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  • Aussies At Impasse With France Over New Sub; Japan May Win

    10/08/2018 6:15:46 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | October 5, 2018 | ROBBIN LAIRD and HARALD MALMGREN
    Japan’s Soryu-class diesel-electric attack submarine. You don’t often think about France and Australia, unless you really know your history and know that a French explorer arrived in the Antipodes days after the First Fleet arrived from Britain and that much of the vast continent was surveyed by French sailors. But France and Australia may grow much closer, as Breaking D readers know, if they can sign a strategic partnership agreement to clear the path for work on a stealthy attack submarine known as the Shortfin Barracuda. That is beginning to look less likely, with French and Australian politicians and policymakers...
  • Japan's silent submarines extend range with new batteries

    10/04/2018 11:00:36 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | October 05, 2018 | KENJI ASADA
    TOKYO -- Japan's first submarine powered by lithium-ion batteries was launched on Thursday, symbolizing domestic defense contractors' hopes that innovations can allow the industry to survive amid renewed pressure from Washington to procure more American military gear. The 84-meter Oryu was lowered into the water at the Kobe shipyard of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the vessel's developer, after being christened with a bottle of sake. The submarine can reach speeds of roughly 20 knots and displaces 2,950 tons. It will be delivered to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force in March 2020. The Oryu is the eleventh submarine based on the Soryu's...
  • Ghost-hunting shrink turned urban explorer charged in bizarre break-in of N.J. submarine

    09/22/2018 9:37:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 09/20/2018
    Laura B. Palmese, 38, and Jon P. Stevens, 48, both of Connecticut, swam to the USS Ling, which is moored in the Hackensack River, after leaving their car at a nearby diner, city police said in a statement Thursday. The duo allegedly stole a lantern and a medical corps lieutenant's shoulder lapel from the historic former Navy vessel on Aug. 11. Palmese has worked as a member of Thames Society of Paranormal Investigations, a Connecticut-based team of ghost hunters who seek out the supernatural around the region. "Our mission is to research, investigate, educate and provide assistance to those who...
  • Mystery of the secret Confederate submarine Hunley is SOLVED (TR)

    07/19/2018 8:51:46 AM PDT · by DFG · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 07/19/2018 | Iain Burns
    The first submarine to down an enemy ship was sunk itself after its crew failed to release an emergency weight to help it resurface. Crew aboard the Confederate vessel HL Hunley did not disconnect the 1,000lb keel blocks to help it rapidly resurface, resulting in the sub being trapped underwater and the men dying from lack of oxygen. Scientists who removed the corrosion, silt and shells from the boat found the levers all locked in their regular position, solving a mystery dating back to 1864. The blocks would typically keep the sub upright, but also could be released with three...
  • New Spanish high-tech submarine has one hitch: it doesn’t fit in its naval base

    07/18/2018 8:52:45 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 49 replies
    EL PAIS ^ | 18 JUL 2018 | MIGUEL GONZÁLEZ
    Virtual rendition of the submarine S-80Plus. NAVANTIA The problems surrounding the bizarre story of the Spanish Navy’s new submarine, the S-80 Plus, have yet to be completely resolved. First, a design flaw meant that the vessel was so heavy that it could not resurface, forcing engineers at the Navantia shipyard to add 10 meters to its length and increase its displacement of water by 800 tons to improve buoyancy. Now it turns out that this larger version of the S-80 does not fit inside its naval base in Cartagena, in southeastern Spain. This will force the Defense Ministry to enlarge...
  • British caver in Thai rescue considers legal action after Elon Musk calls him a ‘pedo’

    07/16/2018 11:06:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    A British caver who helped rescue 12 boys from a Thailand cave said on Monday he may take legal action against Tesla CEO Elon Musk after the entrepreneur called him a “pedo” on Twitter. Musk has come under fire for launching the extraordinary attack on Vernon Unsworth without providing any justification or explanation, after the cave expert slammed his offer of a miniature submarine to extract the footballers from the Tham Luang cave as a “PR stunt”. The boys and their football coach were rescued from the cave complex by an international team and after a week of intense drama....
  • U.S. Navy Sub To Fire Harpoon Anti-Ship Missile Years After They Left The Force

