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  • Two officers injured, trespasser taken into custody at Groton Naval Submarine Base

    11/14/2014 6:43:27 AM PST · by BronzePencil · 19 replies
    Fox News CT ^ | November 14, 2014 | Samantha Schoenfeld
    GROTON– Two Navy Civilian Police Officers were hurt after an unauthorized person tried to enter the Naval Submarine Base New London.
  • Cruise Missiles Indispensable for Polish Submarines – Required Range: 800 km

    11/07/2014 8:39:44 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Defence24.com Poland ^ | Nov 06, 2014)
    The Polish Armed Forces plan to acquire cruise missiles for the new type of submarines. The missiles are to be capable of striking ground targets at distances up to 800 km, and are treated as an indispensable element of the Polish Armed Forces strategic deterrence system. According to MoD secretary of state Czesław Mroczek, the process for the acquisition of these new submarines is to start later this year, with contractor selection to follow in 2015. Minister Mroczek stressed that, while it is certain that the Polish Armed Forces will acquire cruise missiles for the submarines, some issues nevertheless remain...
  • Antique submarines remain the key to struggling Taiwan navy fleet

    11/04/2014 2:43:27 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    Agence France Presse (AFP) ^ | November 2, 2014 | Benjamin Yeh
    At 70 years old, Taiwan’s World War II-era Hai Pao submarine would not be out of place in a museum, but the antique vessel is still part of the navy - a sign of the island’s ongoing struggle to strengthen its fleet. The sub’s interior gleams with highly polished copper and is the pride of its crew. But the fact that the former US warship is still on active duty is testament to Taiwan’s decades-long battle to build up its submarine force, with potential suppliers wary of jeopardising relations with China. China has opposed any arms sales to the island,...
  • Is This Jumbo Diesel Electric Submarine A True Nuclear Alternative?

    11/03/2014 7:06:35 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 30 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | November3, 2014 | Tyler Rogoway
    Air Independent Propulsion equipped diesel electric submarines offer incredibly stealthy and long diving capabilities, but they have remained somewhat diminutive in size and limited in capabilities compared to their larger nuclear counterparts. Now, renowned French naval ship builder DCNS is looking to change that with their super-sized SMX-Ocean sub concept. The SMX-Ocean's size is telling — 328 feet long and displacing 4,750 tons while surfaced (more while submerged). That makes her roughly three times the size of the innovative AIP capable Swedish Gotland Class AIP diesel electric subs (diesel electric subs are also known as SSKs) that largely introduced the...
  • Female Sailors to be Assigned to Submarines with Female Officers

    10/29/2014 11:33:54 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 56 replies
    Military.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Kris Osborn
    The Navy said it will deploy enlisted female sailors in 2016 aboard submarines with female officers already assigned to them. In July, the Navy announced that enlisted female sailors will begin deploying on submarines in 2016. The enlisted women will be placed on ships with female officers where those naval officers can function as role-models and mentors, Connor said. "We will build upon the ships that have women officers to lead and bring in senior women at the chief petty officer level just like we did with the women supply officers," he explained. There are currently more than 100 female...
  • U.S. Navy Impressed with New Russian Attack Boat

    10/28/2014 10:27:24 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    USNI News ^ | October 28, 2014 | Dave Majumdar
    Russian Project 885 submarine during sea trials. One of the U.S. Navy’s top submarine officers was so impressed with Russia’s new Project 885 nuclear attack boats that he had a model of K-329 Severodvinsk built for his office. Rear Adm. Dave Johnson, Naval Sea Systems Command’s (NAVSEA) program executive officer (PEO) submarines said he had the model of Severodvinsk placed outside his office in a common area so that he could look at it every day on his way to his office. “We’ll be facing tough potential opponents. One only has to look at the Severodvinsk, Russia’s version of a...
  • Sweden Has A Sub That's So Deadly The US Navy Hired It To Play Bad Guy

    10/25/2014 6:45:34 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | 10/23/2014 | Tyler Rogoway
    We have been glued all week to the sub saga off the coast of Sweden, where six days in Swedish forces have only now called off their search for an elusive sub hiding in the waters off Stockholm. Yet what nobody has mentioned is just how deadly and capable Sweden's own subs are, and there are few better weapons for catching a sub than another sub. Sweden's submarine force is relatively tiny, just five boats make up the entire inventory, but those five vessels are extremely stealthy and lethal, especially their three Gotland Class diesel-electric submarines. Entering service in the...
  • China’s Submarine Fleet Adds Nuclear-Strike Capability, Altering Strategic Balance Undersea

