posted on May, 27 2013 @ 06:35 PM
reply to post by stirling
The Chilean navy uses Thales 2087 sonar on their Type 23 frigates which is what the RN is currently upgrading their frigates with. Hardly cast off
The Type 22 has been modernised and is the oldest ship of their current fleet. Their main combatant units are Type 23's, Jacob van Heemskerck ('L'
class) and Karel Doorman ('M' class) frigates, not exactly old ships.
I would say they capability to detect something.
But here are my two cents. I say that what they caught was a Peruvian sub and they know it (perhaps a Type 209). The whole 'unknown' thing is a
diplomatic way of saying to Peru "Yes, we know you were there and no, you can't sneak in on us."
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