Se aprueba presupuesto para submarino enano en Tailandia

Budget for Thai Navy’s Midget Submarine Approved by PM

193 million baht allocated for research of midget submarine for Thai Navy (all photos : AAG)

PM approves ‘midget’ subs for navy

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has approved a 193-million baht project to design a so-called “midget” submarine — the first step in the planned construction of a prototype for the Royal Thai Navy.

The design will take an estimated four years, with construction of the prototype expected to take another two years at an expected cost of another 1 billion baht.

The design will take four years and construction of the first mini-submarine another two, to be followed by seaworthiness checks and training for one year, Capt Sattaya said.

The cost of the mini-submarine will be known after four years.

The first mini-submarine in the unofficially named “Chalawan Class” would have a surface displacement of 150-300 tonnes, a crew of 10 and a 300-nautical-mile range, he said.

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Source:: FDRA Defensa Republica Argentina

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