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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Pakistan nearing assembly stage of S20 submarine

Type 039A (Yuan) class SSKPakistan is preparing for the assembly of the S20, the export version of China's Type 039A Yuan-class diesel-electric submarine equipped with air-independent propulsion, according to a Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works official cited in the Canada-based Kanwa Defense Review.

This is the first time for a Pakistani official to reveal the nation's intention to purchase the Chinese submarine, according to the report.

Pakistan completed its technical negotiations with China about importing six S20 submarines, though an agreed means of payment has delayed the signing of the deal.

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