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Two SSK builders opt out of India's Project-75(I) programme

22 October 2017

Key Points

  • Two of six international SSK builders have opted out of India’s long-delayed Project-75(I) programme
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries/Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Navantia did not respond to the RFI by its 16 October deadline

Two of six conventional submarine manufacturers have opted out of India’s long-delayed INR500 billion (USD7.81 billion) Project-75(I) programme to indigenously construct six diesel-electric boats (SSKs) with an air-independent propulsion (AIP) capability for the Indian Navy (IN).

Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries/Kawasaki Heavy Industries teaming, along with Spain’s Navantia, had not responded to the navy’s request for information (RFI) in relation to the programme by its 16 October deadline, senior IN officials told Jane’s .

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