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Fire-damaged French Nuclear Submarine, Perle Joined with Another in Major Repair Milestone

June 9, 2021 @ 11:42 AM

Fire-damaged French Submarine ‘Perle is ready to float after its rear section was joined with the front portion of de-commissioned submarine ‘Saphir as the first major step in bringing the nuclear powered submarine back to life. Sylvain Tirand, Deputy Director of the Perle program, detailed the repair solution that consisted of...

India Okays $5.9B Submarine Project, $830M Procurement of Air Defence Guns

June 5, 2021 @ 06:31 AM

Indias Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) under the Ministry of Defence green-lighted two big projects Friday: one to build high-tech conventional submarines and another to procure air defence guns. Headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, DAC approved the issuance of a Request For Proposal (RFP) for the construction of six conventional submarines...

Nuclear Submarine INS Chakra Spotted in Straits of Malacca Escorted by Russian...

June 5, 2021 @ 05:52 AM

An Indian nuclear submarine on lease from Russia was seen transiting the Straits of Malacca, which

Royal Navy Tests Upgraded Torpedo from HMS Audacious Submarine

May 13, 2021 @ 06:12 AM

The Royal Navy said it fired an upgraded version of Spearfish heavy torpedo from HMS Audacious Astute-class nuclear-powered submarine in the Bahamas. The firings at AUTEC, the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Centre on Andros Island, studied the performance of the weapon at its maximum operating depth and challenged the torpedo's...

Russian Navy Inducts New Generation 'Kazan' Nuclear Submarine

May 7, 2021 @ 10:33 AM

Russias most potent nuclear powered submarine, Kazan, the lead vessel of the Yasen-M project was today inducted into its Navy. The Project 885M Yasen-M nuclear submarines can carry carry Oniks and Kalibr cruise missiles

Internal Solitary Wave May Have Caused Indonesian Submarine to Sink

May 3, 2021 @ 07:03 AM

A powerful underwater current called an internal solitary wave may have caused the Indonesian Navys KRI Nanggala 402 submarine to sink on April 21. The submarine's former commander, Rear Admiral Muhammad Ali, told local media, “The natural phenomenon (internal solitary wave) occurs when different sea depths come together, creating forces that could have dragged the vessel down

Russian Navy to Decommission Delta IV-class Nuclear Submarine in 2022

April 29, 2021 @ 08:03 AM

The Russian Navy will decommission a 36-year-old Delta IV (Project 667BDRM Delfin) strategic nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine next year. "In 2022, the Yekaterinburg submarine will be withdrawn from the Northern Fleets combat structure and sent for disposal," a source in the domestic defense industry was quoted as saying by state-owned

Naval Group to Integrate Indian-made Air Independent Propulsion onto P75 Submarines

April 28, 2021 @ 08:15 AM

Naval Group will commence detailed studies on the integration of an Indian DRDO - developed Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) system into the P75 Scorpene submarine platform. Indias DRDO proved the land-based prototype of a fuel-cell based AIP system as recently as 8 March 2021

Chinese Navy Many Have 4 New Type 09IV Nuclear Attack Submarines

April 27, 2021 @ 05:11 AM

The Chinese Peoples Liberation Army –Navy (PLAN) which christened its Type 09IV nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine as “Changzheng-18” last Friday may have three more such vessels. Media reports of the vessels launch ceremony featured a scene in which three other Type 09IVs could be seen in the background, state-affiliated media, Global Times reported

Did a Torpedo Implosion Sink Indonesian Submarine?

April 25, 2021 @ 02:54 PM

Did a torpedo implode in Indonesian submarine, KRI Nanggala 402 splitting up the 44 year old vessel into three parts and killing all of its 53 officers and crew instantly? Indonesian Navy Commander Yudo Margono said at a press conference Sunday that was broadcast on Indonesian television that SONARS had located an object that looked like a submarine at a depth of 850 m, way out of its 500 meter ‘safe diving range suggesting that a catastrophic event had taken place abroad the submarine. A video released during the press conference revealed large parts of the sunken submarine

Missing Indonesian Submarine Detected, Debris Found

April 24, 2021 @ 07:59 AM

Indonesian military chiefs said Saturday that a scan located the missing Indonesian navy submarine KRI Nanggala 402 around 850m beneath the sea. The submarine was carrying 53 crew members onboard when it lost contact during a dive off the coast of Bali on Wednesday

Indonesia Starts Massive Hunt for 44-Year Missing Submarine as Oxygen Level Drops

April 23, 2021 @ 09:45 AM

Indonesia has put its rescue aircraft and ships to scour the sea north of Bali to hunt for the 44-year old KRI Nanggala-402 submarine that went missing on Wednesday. Contact with the German-built vessel carrying 53 crew members aboard was lost when it was preparing to conduct a torpedo drill

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