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Singapore receives first Invincible-class submarine

24th July 2023 - 14:37 GMT | by Chen Chuanren in Singapore


Singapore's Invincible-class submarines will refresh its underwater fleet. (Photo: MINDEF)

The first-in-class boat remains in Germany to assist with training.

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has taken delivery of its first Type 218SG Invincible-class submarine in a homecoming ceremony held at Changi Naval Base on 20 July.

The second-in-class Impeccable was shipped via a heavy load carrier on a two-month journey from Kiel, Germany, to Singapore, arriving on 8 Jul.

Impeccable was launched along with Illustrious on 13 Dec 2022. The Singaporean MoD said the submarine would continue to conduct a ‘series of local sea trials and workup towards full operationalisation’.

Shephard understands that local sea trials will test the submarine and relevant cooling systems in the

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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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