Royal Navy Acquires Saab’s ASW Training Systema

May 14, 2019 – Saab has received an order to provide the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy with the AUV62-AT anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training system. Delivery is expected to take place in 2019. Saab has received this order in collaboration with the UK-based company QinetiQ. The order comprises of Saab’s AUV62-AT autonomous underwater vehicle system. This system is a cost-efficient training solution allowing ASW units to train in a wide range of scenarios. This procurement follows a period of testing and evaluation together with QinetiQ and the Royal Navy. “We welcome…

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Russia Begins Serial Production of ASW Missile

May 13, 2019 (TASS) – The Research and Production Enterprise ‘Region’ (part of Tactical Missiles Corporation) has launched a new APR-3M air-launched anti-submarine warfare missile into serial production, Enterprise CEO Igor Krylov told TASS on Monday. “All the trials of the APR-3M missile have been completed, the process of its serial production has been organized and its deliveries to the Russian Defense Ministry are underway. In the near future, we will also start promoting this missile for exports. The APR-3M is integrated into the armament of a Ka-27M modernized anti-submarine…

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India Orders 16 Shallow Water ASW Craft

April 30, 2019 – Contracts for Sixteen Anti Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Craft (ASW SWC) ships have been signed for construction of eight ships each from M/s CSL, Kochi and GRSE, Kolkata respectively. delivery of ships is scheduled to commence from October 22, with two ships per year subsequently, by each shipyard. In view of India’s vast coastline of 7516.6 kilometer with 12 Major ports, 184 minor ports and 1197 Island territories, coastal surveillance for ASW operations is considered critical. Induction of these specialized ships with lower draught, would significantly…

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Russian Pacific Fleet ASW Training

March 26, 2019 (Google Translation) – In accordance with the combat training plan, a small anti-submarine ship of the water area protection compound of the Troops and forces in the North-East of Russia conducted an exercise in the course of which attacked a submarine of a conditional enemy with anti-submarine weapons. In a special test site off the coast of Kamchatka, the small anti-submarine ship MPK-82 entered into a confrontation with one of the nuclear submarines of the submarine forces of the Pacific Fleet, which designated the forces of a…

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FS Auvergne Joins Italian ASW Exercise

March 25, 2019 (Google Translation) – After participating in the NATO exercise “Dynamic Manta 19”, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Auvergne continued its deployment in the Ionian Sea by conducting a Franco-Italian anti-submarine warfare exercise. On 8 March 2019, the Auvergne joined off the Italian FREMM Alpino off Catania and an Italian submarine dedicated for the duration of the exercise to the search and the pursuit of the two frigates. During this operational training, the two vessels supported by their onboard Caiman helicopters and maritime patrol aircraft were able to demonstrate…

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Dynamic Manta 2019 Completed

March 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Dynamic Manta 2019 has ended , one of NATO ‘s most important annual exercises , aimed at ensuring constant interoperability between air, surface and underwater forces in the anti-submarine struggle . Five submarines, nine ships, eight helicopters and seven maritime patrol aircraft from Greece, Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain, Turkey, Canada and France took part in the exercise, which began on 26 February in Catania and took place in the central Mediterranean. , Germany and the United States. The exercise was conducted by…

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Admiral Gorshkov Trains for ASW in the Norwegian Sea

March 3, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crew of the lead frigate of project 22350 “Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov”, performing long-range missions, worked out a search for submarines using deck-mounted aviation — an Ka-27PL anti-submarine helicopter. Training was conducted in the waters of the Norwegian Sea on the route of the detachment of ships detachment. All tasks were successfully completed. Helicopter pilots made several take-offs and landings on the deck of a ship. Currently, a detachment of ships and ships to support the Northern Fleet…

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Pacific Fleet’s Primorye Flotilla Conducts ASW Training

March 1, 2019 (Google Translation) -Today, during a planned anti-submarine tactical exercise, major anti-submarine ships Admiral Panteleyev and Admiral Vinogradov of the Primorye Flotilla of the Pacific Fleet, in the waters of Peter the Great Bay, trained to search, track and destroy a submarine. One of the fleet diesel submarines simulated an adversary. Along with the ship’s search facilities, the IL-38 anti-submarine aircraft and the deck-based Ka-27PL naval aviation helicopters, which used lowered sonar stations, were involved in locating the submarine. After establishing contact with the submarine, the anti-submarine ships…

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Exercise Dynamic Manta Begins in Italy

February 27, 2019 – NATO’s Submarine Warfare Exercise DYNAMIC MANTA 2019 (DYMA 19) began Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 off the Sicilian coast, with ships, submarines, and aircraft and personnel from 10 Allied nations converging on the Central Mediterranean Sea for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and anti-surface warfare training. Submarines from Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom, under the control of NATO Submarine Command (COMSUBNATO), are joining nine surface ships from the Netherlands, Canada, Spain, Italy, Turkey, France, and Greece. As host nation, Italy will provide support in Catania, the…

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HMS St Albans and Astute Conduct ASW Training in the Atlantic

February 25, 2019 – Two of the Royal Navy’s anti-submarine heavyweights carried out training in the Atlantic. Submarine HMS Astute and Type 23 frigate HMS St Albans faced tough weather conditions as they took advantage of working together on their anti-submarine warfare capabilities to do personnel transfer training. St Albans’ Merlin helicopter from 814 Naval Air Squadron – aka the Flying Tigers and normally based at Culdrose in Cornwall – flew between both vessels, winching submariners and sailors while battling wind and rain. Lieutenant Commander Andrew Mitchell, flight commander on…

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Defence Secretary Announces First P-8A Deployment

February 18, 2019 – Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced that the UK’s new fleet of submarine hunting aircraft will take to the skies over the Arctic next year. While visiting Royal Marines and Royal Navy personnel on winter training in Norway, the Defence Secretary announced that as part of their first deployment next year the RAF P8 Maritime Patrol Aircraft will be in the Arctic to counter Russian submarine activity that has reached Cold War levels. This deployment is part of the Defence Arctic Strategy, which will be published…

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Primauguet trains with a Norwegian submarine

February 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – As part of its latest deployment, the Primauguet anti-submarine frigate (FASM) , currently in the North Atlantic Ocean, has trained with the Norwegian submarine Uredd (submarine type U210). During two consecutive mornings, the two vessels exercised during a particularly demanding CASEX (exercise with a submarine) because of the extreme weather conditions and specificities of the area, including the well-known fjords of northern Norway. of the submarine. In addition to a better knowledge of this particular environment by the crew of the FASM, and especially…

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Primauguet Trains With a Norwegian Submarine

February 6, 2019 (Google Translation) – As part of its latest deployment, the Primauguet anti-submarine frigate (FASM) , currently in the North Atlantic Ocean, has trained with the Norwegian submarine Uredd (submarine type U210). During two consecutive mornings, the two vessels exercised during a particularly demanding CASEX (exercise with a submarine) because of the extreme weather conditions and specificities of the area, including the well-known fjords of northern Norway. of the submarine. In addition to a better knowledge of this particular environment by the crew of the FASM, and especially…

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UK Defense Minister Stuart Andrew Makes P-8A Announcement

January 31, 2019 – Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has announced the first fuel tanks supporting the UK’s new fleet of submarine hunting aircraft have rolled off the line in Cambridge. The major milestone comes after the first cohort of RAF aircrew commenced their training for the program earlier this month, marking the start of a vital enhancement of the UK’s military capabilities in the maritime environment. The P-8A Poseidon is a new aircraft for the RAF designed to operate for long durations over water in maritime patrol roles, in particular…

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