Navantia, a state-owned shipbuilding company, plans to launch the new S-80 class submarine “S-81” of the Spanish Navy at its shipyard in Cartagena, Spain.
This is the first S-80 class submarine designed and manufactured by Navantier of Spain. The S-81 will be named “Isaac Peral” after its launch.
The S-80 program has added Spain to a small list of countries where submarines can be designed and built.
The ship will be launched this week in the presence of several staff members.
In a statement, Navantia said:
“This process takes a long time, but the shipyard staff will do it as a daily routine the next day.”
For the first time, the company is the technical design agency for the project.
The S-80 submarine has a length of 80.8m, a diameter of 7.3m, and an underwater displacement of about 3,000t.
The stealth boat will be equipped with an integrated combat system and platform control system developed by Navantia Sistemas, as well as an atmosphere-independent propulsion system.
Following launch and levitation, the ship will be subjected to port and sea tests. It will be delivered to the service in early 2023.
last month, Navantia announces third launch of five Avante 2200 Corvette Built for the Royal Saudi Navy (RSNF).
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