France—Fire-Damaged Attack Sub To Be Repaired

Defense News | 10/26/2020

The French government has decided to repair a nuclear-powered attack submarine that was badly damaged in a shipyard fire earlier this year, reports Defense News. On Oct. 22, French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly announced that the Perle, which caught fire while undergoing maintenance in June, would be repaired over the next six months. The fire on the Rubis-class boat reached high enough temperatures to alter the quality of the steel at the bow of the vessel that absorbs the...

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