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Hard-Charging Australian Submarine Temporarily Sidelined During RIMPAC 2012 by Leak Causing Minor Flooding: Whil...

Hard-Charging Australian Submarine Temporarily Sidelined During RIMPAC 2012 by Leak Causing Minor Flooding: Whil...

HMAS Farncomb is one of the largest conventionally-powered submarines in the world renowned for its undersea agility and quiet operation. In head-to-head competitions against American Los Angeles-class submarines, Commodore Mayer said the Farncomb frequently emerged victorious and said the vessel is “doing extremely well” in all aspects of the exercise. Commodore Mayer also said that foreign submariners were quite anxious to test themselves against the finely-tuned Farncomb crew. The Commodore further stated that the Farncomb had been developed into an exceptional warfighter that employed state-of-the-art combat systems and sophisticated weapon’s delivery systems incorporated into the vessel with American assistance. Only two days after sinking the Kilauea, the Farncomb was herself the victim of a mishap while engaged in combat training. According to the Australian Defense...

Full article: http://defense-update.com/20120728_farncomb_flooded_rimpa...

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