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The Chilean Navy expects to start a replacement program for the 209/1400L class submarines

By Nicolás García

The commander in chief of the Chilean Navy, Admiral Juan Andrés De La Maza, expressed his intention to initiate during his tenure a replacement program for the 209/1400L SS-20 Thomson and SS-21 Simpson class submarines that will turn 40 years old in 2024.

Admiral De La Maza announced this news in an interview published in the Santiago newspaper El Mercurio, in which he referred to the current situation of the institution that he has been leading since June 2021 and whose term of command will end in June 2025.

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