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Saturday, December 5, 2009

IKL/HDW Type 2000 Submarine

It appears that the "Type 2000" submarine was first proposed to the USN during the Ford Administration when there was a degree of interest in conventionally powered patrol subs for the mid-Atlantic ASW mission.  Nearly a decade later, the design was offered to Australia, where it was apparently the preferred bid, losing only to a far less developed Kockums proposal.  Most recently, in 2001, the design was apparently offered to Taiwan.

Here is a diagram: