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French-Built Chilean Sub Succeeding at Trials

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The French-built Scorpene submarine O'Higgins, intended for the Chilean Navy, passed a crucial see trial recently, firing and tracking two torpedoes while submerging with a Chilean crew. The sub has already gone to its maximum depth rating, stated as "greater than 300 meters." It will be fitted with Black Shark torpedoes and will have an array of anti-ship, anti-sub and anti-ground armaments. The O'Higgins is the first ship in the order to put to sea, and a Spanish-built sister was launched two weeks ago.

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