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World-Wide Conventional Submarines - 2011

Conventional Submarine Builders

CountryShipyardCurrent Program
PRCWuhan Yuan Type 041
Song Type 039
Jiangnan ShipyardSong Type 039
DETKMS HDW Type 209
Type 210
Type 212
Type 214
FRDCNSScorpene
GRHSY Type 214
JPKawasaki SS-501 Soryu
Mitsubishi
NLRDM Walrus
ROKDSME Daewoo KSS-II / Jangbogo-II [DE T-214]
Hyundai
RUAdmiralty 677 Lada
636 Kilo
SETKMS Kockums Gotland

Country Number Class In Service Remarks
Algeria 3 Russian KILO 1987-2011 .
Argentina 2+ 1 DE TR 1700 1984 3rd unit halted, canibalized for parts
1 DE 209 1974 Modernized
Australia 6 Collins 1996-2003 A471 Kockums design from Sweden. Largest conventional submarine in the world.
Brazil 4 Tupi
(DE Type 209-1400)
1989-96 .
1 Tikuna
(DE Type 209-1400)
2015-202? advanced version
4 SMB-10
[FR Scorpene]
2017-202? 4 building,
Bulgaria 1 Russian ROMEO 1972-86 In Reserve, Obsolete
Canada 4 SSK Victoria 2000-2002 ex UK Upholder
Chile 2 Thomson
(DE Type 209-1300)
1984 Modernized
2 O'Higgins
[FR Scorpene]
1976
China 1 Russian SSB Golf . Missile Trials platform
2 + ? Yuan Type 041 2004-2007 Kilo derivative, more building???
20 Song Type 039 S20 1999-200? Ming follow-on, Romeo replacement
10 Kilo
[RU Kilo]
1995-2007 deliveries complete
17 Ming Type 35 1971-96 Romeo replacement
1 Wuhan Type 33G 1971 missile trials
Colombia 2 Type 209-1200 1975 Modernised 1990-91
Ecuador 2 DE Type 209-1300 1977-78 modernized, in refit as of 2011
Egypt 4 PRC ROMEO 1982-84 modernised with new sonar, FCS and weapons
Germany 8 Type 206/206A 1973-75 modernised with new sonar, AIO and periscopes to 206A standard
4 Type 212 2004-2006
Greece 4 DE Type 209-1200 1979-80 modernised, w/ Harpoon
4 DE Type 209-1100 1971-72 modernised
1 + 3 ? Type 214 2005 3 more planned
India + 3 Project 75
[FR Scorpene]
2012-2017 initial "teething trouble" in the transfer of technology
10 S 55 Sindhu Ghosh
[RU Kilo
1986-91
4 S 44 Shishumar
[DE Type 209-1500]
1986-94 .
Indonesia 2 Cakra
DE Type 209-1300
1981 Partially modernized
+ 3 ROK KSS-II - contract awarded Oct 2011
Iran 3 Russian KILO 1992-97 .
Israel 6 Dolphin
(DE Type 212)
1998-2010
Italy 2 + 2 Salvatore Todaro
Type 212
2005-07 2 more planned
4 Pelosi Imp-SAURO 1988-95 .
Japan 3 SS-583 Harushio 1990-97 being phased out
11 SS-590 Oyashio 1998-2008 construction completed
2 + 3 + ? SS-501 Soryu / 2,900 ton 2009-2013 + construction ongoing
Korea-North 22 SS PRC Type-031
Sov Romeo
1973-75 Obsolescent
4 SS Whiskey (Sov) 1991- Obsolescent
Korea-South 9 KSS-I / Jangbogo-I
(DE Type 209/1200)
1993-2001
3 + 6 KSS-II / Jangbogo-II
[DE T-214]
2008-2018 Ongoing program
Libya 4 Khyhbert
Russian FOXTROT
1976-83 Assessed as non-operational
Netherlands 4 Walrus 1992-94 .
Norway 6 Ula DE Type 210 1989-92 .
Pakistan + 3 Type 214
[DE Type 214 ]
201?-201? contract award delayed
3 Khalid
[FR Agosta 90B ]
2000-08 Three more new boats possible
4 Hashmat
[FR Agosta 70 ]
1979-80 .
Peru 6 DE Type 209-1200 1975-83 Modernised with new fire control late 1980s , 2 in refit / reserve
Poland 1 Russian KILO 1986 .
4 Sokol Type-207 2002-04 ex Norwegian Kobben
Portugal 2 Tridente DE Type-209PN/214 2009-10 AIP
Russia 2 + 1 677 Lada 2004-20?? Construction possibly cancelled
15 +3 887 KILO 1980-93
2010-20??
Construction resumed
Singapore 2 SSK Archer
ex-Vaastergotland
2010 entered Swedish service 1987-90
4 SSK Challenger
ex- Sjormen
1999-2002 entered Swedish service 1967-69
South Africa 3 Manthatisi
DE Type 209-1400
2005-07
Spain 4 Galerna / S70
[FR Agosta]
1982-86 .
+ 4 [FR Scorpene / S80] 2013-2016 building
Sweden 4 GOTLAND 1996- Air Independent Propulsion
2 VASTERGOTLAND 1987-90 .
Taiwan 2 Hai Lung
(NL ZWAARDVIS)
1987-88 .
2 Hai Shih
US Guppy II
1973 WW II vintage used for training
Turkey 8 Preveze
DE Type 209-1400
1994-
6 Atilay
DE Type 209-1200
1975-89 .
Venezuela 2 Sabalo
DE Type 209-1300
1976-77 Modernised 1992-93 with new AIO





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