Feb 12, 2013
The Acceptance of Necessity (AON), for Project 75-I is due to expire for the second time (next month). However, there is hope on hand as the Defense Acquisition Committee (DAC) meets tomorrow.
The navy, we hear, is all set to issue a Request for Proposal for a new line of six submarines with AIP (Air Independent Propulsion) capability. The new Project 75-I submarines are estimated at around $10 billion.
At present, six new Scorpenes under Project 75 are being built for more than $5 billion (Rs 23,562 crore) by the state-run Mazagon Dock Ltd. (MDL) under licence from French DCNS .