Germany Could Arm Europe with Some Truly Super Submarines

January 12, 2018 6:15 pm nationalinterest.org
Germany Could Arm Europe with Some Truly Super Submarines

Germany’s submarine fleet has been going through a rough patch lately. By the end of 2017, all six of the Type 212A submarines, which use hydrogen PEM fuel cells for super quiet Air-Independent Propulsion (AIP), were either undergoing trials and overhauls or awaiting repairs for unexpected accidents—a process slowed to a glacial pace due to a failure to procure spare parts in advance. Nonetheless, on the long term both German…

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