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  • Report: North Korea preparing ballistic missile submarine

    08/28/2019 12:02:09 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 74 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/8/19
    North Korea appears to be preparing to test a new ballistic missile submarine capable of launching nuclear missiles, significantly bolstering the regime’s ability to conduct long-distance attacks. Satellite photographs taken Monday of the Sinpo South Shipyard in North Korea show the new submarine with nearby cranes and support craft, suggesting the submarine may be in preparation for a launch test. Last month, North Korea claimed that Kim Jong Un had inspected a “newly built submarine” at the shipyard. The new photographs appear to confirm the claim, say Joseph Bermudez and Victor Cha of Beyond Parallel, a research project backed by...
  • Life inside the largest submarine ever built - and still being used (TR)

    08/15/2019 10:40:43 AM PDT · by DFG · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/15/2019 | Danyal Hussain
    Photos showing off the inside of a Russian nuclear submarine, the largest in active service in the world, have been released, with the huge ship being the inspiration behind the sub from the classic Sean Connery movie The Hunt for Red October. Images show crew members working on the Typhoon-class sub, also known as an Akula, a nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine belonging to the Russian Navy. The sub appears to be the Dmitriy Donskoi, which entered into active service in 1982 and, after the decommissioning and scrapping of its Typhoon sister boats, became the largest submarine in the world. The...
  • A Closer Look at North Korea's "New" Missile Submarine

    07/23/2019 1:40:26 PM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | July 23, 2019 | Kyle Mizokami
    North Korea released a number of images of Kim Jong-un inspecting a new submarine. The images show the North Korean leader touring what appears to be a submarine in drydock, under construction. Experts believe the new sub will carry nuclear-tipped missiles that could be used to threaten U.S. military bases in Japan and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The photos, released via the state-run KCNA news agency, show Kim and an entourage touring a submarine inside a massive construction building. The submarine appears similar to existing North Korean subs—but with a catch. The submarine appears to have an expanded sail with...
  • French submarine found 50 years after disappearance

    07/22/2019 9:08:15 AM PDT · by NRx · 41 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 07-22-2019 | Kim Willsher
    The French navy has located one of its submarines that disappeared more than 50 years ago with 52 crew on board. La Minerve was discovered on the seabed in the Mediterranean off the port of Toulon. “It’s a success, a relief and a technical feat,” Florence Parly, the defence minister, tweeted. “I am thinking of the families who have waited for so long for this moment.” La Minerve was on a military exercise when it disappeared in January 1968. Repeated searches have failed to find the vessel until now. Under pressure from relatives of crew members, a fresh search was...
  • Radiation Levels of Sunken Russian Nuclear Submarine 100,000 Times Higher Than Normal

    07/10/2019 1:19:29 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 50 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 7/10/19 | David Brennan
    Radiation levels in the water around a sunken Soviet-era nuclear submarine are some 100,000 times higher than normal, scientists have warned, raising fears that the K-278 Komsomolets may still pose a threat 30 years after it sunk. Norwegian scientists have been analyzing the area around the submarine, which came to rest on the floor of the Norwegian Sea after sinking on April 7, 1989. The accident—caused by a fire in the engine room—resulted in the deaths of 42 of the Komsomolets' 69 crew. Most were killed by radiation exposure while waiting for the Soviet navy to rescue them. The 400...
  • New questions about secret Russian submarine's mission before fatal fire (interesting rumor)

    07/10/2019 12:31:29 AM PDT · by cba123 · 39 replies
    Fox News clip ^ | July 5, 2019
    Well this is interesting. Have NO idea if it is true, but it is interesting anyway. This clip raises the question, was there an effort to possibly be accessing global internet cables, under the ocean?
  • Russian nuclear sub crew prevented ‘planetary catastrophe,’ top naval officer says

    07/08/2019 12:08:40 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 60 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 8. 2019 | Caitlin Yilek
    The crew on a nuclear-powered Russian military submarine prevented a “planetary catastrophe,” according to a top naval officer who spoke at the funeral for the 14 sailors who died during a fire on the vessel. Captain Sergei Pavlov, an aide to the commander of Russia’s navy, said Sunday the sailors “saved the lives of their colleagues, saved the vessel and prevented a planetary catastrophe.” Dmitry Peskov, a Kremlin spokesman, said there were no signs the incident could have caused a larger catastrophe. “As for the reactor, there are no problems with that,” he said. After days of secrecy about the...
  • Russia Confirms Submarine Hit by Deadly Fire Was Nuclear-Powered

