25 October 2006

Wanna kill people on the cheap?

Here is the answer:

French naval shipbuilding, systems and support group DCN has unveiled a new low-cost coastal submarine concept aimed at navies looking to recapitalise their existing submarine force or acquire a submarine capability for the first time.

According to Jean Gauthier, naval architect within DCN's submarine design department, SMX-23 has been conceived "to address a perceived market requirement for a robust, affordable and supportable submarine, capable of performing a range of littoral defence missions.

Paddles for emergency situation - optional.