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February 17, 2009

Water space management

On the plus side, the Royal Navy was at least aware of its encounter with the French.

A British nuclear submarine collided with a French sub in the Atlantic because sophisticated antisonar equipment made them undetectable to each other, it has been claimed. The French submarine Le Triomphant remained unaware that it had rammed and damaged HMS Vanguard until days later, when it was informed by the Royal Navy. ...

The French Navy claimed this month that the bow sonar dome of Le Triomphant was probably damaged in a collision with a submerged shipping container while returning from patrol. It only discovered that it had hit a British submarine after one of the regular exchanges of information with the Royal Navy.

And in the civilized world: India raises its defence budget by 34%. Good.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at February 17, 2009 05:23 AM