    07/04/2019 11:47:00 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 25 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | July 4, 2016 | Reuters
    Russian President Vladimir Putin disclosed on Thursday for the first time that a secret military submarine hit by a fatal fire three days ago was nuclear-powered, prompting Russia's defense minister to assure him its reactor had been safely contained. Russian officials have faced accusations of trying to cover up the full details of the accident that killed 14 sailors as they were carrying out what the defense ministry called a survey of the sea floor near the Arctic. Moscow's slow release of information about the incident has drawn comparisons with the opaque way the Soviet Union handled the 1986 Chernobyl...
  • New Details On Russian Submarine Fire Emerge Along With An Intriguing Schematic (Updated)

    07/03/2019 8:01:08 PM PDT · by Widget Jr · 26 replies
    The Drive ^ | July 3, 2019 | Joseph Trevithick and Tyler RogowayJuly
    "Krasnaya Zvezda, the official newspaper of the Russian Ministry of Defense, has included a heretofore unseen drawing of the Project 09852 Belgorod, a heavily modified Oscar II-class submarine outfitted for various "special projects" missions, in its latest report about a fire that killed 14 sailors onboard a still-unnamed Russian submarine on Monday. Russia officially launched the still-under-construction Belgorod, which is presently the world's longest submarine, in April 2019. At the same time, new details regarding the July 1st accident have begun to trickle out, although they are limited in number and some are unconfirmed in nature." ... "We have no...
  • A fire killed the crew of the secret Russian nuclear submarine "Losharik" (Transl)

    07/02/2019 9:30:41 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 189 replies
    Gordon ^ | 02JUL2019 | Staff
    The Russian deep-water submersion on which the fire occurred on July 1 is the nuclear submarine AS-12, known as "Losharik." The incident occurred on July 1 at about 20.30. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported the death of 14 submariners in the "deep-water apparatus" based inSeveromorsk.
  • Monthly Cooking Thread - July 2019

    06/28/2019 4:27:11 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 115 replies
    Recently, by a circuitous route, I became interested in submarines and submariners – especially the human aspect of the ‘culture’. What kind of man volunteers for this sort of duty, and how do the Navy, and individuals themselves, compensate for and cope with the extremely unnatural conditions, cramped living and limited resources? It quickly became apparent that FOOD is very important on a submarine, in terms of morale and having something nice to look forward to; and while the job of cook there seems daunting, the submarine force is known for offering the best food of all the services. Submarine...
  • U36 - More Than 5,000 Nautical Miles Under Water

    06/05/2019 7:35:24 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 52 replies
    German Navy ^ | June 04, 2019
    The German Navy submarine U36, an U-212A class submarine displacing 1,800 tonnes submerged, returns to her homeport on Friday, after an 8,800 nautical mile cruise during which she sailed 5,000 nautical miles while submerged. (GE Navy photo) ECKERNFÖRDE, Germany --- Submarine U36 returns to her home port of Eckernförde on Friday, June 7, at 10:00 am from a sea voyage of about five months. During her 136 days absence, the Delta crew participated in several international exercises. The joint training sessions over the past five months have further strengthened German-Norwegian cooperation. At all levels there was a lively exchange between...
  • Submarine takes to the water again after flash flooding in OK refloats the historic vessel (TR)

    05/24/2019 10:35:36 AM PDT · by DFG · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/24/2019 | Rod Ardehali
    A historic Second World War submarine took to the waters for the first time in nearly 50 years when heavy rains flooded its military museum home - causing it to refloat. The USS Batfish, a 77-year-old Balao-class submarine, was placed on display at the Muskogee's War Memorial Park in Oklahoma - a region that has experienced flash flooding and tornadoes this week - causing rivers to flood and banks to spill over. Dry docked in a park alongside the Arkansas River since 1973, flooded water brought the USS Batfish - best known for sinking three Japanese Imperial Warships during a...
  • U.S. Navy Undersea Rescue Team Rethinking How it Deploys After Argentine Sub Loss

    05/08/2019 4:33:02 AM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    USNI News ^ | May 7, 2019 6:18 PM | Ben Werner
    U.S. Navy Undersea Rescue Team Rethinking How it Deploys After Argentine Sub Loss By: Ben Werner May 7, 2019 6:18 PM NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Executing a submarine rescue is a race against time to reach a trapped crew before a dwindling oxygen supply runs out, and when the most recent request came for help, the U.S. Navy found mobilizing personnel and equipment took too long. On Nov. 15, 2017, the Argentine Navy lost contact with its submarine ARA San Juan (S-42). Two days later, the Argentinians asked the U.S. Navy for help, and the San Diego-based Submarine Escape and...
  • Commentary: Meet the Republic of Singapore Navy’s new poison shrimp. They even call it 'Invincible'

