Sea Platforms

UDT 2019: DRASS Defence presents compact affordable submarine options

16 May 2019

Italy's DRASS Defence has entered the submarine market and aims to deliver compact and affordable solutions for smaller navies in particular.

DRASS, with a long history of building diving systems, presented its range of small submarines, comprising boats from 120 tonnes displacement and 28.2 m in length (DG120) to 450 tonnes displacement and 40 m in length (DG450), at the 2019 UDT held in Stockholm from 13 to 15 May. These compact submarines can also be equipped with heavyweight torpedoes from the DG160 model upwards.

According to DRASS, the submarines are also designed to be capable of special forces and diver support.

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