Four Indian Kilo-class subs to get new cruise missiles news
16 September 2009

Moscow: Russian shipyard Zvezdochka said Wednesday it has been offered a contract to install Klub-S cruise missile systems on four Indian Navy Kilo class diesel submarines over the next five years.

Currently, two Indian Kilo-class submarines - the INS Sindhugosh and INS Sindhuvijay - carry the Klub-S (SS-N-27) cruise missiles. Russia has supplied a total of ten Kilo class submarines to India.

"The new missile system will be installed on the INS Sindhuratna, INS Sindhuraj, INS Sindhushastra, and INS Sindhuvir. The retrofit will be carried out at Indian shipyards," the shipyard said in a statement.

"Zvezdochka will finish this work in the next five years," it further said.

Zvezdochka is located in northern Russia.

The Klub-S subsonic cruise missile, with a range of 160 nautical miles (about 300 km), is designed for launch from a 533 mm torpedo tube, or a vertical launch tube. It uses an ARGS-54 active radar seeker and Glonass satellite and inertial guidance.

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Four Indian Kilo-class subs to get new cruise missiles