    10/24/2014 9:14:14 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct. 24, 2014 | JEREMY PAGE
    One Sunday morning last December, China’s defense ministry summoned military attachés from several embassies to its monolithic Beijing headquarters. To the foreigners’ surprise, the Chinese said that one of their nuclear-powered submarines would soon pass through the Strait of Malacca, a passage between Malaysia and Indonesia that carries much of world trade, say people briefed on the meeting. Two days later, a Chinese attack sub—a so-called hunter-killer, designed to seek out and destroy enemy vessels—slipped through the strait above water and disappeared. It resurfaced near Sri Lanka and then in the Persian Gulf, say people familiar with its movements, before...
  • Red-faced Swedish Navy calls off hunt for mystery vessel in Baltic Sea

    10/24/2014 6:17:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 24, 2014 | Sara Malm
    Swedish military has called off the search for a 'Russian underwater vessel' thought to have been lurking in the Stockholm archipelago, after admitting that it was 'definitely not' a submarine. Navy top brass has today been forced to concede that although 'underwater activity' is confirmed, the military has ruled out the possibility that it could have been a Russian sub. This comes after Moscow blasted the hunt as 'groundless actions by the Swedish military, based on a Cold War-rhetoric'.
  • China installs buoys in Pacific Ocean, report says

    10/22/2014 12:04:26 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 3 replies
    China has installed 17 sets of submerged buoys in "key marine areas" of the western Pacific Ocean, state media said, a move that could exacerbate territorial tensions in the region. The mission carried out by the Chinese research vessel Kexue "marks the first time that China has put an array of submerged buoys on such a big scale", the official Xinhua news agency reported late Tuesday.
  • Sweden ready to use force to surface sub

    10/21/2014 10:38:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    The Local ^ | October 21, 2014 | Staff
    UPDATED: Sweden's military has announced that if it finds a suspect foreign vessel in the Stockholm archipelago, it is prepared to force it to the surface "with weapons if necessary". Battleships, minesweepers, helicopters and more than 200 troops are scouring an area about 30 to 60 kilometres from the Swedish capital after a "man-made" and foreign object was spotted in the waters. "The most important value of the operation - regardless of whether we find something -- is to send a very clear signal that Sweden and its armed forces are acting and are ready to act when we think...
  • Technology change to boost Japanese bid to replace Collins subs (Li-ion Batteries)

    10/20/2014 7:51:00 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    THE AUSTRALIAN ^ | OCTOBER 21, 2014 | Rick Wallace & Cameron Stewart
    JAPAN is preparing to change the sub-surface propulsion system for its Soryu submarines, dumping German and Swedish technology in a move that could clear a potential barrier to Australia purchasing the Japanese boats. Tokyo’s plans to switch from the Kockums propulsion system to specially developed lithium ion batteries eliminates the potential embarrassment for Australia in ­rejecting German and Swedish bids in favour of using a sub that is powered by their intellectual property. The Kockums air-independent propulsion (AIP) system was designed in Sweden but licensed to Kawasaki Heavy Industries to incorporate into the Soryu class to power the subs on...
  • Taiwan test-fires `ship killers' from submarine

    10/19/2014 10:34:14 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    Agence France Presse (AFP) ^ | Monday, October 20, 2014
    Taiwan's navy successfully test-fired two anti-ship missiles from a submarine, in the first such exercise since the weapons were acquired from the United States. The Harpoon missiles were launched from Hai Hu (Sea Tiger), a Dutch-built conventional submarine, during a drill last week, the Liberty Times and the United Daily News said, citing unnamed naval sources. The navy started taking delivery of the missiles last year to arm two submarines. The missiles, which have a range of 278 kilometers, would boost the attack capabilities of the two submarines previously only armed with torpedoes with a limited range, naval sources were...
  • Swedish military releases photo of mysterious ‘foreign vessel’ (Russian sub?)

