Argentina seeks to rejuvenate submarine capabilities, but economic woes pose a challenge

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Dr Carlos Solar, senior research fellow Latin American Security at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) thinktank told Shephard that new submarines would give Argentina back ‘a slice’ of its deterrent capacity in the South Atlantic. ... He explained: ‘The current and future governments are on standstill as they would need to justify and convince domestic actors the hefty spending, considering the country’s badly-performing economy.’... Solar added: ‘Another simpler option would be to buy a cheaper, second-hand submarine from Brazil. But there hasn’t been any progress on that particular avenue lately.’