypes- the AM-2000 AIP derivative, the CM-2000 conventional diesel-electric version, the downsized CA-2000 coastal submarine and the enlarged S-BR for the Brazilian Navy (without AIP).