Scorpene Data Leak: DCNS wants to go to court

Melbourne: French maker DCNS is to file an injunction in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in Australia to prevent further publication of Scorpene submarine data.

DCNS lawyers have reportedly told The Australian, that the publication of this data causes a direct harm to DCNS and its customer in terms of image and reputation.

Six French designed Scorpene Class submarines are being built at the Mazgaon docks in Mumbai in a project worth more than USD 3 billion. The first submarine of the class, named Kalvari (Tiger Shark) is presently being tested before acceptance by the Indian Navy. The other submarines are in various phases of construction.

The Australian, is believed to be in possession of classified data like “details of the capabilities of the SM39 anti-ship missile, expected to be used on the Scorpene. The data includes the number of targets the missile is capable of processing, its launch details and how many targets could be downloaded before firing.”

So far over 22,000 pages of top secret data on the capabilities of six highly advanced submarines being built for the Indian Navy in Mumbai in collaboration with a French company have been leaked.

The information so far released by The Australian is already sending shockwaves in India.

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