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The First S80 Class Submarine for the Spanish Navy Launched

The first submarine of S-80 class, ‘Isaac Peral` is expected to be delivered the Spanish Navy in early 2023

Issue 106

His Majesty King Felipe VI, accompanied by Her Majesty the Queen, Her Royal Highness the Princess of Asturias and Her Royal Highness Infanta Sofia will preside over the launching ceremony of S-81 (the first submarine of S-80 class) which will be named ‘Isaac Peral', is the first submarine designed and built in Spain in Navantia shipyard in Cartagena (Murcia, Spain).

With S-80 program, Spain becomes one of the few countries that can design and build submarines, an extremely complex task because these vessels must operate autonomously in a hostile environment. Therefore, they require highly specialized skills in different areas of knowledge and a highly qualified industrial and technological industry.