ATV launches

July 13, 2009 · Posted in Blogroll, Uncategorized · Comment 

ATV India Today reports that India’s new SSBN will be launched from its dock on July 26:

The sub (a modified design of Russia’s Charlie class nuclear powered submarine which India leased and used as the INS Chakra for three years) will make India the sixth country in the world to operate an N-sub. The launch is only the first step in a two-year process where the submarine will undergo harbour trials of its nuclear reactor and systems before the vital sea trials. Two more hulls are ready for fabrication at the Shipbuilding Centre, a drydock in the Naval Dockyard.

Hat tip: Kobus