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  • Germans submarines now appear the safer replacement bet (Australia)

    06/19/2014 12:13:04 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    The Australian Financial Review ^ | 19 JUN 2014 | JOHN KERIN
    Within the space of a few weeks the Abbott government has presided over a shake-up of the options for a fleet of submarines to replace the ageing ­Collins class. While an evolved Collins class was a short-price favourite at the end of the Labor era, an almighty spat between the Swedish government and German industrial giant Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems means a German design could now fall over the line. The nuclear option remains off the table despite the US indicating it would be amenable to an Australian approach on the Virginia class submarines. Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s enthusiasm for...
  • Poland gives thumbs down to German subs

    11/29/2013 11:30:42 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    The Local, Germany ^ | 29 Nov 2013
    Poland believes German-made submarines are not up to the job of defending Polish shores, but sources have told The Local that on the back of a landmark naval deal between the two countries, Poland is likely to lease two subs anyway. On May 27th German Defence Minister Thomas de Maizière and his Polish counterpart Tomasz Siemoniak signed a “Letter of Intention” to increase co-operation between the two countries’ navies in 28 areas including through a “submarine operating authority”. The agreement pledged to “provide a sound foundation for the further enhancement of the German-Polish naval cooperation in the future,” in several...
  • Germans may find it hard to sell their subs

    04/10/2013 1:12:06 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    The Hindu ^ | 04/09/2013 | Sandeep Dikshit
    Germans may find it hard to sell their subs Questions have arisen about the efficacy of German submarines just before Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chancellor Angela Merkel sit down for talks in Berlin late this week when arms trade will be a certain, but underplayed, segment of the discussions. A submarine tender is too lucrative one to covet and like all big ticket military hardware deals, sees tremendous undercutting of the rival’s position. This time the contest among French, German and Russian submarines promises to be no different. The last tender, close to Rs. 20,000 crore, was bagged by...
  • The ultimate tool of warfare (new Israeli sub)

    05/07/2012 7:56:13 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    Israel Defense ^ | 7/5/2012 | Arie Egozi
    The ultimate tool of warfare New details regarding the capabilities of the 4th Dolphin submarine that the Israeli Navy is expected to receive in 2013 The Israeli Navy's new Dolphin submarine is the ultimate tool of warfare. Forget everything you knew about submarines, most of which is probably from watching war movies. This is something entirely different. We will not list all the measures installed onboard the submarine. This is in part because not all is known to us, and also because parts of it are classified. However, according to foreign publications, the submarine has two systems from which one...
  • Controversial Israeli sub surfaces in Kiel

    02/21/2012 8:25:45 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Controversial Israeli sub surfaces in Kiel A controversial submarine soon to be delivered to Israel – the largest produced in Germany since World War II – has made an appearance at the northern port city of Kiel. he 68-metre-long sub is currently at the shipyard of the HDW shipbuilding company, which is testing the vessel before it is shipped to Israel later this year. Police in boats have been protecting it. Although HDW and government officials have lately remained silent about the sub, it is thought that officials are preparing to begin extensive in-water checks before delivery. The advanced Dolphin-class...
  • U-boats may be on navy's shopping list (new subs for Australia)

    12/28/2011 7:39:23 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    The Canberra Times ^ | 29 Dec, 2011 | DAVID ELLERY
    U-boats may be on navy's shopping list BY DAVID ELLERY DEFENCE REPORTER 29 Dec, 2011 01:00 AM Australia's ''future submarine'' could be a super U-boat built by a German company that made many of the submarines that nearly brought Britain to its knees in World War II. HDW has released details of a concept design, designated the Type 216, for a long-range conventional submarine. Experts say the design, based on the successful Type 214, is specifically targeted at Sea 1000 - Defence's future submarine program. Rex Patrick, a former submariner and the director of Acoustic Force, said yesterday the information...
  • Indian Navy’s second Submarine Line will witness strong competition

