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...

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

Russian Navy to Sign Contract for 2 Additional Nuclear-powered Submarines

February 24, 2020 @ 12:06 PM

Russia's fleet of Project 955A Borei-class nuclear-powered submarines is set to expand to ten, with the Navy planning to order two new boats during Army 2020 Forum this August. "A decision has been made to sign a contract at the Army 2020 forum for building two more Borei-A missile-carrying submarines

Indonesia Names Submarine after Weapon from Mahabharata Epic

January 29, 2020 @ 07:44 AM

Indonesia has named its first domestically assembled submarine as ‘Alugoro meaning ‘club in Bahasa language after the weapon of Balaram from the Mahabharat epic. “The alugoro was the weapon of Baladewa, the older brother of Kresna, the focal figure in the Hindu Mahabharata epic

French Nuclear Submarine's Reactor Switched on for First Time

December 26, 2019 @ 08:10 AM

Frances Naval Group announced the switching on of the reactor of nuclear powered submarine, Suffren, in an event called "divergence." “Divergence is conducted from the Propulsion Control Station (PCS) of the Suffren