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Navantia Committed to Indian Navy’s ‘Make in India’ Programme

Navantia, 100 per cent owned by the Spanish Government, is a world reference shipbuilder, leader in the design, construction and integration of state-of-the-art warships and submarines, as well as ship repairs& modernisations. It is also engaged in the design and manufacture of Integrated Platform Management Systems, Fire Control Systems, Combat Systems, Command and Control systems, Propulsion Plants and through-life support for all its products.It is a high-tech company that exports to over 20 countries and has more than 4,500 professionals on its rolls

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Navantia delivers competitively priced projects and supports national security programmes working closely with the Spanish Ministry of Defence and with over 20 other countries such as Australia, India, Norway and Turkey.

Navantia’s presence in India comes from the Scorpene programme, where they have been involved in the co-fabrication, giving Navantia the opportunity to come into close contact with this country and to understand their requirements and needs. The result is a commercial office in New Delhi and the strongest commitment to collaborate with the Indian Navy and the “Make in India” national programme.

It is also participating in the tender for the future Indian LHD projects, excellently positioned due to the experience of having designed four units built for the Spanish, Australian and Turkish Navies, the last under a transfer of technology system.Three units are already in service and serving the Spanish and Australian Navies in different missions. The most recent mission to highlight is the rescue and humanitarian support of the LHD “Adelaide” during the fires in Australia.

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Spanish Navy LHD Juan Carlos I visited Mumbai in 2018, where the Indian Navy had the opportunity to be on board and to know the ship.

During this edition of Defexpo, Navantia is exhibiting its S-80 submarine – the most advanced conventional submarine in the world. After the closure of the resistant hull of the S-81 “Isaac Peral” under construction for the Spanish Navy, that took place last December in Navantia Cartagena facilities, the submarine is fast nearing completion. The next works will be focused on the activities leading to commissioning of the unit, following a formal and regulated process, based on overcoming safety milestones. This process begins with the tensioning, when the submarine begins to receive electric current; then the batteries start up, to gain autonomy in power generation, and finally the floating (scheduled for October 2020) and the sea trials.

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Both the submarine and the LHD represent state-of-the-art and technologically mature design solutions and have been offered to the Indian Navy, under transfer of technology programmes, in association with local companies, so that they can be managed within the “Make in India” programme. This will also contribute to the creation of quality jobs in India and know-how, and to strengthen the capabilities of the Indian Armed Forces.

Notably, the partnership with the first industrial Indian group, Larsen and Toubro (L&T), make a robust team capable of delivering a capacity tailored to Indian requirements.

Navantia can offer the advantage of a proven product and the experience gained through similar programmes for the Spanish Navy.



Source: India Strategic
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