Monday, February 15, 2010

Submarine Mystery Questions of the Week - 2/13/09 - The ANSWERS

1) - What was the a technical defect that prevented this boat from diving for three months (the generalized description used by officials)?
ans. A) RMN Chief Abdul Aziz Jafar told Malay Mail that problems emerged in the submarine's cooling system.
ans. B) "The damage involves a part that channels water pressure movement which caused the submarine's failure to launch underwater," Royal Malaysian Navy chief Admiral Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar told reporters.
2) - How long has the builder extended its submarine warranty to the Royal Malaysian Navy?
ans. ) Builder DCNS has extended the warranty for the submarine, which was supposed to expire on Jan 25, by 4 months until May 25.
3) - What kind of anti-ship missiles missiles does the submarine expect to test fire this year?
ans. ) SM39 Exocet anti-ship missiles.
4) - What was the duration of the builder's trial for this boat?
ans. ) KD Tunku Abdul Rahman underwent two years of trials in France.
5) - What other country recently described one of its submarine's problem as not serious when it was taken out of operation, and what was that submarine's hull number?
ans. ) The Russian Federation Project 877V / Kilo class submarine ALROSA (B-871).
Submarines are always silent and strange.



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