David Ing, HIS Jane’s 360
14 October 2016
Spain's revised schedule for the delivery of its S 80 submarines will see the lead boat delivered in 2021. The remaining three boats will all be delivered by 2026. A new delivery schedule for Spain's long-delayed S 80 submarine programme has been drawn up by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), after former admiral of the fleet Francisco Javier Franco Suanzes confirmed that the handover of the lead boat is now due for the end of 2021.
Delivery of the four boats in the class is now scheduled to run until 2026. The provisional calendar set by state-owned shipbuilder Navantia is scheduled to see lead boat S 81 delivered in 2021, S 82 in the second half of 2023, S 83 at the end of 2024, and S 84 in the second half of 2026, the MoD told IHS Jane's on 14 October.