US Navy Receives 14th Virginia-class Submarine With Tomahawk Capability

May 27, 2017 @ 10:39 AM

The US Navy has received 14th Block III Virginia-class attack submarine from Huntington Ingalls. The submarine of capable of firing six Tomahawk cruise missiles "Washington is the fourth of eight Virginia-class Block III submarines and the seventh of the class to be delivered to the Navy by Huntington Ingalls Industries/Newport...

BMT To Support Norwegian Ula-class Submarine Replacement Project

May 25, 2017 @ 10:40 AM

BMT Defence Services (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has won a contract with the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) to provide consultancy support for the New Norwegian Submarine Acquisition programme. Following an international competition, the contract, which was signed this month, is a framework agreement through which BMT can...

Chinese Submarine Procurement ‘Clear and Above-board’, Says Thai Auditor-General

May 23, 2017 @ 09:02 AM

Thailands Office of the Auditor-General (OAG) has concluded that the procurement of three Chinese-built submarines was clean and transparent. The Royal Thai Navy and a Chinese submarine supplier signed the procurement contract in China on May 5 which involves the purchase of a 13

Singapore Navy Launches World’s First Submarine Safety Information Portal

May 19, 2017 @ 12:52 PM

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) launched a dedicated portal for submarine safety information (SSIP) which will provide real-time information to submarines at sea which includes seismic activities and movement of deep sea oil rigs and very large crude carriers. The portal was launched by Navy chief Rear-Admiral (RADM) Lai Chung...

German-Turkish Cooperation Agreement On Indonesian Navy’s Submarine Project Signed At IDEF 2017

May 17, 2017 @ 09:40 AM

German ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) and Turkish Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) have signed a goodwill agreement for Indonesia's submarine project during IDEF 2017. Indonesian Navy New Submarine Project, which will be undertaken jointly by STM Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret A

Singapore Navy To Acquire Two More German-Made Submarines From 2024

May 16, 2017 @ 03:21 PM

Singapore Navy (RSN) will receive two more Type-218SG submarines from Germany's ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems from 2024. The submarines will join another two such submarines previously announced in 2013, scheduled to be delivered in 2021 and 2022, respectively, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen announced at this year's International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (IMDEX) Asia, held Tuesday

Australia Announces A$89 Billion (US$66 billion) Ships, Subs Building Plan

May 16, 2017 @ 01:57 PM

Australia today announced a massive A$89 billion (US$66 billion) plan to build ships, patrol boats and submarines that will create jobs and technology within the country. The plan announced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull includes nine frigates, 12 submarines, 12 offshore patrol vessels, along with 19 Pacific patrol boats for neighboring countries, various media reported Tuesday

Fincantieri's Fourth Todaro-Class Submarine Delivered To Italian Navy

May 12, 2017 @ 03:35 PM

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has delivered the new Type U212A Todaro-class submarine Romeo Romei to the Italian Navy's NAVARM naval armament unit The submarine, which was delivered at the company's shipyard in Muggiano located at La Spezia of Italy, is the last of the four Todaro-class twin units ordered by NAVARM, the company announced Thursday. Its other twin unit, Pietro Venuti, was delivered to the navy at the Muggiano shipyard in July last year

Thailand Signs Deal With China For S26T Diesel Electric Submarine

May 10, 2017 @ 04:04 PM

Thailand Navy (RTN) has signed a USD390 million worth contract with China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) on Friday last week to procure a S26T diesel electric submarine. The contract, worth THB13

US Launches Spy Unit To Gather Human Intelligence From North

May 8, 2017 @ 02:32 PM

US Forces Korea division will be handed with task of gathering human intelligence from North Korea regime. The US intends to accomplish operative measures involving collecting human intelligence and performing counter-espionage tasks to support the main South Korean and US forces

Iranian Missile-Launching Midget Submarine Inspired By North Korea: US Publication

May 8, 2017 @ 12:57 PM

Iran attempted to launch a cruise missile from a “midget” submarine that appears to be based on a Pyongyang design type that sank a South Korean warship in 2010. The missile launch was attempted in the Strait of Hormuz on May 2,

India,US Plan Anti-Submarine Ops In Naval Exercise

May 6, 2017 @ 01:48 PM

India and the US are planning anti-submarine operations using Boeing P-8 aircraft during the joint naval exercise scheduled in July this year. Both the nations are expected to share expertise in anti-submarine warfare, given the common platform they operate with, the Boeing P8 aircraft, The US Pacific Fleet Commander – whose warships will take part in the war games said