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  1. Russia's Unusual Mother Submarine For Spy Missions On The Sea Floor


    Flag Russia Central to the Russian Navy's seabed warfare capabilities are its ginormous 'mother submarines'. Created by cutting a missile submarine in half and inserting a special compartment in place of the missile tubes, they are among the largest submarines on the planet.

    BS-64 Podmoskovye is one of two DELTA class SSBNs which have been cut-and-shut in this way. She is particularly interesting...
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  2. Compact But Deadly: World Small Submarine Projects Compared


    Flag Turkey News that Turkish shipbuilder STM will start construction of the first STM-500 coastal submarine in 2022 brings small submarines back into focus. These diminutive vessels can pose a disproportionate threat to opposing forces in any conflict.

    The customer of the STM-500 is not public, speculation points to Pakistan or Ukraine. ..
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  3. African Navies' Submarine Capabilities 2021


    Persistent rumors that Nigeria may receive a submarine from China have resurfaced again. While that is a case of "wait and see", it is a timely reminder that several African Navies operated submarines.

    17 boats are currently in service with three countries. .
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  4. New Iranian Warship Design With VLS


    Flag Iran Images shared on social media reveal a new Iranian warship design. The type appears to be connected the regular Navy rather than the less conventional IRGC.

    While Iran displays a regular stream of these ship models, many of which never make it into the water, this one seems more credible.
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  5. Russian Navy Spy Ship Near UK Carrier Strike Group


    Flag Russia The arrival of the UK-led Carrier Strike Group (CSG), centered on HMS Queen Elizabeth, in the Middle East has presented many opportunities. Exercises with the Omani Navy and other allies, pass-exercises and photo opportunities. But for certain camera shy ships, there are clearly other opportunities.

    There appears to be a Russian Navy ship tagging along.
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