L&T and Navantia Forge Partnership to Construct Naval Submarines

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Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has signed an Agreement with Navantia, a Spain-based company, to build  India’s Navy Project 75 (I) submarine program. The project aims to procure six advanced diesel-electric submarines with Air-Independent Propulsion (AIP) and achieve a targeted Indigenous Content level. L&T and Navantia will collaborate on the submission of a techno-commercial bid for the project.

Additionally, L&T and Navantia are also enhancing cooperation in other military programs and green energy opportunities, including offshore wind projects . This indicates a broader partnership between the two companies beyond the submarine project.

It’s worth noting that the previous month, Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) and Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) from Germany also signed an agreement to bid for the production of advanced submarines under Project 75. This suggests there are multiple contenders and collaborations in the submarine program.

During the Talisman Sabre exercise, scheduled from July 22 to August 4, Germany plans to contribute around 240 soldiers, including 170 paratroopers and 40 marines. This exercise is the largest bi-annual military drill between Australia and the United States, emphasizing the growing cooperation among the participating nations.

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