US Approves $180M Heavy Weight Torpedo Sale to Taiwan; Overpriced and Useless...

May 21, 2020 @ 09:12 AM

The United States has given the go-ahead to sell 18 Heavy Weight Torpedoes to Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) for $180 million. TECRO had requested to buy eighteen (18) MK-48 Mod6 Advanced Technology (AT) torpedoes

Swedish Navy Receives Modernized A19 Submarine HSwMS Gotland

May 16, 2020 @ 08:09 AM

The Swedish Navy (Svenska Marinen) has taken the delivery of A19 Submarine HSwMS Gotland following a series of upgrades including new air independent propulsion (AIP) and combat systems. “HMS Gotland is now the most modern, quietest and most efficient submarine in the Baltic and the North Sea

Russia’s Project 955A Nuclear Powered Strategic Submarine Enters Final Trials

May 13, 2020 @ 05:19 PM

Russias Project 955A (Borei-A) nuclear-powered strategic submarine ‘Knyaz Vladimir has commenced final trials before it enters service with the Navy, the Northern Fleets press office reported on Wednesday. "On Tuesday evening, the cruiser set off for the White Sea from Severodvinsk for final trials," the press office said in a statement...

Australia to spend $90B for 12 Attack-class Submarines

May 4, 2020 @ 05:04 PM

Australias ambitious project to jointly build 12 Attack-class submarines with the France is now estimated to cost nearly $90 billion, up by 12% (or $10 billion) in five months. The forecast doesnt include the whole-of-life cost of about $145 billion of sustaining the boats

French Navy's Nuclear Submarine Commences Sea Trials

April 30, 2020 @ 07:03 AM

The French Navys first nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) "Suffren" performed static dive test on April 28, marking the beginning of sea trials for the Barracuda progam. A Static dive test involves controlled flow of water into a ballast tank of the submarine until it is completely submerged without using its propulsion...

Kalibr-Equipped Russian Nuclear Submarine to Enter Service in July

April 28, 2020 @ 08:01 AM

The Russian Navys Vepr (K-157) Project 971 nuclear-powered submarine, newly armed with Kalibr-PL missiles, is scheduled to enter service in July after repairs and modernization. "The Vepr has fully completed the program of trials

US Special Ops Command’s Mini-Submarines to Run on General Atomics’ LiFT...

April 21, 2020 @ 06:10 PM

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) today announced that the first Dry Combat Submersible (DCS) mini-submarine featuring GA-EMS Lithium-ion Fault Tolerant (LiFT) battery system as an energy source was accepted by the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The DCS is a long endurance delivery vehicle capable of transporting personnel in a dry environment

Thailand Delays Chinese Submarine Deal Over Coronavirus-forced 33% Budget Cut

April 20, 2020 @ 11:46 AM

The Royal Thai Navy has put its plan to acquire two Yuan Class S26T submarines from China on hold, after 33% of its budget was diverted to fund expenses caused by the COVID-19 crisis. The Navys budget was slashed by 4

US Navy Receives first Virginia-class Block IV Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine

April 18, 2020 @ 07:58 AM

The United States Navy took the delivery of $3billion Vermont (SSN 792), its first Virgnia-class Block IV nuclear-powered attack submarine, on Friday. “Vermont is the 19th Virginia-class submarine of the US Navy

Swedish Parliamentary Approval Sought to Sell Poland Used Submarines

April 15, 2020 @ 06:18 PM

The Swedish government has sought parliamentary approval to conclude a deal with Poland to supply two second hand A17 Södermanland class Submarines from the Swedish Navy. This was disclosed in Swedish government documents as part of the 2020 budget

General Dynamics to Manufacture Missile Tubes for US, UK Submarines

April 11, 2020 @ 04:12 AM

The Pentagon has awarded General Dynamics $56 million to manufacture 18 missile tubes for submarines of the United States and the United Kingdom naval forces. Work will be performed in Quonset Point, Rhode Island, and is for the manufacturing of 18 missile tubes in support of US Navy's Columbia-class fleet ballistic missile submarines and the UK Dreadnought, the Pentagon said in a statement

Overhauled Ghadir Submarine Joins Iranian Navy’s Flotilla

April 9, 2020 @ 07:07 AM

The Iranian Navy received an overhauled Ghadir-class mini-submarine on Wednesday. “The domestically-manufactured light submarine has joint the countrys naval fleet