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Chilean Navy refits SSKs

16 January 2018

The first of the Chilean Navy’s two German-built Type 209 diesel-electric submarines (SSKs), Thomson, is set to start a final refit and upgrade programme during January 2018 to extend its service life for another 10 years.

Work will be carried out at ASMAR naval shipyard in Talcahuano, southern Chile, and will include overhauling the hull and engines, and replacing the boat’s batteries and attack and search periscope.

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