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Defense Minister Visits European Sub Makers

July 11 2022


Defense Minister Jorge Taiana and top Argentinean naval officers visited Europe last week to discuss a possible submarine procurement with French and German firms, reports Mercopress (Uruguay).

The Argentinean navy has been without a submarine capability since the San Juan sank in the Atlantic Ocean in 2017 due to faulty maintenance, killing all 44 crewmembers onboard.

Her sister, Santa Cruz, was in line for modernization until the costs of repairs were estimated at about US$250...

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