Russia Finally Adopts Modular Submarine Construction

January 19, 2021 (Google Translation) – The block-modular method, introduced at Sevmash (part of USC), will reduce the building berth period by 18 months for nuclear submarines. The use of the new technology for creating nuclear submarines will also increase the quality of work and reduce labor intensity due to the assembly of submarine hulls from large block modules of…

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Collins Class submarines to receive sonar upgrades

December 29, 2020 – Navy’s Collins Class submarines will undergo significant upgrades to its sonar systems here in Australia through a multi-million dollar contract with Thales Australia. The two contracts, worth around $23.7 million, are for the design and implementation of the Mine and Obstacle Avoidance System and the High Frequency Intercept Array for the submarine fleet. The upgrades will…

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Taiwan Updates Submarine Program

November 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – In response to media reports that “President Tsai blessed the start of national construction of submarines? The two red zone equipment has not yet been approved for export.” The Navy Command clarified today (22) that the media reports were untrue. The description is as follows: 1. The National Defense and Intelligence Committee of the…

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US SSBN force celebrates 60 years of strategic deterrence

November 16, 2020 – The ballistic-missile submarine force celebrated the 60th anniversary of the first strategic deterrent patrol by an SSBN, Nov. 15. USS George Washington (SSBN 598) departed Cape Canaveral, Florida, with 16 Polaris missiles on the first strategic deterrent patrol, Nov. 15, 1960. George Washington was the lead ship in its class, and the first of 41 SSBNs…

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Taiwan Denies Submarine Force Poor Morale

November 1, 2020 (Google Translation) – In response to media reports of “the morale of the submarine team is depressed,” the Navy Command stated today (1) that the content of the report was purely speculative and inconsistent with facts. The Naval Command further stated that the submarine national construction project has completed the contract for major and minor equipment and…

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Second Columbia-class SSBN Named USS Wisconsin

October 29, 2020 – Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite announced Oct. 28 that the newest Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine will be named in honor of the state of Wisconsin. This will be the third Naval vessel to bear the state name and will carry the hull number SSBN-827. “The Wisconsin namesake carries a great legacy that will undoubtedly…

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Minister of Defense Frank Bakke-Jensen Announces Tromso Submarine Facility

October 29, 2020 (Google Translation) – I am pleased to see that our allies are welcome in Tromsø with their submarines, and will contribute to a good collaboration so that the necessary local contingency plans are in place. The defense of Norway is dependent on reinforcements from our allies. An important part of this is to facilitate the Allies to…

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Australian industry to benefit from $900 million Attack Class work package

October 16, 2020 – Australian industry will benefit from hundreds of millions of dollars in work packages for the Morrison Government’s Future Submarine Program, supporting hundreds of Australian jobs and creating new opportunities for Australian businesses. The Morrison Government and Naval Group today launched a new campaign seeking Expressions of Interest from Australian industry to become Australian Capability Partners for…

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