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Singapore launches Invincible-class submarine

18th February 2019 - 11:30 GMT | by Chen Chuanren in Kiel


The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) launched the first of its four Type 218SG diesel-electric submarines at ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems’ (TKMS) yard in Kiel, Germany on 18 February. The lead boat was christened Invincible, and the following three boats will be named Impeccable, Illustrious and Inimitable.

‘Everything we learned from 20 years of submarine operations is on the Type 218SG,’ said Col Teo Chin Leong, Commanding Officer of 171 Squadron. ‘Our main challenges operating in the region are the high volume of shipping traffic in the world’s busiest shipping lane along with shallow waters. We need a

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Chen Chuanren


Chen Chuanren

Chen Chuanren is Shephard’s Singapore correspondent, covering primarily land and sea systems. He served in …

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