    10/19/2014 9:44:54 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 28 replies
    AFP-JIJI ^ | OCT 20, 2014
    STOCKHOLM – The Swedish military has presented photographic evidence of a mysterious “foreign vessel” off the coast of Stockholm but rejected reports it was on the “hunt” for a damaged submarine. Ever since the armed forces received a tip-off about a “man-made object” off the coast of Stockholm on Friday, 200 men, several stealth ships, minesweepers and helicopters have been searching the sea around islands about 50 kilometers (30 miles) east of the Swedish capital. “This is not ours, it’s a foreign vessel,” Rear Admiral Anders Grenstad told reporters, pointing to a grainy photo taken on Sunday morning by a...
  • Sweden enters 3rd day of undersea investigation of suspected foreign activity

    10/19/2014 8:38:36 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    Associated Press (AP) ^ | October 19, 2014 | Associated Press (AP)
    HELSINKI – A Swedish military search for evidence of suspected undersea activity in its waters has entered its third day amid reports of a suspected Russian intrusion. The military has declined to comment on the operation except to say it is searching for evidence of "foreign underwater activity." Daily Svenska Dagbladet reported the Swedes had picked up an emergency message suggesting a Russian mini-submarine had run into trouble in Swedish waters.
  • Jumbo squids attack Greenpeace submarine

    10/14/2014 1:31:44 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 52 replies
    http://www.cnet.com ^ | October 13, 2014 | Michelle Starr
    A two-man Greenpeace submarine has been attacked by squids on an expedition in the Bering Sea -- and all the gory details were captured in a Vine.
  • Here Are Amazing Photos Of Russia Dismantling An Outdated Nuclear Submarine

    10/14/2014 12:11:09 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 20 replies
    Business Insider (Australia) ^ | Oct 10 2014, 3:29 PM | Pierre Bienaimé
    Russia is currently in the process of expanding and modernizing its navy. This might have something to do with Moscow’s apparent appetite for military conquest — although Russia also has a few nuclear submarines that are dangerously past their prime, considering the fissile materials that are still stored onboard. In 2009, one rusted behemoth was transported to a factory in the far eastern port city of Vladivostok, close to the Korean peninsula, for decommissioning. With the vessel fully out of water, the pictures offer an amazing perspective on how massive and complex even an outdated class of nuclear submarine really...
  • Germany fights for Australian submarine defence contract after Japan makes a bid for it

    10/13/2014 5:38:46 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    news.com.au ^ | OCTOBER 14, 2014
    A HIGH-POWERED German submarine delegation is in Canberra to demand an open competition for the nation’s biggest ever defence contract — a new navy submarine. German giant ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), the parent company of leading submarine builder HDW, has launched an aggressive bid to head off Japan for the multi-billion dollar job. And in good news for thousands of shipyard workers at the ASC yard in Port Adelaide and elsewhere around the nation, TKMS said it would be happy to build the boats in Australia. The company has built more than 160 diesel powered submarines and it has promised...
  • CHINESE SUBMARINES TASTE INDIAN OCEAN

    10/01/2014 5:24:20 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Center for International Maritime Security ^ | OCTOBER 1, 2014 | VIJAY SAKHUJA
    A Chinese military website, ostensibly sponsored by the People’s Liberation Army, quoting Sri Lanka media has reported that a Chinese Type 039 diesel-electric Song-class submarine along with Changxing Dao, a submarine support ship from the North Sea Fleet was sighted berthed alongside at the Colombo International Container Terminal. Although the pictures of the submarine and the support vessel together in the port have not been published either by the Sri Lankan or the Chinese media, it is believed that the submarine arrived in early September just before the Chinese President Xi Jingping’s visit to Sri Lanka. The report also states...
  • A powerful surface navy lacks sub punch (India)

    10/01/2014 11:33:51 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Business Standard, India ^ | October 1 2014 | Ajai Shukla
    Naval warfare experts agree the Indian Navy is capable of obtaining "sea control" - or domination of waters and airspace - in the Arabian Sea in a war with Pakistan. Equally, India can dominate China's sea lines of communications (SLOCs) through the Indian Ocean, cutting off trade, oil and commodities. This ability stems from India's aircraft carriers and the proximity to naval and air bases on Indian territory (Indian navy: Strong on aircraft carriers, short of submarines). Yet a bleaker picture emerges of the navy's ability for "sea denial" - bottling up enemy shipping in a particular area; or blocking...
  • DCNS will unveil the SMX OCEAN at Euronaval 2014: A Conventional Barracuda (French sub design)

