India has signed a contract worth Rs 250 Crores with Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) for the upgrade of Indian Navy’s two Shishumar Class submarines with Boeing manufactured UGM-84L Harpoon Block II Anti-Submarine Counter measure missiles. The retrofit of the new weapon suite will be carried out in two of the four SSK diesel electric submarines at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai and is backed by a training package to support and operate the system. The company, which is also one of the contenders in the P75 (I) programme worth over Rs 60000 crores under which six conventional submarines are to be built in India for the Indian Navy, has offered to integrate any weapon system, including ‘BrahMos’ Cruise Missile onto its 214 Class Submarine, if it wins the contract. Other than Germany’s TKMS, Russian Rosoboronexport and French DCNS submarine companies are also competing for the P75I project. Spain’s Navantia S-80 class and Sweden’s Saab Kockums’ with its A26 submarines have also shown interest in the P-75I.