Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Pentagon freaked out when Finland managed to build two Mir submarines capable of diving to 6000 meters

From: Wayne S.
Sent: May 10, 2017
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: The Pentagon freaked out when Finland managed to build two Mir submarines capable of diving to 6000 meters
Did you know the Pentagon freaked out in the 1980s when they realized Finland had, against their expectations, managed to build two Mir submarines capable of diving to 6000 meters. They went on to shut down the whole Finnish submarine industry by privately threatening the country with heavy sanctions. (en.wikipedia.org)

Mir (Russian: "Мир", world or peace) is a self-propelled Deep Submergence Vehicle. The project was initially developed by the USSR Academy of Sciences (now the Russian Academy of Sciences) along with Design Bureau Lazurith. Later two vehicles were ordered from Finland. The Mir 1 and Mir 2, delivered in 1987, were designed and built by the Finnish company Rauma-Repola's Oceanics subsidiary. The project was carried out under the supervision of constructors and engineers of the Shirshov Institute of Oceanology.





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