    02/25/2019 5:17:58 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 26 replies
    Channel NewsAsia ^ | 25 Feb 2019 | Koh Swee Lean Collin
    The 70-metre long vessel, christened the Invincible, will soon be in operation in Singapore waters. (Photo: Jeremy Koh) SINGAPORE: With the launch of RSS Invincible in Kiel, Singapore is the latest Asia-Pacific country to introduce new-generation submarines, riding on a persistent trend observed amongst regional navies in acquiring undersea capabilities. Notably, just last year alone South Korea launched its first 3,000-ton KSS-III submarine that has enhanced long-range missile strike capabilities. Japan too has introduced the world’s first submarine equipped with lithium-ion batteries for enhanced underwater performance. Further south, Australia just last week inked a strategic partnering agreement with France, committing...
  • Introducing Israel's Deadly Dolphin-Class Submarine (Armed with Nuclear Weapons?)

    01/23/2019 2:28:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The National Interest ^ | December 31, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    Should Iran be worried? Here's everything we know. Israel’s submarine corps is a tiny force with a big open secret: in all likelihood, it is armed with nuclear weapons. The five Dolphin-class submarines represent an ace in the hole for Israel, the ultimate guarantor of the country’s security, ensuring that if attacked with nukes, the tiny nation can strike back in kind. Israel’s first nuclear weapons were completed by the early 1970s, and deployed among both free-fall aircraft bombs and Jericho ballistic missiles. The 1991 Persian Gulf War, which saw Iraqi Scuds and Al Hussein ballistic missiles raining down on...
  • US Submarine Commander Sacked After Hiring TEN Hookers For Hotel Orgy

    01/17/2019 7:52:28 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 104 replies
    The Sun ^ | 01/17/18 | Jon Rogers
    A US Navy submarine commander has been fired after he hired ten prostitutes to party in his hotel room. Captain Travis Zettel, of the USS Bremerton, paid for the women while his submarine was on a “farewell” tour of the Philippines last March. The commander is said to have bragged to two sailors at a hotel pool that he’d “ordered ten girls to arrive at the hotel,” according to the Kitsap Sun. At the time the sub was docked at Subic Bay in the country. One of the sailors then saw around ten “provocatively dressed” women outside the hotel entrance...
  • Navy To Begin Arming Subs With Ship-Killer Missile

    12/19/2018 6:52:58 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 28 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | December 18, 2018 | PAUL MCLEARY
    Sailors load a Harpoon anti-ship missile aboard the USS Olympia. WASHINGTON: With an eye on China, the Navy will begin arming its attack submarines with ship-killer missiles for the first time in decades. The weapon of choice: an updated model of the decades-old Harpoon. In a little-noticed announcement posted earlier this month on a government contracting site, the Navy said it was entering into negotiations with Boeing to refurbish and recertify Harpoon anti-ship missiles for Los Angeles-class subs. It’s a major shift after decades in which submarines focused on projecting power ashore — stealthily collecting intelligence or launching Tomahawk Land-Attack...
  • Here's How The Navy Says It Plans To Fix Its Submarine Shortage

    11/28/2018 10:10:59 AM PST · by blam · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11-28=2018 | Matthew Cox
    The Virginia-class attack submarine USS North Dakota during bravo sea trials in the Atlantic Ocean, August 18, 2013. Reuters/ Navy Lawmakers on Tuesday pressed US Navy officials to explain what the service is doing to fix its shortage of attack submarines. Navy officials testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee's subcommittee on Seapower that the service is on track to achieve a 355-ship fleet by 2034. Lawmakers, however, were concerned about the more immediate problem of the Navy's submarine shortfall. Sen. Mike Rounds, R-South Dakota, said that retired Adm. Harry Harris, former head of US Pacific Command, had testified that...
  • Wreck of Argentine submarine is found 2,600ft beneath the waves a year after it exploded...

    11/17/2018 7:47:00 AM PST · by outofsalt · 21 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 11/17/2018 | By Sophie Law For Mailonline and Afp
    Title shortend: … "and disappeared beneath the South Atlantic with 44 aboard" "The Seabed Constructor, a vessel owned by US search firm Ocean Infinity, which set out in September on the latest attempt to find the San Juan, made the discovery."