    07/12/2018 7:16:11 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    The Drive ^ | JULY 11, 2018 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    As part of the many unique evolutions during the Navy's giant, biannual, multi-national naval exercise known as Rim Of The Pacific or RIMPAC, a U.S. Navy nuclear fast attack submarine will be fire a live UGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missile at a target in the waters off of Hawaii. What's interesting is that Harpoon missiles were stripped from American submarines over 20 years ago, but the standoff range and flexibility that anti-ship missiles provide are once again becoming in-demand capability for America's submarine force and its surface fleet as well. The U.S. Navy posted shots of a UGM-84 being loaded onto...
  • The Last World War II U-Boat Commander Has Died at 105

    07/05/2018 10:56:27 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 82 replies
    Military.Com ^ | 24 Jun 2018 | Richard Sisk
    Four months after the Pearl Harbor attacks, Kapitanleutnant Reinhard Hardegen decided that Americans should see for themselves what war with Adolf Hitler's Germany was going to look like. He began with Florida sunbathers. On April 11, 1942, Hardegen's submarine, U-123, torpedoed the tanker SS Gulfamerica off Jacksonville. He maneuvered U-123 around the flaming wreck and surfaced between the SS Gulfamerica and the beach. He sank it with U-123's deck gun. Hardegen later wrote in his log: "All the vacationers had seen an impressive special performance at [President Franklin D.] Roosevelt's expense. A burning tanker, artillery fire, the silhouette of a...
  • 'Submarines like BMWs': A closer look at the Navy’s newest, custom-made German submarine

    07/02/2018 7:24:32 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    Channel NewsAsia ^ | July 2, 2018 | Aqil Haziq Mahmud
    Type 218SG submarines. (Photo: MINDEF/Facebook) SINGAPORE: More than 30m under the waters around Singapore, where light hardly penetrates the murky depths, noise is perhaps the last thing you would expect. But the Republic of Singapore Navy’s (RSN) latest submarine, the Type 218SG, hears and senses a cacophony of chatter. Not of people, but of the 2,000 ships that sail through the Singapore Strait every day. “Many of the boats in the world are not designed for such environments: Warm, shallow, noisy, crowded,” RSN’s head of naval operations Cheong Kwok Chien told Channel NewsAsia in an exclusive interview on Saturday (Jun...
  • Freak Accident of Chemistry Sunk Russia's Aircraft-Killer Submarine

    06/24/2018 7:41:31 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 33 replies
    National Interest ^ | Jun 24, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    Kursk had suffered two massive explosions and sank in 354 feet of water at a twenty-degree vertical angle. An explosion had ripped through the front of the hull, tearing a terrible gash along the upper bow. Still, at least twenty-three of the 118 crew had survived the sinking, as a note penned by one of the ship’s senior officers, Lt. Capt. Dmitri Kolesnikov, indicated. The note was dated exactly two hours after the initial explosion. Rescue efforts by Russian—and later British and Norwegian—teams failed to rescue the survivors. A Russian inquiry into the accident concluded that one of the Kursk’s...
  • Rare view inside a Chinese nuclear submarine (Chicom propaganda video)

    06/19/2018 10:25:07 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 32 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 6/19/18 | Liveleak
    Formed in 1954, the PLA navy submarine force released this video to celebrate the birthday of Chinese submarine fleet. There are a lot of living space in these submarines apparently. However, the Chinese did not show their to top secret quantum radar which was rumored to be installed in some submarines already. Thats right, the Chinese have moved on from using sonar to underwater quantum radar, which has 100x more range.Video Here
  • Dutch Firm’s Report Clears Waters for Submarine Upgrade (Taiwan)

    05/23/2018 8:14:08 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    Taipei Times ^ | May 22, 2018 | Lo Tien-pin and Jonathan Chin
    The navy is to modernize the two Hai Lung-class submarines in its fleet as part of a four-year program as planned, after Netherlands-based RH Marine green-lit the program’s technical feasibility, a Ministry of National Defense official said. Modified from the Dutch Zwaardvis-class, the Hai Lung-class subs have been in service for more than 30 years of their 35-year life span, the official told the Chinese-language Liberty Times (sister paper of the Taipei Times) on condition of anonymity. To enhance combat capabilities and to address a shortage of parts, the navy has planned numerous improvements, including equipping the pair with long-range...
  • INDIA GETS NEW NUCLEAR SUBMARINE MISSILES, JOINING ONLY RUSSIA, CHINA, U.S. AND FRANCE

