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Two Hellenic Navy submarines set for service

23 February 2015

Two Hellenic Navy submarines participated in a tactical exercise at sea and are expected to join fleet operations soon, augmenting the navy's presence in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean seas.

HS Pipinos (S-121), the first of the three Hellenic Shipyards-built Type 214 Papanikolis-class submarines, and HS Okeanos (S-118), understood to be the world's only Air Independent Propulsion (AIP)-capable Type 209/1200, joined other submarines and surface vessels for the 'Anapnefstir' tactical exercise, which took place in eastern and central Aegean waters from 16-20 February.

According to IHS Jane's Fighting Ships , Pipinos is scheduled for commissioning in 2015.

Okeanos received its AIP fit under the Neptune II mid-life modernization programme.

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