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Triton:

DCNS SMX-25 concept unveiled at Euronaval 2010.

DCNS press release:


--- Quote ---Remarkable speed and stealth

For this concept ship project, DCNS focused on how to get what is essentially a conventional submarine to a theatre of operations as quickly as possible. Powered by three gas turbines driving three water jets, the SMX-25 submersible is designed to achieve a sustained surface speed of 38 knots.

Despite the fact that the SMX-25 can deploy very quickly, it is essentially a conventional submarine. On reaching its designated patrol area, the SMX-25 will operate like other submarines using the same types of sensors and resources.

In the innovative semi-surfaced configuration, with only the upper portion of the sail above water, the boat will be able to use the same sorts of sensors (including an aircraft surveillance radar) and weapons as a conventional surface combatant (i.e. anti-ship, land-strike and anti-air missiles launched from vertical silos) while maintaining an extremely discrete radar signature.

The SMX-25 will be equipped to deploy combat swimmers and their delivery vehicles, commandos, unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Length overall: 109 m
Max. speed, semi-surfaced: 38 knots
Displacement, surface: 2,850 tonnes
Displacement, submerged: 4,560 tonnes
Speed, submerged: 10 knots
Endurance, patrol: 30 days
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Sources:
http://en.dcnsgroup.com/technology-innovation/smx-25/
http://www.dsi-presse.com/?paged=5
http://www.airgroup2000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=5985325
http://www.defence.pk/forums/military-photos-multimedia/80759-euronaval-2010-a.html

Triton:

Model and artist's concept of DCNS SMX-25.

Source:
http://noticiarionaval.blogspot.com/2010/10/smx-25-dcns-devoile-son-concept-de-sous.html

Triton:

Artist's impression of DCNS SMX-25.

Source:
http://www.usinenouvelle.com/article/dcns-presente-un-nouveau-concept-ship-sous-marin-au-salon-euronaval.N140811?xtor=RSS-215

Triton:

Artist's impression of DCNS SMX-25.

Source:
http://www.usinenouvelle.com/article/dcns-presente-un-nouveau-concept-ship-sous-marin-au-salon-euronaval.N140811?xtor=RSS-215

royabulgaf:

A submersible in this league would require an extraordinary gentleman to captain it. 

But seriously, folks.  This submarine seems to answering questions that no one has asked since Admiral Doenitz was arrested.  Who is to use this submarine, and against what enemy?   Naval combat that requires submarines would presumably be against high tech enemies.  Most nations that would need subs to travel at high speeds long distances to the war zone have SSNs.  For a country that needs subs for some offshore defense (Brazil or Taiwan, for instance) some diesel-electric variant is perfectly adequate.

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