    05/15/2011 11:12:43 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    India Strategic ^ | May 2011 | Cmde Ranjit B Rai (Retd)
    Indian Navy’s second Submarine Line will witness strong competition By Cmde Ranjit B Rai (Retd) Mumbai. Indian Navy’s submarine arm had clocked an impressive strength of 21 submarines in the 1980s and its Order of Battle (ORBAT) included the Charlie class nuclear propelled submarine INS Chakra, taken on lease from the Soviet Union from 1987 to 1991. The Indian Navy (IN) successfully absorbed the Chakra’s nuclear propulsion technology while it was based at Vishakapatnam. The submarine was seen exercising with a few selected fleet units of the Navy in Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) maneuvers. Since then however, the Navy has...
  • India in talks with Germany to upgrade HDW vessel capabilities

    04/06/2011 12:36:06 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    India in talks with Germany to upgrade HDW vessel capabilities New Delhi: With the Scorpene submarine project getting delayed, India is holding talks with Germany to upgrade the capabilities of its HDW underwater vessels. Discussions in this regard are being held between the two countries at the ongoing fifth Indo-German Defence Committee meeting here, Navy sources told agency. "Our submarine fleet is depleting and numbers are expected to go down with the delay in the Scorpene project. The talks are on with German officials to upgrade the existing fleet of four HDW submarines," they said. The HDW submarines, also known...
  • Navy Readies for its New Submarines (Israel)

    01/09/2011 7:23:41 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    IsraelNationalNews.com ^ | 01/09/11 | Gil Ronen
    Navy Readies for its New Submarines by Gil Ronen The Israel Navy is making advanced preparations to absorb two new German-made Dolphin-class submarines, IDF journal Bamachaneh reported in its latest issue. The number of soldiers selected for submarine warfare has grown by 30% in the latest IDF recruitment batches, in order to man the additional submarines. The Navy currently has three submarines, also of the Dolphin class, so the addition of two subs means that the force is growing 66% bigger. "We are in mid-process and are slowly adding more crews to be trained for service in the submarines," explained...
  • Sub order: Israel to ask for German cash

    10/09/2009 12:58:59 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies · 1,038+ views
    Sub order: Israel to ask for German cash Published: Oct. 8, 2009 at 11:48 AM BERLIN, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Germany has been asked to help fund yet another submarine for the Israeli navy. Jerusalem plans to order another submarine of the Dolphin class from German Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft AG and has asked the German government to subsidize the order, German news magazine Der Spiegel reports. Berlin has helped Israel pay for five previously ordered submarines. The first two (named Dolphin and Leviathan) were a gift by Germany after it surfaced that German companies were involved with Iraq's chemical weapons program....
  • India plans to buy 6 new subs,says Navy chief

    12/02/2007 3:29:19 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies · 282+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 2 Dec 2007 | Rajat Pandit
    India plans to buy 6 new subs, says Navy chief 2 Dec 2007, 0305 hrs IST,Rajat Pandit,TNN NEW DELHI: With both Pakistan and China progressively adding muscle to their underwater arms, India too has begun the hunt for six more submarines to add to the six being built at Mazagon Docks under the mammoth Rs 18,798-crore Scorpene project. "We are now actively looking at the second line of submarines after the Scorpenes. I think the global tender for the six new submarines should be floated in the next financial year (2008-2009)," navy chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta told TOI. The contenders...
  • Germany in talks with Pakistan over sale of three submarines

    04/22/2007 4:39:58 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies · 909+ views
    PakTribune ^ | April 22, 2007
    Germany in talks with Pakistan over sale of three submarines Sunday April 22, 2007 (0608 PST) Berlin: A German defense consortium is involved in talks with the Pakistani navy over the construction of three conventional submarines, the Berlin-based Neues Deutschland cited a confidential document of the German Finance Ministry. The German government is ready to vouch for the submarine deal with one billion euros. The planned project is viewed as controversial among politicians in Berlin since the German constitution bars the sale of military equipment in crisis regions. News reports said earlier that French and German defense firms are vying...
  • South African Navy Commissions new submarine