    05/17/2018 4:58:57 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 27 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/17/2018 | Tom O'Conner
    India has equipped its latest nuclear-powered submarine with a new nuclear-capable missile that can hit targets up to 435 miles away, a capability enjoyed by only four other countries on Earth. Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the military's feat during the annual Defence Research Development Organisation award ceremony Monday in New Delhi, where she recognized scientists A. Joseph and M. Ugender Reddy for their role in developing the K-15 Sagarika, also known as B-05. Sitharaman revealed that the advanced missile was officially put into service with the INS Arihant nuclear submarine. "It is an indigenous missile with several innovative designs...
  • 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...
  • South Korea's Navy Leans Toward France's Barracuda-class Nuclear Attack Submarine

    04/01/2018 9:16:58 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | March 30, 2018 | Ankit Panda
    A think tank commissioned by the South Korean Navy to study possible options for a nuclear-powered attack submarine procurement has pointed to France’s 5,300 ton Barracuda-class submarine as a model candidate. Manufactured by French industrial group DCNS (Direction des Constructions Navales), the Barracuda-class is a modern class of nuclear attack submarine, notable for its extremely low noise signature, enhancing the submarine’s survivability. According to Defense News, a South Korean Navy spokesperson noted that they are reviewing the report, which was produced by the Korea Defense Network over five months. “After thorough review, we’ll report it to the defense minister and...
  • (Russian) Sub K-317 "Panther" sets the record of tracking the potential enemy.

    03/18/2018 12:25:46 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 13 replies
    Zvezda (Armed Forces of Russia) ^ | 03/16/2018 | Konstantin Fedorov
    "The first contact with a foreign submarine lasted for several days, and at that time it was a record for the Navy for the duration of tracking," Alexander Brazgun, a technician of the hydro-acoustic group of the PANATA "Panther", said. Sergei Starshinov, the commander of the Shchuk(a) Division...Earlier told about how during the unique operation "Pike" reached the American bases and left their area, left undetected. â– 
  • Photos: U.S. Navy Submarines Surface in the Arctic Circle

    03/13/2018 5:54:18 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    gCaptain ^ | March 13, 2018 | gCaptain
    Two U.S. Navy fast attack submarines surfaced from below the in the Arctic Circle during a multi-national training exercise currently taking place north of Alaska. The two submarines, the Los Angeles-class USS Hartford (SSN 768) and Seawolf-class USS Connecticut (SSN 22), both surfaced in the Beaufort Sea on March 10 as part of the ICEX 2018, a biennial exercise held in the Arctic and meant train submarine crews in extreme cold-weather conditions. This year, both fast-attack submarines as well the UK Royal Navy submarine HMS Trenchant (S91).
  • Q Anon: (3/12/18) Continued from Friday's thread. FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    03/12/2018 12:17:08 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 1,189 replies
    qanon.pub ^ | 3/12/2018 | FReepers, Vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. This thread is a continuation of the prior Q Anon thread located here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3638382/posts I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. The current schedule is to post new threads Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. When I post each (new) thread, the prior...
  • EXCLUSIVE Canadian sub on mission to bolster North Korea surveillance

    02/27/2018 5:24:29 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies
    CBC ^ | Feb 06, 2018 | David Common
    EXCLUSIVE Canadian sub on mission to bolster North Korea surveillance 'We are operating much more than any Canadian thinks,' HMCS Chicoutimi captain says By David Common, CBC News Posted: Feb 06, 2018 10:59 AM ET Last Updated: Feb 07, 2018 8:29 AM ET The last time HMCS Chicoutimi crossed an ocean, the boat flooded, caught fire, and a sailor died. Nearly a decade and a half later, the diesel-electric submarine has deployed to Asia — farther from home than any Canadian sub in five decades — on a mission the Canadian military hopes will erase doubts about the vessel's effectiveness....
  • Someone Left a Hatch Open and Crippled India’s $2.9 Billion Submarine

    01/09/2018 7:34:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 67 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | January 8, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    ndia’s first ballistic missile submarine was out of commission for ten months after someone neglected to properly close a hatch. The nuclear-powered submarine INS Arihant was flooded with saltwater, necessitating nearly a year’s worth of repairs. The submarine is designed to function as a floating arsenal of nuclear weapons, guaranteeing a retaliatory strike in case of surprise attack.