Taiwanese indigenous submarine program
Taiwan recent unveiled a model of their indigenous submarine design intended to replace the vintage US supplied Hai Shih class submarines (Tench & Balao classes) and relatively more modern Hai Lung (Sea Dragon) class submarine which is a sub-variant of the Dutch Zwaardvis class.
The new design builds on the Hai Lung class, keeping a similar form but deviating notably by X-form rudders and a more contemporary sail. This implies that it will be double-hulled with a relatively conventional internal arrangement. The Dutch heritage actually extends back to the US Navy’s Barbel class.
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