He Spanish submarine that everyone wants, the S-80 classwill have an important virtue, the integration of NSM (Naval Strike Missile) missiles from the Norwegian company Kongsberg.
As stated in the specialized portal InfodefenseIn September, the Navy awarded Navantia a contract close to half a million euros (446,908) with that objective. The execution period is three months, so In the coming weeks the improvement should be installed in the submarine.
Thus, NSM missiles will replace Harpoon as the main anti-ship missile system of the boat. In this sense, it is worth noting that the scope of the Naval Strike Missile is approximately 200 kilometers.
The submarine S-81 ‘Isaac Peral’ passes its last navigation test
That longed for S-80 class submarine, the S-81 ‘Isaac Peral’made this Friday his last navigation test in the waters of Cartagena (Murcia) before its delivery to the Navy, which is scheduled for November 30. According to reports Europa Pressthe submarine remained submerged in the waters of Cartagena and, later, sailed out to sea while carrying out different tests.
It should be remembered that the purpose of the S-80 program is to try to provide state-of-the-art vessels that give the Navy a technological advantage in an unpredictable environment and enable the national industry to design and build a type of ship that is only available to a small group of countries, according to Navantia.
The S-80 submarines have a total length of 80.8 metersa diameter of 7.3 meters and a submerged displacement of around 3,000 tons. Among his technological contributions are the combat and control system Navantia Sistemas platform, and a revolutionary anaerobic propulsion system developed by Navantia that provides great stealth in immersion, called BEST-AIP.
This propulsion system independent of the atmosphere allows you obtain electrical energy, from fuel cells that use technology from the aerospace sector, at any depth. So, It will be able to remain weeks without leaving periscopic levelwhich will improve your discretionmain attribute of a submarine.