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Unique Kronos submarine makes a splash at NAVDEX 2023

22nd February 2023 - 16:00 GMT | by Harry Lye in Abu Dhabi


The Kronos submarine displayed on the water at NAVDEX. (Photo: author)

The strikingly designed submarine has military applications and a hydrodynamic hull.

A one-of-a-kind hydrodynamic hull submarine, Kronos, drew crowds at NAVDEX 2023 for its unique design and potential military applications.

Built and designed by Highland Systems in the UAE, the submarine has a steel hull covered in composite material to give it a low signature.

The Kronos submarine on display at NAVDEX is the only such system in the world and was built in the UAE over seven months.

With utility for commercial and military missions, the submarine can carry ten passengers and a captain.

Inside, the submarine features screens giving occupants 360-degree awareness around the windowless vessel using a camera

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Harry Lye


Harry Lye

Harry Lye was Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

Harry joined the company in 2021, …

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