Type 214, Scorpene, Yuan: how do modern conventional submarines perform? - Part 1

With the return of international tensions in the early 2010s, the role of attack submarines rose considerably for the world's navies. A new generation of conventionally powered attack submarines is now entering service, often fitted with anaerobic modules extending their diving range and offering increased performance and enhanced offensive capabilities. A dozen models today share this often critical market for many navies. In this article, we will present the first 5 models (alphabetical classification by country), to understand their performance and advantages. A second article will present the last 5 models. Germany: Type 212…

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Russian and Chinese anti-submarine capabilities gain strength against the US Navy

If the visible power of the US Navy is based on its 10 super nuclear aircraft carriers, and the hundred cruisers and destroyers that accompany them, it is above all the fifty or so Los Angeles-class nuclear attack submarines and Virginia, which assures it almost exclusive control of the seas of the globe. However, as in many areas, the renewal of the submarine component has been neglected over the past 20 years, losing its appeal with the supposed disappearance of conflicts between nations, in the face of large-scale anti-terrorist operations such as in Afghanistan and in Iraq/Syria. If today the US Navy receives an average of 2 Virginia submarines per…

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