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  1. Narco-VSV

    First two Very Slender Vessel (VSV) narco-subs seized
    On Saturday 22nd April 2017 anti-narcotics agents from the Guatemalan National Civil Police seized an abandoned narco-sub in the Pacific. A second example was intercepted by USCGC Waesche (WMSL-751) on 8th June. One is interesting, two is a trend.....
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  2. DRASS

    Drass SDVs revealed
    Flag The secrecy surrounding Italian Swimmer Delivery Vehicle (SDV) manufacture is legendary. Drass are an established name in the defense industry, supplying hyperbaric chambers for diver decompression, but are less open about their SDVs...
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  3. Chariot_Mk2

    The forgotten British SDV: Chariot Mk.II
    Flag The Chariot Mk.II is a forgotten hero of World War Two British midget submarines. It was kept secret and remained in service after the war...
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  4. Seismic_Survey_Sub

    Russian Seismic Survey Submarine for Arctic Operations
    Flag This is a unique submarine concept developed by the Rubin design bureau. It is designed to conduct sub-bottom surveys using very low frequency active sonar which can penetrate the sea floor...
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    The Seismic Survey submarine can be seen top right. The twin hull lifting submarine (left) does not appear to have been pursued.


  5. History of Israeli Subs

    Flag Flag The submarine force of the Israeli Navy is unlike any other submarine force in existence. As a small country surrounded by enemies, Israel has driven itself to the forefront of military technology and application. The history of the Israeli Navy's 7th Flotilla s particularly interesting. Today Israeli submarines are among the most sophisticated and potent boats in service with any navy.


  6. SWCS


    Shallow Water Combat Submersible (SWCS) - US Navy's and USSOCOM's next generation SEAL Delivery Vehicle. Read More >....


  7. Triton-1

    Triton-1: Spetsnaz’s unknown Swimmer Delivery Vehicle (SDV)
    FlagThe offensive potential of the Triton-1 was put to the test in October 1961 when an ace crew conducted a demonstration sneak attack at Tallinn in Estonia, then part of Soviet territory. The crew passed through the harbor defenses unobserved and surfaced within 30m (30 yards) of a submarine tied up at the pier. Still undetected, they sank from sight and made the return journey, again passing through the boom defenses unnoticed. It was a powerful demonstration to the Soviet Navy and ensured the future of the frogmen and their craft..... Read More >....


  8. Porpoise_1000

    Porpoise 1,000-ton littoral submarine concept
    Flag Small submarines pose an elusive threat to naval forces operating in relatively shallow waters, particularly amidst islands. Knowing this the Swedish Navy has a long tradition of building relatively small submarines optimized for the confined waters of the Baltic and particularly among the thousands of islands in the Swedish Archipelago. The Porpoise 1000 ton concept is a Swedish submarine officer’s take on the ideal littoral submarine...
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  9. RuPAC_rescueX

    Russian Pacific Fleet shows submarine rescue capability
    Flag The Russian Ministry of Defense has shared photos from a recent exercise in Pacific. They show the a Project 18270 BESTER DSRV deploying from the rescue ship Igor Belousov. Also shown is a British-built Saab SeaEye Tiger ROV...
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