Scorpene leak: New set of documents out, gives details on sonar system of submarines

Scorpene leak: New set of documents out, gives details on sonar system of submarines

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Australia’s The Australian newspaper on Thursday uploaded a fresh tranche of leaked documents relating to information about operating instructions of underwater warfare system of the six Scorpene submarines which are being built in India by French firm DCNS.

However, a top defence analyst allayed fears that it could compromise the security of the strategically important combat vessels.

Like in the previous case, the newspaper has blacked out all details which it felt would compromise India’s security interests.

However, the new set of documents, with Indian Navy insignia on it and marked “Restricted Scorpene India”, gives details about the sonar system of the submarines which is used to gather intelligence underwater.

It talks about a wide range of technical specifications of the sonars and at what degree and frequency it will function. It has a System Technical Manual and an Operating Instruction Manual that have crucial details of the combat management system (more)

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