Maiden anti-ship missile launch by Kalvari

Issue No. 5 | March 1-15, 2017

The Indian Navy recently successfully conducted the maiden firing of an anti-ship missile from the first of the indigenously built Kalvari class submarines, during a test-firing in the Arabian Sea.

The missile successfully hit a surface target at extended ranges during the trial firing held recently. This missile launch is a significant milestone, not only for the Kalvari, which is the first in a series of Scorpene class submarines being built in India, but also in enhancing the Indian Navy’s subsurface warfare capability.

All six Kalvari class submarines being built in India will be equipped with this anti-ship missile, which has a proven record in combat. These missiles will provide the submarines the ability to neutralise surface threats at extended ranges.