    09/30/2014 4:25:41 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 30 September 2014
    Navy Recognition learned that DCNS will introduce a new submarine concept at Euronaval 2014 which be held from October 27th to 31st at Paris Le Bourget in France. The SMX OCEAN is based on a Barracuda hull, the next generation SSN of the French Navy, fitted with a conventional propulsion system (SSK) with AIP technology. The SMX OCEAN concept to be unveiled at Euronaval 2014. Picture: DCNS The focus of DCNS engineers in developing this concept was put on endurance and high sustained speed. We learned that the 4,700 tons SSK was designed for an endurance of 14,000 nautical miles...
  • Dispelled Myths of Soviet Subs

    09/27/2014 3:43:09 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    RusNavy.com. ^ | 01.06.10 | Igor Kozyr
    In the era of Cold War the Western information space was full of numerous fantastic stories about Soviet submarines. Having taken shape in books and websites, those tales still keep Americans and Europeans on the trot. RusNavy.com tries to demolish the foremost fables of Western "folklore" of 1950-80's.
  • From a former submariner: Mazel tov to the Israeli navy!

    09/23/2014 8:49:35 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/23/2014 | NIMROD GANZARSKI
    The I.N.S Tannin (named after the biblical sea monster) is sleek and mysterious, even more so than her older sisters; she is also much more technologically advanced than her older sisters. Tanin submarine. (photo credit:IDF SPOKESMAN’S UNIT) Mazal tov Israel! Mazal tov IDF and mazal tov to the Israeli navy! The newest addition to the Israeli submarine fleet is entering her new home – an Israeli port. The I.N.S Tannin (named after the biblical sea monster) is sleek and mysterious, even more so than her older sisters; she is also much more technologically advanced than her older sisters. The new...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - The Enemy Below (1957)

    09/19/2014 10:13:36 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 25 replies
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    Robert Mitchum and Curt Jurgens square off in this taut WW2 film of cat-and-mouse between a U.S Destroyer and a German U-boat. In English with Korean subtitles.
  • U.S. Submarines: Run Silent, Run Deep...On Diesel Engines?

    09/18/2014 11:49:07 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 31 replies
    The National Interest ^ | September 18, 2014 | James Holmes
    "Now may be the time to break up the nuclear monopoly." "Underway on nuclear power", radioed the skipper of USS Nautilus in 1955, after taking history's first nuclear-powered attack submarine to sea for the first time. Nautilus's maiden cruise left an indelible imprint on the navy. Her success, cheered on by the likes of Admiral Hyman Rickover, the godfather of naval nuclear propulsion, helped encode the supremacy of atomic power in the submarine force's cultural DNA. Things were never the same after that. America built its last diesel-electric sub, once the state of the art, not long after Nautilus took...
  • S. Korea spots signs of N. Korea's submarine rocket development (submarine's launch tube)

    09/13/2014 9:01:46 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 49 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | Sept. 14, 2014
    S. Korea spots signs of N. Korea's submarine rocket development SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's military confirmed Sunday it has detected signs of North Korea's development of a submarine-based ballistic missile launch system. In a report to an opposition lawmaker, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said there is an indication that the North is developing a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). "There is no intelligence yet that North Korea has an SLBM in operation. But the possibility of a North Korean submarine equipped with an SLBM has been detected recently," the JCS said in the document submitted to...
  • Swedes launch desperate bid for Oz submarine project

    09/11/2014 1:16:21 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Australian Financial Review ^ | 9/11/2014 | John Kerin
    Sweden has emerged from a bitter submarine technology row with Germany to mount a last-ditch effort to outbid Japan and Germany for the contract to build AustraliaÂ’s new submarines. The chief executive of Swedish defence giant Saab, Hakan Bushke, weighed into a heated Australian political row after Prime Minister Tony Abbott all but broke an election promise to assemble AustraliaÂ’s new submarines in Adelaide. Mr AbbottÂ’s insistence the decision will be based on value for money and regional policy rather than jobs in Adelaide suggests 10 submarines will be built in Japan for about $20 billion, though the government has...
  • Home-built submarines deemed too expensive, too risky (Australia)

