Expression of Interest For six P 75(i) Submarines for Indian Navy

June 20, 2019 – As a major initiative towards ‘Make in India’, the Government immediately on taking over has issued the Expression of Interest(s) for shortlisting of potential Indian Strategic Partners (SPs) for “Construction of six Conventional Submarines” for P-75(I) Project of the Indian Navy on 20 Jun 19. The project cost is about Rs 45,000 Crores. This is the second project being undertaken under the latest Strategic Partnership (SP) Model, with the first being the procurement of 111 Naval Utility Helicopters (NUH). This would provide a major boost to…

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£235 Million Submarine Nuclear Propulsion Deal

February 25, 2019 – Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has awarded a £235m contract to support nuclear propulsion systems and revealed the name of the third Dreadnought submarine. The multi-million-pound deal with Rolls-Royce Submarines Limited will provide the support, advice and material required to ensure the continued safety and availability of the systems on board the current fleet of Trafalgar, Vanguard and Astute class submarines until 2022. The contract will sustain around 500 UK jobs. During the visit to Rolls-Royce’s site in Raynesway, Derbyshire, the Defence Secretary also announced that HMS…

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Diving Deep: 65 Years of Nuclear-Powered Subs

By Katie Lange On Jan. 21, 1954, the Navy’s first nuclear-powered submarine, USS Nautilus, was launched out of Groton, Connecticut. While the U.S. had been using submersibles since the Revolutionary War — going from hand-cranked wooden rigs to treasured diesel-powered assets during World War II — this ship truly revolutionized the game. The creation of the nuclear-powered sub ushered in an era in which tactics used up to that point by and against submarines were instantly obsolete. In their place came advanced firepower, higher speeds, survivability and endurance. So, What…

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Russian Submarine Pacific Fleet Celebrates 114th Anniversary

January 5, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, commemorative events dedicated to the 114th anniversary of the formation of the submarine forces of the Pacific Fleet took place on the Korabelnaya Embankment of the city of Vladivostok. Submariner veterans and representatives of the command of the Pacific Fleet laid a wreath and flowers at the monument to the first submariners and honored the memory of all those who stood guard over the security of our Motherland while in the submarine compartments. A short meeting was held here at the monument, which…

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Opportunities for Local Companies in Future Submarine Program

December 4, 2018 – Local companies are being encouraged to get involved and seek opportunities in Australia’s Future Submarine Program. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, has welcomed the latest Future Submarine Program Industry Day which will be held on the 5th of December at the Adelaide Convention Centre. “The $50 billion program will see Australia’s Future Submarines built in Australia, by Australians, using Australian steel,” Minister Pyne said. “These industry forums are valuable events for Australian businesses of all sizes to learn how they can contribute to…

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New competition to inspire future Navy submariners

November 14, 2018 – A rare opportunity for Australians to go behind the scenes, see world-class technology and consider a career as a submariner is on offer following the launch of a National Submariner Tour and Competition today. Minister for Defence Personnel Darren Chester said the competition allowed Australians the chance to experience life as a submariner and learn more about the Royal Australian Navy. “The Navy is looking for people with the right combination of intelligence, resilience, discipline and teamwork to fill these roles,” Mr Chester said. “The National…

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Submarine forces of the Pacific Fleet Undergo Readiness Inspection

August 21, 2018 (Google Translation) – In Kamchatka, under the sudden inspection of the combat readiness of the troops of the Eastern Military District, the Pacific Fleet’s underwater forces carried out measures to bring to the highest levels of combat readiness. The safe exit of submarine cruisers from the point of origin is provided by units for the control of submarine-sabotage forces and means, as well as the forces of the guard of the Voisk water area and forces in the Northeast of Russia. Mine-assisted minesweepers provided anti-mine protection for…

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Navy begins final assembly of PROSUB’s first conventional submarine

Google Translation The Brazilian Navy will begin, on February 20, with the presence of the President of the Republic, the integration phase of the four conventional Riachuelo Class submarines, foreseen under the scope of the Subsea Development Program (PROSUB), one of the largest projects in the country. The milestone of this new PROSUB phase will take place in the Itaguaí Naval Complex, with the start of the final assembly of the “Riachuelo”, the first of the conventional submarines of the Program to have united all the sections that form the…

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November Class K-3 Completes Drydocking Phase of Conversion to Museum Ship

Google Translation from https://bmpd.livejournal.com/2837939.html The original is taken from a colleague zvezdochka_ru in K-3 in the native element. Since the submarine “Lenin Komsomol” came into the bay of Kut 12 years have passed. And all this time the collective of the plant [Nerpa] and the Navy fought for the fate of this ship. Now we can safely say that the first stage of the museumification of the first Soviet nuclear submarine is over. The collective of SRP “Nerpa” performed complicated work on converting the submarine and today [September 8, 2017]…

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Norway and Germany enter into extensive cooperation on naval defence materiel

The German and Norwegian Ministers of Defence formally marked the start of a long-term cooperation on new submarines and naval missiles August 22nd. Minister of Defence, Ine Eriksen Søreide, met her German colleague, Ursula von der Leyen, at Eckernföerde naval base today for a bilateral meeting celebrating the start of German-Norwegian naval defense materiel cooperation. “I am very pleased that Norway and Germany have agreed upon a strategic cooperation on naval defense materiel. This agreement is the start of a long-lasting cooperation on new submarines, naval missiles and other defense…

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Helping Submarines “See” UTC Aerospace Systems Begins Production Of First Large Vertical Array For Virginia Class Subs

April 3, 2017 – UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., announced today that manufacturing has begun on the first Large Vertical Array (LVA) for Virginia Class submarines at its Aerostructures Engineered Polymer Products (EPP) division in Jacksonville, Florida. The start of production follows several years of collaboration between EPP, the U.S. Navy and prime contractor General Dynamics Electric Boat on a design and development program. EPP’s LVA is a hull-mounted acoustic array which, along with other onboard systems and sonar processing capabilities, allows a submarine to “see”…

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General Dynamics Awarded $126 Million by U.S. Navy for Virginia-Class Block V Long Lead Time Material

February 16, 2017 – General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $126.5 million contract by the U.S. Navy for long lead time material for the first two Block V Virginia-class submarines, SSN-802 and SSN-803. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. The contract provides funding for steam and electric-plant components, the main propulsion units and ship-service turbine generators, and miscellaneous hull, mechanical and electrical-system components to support construction of the two submarines beginning in fiscal year 2019. Block V will include submarines with the Virginia Payload…

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