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SMX-23 littoral submarine

Country of Origin: France


The SMX-23 is a concept design by DCNS for an inexpensive diesel-electric submarine optimized for littoral operations. The design calls for a small, easy-to-operate platform that is highly capable.

The submarine under development is not equipped with an air-independent propulsion (AIP) system, though it may be added in the future. It is able to stay submerged for 72 hours when sitting on the bottom or 60 hours when moving at 4 kts (7 kmh). At 14 kts (26 kmh), it can...

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