Royal Navy Merlin Mk2 Head to Head With Astute Class SSN

Prospective Royal Navy submarine commanders and trainee helicopter sub-hunters pitted their skills against each other during live exercises off the coast of Scotland. The Navy’s most advanced submarine, an Astute-class hunter-killer – and its most potent adversary, a Merlin Mk2 helicopter – played cat and mouse to enhance the training and expertise of both. The boat was hosting officers undergoing…

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Northrop Grumman in the UK Supports Astute Submarines

Northrop Grumman Corporation in the UK (NGUK) has been awarded a contract for in-service support of the Astute Class Submarine Platform Management System (PMS) by the Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA), an executive agency of the Ministry of Defence. Northrop Grumman is the original equipment manufacturer of the state-of-the-art, fully integrated PMS installed on Astute Boats 4 to 7. With this…

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Sevmash Created Nuclear Submarine Digital Model

At Sevmash (part of USC), for the first time in Russia, a digital model of a nuclear submarine was created. The project was implemented within the framework of a single design and production space created by the enterprise and four design bureaus. The innovative technology was introduced by specialists from Sevmash, design bureaus “Severnoye PKB”, “Rubin”, “Malakhit” and “Almaz” (part…

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Nuclear-Powered Submarines Welcomed

Former Royal Navy (RN) nuclear submarine executive officer, Captain Henry Finnis (ret’d), sees the benefits of Australia acquiring the vessels as he reflects on his career as a submariner. On September 16, the Prime Minister announced a new trilateral security partnership between Australia, the United Kingdom and United States, called AUKUS. Despite being surprised by the Australian Government’s announcement to…

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Thales Updates Status After Australia’s Submarine Program Change

Thales takes note of the decision by the Australian authorities to acquire a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines in the framework of a new strategic security partnership with the United States and the United Kingdom. As described by the Australian government, this decision is motivated by accelerating changes to regional security that make conventional submarines unsuited to Australia’s future operational needs.…

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Design Work Begins for Astute Class Replacement

The first work has begun on a successor to the Submarine Service’s cutting-edge hunter-killer force – even before all the current boats have been delivered to the Navy. BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce have each been given £85m to start thinking about the design and capabilities of a new class of submarine which will eventually take over from the Astute class.…

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Australia to Pursue Nuclear-Powered Submarines

Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States have agreed to the creation of an enhanced trilateral security partnership – AUKUS. The security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region have grown significantly. Military modernisation is occurring at an unprecedented rate and capabilities are rapidly advancing and their reach expanding. The technological edge enjoyed by Australia and our partners is narrowing. AUKUS…

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Project 885 Kazan Arrives in Northern Fleet

June xx, 2021 (Microsoft Translation) – Today, the fourth-generation Kazan nuclear submarine cruiser of the Yasen-M project arrived at its permanent base in the Northern Fleet. Rear Admiral Vladimir Vorobyev, the chief of staff of the Northern Fleet, representatives of the Command of the Red Banner Submarine Forces of the Northern Fleet, the closed administrative and territorial formation of Saozersk,…

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