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diesel-electric

a locomotive fitted with a diesel engine driving an electric generator that feeds electric traction motors
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Pakistan Navy, however, has five French-built Agosta 90B-class submarines that are powered by diesel-electric engines. The Pakistan Navy is likely to place nuclear-tipped cruise missiles on these submarines.
It will also offer a better combination of performance and economy, thanks to the unusual diesel-electric engine combination.
Pakistan, Israel and India, on the other hand, have nuclear-armed submarines that are powered by diesel-electric engines. Compared to the elite class of hardware owned by major world powers, these tend to make a lot more noise, and can only stay submerged for two weeks at most.