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Pacific 2017: Tempting Australia with SDVs

3rd October 2017 - 21:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Sydney


Australia is looking forward to obtaining 12 new Future Submarines from Naval Group’s design studio under its Sea 1000 programme, but one French company is offering an extra dimension should Australia wish to add swimmer delivery vehicles (SDV).

Alseamar, joining Naval Group at its stand at the Pacific International Maritime Exposition in Sydney, had a scale model of its Sphyrene SDV alongside a model of the Shortfin Barracuda Block 1A submarine.

Alseamar offers two types of SDV – the six-man Sphyrene and the three-man Coryphene. The former is 8m long, has a cruising speed of 9kt and range of 100nm.

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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