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RSS Archer submarine arrives in Singapore
The Straits Times ^ | Aug 18, 2011

Posted on 08/19/2011 5:49:41 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki

RSS Archer submarine arrives in Singapore

RSS Archer, the most advanced submarine in the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN), arrived here for the first time on Wednesday morning.

Chief of Navy Rear-Admiral Ng Chee Peng and other senior naval officers were at Changi Naval Base to witness its arrival from Karlskrona, Sweden.

The Archer-class boat is one of two former Royal Swedish Navy Vaastergotland-class submarines acquired second-hand by the RSN in 2005. It was launched in Karlskrona for sea trials two years ago, after undergoing upgrading to operate in tropical water conditions.

Submarine crew members from the RSN have been in Sweden since 2007 to undergo training to operate and maintain the submarine.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: singapore; ssk; submarine; sweden

1 posted on 08/19/2011 5:49:47 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Sounds like rain drops on the 20KHZ frequency. Someone is Snorkeling.


2 posted on 08/19/2011 6:11:54 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

Is it that easy to detect? It seems like it would be a bear to track given its size. I wonder what the Malaysians think of the new acquisition.


3 posted on 08/19/2011 6:17:11 AM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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