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Warship weaponry upgrade unveiled

Staff writer, with CNA

The Navy Command Headquarters unveiled a 15-year upgrade plan yesterday that would see the weapons systems of the nation’s major warships overhauled.

The headquarters said it has begun evaluating the feasibility of building submarines on its own as the US has yet to respond longtime requests to purchase eight diesel-electric submarines.

The US government approved the sale of eight diesel-powered submarines in 2001, but no progress has been made since then.

The headquarters confirmed that a seminar was held last year to discuss relevant issues with military experts, shipbuilding engineers and academics.

A symposium on sub-related technologies and management topics will be held later this year.

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