    03/15/2007 5:48:14 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies · 471+ views
    South African Navy Commissions Charlotte Maxeke (Source: ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems; issued March 14, 2007) EMDEN/HAMBURG/KIEL, Germany --- On March 14, 2007, the South African Navy commissioned the submarine “Charlotte Maxeke” at Emden-based Nordseewerke GmbH (NSWE), a company of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AG (TKMS). This submarine is an ultra-modern submarine of the German 209/1400mod Class. During commissioning ceremony the boat which was christened as S102 on May 4, 2005, got the new name “Charlotte Maxeke.” The boat is the second of a total of three submarines which the South African government ordered from the German Submarine Consortium in 2000. The consortium...
  • Indian Navy poised to open bids for new submarines

    02/16/2007 9:20:09 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 28 replies · 809+ views
    Press Trust of India (PTI) ^ | February 16, 2007
    Navy to get submarine assembly line February 16, 2007 18:11 IST With a view to bolster its undersea fighting capabilities, the Indian Navy is poised to open international bids for acquisition and construction of second range of submarines. "The request for proposals to acquire and build six new range of submarines would be floated shortly," a senior naval official told PTI. In contention would be the Russians with their 4th generation Amur class submarines armed with vertically launched KLUB-S Missiles and new generation of German HDW submarines with their Air Independent propulsion systems. The navy has already firmed up a...
  • Return of the wolf pack (New German U-boats)

    01/30/2007 12:10:32 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 49 replies · 2,255+ views
    C4ISR Journal ^ | January 04, 2007 | Tim Mahon
    Return of the wolf pack German U-boats are back, and they’re stealthier and deadlier than ever By Tim Mahon January 04, 2007 Although Russia continues to build diesel-electric hunter-killer submarines (SSKs) based on the venerable but capable Kilo design — and is marketing the ultra-quiet Amur class — Germany has now taken on the mantle of world leader in the manufacture of diesel-electric submarines. The German navy (Bundesmarine) possesses one of the most capable conventional submarine designs in service today, the Type 212A. A product of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, the first of four 212As entered service with the Bundesmarine in...
  • German shipbuilders reject Greek criticism of high-tech Type-214 sub

    11/16/2006 9:55:21 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies · 1,866+ views
    TurkishPress.Com ^ | 11/16/2006
    German shipbuilders reject Greek criticism of high-tech submarine Published: 11/16/2006 Hamburg - A German shipbuilding company rejected on Thursday Greek criticism of an advanced fuel-cell-powered submarine, the Papanikolis, that has been bought by the Greek Navy. An Athens official said earlier in the day Greece was refusing to take delivery of the 65-metre-long submarine, which has a displacement of 1,700 tons, because it did not meet "international standards." In Hamburg, the ThyssenKrupp company said the Papanikolis had been the prototype of the new Type 214 series and various problems had emerged during a year and a half of testing it...
  • Germany pays €170m advance on submarines for Israel

    07/18/2006 11:13:48 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 37 replies · 1,691+ views
    Globes Online,Israel ^ | 18 Jul 06 19:23 | Amnon Barzilai
    Germany pays €170m advance on submarines for Israel The payment will be transferred to HDW shipyards in Baltic port of Kiel in a few days. Amnon Barzilai 18 Jul 06 19:23 The German government will pay a €170 million advance payment to begin construction of two Dolphin II class submarines for the Israel Navy. The payment will be transferred to Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft AG (HDW) shipyards in the Baltic port of Kiel in a few days. When the advance is paid, the agreement between the Israeli and German governments for construction of the two submarines for €2 billion will come...
  • GERMANY READY TO SIGN ISRAELI SUB DEAL

    07/06/2006 10:25:44 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 72 replies · 2,067+ views
    GERMANY READY TO SIGN ISRAELI SUB DEAL LONDON [MENL] -- Germany has been preparing to formally approve the sale of advanced submarines to Israel. The German daily Die Welt said on July 1 that the Berlin government would approve the sale of two Dolphin-class diesel submarines to Israel in July. The newspaper said Israel and Germany would sign an agreement over the next few weeks. The agreement was said to have resolved a long dispute between Israel and Germany over the price of the submarines. Die Welt said Israel would purchase the two Dolphins, manufactured by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft, for $1.27...
  • South Korea launches new submarine

