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    • morris wise
    • 26.11.11 | 21:40 (IST)

    The ultimate weapon has become the diesel submarine; it can sit quietly on a Straits Of Hormuz seabed for weeks with no need to surface. Sonar equipment or satellite tracking is blinded when a diesel engine is put into silent mode. Diesel subs can be fitted to carry up to twelve nuclear tipped missiles; each can destroy a city hundreds of miles away. Many of these subs are now deployed; their costs are affordable even to nations with a tight budget.

    from the article: Iran to hit Turkey if nuclear program targeted by Israel, U.S., general says
    First published 19:15 26.11.11 | Last updated 19:15 26.11.11
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