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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...

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 "In 2022, the Yekaterinburg submarine will be withdrawn from the Northern Fleets combat structure and sent for disposal," a source in the domestic defense industry was quoted as saying by state-owned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...

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...

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

Royal Navy’s 5th Astute-Class Attack Submarine Launched

April 21, 2021 @ 06:37 AM

BAE Systems launched HMS Anson, the fifth of seven Astute-class attack submarine being built for the Royal Navy at Barrow-in-Furness site in Cumbria. The 7,400-tonne nuclear-powered submarine, officially named at a ceremony in December, emerged from the Devonshire Dock Hall and entered the water for the first time Monday

Russia Develops Ship that Can Dive Like a Submarine

April 12, 2021 @ 05:29 PM

Russias Rubin Central Design Bureau has developed perhaps the worlds first patrol ship with a diving capability so that it functions like a submarine for a short time, TASS reported quoting Rubins press service

U.S. Closely Monitoring Russian Military Activities in Arctic amidst Melting Ice

April 6, 2021 @ 11:28 AM

As ice melts in the Arctic, new options for transiting the Arctic open up — and also remove natural barriers that Russia once relied on to protect its own interests there. "Without getting into specific intelligence assessments, obviously we're monitoring it very closely," said Pentagon press secretary John F

Thyssenkrupp to Build Six Type 212 CD Submarines for Germany, Norway

March 25, 2021 @ 09:27 AM

Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems has signed a agreement to build six Type 212 CD (Common Design) submarines for Germany and Norway. After challenging negotiations, all parties agreed to the technical content and contractual terms shortly before midnight on March 22

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