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France To Repair Perle Nuclear Attack Submarine Destroyed in June Fire

October 24, 2020 @ 07:43 AM

The French Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parly announced that the Navys Perle nuclear attack submarine will soon begin undergoing repairs, four months after it was destroyed in fire. Experts from Naval Group, the Fleet Support Service of the French Navy and the Directorate General for Armament (DGA) agency had been...

IAI ELTA & HENSOLDT Team-up on Comms, Surveillance System for Submarines

October 21, 2020 @ 02:15 PM

ELTA Systems and Hensoldt Optronics announce collaboration on an Integrated Communication and Surveillance (ICS) system for submarines. Targeted for Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, the ICS is a fully integrated system combining HENSOLDTs Optical Surveillance Optronics Mast OMS150 with ELTAs SIGINT and SATCOM payloads

French Nuclear Submarine ‘Suffren’ Fires MdCN Cruise Missile

October 21, 2020 @ 10:58 AM

The French Navys first nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) Suffren test-fired a long-range, stand-off cruise missile, MdCN (Missile De Croisière Naval – naval cruise missile), today. “The Suffren has just successfully fired a naval cruise missile (MdCN) test

Myanmar to Receive its First Submarine from India

October 15, 2020 @ 12:41 PM

India will be delivering a refurbished Kilo-class submarine, INS Sindhuvir, it bought from Russia in the 1980s to the Myanmar Navy, this year. "This will be the first submarine of Myanmar Navy," Anurag Srivastava, Spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said during a briefing on Thursday

COVID-19 Outbreak on UK Submarine After US Port Visit

October 15, 2020 @ 12:09 PM

Over thirty sailors aboard UK Royal Navys HMS Vigilant (S30) nuclear submarine have contracted COVID-19 virus following a port visit to US Navys East Coast SSBN hub. A US official confirmed British media reports that said crew members of the submarine violated isolation rules and caught the virus

General Dynamics Awarded $327.8M Navy Virginia-Class Submarine Contract

October 14, 2020 @ 12:32 PM

General Dynamics Electric Boat, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, has been awarded a $327.8 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification for fiscal year 2020 for lead yard support, development studies and design efforts for Virginia-class submarines

Japan Floats New ‘Taigei’-Class Submarine with Stealth Features

October 14, 2020 @ 08:27 AM

Japans newest submarine which has stealth features and can remain submerged longer than comparable foreign submarines, was floated today at a shipyard in Kobe. “On October 14, Defense Minister Kishi visited Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Kobe Shipyard and attended the naming ceremony of the new submarine 29SS

Singapore Navy’s German Invincible-Class Sub Begins Sea Trials

September 3, 2020 @ 05:41 AM

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)s first Type 218SG Invincible-class submarine being built by Germanys Thyssenkrupp departed for sea trials Monday. The vessel is first of four customized Type 218SG diesel-electric submarines that are slated to be delivered from 2021 to replace the four refurbished Challenger- and Archer- class submarines that RSN has operated for more than two decades

New Russian Nuclear Subs to carry 4,000km-Range Kalibr Missiles

August 28, 2020 @ 11:59 AM

The Russian Navys Project 885M multi-purpose nuclear-powered submarines will be armed with upgraded Kalibr-M cruise missiles that have a range of over 4,000km. “The new submarines, Voronezh and Vladivostok, will carry new Kalibr-M missiles with a firing range of over 4,000km,” a source in the defense industry was quoted as saying by

General Atomics Wins Developmental Contract for Naval Propulsor Hardware

August 26, 2020 @ 09:24 AM

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced Tuesday that it has been awarded a developmental contract by Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD) to work on naval propulsor hardware. The deal includes provision of manufacturing design drawings, engineering, fabrication, inspection, and assembly of prototype propulsor, shafting and bearing components as well as the equipment needed to support propulsor research & development, testing and evaluation

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