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French ready to offer Non-Nuclear tech for India's Project 75 Alpha


French Ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain while speaking to Indian media confirmed that France is ready to collaborate in developing nuclear submarines, jet engines and fighter planes under India's Make in India initiative. Envoy confirmed that France is ready to provide conventional technology from its Barracuda class nuclear attack submarine to India if India seeks help under its Project 75 Alpha program where it plans to develop six nuclear attack submarines.


Barracuda class nuclear attack submarine developed by the French Naval Group is powered by a 150 MW nuclear reactor and one has been inducted into French Navy while 5 more are under construction.


French Naval Group is offering non-nuclear technology that has been developed for its Barracuda class submarine that includes its design including pump-jet propulsion and other equipment minus its nuclear reactor that should be of Indian design.


Indian Navy in 2015, MoD sanctioned Project 75 Alpha program to develop six nuclear attack submarines with around 6000-tonnes displacement powered by a 190 MW Compact Light-water reactor with indigenous content of nearly 95%.


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