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Naval Group Awards Contracts for Australian Attack Submarine's Critical Equipment Studies and...

March 13, 2020 @ 01:57 PM

Naval group has awarded PMB Defence based in Australia's Adelaide city and Greek firm Sunlight contracts to provide design, prototyping and qualification activities Main Storage Batteries which act as a power source for engines and other equipment on-board Australia's new Attack Class submarines. "PMB Defence, based in Adelaide and Sunlight, based...

Japan Inducts first Lithium-Powered Soryu Submarine

March 5, 2020 @ 11:40 AM

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) inducted its first Li-ion battery powered Soryu-class diesel-electric attack submarine in Kobe in Hyogo Prefecture on March 5, 2020. This is the 11th Soryu-class boat to be commissioned by the JMSDF

Netherlands to Upgrade MK-48 Torpedoes for use in Walrus Submarines

February 27, 2020 @ 06:54 AM

The United States has given its nod for Netherlands request to buy $85 million-worth MK-48 torpedo conversion kits and related equipment from Raytheon, which the NATO-ally will use to upgrade its existing torpedoes that arms its fleet of Walrus submarines. “The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign...

Despite French Sanctions, Turkey Making Progress in Pak's Agosta 90B Sub Upgrade

February 26, 2020 @ 01:13 PM

Turkish firm STM has said that it is making progress in the modernization of Pakistans Agosta 90B submarines despite “sanctions and restrictions” imposed by France whose Naval Group was the submarine's manufacturer. "This project is progressing very successfully despite the sanctions and restrictions imposed by France, the producer of the [submarine]...

Russian Navy to Sign Contract for 2 Additional Nuclear-powered Submarines

February 24, 2020 @ 12:06 PM

Russia's fleet of Project 955A Borei-class nuclear-powered submarines is set to expand to ten, with the Navy planning to order two new boats during Army 2020 Forum this August. "A decision has been made to sign a contract at the Army 2020 forum for building two more Borei-A missile-carrying submarines

Indonesia Names Submarine after Weapon from Mahabharata Epic

January 29, 2020 @ 07:44 AM

Indonesia has named its first domestically assembled submarine as ‘Alugoro meaning ‘club in Bahasa language after the weapon of Balaram from the Mahabharat epic. “The alugoro was the weapon of Baladewa, the older brother of Kresna, the focal figure in the Hindu Mahabharata epic

India’s Test of K-4 SLBM from Pontoon Successful

January 20, 2020 @ 06:27 AM

Indias Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) carried out test of a 3,500-km range K-4 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from a fixed underwater pontoon on Sunday afternoon. “The test was conducted from a submerged pontoon and has met the desired parameters

Philippines Naval Vessel Detects US Submarine In Manila's Territorial Waters

January 17, 2020 @ 07:16 AM

An anti-submarine warfare (ASW) vessel of the Philippine Navy detected a United States submarine plying below the surface within the 12-mile territorial waters of the Philippines. The protocol for submarines was for them to surface when conducting innocent passage through a countrys territorial waters

French Nuclear Submarine's Reactor Switched on for First Time

December 26, 2019 @ 08:10 AM

Frances Naval Group announced the switching on of the reactor of nuclear powered submarine, Suffren, in an event called "divergence." “Divergence is conducted from the Propulsion Control Station (PCS) of the Suffren

Turkey Launches Submarine with Air-independent Propulsion

December 23, 2019 @ 11:59 AM

Turkeys first home-made Type 214-class submarine ‘TCG Piri Reis entered water on Sunday in the northwestern province of Kocaeli district. TCG Piri Reis, the first vessel of Turkeys New Type Submarine Project, is planned to start operating in 2020 followed by 5 more vessels delivered to the Turkish Navy, local media reported

Navantia Out; Naval Group, Saab and TKMS in $3B Dutch Walrus Replacement...

December 14, 2019 @ 09:32 AM

The Dutch Ministry of Defense issued a B-Letter for the nearly $3 billion Walrus-class submarine replacement program and has shortlisted French

General Dynamics Wins $22.2B for US Navy's Virginia-class Submarines

December 3, 2019 @ 01:25 AM

The Pentagon has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp. (GDEB) a contract worth $22