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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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DAC Approval for Indigenous Construction of Six Project 75(I) Submarines

January 31, 2019 – The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), in a landmark decision today, also approved indigenous construction of six submarines for the Indian Navy at a cost of over Rs. 40,000 crores. This is the second project under the MoD’s ambitious Strategic Partnership (SP) model that aims at providing a significant fillip to the Government’s ‘Make in India’ program.…

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New Swedish Submarines Named

January 15, 2019 – It will be Skåne and Blekinge who will name the two new submarines that FMV will deliver to the Swedish Navy 2024 and 2025. Providing submarines names by coastal landscape is a tradition where the names are proposed by the Navy and approved by the king, in the form of a so-called appreciation. The final decision…

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Submarine Rescue Exercise is hosted at HM Naval Base Clyde

December 18, 2018 – Personnel from France, Norway and the United Kingdom gathered at HM Naval Base Clyde to take part in a NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS) training exercise. Over 110 people participated in the week-long event – the largest evacuation exercise ever to be planned at Faslane – bringing together military and civilian staff including submariners, divers, medics…

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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,…

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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;…

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