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Domestic Rescue Sub Unveiled For Defense Minister

April 26 2012


Santiago-based Vapor Industrial has unveiled a small, rescue submarine that is being built for Chile.

The sub was displayed on Tuesday during a visit by Defense Minister Andres Allamand, reports

The Crocodile-class submarine is 108 feet (33 m) long, with a diameter of 11.5 feet (3.5 m) and a submerged displacement of 250 tons.

The sub costs about US$5 million, according to a Defense Ministry release.

The sub is capable of search-and-rescue,...

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