New French Littoral Mini-sub
DCNS, the French naval engineering firm, has come up with a spooky little midget sub. Dubbed the SMX-26 it is a short (40 meters/131-feet long) and squat (16 meters/52-feet wide) submarine is meant to operate in very shallow water. Less than twenty feet high, it can submerge in just over twice that. Capable of operating on the seabed it has employable wheels to creep around the littoral and harbor floor, or just sit and wait for targets to hit with its 8 short ASW or two full sized torpedoes. Alternatively it can carry mine-toting frogmen or raiders.
Up for sale…..