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...

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

US Navy Commissions Final Block III Virginia-class submarine, USS Delaware

April 6, 2020 @ 07:11 AM

The US Navy commissioned the final Block III Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarine, USS Delaware (SSN 791) on April 4, 2020. "The Navy commissioned USS Delaware (SSN 791), the 18th Virginia-class attack submarine, April 4

Naval Group Awards Contracts for Australian Attack Submarine's Critical Equipment Studies and...

March 13, 2020 @ 01:57 PM

Naval group has awarded PMB Defence based in Australia's Adelaide city and Greek firm Sunlight contracts to provide design, prototyping and qualification activities Main Storage Batteries which act as a power source for engines and other equipment on-board Australia's new Attack Class submarines. "PMB Defence, based in Adelaide and Sunlight, based in Greece have been contracted to provide design, prototyping and qualification activities for the Main Storage Batteries

Japan Inducts first Lithium-Powered Soryu Submarine

March 5, 2020 @ 11:40 AM

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) inducted its first Li-ion battery powered Soryu-class diesel-electric attack submarine in Kobe in Hyogo Prefecture on March 5, 2020. This is the 11th Soryu-class boat to be commissioned by the JMSDF

Netherlands to Upgrade MK-48 Torpedoes for use in Walrus Submarines

February 27, 2020 @ 06:54 AM

The United States has given its nod for Netherlands request to buy $85 million-worth MK-48 torpedo conversion kits and related equipment from Raytheon, which the NATO-ally will use to upgrade its existing torpedoes that arms its fleet of Walrus submarines. “The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands of sixteen (16) MK-48 Mod 7 Advanced Technology (AT) torpedo conversion kits and related equipment for an estimated cost of $85 million,” Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a

Despite French Sanctions, Turkey Making Progress in Pak's Agosta 90B Sub Upgrade

February 26, 2020 @ 01:13 PM

Turkish firm STM has said that it is making progress in the modernization of Pakistans Agosta 90B submarines despite “sanctions and restrictions” imposed by France whose Naval Group was the submarine's manufacturer. "This project is progressing very successfully despite the sanctions and restrictions imposed by France, the producer of the [submarine] platforms," Murat İkinci, General Manager of STM, which is undertaking the modernization project said in Ankara today