Taiwan’s New Sub Fleet to Use Novel Battery Tech

Technology breakthrough may enable boats to avoid fatal snorkeling

By: Jens Kastner

Taiwan, locked out of buying submarines off the international shelf by China’s preventive diplomatic clout, is likely to skip traditional air-independent propulsion systems and go with a totally new solution – the batteries that power phones and laptops, scaled up massively.

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Nov 24 cut the ribbon for a …

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