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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Analysis: UAE may have acquired long-range mod4 ER torpedo vessels

Purpose-built SeaHake mod4 ER torpedo launch vesselThe United Arab Emirates (UAE) is probably operating innocuous-looking vessels that are armed with the world's longest-range torpedo: a capability that would enable it to target Iranian Kilo-class submarines at their base.

Confirmation that the UAE has received new torpedo systems came in the form of the defence export report that the German government released in June.

It stated that two "floating platform[s] with torpedo-launching gear" had been exported to the UAE in 2014, along with underwater detection equipment.

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