    06/09/2006 8:39:51 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies · 1,004+ views
    The Korea Times ^ | 06-09-2006 16:57 | By Jung Sung-ki
    1,800-Ton Class Submarine Launched By Jung Sung-ki Staff Reporter The South Korean Navy Friday launched its first, 1,800-ton class, state-of-the-art submarine equipped with advanced missile systems, a Navy spokesman said. Named after the country’s first Chief of Naval Operations, the late Adm. Sohn Won-il, the 214-Type submarine will play a key role in securing sea lanes for transporting energy supplies and other goods, as well as extending the Navy’s operation range, Commander Jung Sung-yup told The Korea Times. ``The launch of the 214-Type submarine will give our naval capability a great boost and help safeguard our maritime interests,’’ Jung said,...
  • “Defense News”: Israel planning “Arrow Mark 4”

    06/06/2006 9:01:52 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies · 1,111+ views
    Globes Israel ^ | 5 Jun 06 | Ran Dagoni, Washington
    “Defense News”: Israel planning “Arrow Mark 4” Israel has asked the US for $58 million to speed up production of Arrow interceptor missile. Ran Dagoni, Washington 5 Jun 06 14:28 Israel Aircraft Industries Ltd. (IAI) subsidiary Elta Group, the Israel Air Force, and Ministry of Defense are designing components for the Arrow Mark IV, which will have qualitatively better performance than current versions. The Arrow upgrade is one response to the threat posted by conventional or nuclear armed Iranian ballistic missiles, says “Defense News”, citing Israeli defense sources. The Arrow Mark IV will have a new radar unit, improved interceptor...
  • Indonesia To Buy Warships, Subs From Russia, Germany

    01/05/2006 11:57:58 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies · 2,001+ views
    bernama ^ | January 05, 2006 14:50 PM
    Indonesia To Buy Warships, Subs From Russia, Germany January 05, 2006 14:50 PM JAKARTA, Jan 5 (Bernama) --Indonesia's sea defence capability is likely to get a boost by 2009, as the government explores buying three new warships from Russia worth about US$335 million and several "kilo-class" attack submarines possibly from Germany, the Jakarta Post daily reported Thursday. A Ministry of Defence team is currently in talks with Russian officials on the best way to buy the warships, which could include a corvette, a destroyer and a frigate. "We are approaching the Russians to explore the possibility of buying the warships...
  • French deal stuck;Germans make (Indian)submarine pitch

    07/09/2005 9:45:47 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies · 719+ views
    New Indian express ^ | Saturday July 9 2005
    French deal stuck; Germans make submarine pitch Saturday July 9 2005 00:00 IST NEW DELHI: With the deal for French Scorpene submarines stuck at the Cabinet level, the Germans are in the country again, pitching hard for their HDW Class 214 submarines to be considered for what will be a Rs 12,000 crore order. With the French making a full attempt to convince the government to close the deal, the Germans are determined to get a foot in the door.Top officials representing the German shipbuilder HDW - including a technical expert from the shipyard and a management top-brass - were...
  • Admiral: Israel to buy 2 more German submarines

    12/13/2004 5:43:20 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies · 1,310+ views
    www.jpost.com ^ | 12-12-04
    OC Navy: Israel to buy 2 more German Dolphin subs By ARIEH O'SULLIVAN OC Navy Adm. David Ben-Bashat has reportedly confirmed that Israel is to purchase two more Dolphin-class submarines from Germany and that the contract will be signed this coming spring. Speaking at a gathering of the Navy's friendship association, Ben-Bashat said that the time was ripe for winning German approval for the submarines, which each cost some $350 million, according to the IDF weekly Bamahane. Last year, the German government reportedly turned down a request for two more Dolphin-class submarines. Berlin was reportedly against the sale because of...