    09/08/2014 10:02:02 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    The Australian ^ | SEPTEMBER 09, 2014 | BRENDAN NICHOLSON AND RICK WALLACE
    BUILDING a new fleet of submarines in Australia would be too risky and too expensive, the Abbott government has concluded. Instead, the government is considering buying “off-the-shelf” options from Japan and Germany, with Japan’s Soryu- class boat the frontrunner. As well as the risk and cost of building the submarines on home soil, such a project would require big infrastructure spending, whereas Japan has an established production line. Defence sources have told The Australian it would cost between $50 billion and $80bn to design and build the submarines in Australia. This compares with previous estimates that the submarines were likely...
  • Vietnam tests hi-tech submarines as navy expansion gives China food for thought

    09/08/2014 8:27:39 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Monday, 08 September, 2014
    Vietnam will soon have a credible naval deterrent to China in the South China Sea in the form of Kilo-class submarines from Russia, which experts say could make Beijing think twice before pushing its much smaller neighbour around in disputed waters. A master of guerrilla warfare, Vietnam has taken possession of two of the submarines and will get a third in November under a US$2.6 billion deal agreed with Moscow in 2009. A final three are scheduled to be delivered within two years. While communist parties rule both Vietnam and China and annual trade has risen to US$50 billion, Hanoi...
  • Australia Nears Deal to Buy Up to 10 Japanese Submarines

    09/08/2014 7:23:18 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | September 8, 2014 | ROB TAYLOR
    CANBERRA, Australia—Australia is close to buying up to 10 submarines from Japan for as much as 20 billion Australian dollars (US$18.7 billion) in a move that would turn the north Asian country into a weapons exporter for the first time since World War II. The deal, which senior defense officials said they expect to be signed this year, risks stoking regional tensions since it positions Tokyo as a major guarantor of Australia's security at a time when relations between China and some of its neighbors, including Japan, are strained. A purchase of Japanese submarines also sits uncomfortably next to the...
  • Japan Enters Global Submarine Market With Soryu Offering

    09/03/2014 9:38:23 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 30 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | September 03, 2014 | Robert Farley
    With the Soryu-class submarine, Japan can compete with the best the global submarine market has to offer. As Clint Richards noted earlier, it now appears likely that Japan will sell advanced Soryu-class submarines to Australia. In addition to strengthening the relationship between Australia and Japan, and making Australia’s submarine force considerably more lethal, this represents a major move by Japan into the global submarine market. Germany, France, and Russia have long dominated the existing market for diesel-electric submarines. The German Type 209 submarine serves in over a dozen navies, with more than 60 boats currently in service. While the design...
  • Shanghai to San Francisco in 100 minutes by Chinese supersonic submarine

    08/24/2014 6:00:06 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 72 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Sunday, 24 August, 2014 | Stephen Chen
    Chinese eye 'supercavitation' technology as future of underwater travel China has moved a step closer to creating a supersonic submarine that could travel from Shanghai to San Francisco in less than two hours. New technology developed by a team of scientists at Harbin Institute of Technology's Complex Flow and Heat Transfer Lab has made it easier for a submarine, or torpedo, to travel at extremely high speeds underwater. Li Fengchen, professor of fluid machinery and engineering, said the team's innovative approach meant they could now create the complicated air "bubble" required for rapid underwater travel. "We are very excited by...
  • French & Russians push stopgap submarine sales to India

    08/21/2014 12:35:43 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    SP Guide Publications ^ | August 21, 2014
    As the wait for Project 75 India gets longer, and as an RFP gets more elusive, both France and Russia are in discussions with the Indian Navy to supply two submarines quickly off the shelf. As SP's had reported last year, France's DCNS has already offered to quickly build two Scorpene attack submarines and supply them. Reports now suggest that Rosoboronexport has made a similar offer. In such an instance, the Amur 1650 is on offer, and would be the first of the type ever built. The tantalising underwater battle between the French and Russians has veered from one side...
  • Israel’s Quiet Doomsday Submarines Almost Are Ready

    08/17/2014 9:52:41 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 17, 2014 | Robert Beckhusen
    ‘Dolphin II’ class nearing completion The Israeli navy is a bit of an odd duck. It’s designed largely for coastal and eastern Mediterranean warfare. But among all of Israel’s small corvettes and missile boats are some some seriously mighty submarines. Israel is also investing heavily in growing its submarine fleet. It’s a reflection of Tel Aviv’s increasing reliance on the underwater boats for a range of operations — including nuclear deterrence. Right now, three Dolphin II-class submarines are under construction at Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems shipyards in Kiel. Once the submarines complete their trials and head towards the Mediterranean, they will become...
  • Enlisted Women to Join Sub Crews Starting in 2016

