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India test-fires anti-ship missile from lead Kalvari-class submarine

03 March 2017

The Indian Navy has successfully conducted the first test-firing of an anti-ship missile from its lead Kalvari (Scorpène)-class submarine, the country's defence ministry announced on 2 March.

The firing, believed to have been conducted with an MBDA Exocet SM39 Block 2 missile based on information of the platform's weapons in Jane's Fighting Ships, was carried out in the Arabian Sea. "The missile successfully hit a surface target at extended ranges during the trial firing," the ministry said in its statement.

According Jane's Weapons: Naval, the SM39 Block 2 has a maximum range of 38 n miles (70.4 km) and can carry warheads of up to 165 kg (363 lb).

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