US Likely To Sign Deal For 10 Virginia-class Subs In April

March 20, 2019 @ 11:12 AM

The United States (US) is likely to sign a deal for 10 Virginia-class submarines next month with General Dynamics Electric Boat and subcontractor Huntington Ingalls Industries. The 10-ship contract will include nine 84-foot Block V Virginia Payload Module (VPM) subs, according to budget documents submitted to Congress this week

India's Second Scorpene-class Sub INS Khanderi To Be Inducted By May

March 18, 2019 @ 09:11 AM

Indias second scorpene-class submarine, INS Khanderi will be inducted into service by early May, according to a defense source. “Khanderi has completed all trials and is in the final stages of acceptance

Algeria Commissions Two Kilo-class Submarines

January 11, 2019 @ 02:16 PM

Algeria commissioned two kilo-class Russian submarines- Ouarsenis and Hoggar, at the Mers El Kébir naval base in Oran, on Wednesday. The submarines are part of a 2013-2014 order for two new Project 636 Varshavyanka (Kilo class) vessels

South Korea Completes Preliminary Design of New Changbogo III-class Submarine

December 26, 2018 @ 01:31 PM

South Korea has completed preliminary design of a new 3,000-ton Changbogo III-class Batch-II submarine that features capabilities for longer-duration and speedier underwater operations. Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co

Huntington Ingalls Launches Delaware Virginia-class Nuclear Submarine

December 18, 2018 @ 10:37 AM

Huntington Ingalls Industries has launched the recently christened Virginia-class submarine Delaware (SSN 791) into the water for the first time at the companys Newport News Shipbuilding division. During a three-day process that began last Wednesday, the 7,800-ton submarine was moved out of a construction facility and into a floating dry dock...

General Dynamics Wins Submarine Fire-control System Research Contract

December 14, 2018 @ 08:07 AM

General Dynamics has won a $35 million modification contract for research and development, and sustainment efforts for the US SSBN Fire Control Sub-system (FCS), the UK FCS and the US SSGN Attack Weapon Control System, including training and support equipment and US/UK Shipboard data system. Work is expected to be completed by September 2019, United States Department of Defense said in a statement Thursday

Newly-inducted Ghadir-class Subs to Participate in Iran Navy’s Military Drill

December 10, 2018 @ 11:32 AM

Iran's newly inducted home-grown Ghadir-class mini submarines will take part in the country's military drill within the perimeters of Irans southern territorial waters, in the Indian Ocean this winter. “Navy's equipment, including the two Ghadir-class submarines that recently joined Iran's naval fleet, would take part in the drill,” Deputy Navy Commander for Coordination Rear Admiral Hamzeh Ali Kaviani was quoted as saying by PressTV Saturday

General Dynamics Wins $346 M US Navy Contract Modification To Provide Yard...

December 8, 2018 @ 06:19 PM

General Dynamics has won a $346 million modification to an existing contract to provide yard support, development studies and design efforts for Virginia class submarines. It includes maintenance, updating and supporting the Virginia class design and related drawings and data for each Virginia class Submarine, including technology insertion, throughout its construction and post shakedown availability period, United States Department of Defense said in a statement Friday

General Dynamics to Provide Planning Services for Nuclear Subs, Moored Training Ships

December 1, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

General Dynamics has won a $31.7 million modification contract for reactor plant planning yard services for nuclear-powered submarines and support yard services for the Navys Moored Training Ships

Huntington Ingalls Awarded Materials Contract For US Navy’s Columbia-Class Submarine

November 7, 2018 @ 05:06 PM

Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding has been awarded a $197 million contract modification from General Dynamics Electric Boat to provide long-lead-time material and advance construction activities for the first Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine. The advance procurement funds will be used to purchase major components and commodity material and to begin advance construction on Columbia (SSBN 826)

Taiwan Hires Gibraltar Based Consultant to Create Submarine Blueprints

October 26, 2018 @ 12:18 PM

Taiwan has hired a Gibraltar based design firm, Gavron Limited to create blueprints to build 8 indigenous submarines expected to cost NT$500 billion (US$16.13 billion)

US Navy to Christen Two Virginia-class Nuclear Attack Submarines

October 19, 2018 @ 01:39 PM

The United States Navy will christen two nuclear-propelled attack submarines of the Virginia class, 2 in separate ceremonies on Saturday. The submarines, USS Delaware (SSN 791) and USS Vermont (SSN 792) are Virginia-class attack submarines whose construction began in 2013 and 2014 respectively and are scheduled to be delivered to the Navy next year