【6月24日】看軍聞學英語

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原文:

Indonesia has a fleet of five submarines and plans to operate at least eight by 2024. It is the world’s largest archipelago nation, with more than 17,000 islands, and has faced growing challenges to its maritime claims in recent years, including numerous incidents involving Chinese vessels near the Natuna islands.

Recently, dozens of Chinese fishing boats, escorted by coastguard vessels, reportedly made more aggressive moves and ignored Indonesian warnings to leave.

The incident comes at a tense time for Indonesian security forces. The 1,300-tonne KRI Nanggala 402 is a Type 209 diesel-electric attack submarine that was built in Germany. The same model has served in more than a dozen navies around the world over the past half-century. Its construction began in 1978 and Indonesia took delivery in October 1981.

The KRI Nanggala had undergone several upgrades. It was refitted in 1989 in Germany and then in 2012 in South Korea, with part of its structure replaced and upgrades to its propulsion, sonar and weapons systems.

中譯:

印尼現有一支擁5艘潛艦的艦隊,並規劃於2024年至少有8艘可供運作。該國有17000多個島嶼,為世界最大的群島國家,近年所面臨的海權聲索挑戰,愈來愈多,納圖納群島附近多起事件,均有中共船隻牽涉其中。

據報,最近有數十艘中共漁船,由海巡艦艇護航,做出更加挑釁的舉措,且對印尼要求駛離的警告,置之不理。

就在印尼安全部隊任務吃緊之際,發生此次事件。這艘舷號402的「神鋤號」潛艦,係德製209型柴電攻擊潛艦。過去50年來,同型潛艦已在全球十幾個國家的海軍服役。該艦於1978年起造,並於1981年10月交付印尼。

「神鋤號」歷經數次升級─1989年於德國改裝,後於2012年在韓國更換部分結構,並對其推進、聲納及各類武器系統,進行升級。(第3篇/共14篇)

-關鍵軍語-

※archipelago:

A sea of stretch of water containing many islands.

※escort:

To act as a companion or guard.

例句:

The aircraft was escorted out of the restricted area by the NORAD fighter jets without further incident.

這架飛機由北美防空司令部戰機伴護飛出管制區,未造成進一步事端。

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