    07/30/2014 10:02:58 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 69 replies
    Military.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | Johanna Somers
    The Department of the Navy plans to add enlisted women crewmembers to seven Ohio-class submarines starting in 2016 and to four Virginia-class attack submarines beginning in 2020. "I think this is just the next step in a process that started a number of years ago to tap into a talented part of the Navy to help run very sophisticated vessels, and to me that's a real huge advantage that the Navy is capitalizing on," said U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District. "... Women sailors do a great job on surface ships. They have been doing it for a long time,...
  • Italy-Russia submarine project suspended over Ukraine crisis - Itar-Tass

    07/25/2014 6:46:05 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 25 Fri Jul 25, 2014 | Alissa de Carbonnel
    (Reuters) - An Italian-Russian project to build a new generation small submarine has been suspended because of the "political situation" following Western sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis, Itar-Tass news agency said on Friday. The decade-old deal between Russian company Rubin and Italian shipmaker Fincantieri to build a 1,000-ton diesel submarine, the S-1000, is part of President Vladimir Putin's plans to revamp Russia's fighting force. "To our regret, due to the well-known political situation this project has been suspended," Itar-Tass quoted Igor Vilnit, the head of Rubin's Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering, as saying. Rubin declined immediate comment...
  • US to Sell India Submarine-Launched Missiles

    07/02/2014 8:21:07 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | Zachary Keck
    On Tuesday, the Pentagon announced Washington will be selling India submarine-launched Harpoon missiles. On Tuesday, the U.S. announced its intention to sell India submarine-launched missiles. The announcement was made in a press release by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). “The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to India for UGM-84L Harpoon missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $200 million,” the press release said. It noted that it sent a certification of delivery to Congress on July 1, 2014. DSCA elaborated on the sale: “The Government...
  • Vessel Believed to be Russian Tsarist Submarine Discovered in the Baltic

    06/26/2014 10:41:11 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Jun. 26 2014 21:00 | The Moscow Times
    Estonian divers have discovered a watercraft in the Baltic Sea that they believe to be one of Russia's first battle submarines, Estonian media reported. The Shark, which was first launched in 1911, disappeared in 1915 at the height of World War I. It was carrying a crew of 35 at the time, whose fate has since remained unknown.
  • 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...
  • Don’t Sweat Russia’s Newest Nuclear Submarine

    06/22/2014 9:31:25 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 33 replies
    Medium.com Blog War is Boring ^ | June 22, 2014 | Robert Beckhusen
    ‘Severodvinsk’ is too expensive for mass production It’s official. K-560 Severodvinsk, Moscow’s newest and most advanced nuclear attack submarine, has joined the Russian navy. That’s bad news for most countries that could conceivably face Russia in a conflict. The expensive, quiet, 13,800-ton Yasen-class submarine is arguably one of the most sophisticated in the world—and she’s just the first of her class. But the one country that doesn’t have much reason to worry is the United States, which has a significantly larger and more modern submarine force. The Yasen class is also an exception to the rule in Russia, where most...
  • 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...
  • Russia's new Yasen-class sub christened.

    06/17/2014 1:13:50 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 17 June 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has a new weapon at his disposal: a top-secret nuclear submarine named Severodvinsk. The fourth-generation vessel, the first Yasen K-560 nuclear submarine, was christened Tuesday, the Russian news agency ITAR-TASS reported.
  • China Displays World’s Largest Conventional Submarine

    06/12/2014 9:08:09 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | June 13, 2014 | Zachary Keck
    State media report that China’s new Type 032 Qing-class submarine was displayed at an expo last week. China’s state-run media is reporting that Beijing publicly displayed what is believed to be the largest conventional submarine in the world last week. According to Want China Times, which cited a Chinese-language report in the state-run Guangming Daily, China’s new Type 032 Qing-class test submarine was on display last week at the Sixth Shipping Expo held in Guangdong province in southern China from June 6 to June 8. IHS Jane’s also noted the report was carried in China’s state media outlets. The Type...
  • Japan, Australia agree on stealth technology deal

