Navy’s future submarine class named

December 13, 2018 – The Royal Australian Navy’s future submarines will be named the Attack class, with the first submarine being named HMAS Attack. Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Noonan AO RAN, said the name ‘Attack’, represents the inherent stealth, long-range endurance and lethality of a submarine. “The future submarine project is a major part of the Naval Shipbuilding Plan, and, it is appropriate that the class name be established now given the significant effort already underway to introduce this critical capability that will protect Australia’s security and prosperity for…

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The Quiet Waters of Southeast Alaska

By Kelley Stirling NSWC Carderock Division December 11, 2018 – Most people tire of their long commutes to work. Driving in a car in stop-and-go traffic for an hour can get old, but it’s something that most people just get used to. In Ketchikan, Alaska, the commute to the Navy’s Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility (SEAFAC) is a little different; a 20-minute car ride, followed by a 10-minute boat ride to Back Island is what a person has to get used to. “Rather than planes, trains and automobiles, it’s planes,…

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DSME to Build New Submarine Rescue Ship for South Korean Navy

December 7, 2018 (Google Translation) – Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (CEO Jung Sung-lip) announced on July 7 that it has concluded a detailed design and construction contract for the new type submarine structure (ASR-II) of the ROK Navy. Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering will complete the construction by the end of 2022 and deliver it to the ROK Navy. The new submarine rescue vessel, which has been awarded this time, is equipped with the latest diving system capable of diving up to 300 meters and a new…

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Submarine skills for the future: £25m submarine academy opens in Barrow-in-Furness

December 6, 2018 – The Academy for Skills and Knowledge, at BAE Systems’ Submarines site in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, was officially opened today by the Secretary of State for Defence, Gavin Williamson. The state of the-art £25m training academy covers 89,340 sq. ft. and was built to develop the world-class engineering skills required to design, build and deliver complex submarine programs to the Royal Navy. Featuring classrooms, workshops, a virtual reality suite and scale-model sized submarine units, the academy will provide bespoke training to almost 9,000 employees including nearly 800 apprentices.…

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Leslie Controls Awarded Contract for Virginia-Class Submarine Valves

December 4, 2018 – Leslie Controls, a CIRCOR International brand, and a worldwide manufacturer of valves for the power generation, industrial, marine and oil and gas markets for over a century, announces that it has been awarded a $5.65 million-dollar contract to provide valves to the United States Navy for ten Block V Virginia-class submarines. With authorization to begin material acquisition immediately, the schedule calls for delivering two shipsets worth of equipment each year for the next five years. Leslie Controls’ early procurement strategies for material consolidation will aid the…

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Sea Trials Commence of Upgraded Submarine Gotland

October 23, 2018 (Google Translation) – On Friday October 19 His Swedish Majesty Ship (HSwMS) Gotland started its sea trials at the Saab shipyard in Karlskrona, after a comprehensive Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU) to ensure its operational service to Sweden beyond 2025. HSwMS Gotland is the first of two submarines being upgraded with the mid-life modifications, which consist of upgrades of onboard systems and technology, sustaining the submarine’s operational capability to meet future naval challenges. “The sea trials mark an important phase in the MLU project. This is the first time…

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Indian Navy Augments Submarine Rescue capability

October 17, 2018 – The Indian Navy’s submarine rescue capability got a boost with the successful completion of trials of the newly-inducted deep submergence rescue vehicle (DSRV). The Western Naval Command has successfully concluded maiden trials of its Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV), ushering in a niche capability to the Indian Navy. The DSRV, which is operated by a crew of three, can rescue 14 personnel from a disabled submarine at one time. On 15 Oct 2018, The DSRV carried out the first under water mating with a bottomed submarine,…

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Northern Fleet Submarines Conducted Undeerwater Duel in the Barents Sea

October 3, 2018 (Google Translation) – The crews of nuclear submarines of two different formations of the submarine forces of the Northern Fleet carried out a complex of anti-submarine exercises with torpedo firing. The trainings were carried out for several days and were of a bilateral nature. Submariners operated in the fleet testing grounds in the Barents Sea in accordance with the combat training plan. At the first stage of the exercise, the crews of nuclear submarines worked out the tactics of searching and tracking an underwater enemy using sonar…

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China’s first AIP submarine breaks records

China’s first submarine unit using air-independent propulsion (AIP) technology recently broke a number of records set by the Chinese navy, Science and Technology Daily recently reported. Records such as the longest sailing distance, maximum submergence depth and sinking target ships under boundary conditions were all broken by the unit. Military commentator Zhang Haixiong disclosed that submarines equipped with AIP technology prolong operation duration underwater to about two or three weeks, indicating the increasing stealth of the submarines. The time a conventionally powered submarine can spend underwater ranges from 10 to…

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Watch Expedition R12-Discovering Americas Forgotten Submarine Video Free

The tragic story of the WWII Submarine USS R-12 and her crew of 42 sailors is one of mystery, intrigue and discovery. The film is a documentary of modern day explorers who set out to find the R-12 and her crew and bring closure and answers to family members after 70 years. The many stories as told by family, research and underwater footage provide clues into what may have caused the sinking of this forgotten sub. Join the journey and share the adventure … Expedition R12-Discovering Americas Forgotten Submarine WM…

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Saab to Deliver Updated Ship Control System for Collins Class Submarines

Saab has signed a contract with ASC for supply of an updated Integrated Ship Control Management and Monitoring System (ISCMMS) for four Royal Australian Navy Collins class submarines. The contract value is AUD 24.2 million (150 MSEK). ISCMMS provides maneuvering and fully integrated ship management of propulsion, trim, power generation and ship services. Deliverables under the contract include updated hardware and spares that addresses obsolescence issues and maintains regional superiority edge for the Australian submarines. “Saab Australia carried out design, software and hardware development work for the updated ISCMMS during…

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Texas Visits Sasebo During Indo-Asia-Pacific Deployment

USS Texas (SSN 775), arrived at Fleet Activities Sasebo, Jan. 17 for a visit as part of its deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The visit strengthens positive alliance between the U.S. and Japan through the crew’s interaction with Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Forces. It also demonstrates the U.S. Navy’s commitment to regional stability and maritime security in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. With a crew of approximately 150, Texas will conduct a multitude of missions and maintain proficiencies of the latest capabilities in the submarine fleet. Measuring 377 feet…

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Fourth Astute class submarine completes first dive

The fourth Astute class submarine, Audacious, which is being built by BAE Systems for the Royal Navy, has achieved a significant milestone by completing her first ever dive. The trim and basin dive took place over two days in Devonshire Dock, at the Company’s site in Barrow-in-Furness last week. The operation, which saw Audacious submerge fully under water for the first time, tested many of her on-board systems, and proved the safety and stability of the 7,400-tonne, 97 metre-long attack submarine. Employees from BAE Systems worked alongside Audacious’ crew, including…

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On the trends of submarine submarines and Chinese naval vessels (1st report)

Google Translation On Wednesday, January 10 (Wednesday afternoon), the Maritime Self-Defense Force Episode 6 escort ship “Oonami” (Yokosuka) and the fifth flight group affiliation “P-3C” (Naha) are connecting waters in the east-northeast of Miyakojima (Okinawa Prefecture) I confirmed a submarine to go north west. After that, the submarine continued northwestward, and went out of the connected waters of the northern northeast of Miyakojima in the morning of January 11 (Thursday), into the East China Sea. Furthermore, the submarine confirmed that it entered Japan’s connected watershed in the morning of January…

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