RSS Archer Launched

June 22, 2009 · Posted in ASW, submarine 

The first Västergötland class AIP capable sub was launched in Sweden to begin trials for IOC sometime in 2010. RSS Archer and her soon to be launched sister ship, RSS Swordsman will complement Singapore’s aging Sjöormen/Challenger class submarines and Formidable class Frigates most likely dominating the approaches to Singapore and the Straits of Malacca.

Alright maybe a little over the top but here’s a little perspective on submarines in the region courtesy of Kelvin Fong and the Asian Defense Journal.


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