ISAAC PERAL (S-80) class Weapon Systems // Ships // Submarines


Country of Origin: Spain

The design of the ISAAC PERAL-class submarines was originally a cooperative effort between Izar (now Navantia) and DCN, France, based on the French SCORPENE design. The partnership dissolved after Spain decided it wanted a larger, longer-range design. Navantia developed a domestic design using a 300-kW air-independent propulsion (AIP) system using bio-ethanol fuel cells. The project suffered significant delays after weight and balance issues were discovered in 2013 (see "Issues," below,...

 

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