HS PAPANIKOLIS COMMISSIONED by HELLENIC NAVY
The new submarine named HS PAPANIKOLIS has a displacement of 1,700 t, is 65 m long and is operated by a crew of 27. It is equipped with an air-independent fuel cell propulsion system allowing a significantly longer underwater endurance. In addition to this, the submarine is characterised by considerably reduced acoustic, thermal and magnetic signatures. Thanks to these features, the submarine is extremely difficult to detect. The diving depth of this type has also been optimised.
In February 2000, the Hellenic Navy was the first foreign navy ordering a fuel cell driven submarine. The HS PAPANIKOLIS is now the eleventh submarine with fuel cell propulsion in service with the German, Hellenic, Italian, Korean and Portuguese Navies.
ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems
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