Taiwan Launches Submarine Project Against China Threat

March 21, 2017 @ 03:04 PM

Taiwan has launched the island's first home-grown submarine project on Tuesday against growing military threats from China. The move follows China having sent its only aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, through the Taiwan Strait in January, in one of a number of military drills held,

Russia To Float Out 2nd Yasen-Class Submarine This Month End

March 21, 2017 @ 02:51 PM

Russia has scheduled to float out second modernized Yasen-class project 885M submarine on March 31. Russia plans to have at least eight Yasen class cruise-missile carrying attack vessels in its submarine fleet

India's Mazagon Docks, DCNS Likely To Manufacture 3 Additional Scorpene-Class Submarines

March 20, 2017 @ 08:08 AM

Indias shipyard Mazagon Docks along with DCNS has approached the country's Navy with a repeat order for three Scorpene-class submarines. The approach follows despite the data leak scandal that had threatened to derail the project last August, The Hindu Business Line reported Sunday

Russian Nuclear Submarine Crews To Get Improved Escape Gear

March 14, 2017 @ 11:47 AM

Russian Navy crews of the nuclear-powered submarines that are under construction will get improved escape gear. "The crews of nuclear-powered and diesel-electric submarines will be supplied with the submariners improved escape gear designated for the personnels individual escape from a stricken submarine from depths of up to 220 meters," Navy spokesman...

US Navy "Columbia-Class" Ballistic Missile Submarines Enter Detailed Design Phase

March 14, 2017 @ 11:08 AM

US Navy has progressed into new development phase of a new class of nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines to be used as undersea strategic deterrents for a second-strike nuclear ability from beneath the ocean in the event of a catastrophic first-strike on the continental US. Ship specifications for the new Columbia-Class submarines...

Bangladesh Commissions Two Subs Bought From China

March 13, 2017 @ 09:46 AM

Bangladesh has commissioned two submarines bought from China for $203 million. The submarines, “Nabajatra” and “Joyjatra” will be used to secure Bangladeshs territories in the Bay of Bengal by neighbouring Myanmar and India,

Russian Navy To Commission Latest Deep-Water Torpedo 'Futlyar' In 2018

March 11, 2017 @ 09:54 AM

Russia will be completing tests of advanced deep-water homing torpedo named Futlyar (Fizik-2) this year and is expected to commission into service next year. The new Russian torpedo will be able to reach speed more than 60 knots and hit targets at a range of over 35 miles

First Indian Scorpene-class Submarine To Be Inducted In June

March 9, 2017 @ 03:11 PM

Indian Navy will induct a French-designed diesel-electric attack Scorpene-class submarine this year. First Scorpene-class submarine, named Kalvari, will be inducted this June, whereas the second vessel ‘Khanderi will be commissioned in December, Hindustan Times reported Thursday

Thailand’s Deal To Buy Three Chinese Yuan-class Subs Progressing: Minister

March 8, 2017 @ 02:39 PM

Thailands navy is currently coordinating process for a government-to-government purchase of three Chinese-built Yuan-class submarines, Thailand's Deputy Premier Prawit Wongsuwan said. Prawit, who is concurrently the defense minister, declined to tell how soon the coordinating process for the submarines purchase deal will be completed but confirmed that a regular budget for the navy to procure the first of the three Yuan-class S26T subs within this year has already been earmarked and approved for current fiscal year, Xinhua reported Tuesday

Timeline For Commissioning Six Indian Scorpene Submarines

March 6, 2017 @ 03:15 PM

Indian Navy has prepared timeline for commissioning six French-designed Scorpene submarines. The first two vessels are expected to be commissioned by end of the year, Press Trust of India reported Sunday

Thailand Sets Aside Funds In 2017 Budget To Purchase Chinese Submarines

February 20, 2017 @ 09:24 AM

Thailand has made provision in the 2017 fiscal budget for part payment of the first Chinese Yuan Class submarine worth 13.5 billion Baht (US$ 37 million) the bill for which has already been approved by the National Legislative Assembly

India To Test Fire Home-Made Torpedo From Russian EKM Class Submarine

February 16, 2017 @ 12:58 PM

India has decided to test domestically developed heavyweight torpedo Varunastra from Russian EKM class submarines. Indias anti-submarine torpedo will be going on trial from INS Sindhughosh submarine soon,