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  • Royal Navy's $1.3bn submarine was locked in a deadly game of 'hide and seek' ... (Russian subs)

    04/15/2018 8:50:00 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 28 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 16 April 2018 | Jessica Finn and Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com and James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonli
    A Royal Navy submarine was hunted by Russian warships in a 'cat and mouse' pursuit under the eastern Mediterranean shortly before the UK took part in airstrikes against the Assad regime in Syria, it has emerged. Russian hunter-killer submarines, nicknamed 'Black Hole' because of their stealth, chased the British Astute-class submarines over several days, supported by two frigates and an anti-submarine aircraft, according to a military source. UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said today that the UK would have to take 'precautions' against Russian cyber-attacks, after Russian President Vladimir Putin warned of 'consequences' following the airstrikes by the UK, US...
  • A Rare Look at the Chinese Navy's Submarines

    11/29/2016 11:47:29 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | Nov 29, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    A news report on Chinese state television provided a rare look inside one of the submarines of the Chinese Navy. The Kilo-class submarine was purchased from Russia during the 1990s and is the tip of Beijing's spear in its disputes with neighbors. The People's Republic of China bought twelve 636-class submarines in the 1990s and early 2000s. The submarines, known as the "Kilo" class to NATO, were originally designed by the Soviet Union to operate in Cold War European coastal waters. After the fall of the USSR and the end of the Warsaw Pact, the 636 class became a useful...
  • Russia Launches New Ultra-Quiet Submarine for Black Sea Fleet

    06/26/2014 12:13:15 PM PDT · by McGruff · 14 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Jun. 26 2014
    The Russian Navy launched a new and improved Kilo-class diesel-electric submarine today in St. Petersburg. Named the Rostov-on-Don, the sub will join the Black Sea Fleet and further bolster Moscow's naval presence in the region. "We expect that the Rostov-on-Don, following sea trials in the Baltic and Barents seas under its own power, will come to Sevastopol at the end of the year," a Black Sea Fleet representative said at the ceremony. "In the next two years, six submarines of this type will be built for the Black Sea Fleet," he added. Russia has shown a renewed strategic interest in...
  • Oops - Russians post 'secret' sub plan on web

    09/13/2007 2:13:09 AM PDT · by propertius · 7 replies · 859+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | Sept 13, 2007 | Adrian Blomfield
    Foreign spies in Russia have been handed an unexpected gift by officials in the town of Sarov who accidentally posted details of a new top secret submarine on the local administration’s website. The embarrassing leak followed what was supposed to be a confidential meeting between the commander of the secret submarine and officials in the closed town, which is home to Russia’s main nuclear research facility. Instead, overly assiduous officials wrote a press release that covered the meeting in minute detail, not only naming the prototype vessel’s commander as Capt Sergei Kroshkin but even revealing the project’s code number: 20120....
  • U.S. striving to detect diesel submarines

    07/10/2006 5:40:08 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 85 replies · 2,366+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | July 08, 2006 – 11:00 PM | Eric Rosenberg Hearst Newspapers
    U.S. striving to detect diesel submarines The Navy is concentrating its efforts to find the quiet, difficult-to-detect crafts in Asia and the Pacific region. Eric Rosenberg Hearst Newspapers Last update: July 08, 2006 – 11:00 PM WASHINGTON - The U.S. Navy is stepping up its program for detecting new diesel-powered submarines that are extremely quiet, hard to find and increasingly relied upon by China, Iran and North Korea.
  • “Mad Max” Stands with the Right. A Left-Right coalition for property.

    08/08/2005 9:32:28 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 10 replies · 860+ views
    NRO ^ | August 05, 2005, 7:37 a.m. | Rich Lowry
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) probably won't take her place among the great economists Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman as a conservative hero. Actually, she never will. But the famously fire-breathing left-wing congresswoman from Los Angeles has emerged in recent weeks as one of the nation's most outspoken defenders of property rights. "Government should be in the business of protecting private property," she told me in an interview, sounding every bit a member of the free-market group the Club for Growth. "Private property is precious in America." What has galvanized Waters and a surprising left-right coalition in defense of private...
  • SUBMARINES: Beijing, We Have A Problem

    06/03/2005 6:42:55 AM PDT · by BroncosFan · 10 replies · 975+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | June 3, 2005 | Harold C. Hutchison
    SUBMARINES: Beijing, We Have A Problem June 3, 2005: For the second time in twenty-six months, a Chinese Ming-class submarine has had a major accident. The Ming is a Chinese variant of the Russian Romeo-class submarine. The Mings displace 2,113 tons, have eight 21-inch torpedo tubes (six forward, two aft), and a top speed of 33 kilometers per hour when submerged. Mings differ from the Romeo in having a slightly different powerplant (giving it a 9 kilometer per hour advantage over the Romeo’s top submerged speed) and a larger hull that adds about 400 tons of displacement. The 2003 accident...
  • China arms embargo not what it seems

    02/24/2005 3:04:18 PM PST · by Bald Eagle777 · 5 replies · 295+ views
    The Mercury News ^ | Thursday, February 24, 2005 | JOHN LEICESTER
    PARIS - Europe has angered the United States with talk of canceling its arms embargo against China - but governments and companies on the continent have for years delivered weapons and other equipment to Beijing and its rapidly modernizing People's Liberation Army. In Germany, a subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler AG says it is supplying diesel engines for Chinese submarines. And there's been a surge in European export licenses to China for goods - about $550 million in 2003 alone - that are designed for war or could have military and civilian applications, a gauge of Europe's growing willingness to profit from...
  • Taiwanese ministry denies Russian sub claim

    06/27/2004 6:42:50 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 307+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | June 27 2004 | CNA
    Taiwanese and US officials have never discussed formally or informally the option of purchasing Russian-built Kilo-class submarines, the Ministry of National Defense said yesterday. The ministry was responding to a Washington Times report a day earlier that the Pentagon is considering procuring eight Kilo-class submarines from Russia for resale to Taiwan. Under a plan percolating in the Pentagon, the daily said, Russia would sell the US eight Kilo-class submarines outfitted with Russian weapons but equipped with US electronics and propulsion systems for eventual resale to Taiwan. A spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense said the ministry has never heard...
  • Russian Kilo Subs to Taiwan?

    06/25/2004 9:13:02 AM PDT · by Republican Party Reptile · 71 replies · 663+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 25 2004 | Bill Gertz
    <p>A delegation of Taiwanese legislators met with Pentagon officials this week, including Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz. A key topic discussed was a novel way to build submarines for the Taiwanese, we are told.</p> <p>Under a plan percolating in the Pentagon, Russia would sell the United States eight very quiet Kilo-class submarines outfitted with Russian weapons but equipped with U.S. electronics and propulsion systems, defense officials said.</p>
  • "I did not have sexual relations, with that woman..."

    07/21/2003 10:46:03 AM PDT · by Registered · 144 replies · 511+ views
    Registered ^ | 07.21.03 | Registered