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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Guppy-class subs under major renovation: Kao

Guppy class SSKThe nation’s two World War II-era submarines are undergoing major renovations to upgrade their capabilities, but the Navy and the contractor might dismantle one to gain sub-building experience and study the manufacturing techniques, Minister of National Defense Kao Kuang-chi (高廣圻) said yesterday.

Kao made the remarks in response to questions from legislators yesterday regarding upgrades on the 70-year-old subs.

The upgrades are being undertaken at the Navy’s shipyard and by the China Shipbuilding Corp (CSBC) in Kaohsiung Harbor.

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