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Thyssenkrupp inks contract for integration of Harpoons on Indian SSK Submarines
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

New Delhi: Strengthening the cooperation between India and Germany, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems has signed a key contract worth 35 million Euros (approx. INR 2.5 billion) for the upgrade of Indian Navy’s two Shishumar Class submarines to fire Harpoon Anti-Submarine Counter measure missiles. The retrofit of the new weapon suite will be carried out in two of the four SSK submarines (INS Shishumar, Shankush, Shalki and Shankul) at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai and is backed by a training package to support and operate the system.

 Commenting on the latest development, Dr Gurnad Sodhi, Managing Director of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems’ operations in India, said, “It is a key milestone in our long-standing commitment towards India. We have the capacity to integrate any weapon system that is selected by the Indian Navy, onto our submarines. We have successfully carried out such integration on similar boats for other Navies across the world. We are happy to take on this project to now integrate the harpoon missiles in two of the four SSK submarines.”

 Emphasizing on its commitment towards India, Dr Sodhi said that thyssenkrupp is also ready to integrate any weapon system, including ‘Brahmos’ onto the latest 214 Class Submarines for the upcoming project P75 (I) project. “We fully support the ‘Make and Made in India’ policy which would encompass inter-alia Transfer of Technology (ToT), training and meeting all offset obligations. We are awaiting the government’s decision on the Strategic Partner chapter of the new DPP 2016, after which we will begin our negotiations with an Indian shipyard for the P75(I)”, he added.

Cooperation between Indian Navy and thyssenkrupp dates backs to more than three decades. The existing HDW Class 209/1500 submarines have been performing well, without any inherent problems; and the Indian navy has been satisfied with their performance, despite their vintage. The German submarine manufacturer has been providing full, uninterrupted logistics support to the Indian Navy for the same, in terms of spares and components for these boats. 

The thyssenkrupp Marine Systems is one of the leading European system providers for submarines and naval vessels. Around the world the company stands for marine competence, innovative technologies and comprehensive and reliable service. With locations in Kiel, Hamburg and Emden, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems is a business unit of the Industrial Solutions business area of the thyssenkrupp Group.

The thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions business area is a leading partner for the engineering, construction and service of all industrial plants and systems. In addition to chemical, coke, cement and other industrial plants and refineries, our portfolio also includes mining, ore processing and port handling equipment along with corresponding services. In the naval sector we are a leading global system supplier for submarines and surface vessels. As an important system partner to our customers in the automotive, aerospace and battery industries we optimize the value chain and improve performance. In collaboration with our customers we develop top-quality solutions and deliver efficiency, reliability and sustainability over the entire life cycle. Around 19,000 employees at over 70 locations form a global network with a technology portfolio that guarantees maximum productivity and cost-efficiency.

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Thyssenkrupp inks contract for integration of Harpoons on Indian SSK Submarines

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