Scorpene Compact  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: ?
Origin: France
Corporations: Naval Group and Navantia
Parent System: Scorpene
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2005
Total Production: 18
Total Cost: USD$3.5 billion
Family Members: Scorpene Basic and Scorpene Basic-AIP
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Description: The modular Scorpene-class submarines feature reduced acoustic emissions for stealth, integrated weapon system to achieve improved performance over previous generations, and automated systems to reduce the crew requested to operate the vessel. The Mesma Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) system, provided to the Scorpene submarines, extends the submerged endurance 3 to 4 times. Chile and Malaysia (Scorpene 2000) have ordered two Scorpene submarines each. The Malaysian Scorpenes will be delivered in 2009, and the Chilean in 2005 and 2007. O'Higgins class is the Chilean designation for the Scorpene-class submarines. India and Spain could be the next export customers for the Scorpene submarine with 6+6 and 3 vessels expected respectively. As of 2004, Spain signed up for four firm boats to be built by IZAR, now Navantia.

The Scorpene Compact has been designed to perform littoral warfare missions and the main propulsion consists of Mesma AIP system. This submarine has been shortened compared to other Scorpene submarines. A shorten hull ensures improved maneuverability as well as optimized stealth features. Each Scorpene submarine features six 533mm bow located torpedo tubes with 18 weapons between torpedoes, mines (up to 30) and missiles. The Scorpene's torpedo tubes are compatible with F17 and Mk48 torpedoes and Exocet missiles. These submarines can perform anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASuW), reconnaissance and intelligence, mine laying and special operations missions. No orders have been logged for the Scorpene Compact as of July 2018.

Scorpene Compact Specifications

Crew: 22
Number of Weapons: 18
Torpedo Tubes: 6
Length: 59 meter (195 foot)
Max Operating Depth: 200 meter
Top Speed Submerged: 7.20 mps (14.0 knot)
Mission Endurance: 40 day
Displacement Submerged: 1,450 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Scorpene Compact News

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on 12 Nov 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010DCNS and Navantia Achieve Agreement on Submarine Collaboration

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