Naval Warfare

PREMIUM: Polish submarine force faces solitary confinement

5th February 2021 - 13:15 GMT | by Michal Jarocki in Warsaw

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The Polish submarine force will be reduced to a single boat by the end of 2021, throwing into even starker relief the long-standing need to expand the fleet.

The Polish Navy will formally decommission two of its remaining Kobben-class diesel-electric submarines, ORP Sep and ORP Bielik, leaving the fleet with a single barely operational boat: the Soviet-era Kilo-class ORP Orzel.

According to an announcement last month by the Polish Armed Forces Support Inspectorate, both vessels will be ...

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