Russia Developing Ship to Lift 7 Nuclear Submarines Sunk in Arctic Waters

July 13, 2020 @ 03:46 PM

Russia is working on the design of a ship to lift 7 of its nuclear submarines sunk in Arctic waters which may be completed by 2032, Russian experts say. "The total activity of boats flooded in the Kara and Barents Seas is 1 million CI

Sweden Awards Saab Torpedo 62 Life Extension Deal

July 9, 2020 @ 10:30 AM

The Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) on Thursday awarded Saab a contract for the life extension of the heavyweight torpedo system. “Saab on Thursday received a first order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for the life extension of the heavyweight torpedo system,” the company said in a release July...

French Nuclear Submarine May have Suffered Irreparable Damage in Fire

June 13, 2020 @ 08:24 AM

The inferno that raged aboard the French Navys Perle nuclear submarines rear section on Friday morning may have sustained irreparable damage. “If the thick hull [made of 80HY high-tensile steel]…is deformed, the boat is screwed,” a veteran submariner told French Var Matin newspaper

General Dynamics Awards AECOM $544M for Submarine Building Facility

June 13, 2020 @ 06:51 AM

General Dynamics Electric Boat has signed a $544 million contract with AECOM infrastructure firm to continue building a facility at Groton shipyard, a town in New London County, Connecticut, to support construction of new class of ballistic-missile submarines. “General Dynamics Electric Boat today announced that it had signed a contract to...

Fire Abroad French Nuclear Submarine; Reactor, Personnel Safe

June 12, 2020 @ 03:00 PM

A fire broke out abroad French nuclear submarine, Perle which was undergoing deep maintenance in the Mediterranean port of Toulon. “Last night, fire aboard the Perle submarine was extinguished at 12:50 a

Russian Project 955A Borei-Class Nuclear Submarine Enters Naval Service

June 12, 2020 @ 10:13 AM

The Russian Navy will commission the Project 955A (Borei-A) nuclear-powered strategic submarine ‘Knyaz Vladimir today. “On Russia Day (June 12), the latest Project Borei-A (955A) submarine, Knyaz Vladimir, will enter Naval service,” the Russian Ministry of Defense said in a statement Thursday

French Navy Submarine test fires M51 Ballistic Missile

June 12, 2020 @ 09:49 AM

The French Navys ‘Le Téméraire nuclear-powered submarine test fired an M51 submarine launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on June 12. “The nuclear-powered Le Téméraire successfully fired an M51 strategic ballistic missile off Finistère,” Florence Parly, French Minister of Armed Forces, tweeted Friday

India sets up Submarine Rescue Vehicle Complex

June 11, 2020 @ 05:56 AM

The Indian Navy inaugurated Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) Complex in Visakhapatnam city on Wednesday. “Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) complex inaugurated at Visakhapatnam by Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Naval Command (ENC)

Russia Completes Study on Autonomous Submarine Simulator

June 10, 2020 @ 01:09 PM

Russias Rubin Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering has completed research on a robotized system capable of simulating nuclear and non-nuclear submarines. “Research into ‘Surrogat has been completed

Did Iranian Navy Just Receive an Underwater Drone?

May 30, 2020 @ 09:29 AM

In a ceremony held to induct over a 100 missile-launching speed boats to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGC-N), a vessel that appeared to be a large Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) made its first public appearance. “Did Iran just show us an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) prototype? Among the 112 small boats/craft received by IRCN today, this oddity was shown – an unidentified apparent submersible/submarine,” Joseph H Dempsey, Research Associate for Defense & Military Analysis at IISS,

Russian Navy Receives Nuclear-Powered Strategic Missile Submarine

May 29, 2020 @ 06:18 AM

The Russian Navy has taken delivery of improved Project 955A (Borei-A) nuclear-powered submarine, Knyaz Vladimir, on Thursday. "Today, on May 28, a ceremony was held at the Sevmash Shipyard for signing an acceptance certificate for the strategic missile-carrying underwater cruiser Knyaz Vladimir," United Shipbuilding Corporation said in a release on May 28

Northrop Builds New Very Lightweight Torpedo

May 22, 2020 @ 09:25 AM

Northrop Grumman has built and tested the first industry-built Very Lightweight Torpedo (VLWT) for the U.S