South American Naval Power Sector Report

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At the Almirante Storni Shipyard in Buenos Aires on the 22nd January, the hull of Type TR-1700 submarine ARA "San Juan" was cut open to facilitate replacement of diesel generators. With this act the Argentine navy has recovered a technological capability lost since the '90s when the then Astilleros Domecq Garcia Shipyard was closed and deactivated. The shipyard was re-opened in 2003 and since then a number of technological capabilities have been restored, including the recovery of battery units, providing a firm base for the local integral overhauling, maintenance and construction of submarines.

Editor's note: Learn more at Copona 2010 on February 24-25, 2010 in Chile.