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SA submarine outwits Nato force
A lone South African submarine left some Nato commanders with red faces on Tuesday as it "sank" all the ships of the Nato Maritime Group engaged in exercises with the South African Navy off the Cape coast.
The S101 -- or the SAS Manthatisi -- not only evaded detection by a joint Nato and South African Navy search party consisting of several ships combing the search area with radar and sonar, it also "sank" all the ships taking part in the fleet.
At several times during the exercise -- which lasted throughout Monday night and Tuesday morning -- a red square lit up the screens where the surface ships thought the submarine was. But it remained elusive.
This gave Defence Minister Mosiuoa Lekota something to brag about when he landed on the SAS Amatola on Tuesday to speak to the media
Originally posted by fritz
I think you'd agree with me Chinawhite that those sonar and radar operators must have had a seriously bad day.
Any half way decent operator will tell you that these days, not only do you look for what is out there, but also you learn to look for what is not out there. I suppose the easiest way to explain that, is to try to explain about the TOGS on a Chally 2.
Originally posted by J.Smit
Must be something about S.A. (I am a South African and this makes me proud to be).
Ever heard of what the Boere did to the British during the Anglo-Boer War? Same thing, different time and setting.