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Naval Warfare

PREMIUM: Dutch ponder SSK proposals

19th October 2020 - 12:45 GMT | by Tim Fish

Local industrial participation is an essential element in the programme to replace four Walrus-class boats

Conventional diesel-electric powered attack submarines (SSKs) are the ultimate weapon for sea denial and controlling the sea lanes of communication. These hard-to-detect platforms are dangerous because enemy fleets can never be sure where they are located and often they will not enter into an area if an SSK is suspected ...

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