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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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U.S. Navy to Evaluate Anti-Submarine Warfare Training System

Defence and security company Saab will demonstrate its anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training system, the AUV62-AT, for the U.S. Navy (USN). The AUV62-AT is an artificial acoustic system that mimics a submarine. The USN will evaluate Saab’s AUV62-AT against USN systems through the Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT) Program. The demonstration is planned for summer 2018, with an option to continue testing into 2019. The USN is investigating a replacement to its current ASW training system for its Undersea Warfare Training Range. “With submarine usage on the rise, anti-submarine warfare training is…

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Life’s work dedicated to finding the men of HMAS AE1

The former Royal Australian Navy senior officer who has made finding HMAS AE1 his life’s work says he will remember the moment the submarine was finally found off PNG this week with mixed emotions. The survey team in Papua New Guinea that found AE1 had not even settled into a daily rhythm before the first sign of the lost submarine emerged. Expedition leader, retired Rear Admiral Peter Briggs, said he was in his cabin as the autonomous underwater vehicle was retrieved from its first mission and the data was downloaded.…

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‘FOUND’ – Australian Navy Submarine HMAS AE1 located after 103 years

Australia’s first submarine HMAS AE1 has been found, ending a 103 year maritime mystery. The fate of 800 ton AE1 and her 35 crew members has remained one of the persistent mysteries of Australia’s military history. It was the first loss for the Royal Australian Navy and the first Allied submarine loss in World War I; a significant tragedy felt by our nation and our allies. The Royal Australian Navy submarine was lost off Rabaul on 14 September 1914 with all personnel aboard. An expedition to locate the submarine took…

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JFD advances state-of-the-art submarine rescue system build for one of world’s leading navies

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, is significantly progressing with the build of its new advanced state-of-the-art 3rd Generation submarine rescue systems (SRS), ready for delivery to its customer in 2018. The 3rd Generation SRS has been developed by JFD to maximize the chances of successfully rescuing the crew of a distressed submarine (DISSUB) and is the culmination of over 30 years of rescue system operation and development, representing an optimum combination of capability and…

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Submarines – a ‘worthy’ force

The requirement to traverse both in and on the waters of the greater region creates significant complexity for the enterprise that gets Australian submarines to sea. The sum of all the parts is called ‘seaworthiness’ and looks at the physical condition of submarines as well as the status and training of the personnel that are required to crew and support them. So who deems a submarine ‘worthy’? This year, four Royal Australian Navy Commodores with a wealth of experience and knowledge provided an assurance, based on evidence supplied, that the…

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$500,000 grant to help find HMA Submarine AE1

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, today announced the Government would match private investment to fund an expedition to search for the First World War submarine, HMA Submarine AE1. Minister Payne said the government would provide $500,000 to allow Find AE1 Limited to proceed in its attempt to find the submarine and its crew. “HMAS (SIC) AE1 is one of the world’s great maritime mysteries and this expedition will be one of the most comprehensive searches for the submarine,” Minister Payne said. HMAS AE1 was lost without a…

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Well deserved break for Waller

Spending 106 days away from home, with 75 days underway and many of those underwater, is something Australian Navy submariners take in their stride, but keeping a boat at sea takes some special skills. HMAS Waller was recently able to achieve an ambitious program without losing a single day at sea thanks largely to her high performing Marine Engineering department. Marine Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Wesley North, said he was extremely proud of his team. “As issues arose we were able to overcome them thanks to a combination of a solid…

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Colombian Navy Celebrates 45 Year Anniversary

Google Translation oday the Submarine Force of Colombia celebrates its 45th anniversary at the service of the country. On November 6, 1973 the ARC submarine “Intrepido, of class SX 506, sailed for the first time in immersion with a Colombian crew in the vicinity of Bocahica, for this reason this date was chosen as the day of the Underwater Force. The crew of the ARC “Intrepido” was made up of: Navy Lieutenant Rafael Díaz Russi Frigate Lieutenant Héctor Useche Escobar Corvette Lieutenant Humberto Cubillos Padilla Second Officer Jorge Bermudez Díaz…

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USS Tucson visits Chinhae during Western Pacific Deployment

USS Tucson (SSN 770) arrived at U.S. Fleet Activities Chinhae, Oct. 7, for a visit as part of its deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.  With a crew of approximately 150, Tucson can conduct a multitude of missions and maintain proficiencies of the latest capabilities of the submarine fleet.  “The Korean-American relationship is very important and our visit to Chinhae gives us the opportunity to strengthen the outstanding relationship that exists between the U.S. and the Republic of Korea,” said Cmdr. Chad Hardt, commanding officer. “My crew and I are looking…

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