    06/11/2014 11:27:22 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    Associated Press ^ | June 11, 2014 | MARI YAMAGUCHI
    TOKYO — Japan and Australia agreed Wednesday to jointly develop stealth submarine technology, as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pushes his country toward a more assertive global military role. The submarine technology was a top item at talks among the nations' foreign and defense ministers in Tokyo and was included in an agreement to step up cooperation in defense equipment and technology. Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera told a joint news conference after the talks that the ministers agreed to begin the research next year. It will focus on technology that is applicable to any vessel including submarines, he said, but...
  • Brazil building new nuclear submarine to safeguard offshore resources

    06/04/2014 8:11:55 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Brazil is constructing five new submarines, including one atomic-powered vessel, to boost patrolling across the South American country's 8,500km coast. The $10bn project is being undertaken by a joint venture comprising the Brazilian Navy, construction firm Odebrecht and French state-defence firm DCNS, reported AFP. The new submarines are expected to replace the navy's existing ageing fleet of five conventional vessels. "The new submarines are expected to replace the navy's existing ageing fleet of five conventional vessels." Construction on the nuclear submarine, named SNBR, is expected to commence in 2017 with its launch targeted for 2025. Brazil Navy official Gilberto Max...
  • Michelle Obama sponsors first-ever ALL-FEMALE nuclear submarine

    06/03/2014 8:51:52 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 117 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 28, 2012 | Snejana Farberov
    First Lady Michelle Obama has agreed to sponsor a future submarine named after her home state that will be staffed by an all-female crew. The White House has announced that Mrs Obama has accepted an invitation to be the backer of the USS Illinois, a Virginia-class submarine being built in Groton, Connecticut, and Newport News, Virginia. The new nuclear-powered boat is expected to join the fleet in late 2015.
  • PLA to up number of Type 041 submarines to at least 60 in 10yrs

    05/30/2014 9:40:49 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    WantChinaTimes ^ | 2014-05-31
    Experts have predicted that China is likely to increase the number of its type 041 conventional submarines to 60 or 70 over the next decade. The Japanese navy also plans to increase the number of its Soryu-class diesel-electric powered submarines from 16 to 22 in response to a perceived threat from China, reports our Chinese-language sister newspaper Want Daily. Soryu-class diesel-electric powered submarines are the latest model of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force. The vessel has a displacement of 2,000 tonnes and is equipped with an air-independent propulsion system. Japan will purchase another five of the submarine and will get...
  • Subs divide: tale of two companies

    05/30/2014 8:22:03 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    The Australian ^ | MAY 31, 2014 | KYM BERGMANN
    THERE are only a few companies in the Western world that have the capacity to successfully design and build conventional submarines. That number will soon increase by one, with a dramatic demerger of Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems and Kockums of Sweden being played out in Europe. This has major implications for the Collins-class and SEA 1000 as both companies jostle to take advantage of their changed circumstances even before the dust has settled. While the European defence industry went through a phase of consolidation in the 1990s, this seldom extended into the naval domain and rarely across national boundaries. A...
  • Nereus deep sea sub 'implodes' 10km-down

    05/12/2014 11:12:53 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/12/14 | Jonathan Amos
    One of the world's most capable deep-sea research subs has been lost.The robotic vehicle Nereus went missing while exploring one of the ocean's deepest spots: the Kermadec Trench, which lies north east of New Zealand. Surface debris was found, suggesting the vessel suffered a catastrophic implosion as a result of the immense pressures where it was operating some 10km (6.2 miles) down. Nereus was a flagship ocean explorer for the US science community. "Nereus helped us explore places we've never seen before and ask questions we never thought to ask," said Timothy Shank, from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI),...
  • Tomorrow’s Stealthy Subs Could Sink America’s Navy

    05/12/2014 8:51:01 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 05.12.14 | Bill Sweetman
    PH1 (AW/NAC) Michael Moriatis/Wikimedia Commons The U.S. military is relying on sub-hunting tech that’s decades old. Meanwhile, the targets they’re trying to find are getting quieter and more invisible by the day. Submarines are getting quieter, stealthier, and better armed. And that could mean major trouble for the U.S. Navy and its aging fleet of sub-hunters. The tactical balance between the surface warship and the submarine has strategic impact. The submarine is not made for a show of force. Its principal weapon is designed not to damage a ship, but to sink it—rapidly and probably with much loss of life....