ESCO Announces Acquisition of Navy Submarine Supplier

July 9, 2019 – ESCO Technologies Inc. today announced that it has acquired Globe Composite Solutions, LLC (Globe), a well-established, vertically integrated supplier of mission-critical composite-based products and solutions for navy, defense, and industrial customers. Globe works directly with the U.S. Navy and also through prime contractors to cost-effectively and efficiently produce parts that meet rigid military-grade specifications through its internally developed expertise. Its products are utilized for acoustic, signature-reduction, communications, sealing, vibration-reducing, surface control, and hydrodynamic-related applications. Significant capital investments in recent years have enabled the company to secure…

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Chile Celebrates 102 Years of Submarines

(Google Translation) – The hoisting Picture foto_00000001of the Chilean pavilion on Holland-type submarines marks the creation of the specialty that serves under the slogan “Semper Fidelis”. On March 28, 1918, the flotilla sailed to Valparaiso on its maiden voyage commanded by Rear Admiral Luis Gomez Carreño. Hymn of the Submarine Submarine Force action in the sea already very soon we are going to set sail and for Chile the life we ​​will give in defense of its freedom Submarines action in the sea already very soon we are going to…

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Inside the University of Victoria human-powered submarine Chinook II

June 27, 2019 – Jaryd Middleton, pilot and president of Canada’s University of Victoria’s Submarine Racing Club from British Columbia, Canada, was once a part of a submarine team populated with senior students when he was just entering college. Many of them have now graduated, ushering in a new era of young science, technology, engineering and math team members. Although they are new to each other and their roles within the club, all members have hit the ground running after seizing the opportunity to learn and improve from the team…

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Saab Completes Modernization of Submarine Uppland

June 19, 2019 – The relaunch of H(SW)MS Uppland took place today. Two of the Gotland-class submarines have now concluded comprehensive mid-life upgrades (MLU) and are equipped to face the challenges of tomorrow. The relaunch of a second Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) submarine within 12 months illustrate the skills and capacity of a world-class shipyard. Saab is one of few companies in the world capable of running mid-life upgrades while in parallel developing the next generation of AIP submarines. Saab’s modular philosophy provides the customer with a fleet of submarines…

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U.S., Royal Thai Navy Conduct Joint Submarine Training During CARAT Thailand 2019

June 17, 2019 – The U.S. Navy and Royal Thai Navy (RTN) conducted joint submarine knowledge exchanges and simulations at Sattahip Naval Base during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2019 from May 28 to June 8. Training events included subject matter expert exchanges focusing on submarine operation procedures and tactics, along with simulated, integrated watch team scenarios conducted inside the RTN submarine simulator. “I am very pleased to see submariners from both sides learn from each other throughout several activities, from classroom training and seminars to integrating a submarine…

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Three Russian Submarines Surface Through Arctic Ice

June 3, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Project 885 lead multirole nuclear-powered submarine and two Project 667BDRM strategic subs practiced surfacing in open water patches amid Arctic ice during drills in May, the press office of Russia’s Northern Fleet reported on Monday. “The underwater nuclear-powered missile cruisers Tula, Novomoskovsk and Severodvinsk were involved in performing missions under the Arctic Ocean’s ice. The submariners practiced a whole range of under-ice sailing tasks, including the search for an open water patch in the designated area and surfacing through ice,” the press office…

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Egyptian Submarine S43 Christened in Kiel

May 3, 2019 – The third of four 209/1400mod class submarines for the Navy of the Arab Republic of Egypt was named and launched on May 3, 2019 at the shipyard of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems in Kiel. As part of the ceremony, Vice Admiral Ahmed Khaled, Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Navy, officially named the boat “S43”. The boat will now be intensively tested. Dr. Rolf Wirtz, CEO of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems: “This significant milestone in the construction program for the Egyptian Navy is based on an open and trusting dialogue…

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New Submarine Rescue Service

March 6, 2019 – The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) will receive a new sovereign air transportable Submarine Rescue Service capability under a contract with Phoenix International (Australia). Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said the service will be based in Western Australia and support both the Collins Class submarine force and the Attack Class submarines for the next 25 plus years. “The new system is being designed and built specifically to support the capability requirements of the Navy and will be both air and road transportable, capable of…

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Attack Class Design Contract Signed

March 5,2019 – Momentum continues to build on the Attack class program with the Submarine Design Contract now also signed. It comes less than a month after the Strategic Partnering Agreement was signed, and just days after the signing of the Framework Agreement between Naval Group Australia and ASC. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said the signing of the contract between the Commonwealth and Naval Group is the first contract inked under the SPA. “The detailed architecture for the hull, including the placement of main systems, will…

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Pacific Fleet Kilo Trains for Torpedo Attack

March 4, 2019 (Google Translation) – In accordance with the combat training plan, two diesel submarines of the Primorsky flotilla of the diverse forces of the Pacific Fleet conducted a test anti-submarine tactical doctrine on the search and attack of a submarine of a conditional enemy. In the gulf of Peter the Great, one of the submarines, performing a set of camouflage measures, found a submarine designating the forces of the “enemy” from the vantage point, conditionally attacked it with torpedo weapons and secretly left the area. Another submarine completed…

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Naval Group Australia and ASC Sign Framework Agreement for Attack Class

February 25, 2019 – Just two weeks after the Strategic Partnering Agreement was signed, pen has been put to paper on another important document for the future of Australia’s submarines. The Government today announced the formal signing of a Framework Agreement between Naval Group Australia and ASC. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said the Framework Agreement identified ways Naval Group Australia and ASC would collaborate for the provision of supplies and services to each other to support Australia’s sovereign submarine capability. “The Framework Agreement includes workforce development…

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Naval Group and Royal IHC Partnership for the Netherlands Submarine Replacement

February 7, 2019 – Royal IHC and Naval Group signed their agreement to become core partners in the bid for the Netherlands submarine replacement project. Together they form a robust core team in which both partners bring in their complementary experience and expertise in designing and manufacturing complex maritime and defence systems. This partnership is an important step in building an excellent group of companies with the best capabilities to design and build the new submarines while sustaining and further developing the Dutch maritime cluster and submarine capability for the…

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Naval Group Signs Australian Strategic Partnering Agreement

February 11, 2019 – A significant milestone has been achieved today with the signing of the Future Submarine Program Strategic Partnering Agreement (SPA) by the Commonwealth of Australia (CoA) and Naval Group. The agreement was signed in the presence of Prime Minister Scott Morrison, The Hon. Christopher Pyne, Minister for Defence and Florence Parly, French Minister for the Armed Forces. The agreement sets out the principles of cooperation between the two partners for the Attack class Submarine Program which will see: the delivery of 12 regionally superior submarines to Australia…

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Wayne Thomas Nelson’s New Book “The Pig in Peace” is a Memoir of Naval Service Aboard a World War II Diesel-electric Fleet Snorkel Submarine During the Vietnam Conflict

January 31, 2019 – Wayne Thomas Nelson, a retired graphic designer, commercial animator, and ordained minister in the Church of Scientology who served four years in the US Navy and now lives in Prescott Valley, Arizona with his wife, Vicky, and their seven rescue cats, has completed his book “The Pig in Peace”: a fascinating and entertaining true story of service, sacrifice, and camaraderie on a World War II-era submarine. Wayne shares, “Submarine stories have a long and rich tradition of harrowing escapes and the sinking of enemy ships .…

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