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Italy to go independent on future submarine design.


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Italy’s Near Future Submarine (NFS) design will be Italian in nature. Currently the backbone of Italian Navy’s (Marina Militare) submarine force are four Type-212A submarines. These are equipped with fuel cell Air Independent Power (AIP), which makes them among the most stealthy submarines anywhere. But the Type-212A is best known as a German design, not Italian. In many respects the NFS is a return to the proud tradition of fiercely independent Italian submarine building.

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As show by your last post Italy don't have know-how to go independent. The financial stress due to covid also makes thing more difficult.


Actually last italian designed subs were not satisfactory, because of this the MM go to a german design
i hope they not ordering italian subs just for give works to yards/firm