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Monday, December 21, 2009

Defence: New submarines next?

New submarines to the cost of NOK 3-4 billion each may be the next invstment for the Norwegian Defence, after it has taken delivery of new frigates and ordered new jet fighters.

The six submarines in service today are 20 years old, and may be serviceable for another 10 years.

Meanwhile, experience shows that it often takes ten years from ordering new subs until they are received and put into service, NRK reports. The alternatives for politicians will be to either order new subs, prolong the life of those in service now, or to cancel the submarine division altogether, like Denmark has done.(Original News)
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