Head of Taiwan’s Submarine Program Retires Early

July 22, 2021 (Google Translation) – In response to media reports that “Ship Commander Gao Jiabin retired ahead of schedule, the process of submarine construction may be affected”, the Navy Command stated today (22) that Lieutenant Admiral Gao Jiabin has applied for discharge. The headquarters has been soothing for many times. Since high school will have another career plan, the…

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Norway Signs Contract for New Submarines

July 8, 2021 (Google Translation) – Today, the procurement agencies, Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) in Norway and Bundesamt für Ausrüstnung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw) in Germany, signed the contract for new submarines together with thyssekrupp Marine Systems. In addition, the contract with Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace for new naval strike missiles was signed. The Royal Norwegian Ministry…

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Submarine training facility takes shape at HMNB Clyde

June 9, 2021 – Work is well underway on a new training facility which will secure HMNB Clyde as the central base for submariners in the UK. Last year the Defence Infrastructure Organization (DIO) awarded a contract worth £100-million to Kier Graham to deliver the works, which are expected to complete in early 2022. The Submarine Training Facility (SMTF) building…

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USS New Hampshire Returns from Deployment

The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS New Hampshire (SSN 778) returned from deployment to its homeport at Naval Station Norfolk, May 7. Under the command of Cmdr. Bennett Christman, New Hampshire returns from a deployment where it executed the chief of naval operations’ maritime strategy by supporting national security interests and maritime security operations. “I am incredibly proud of the crew’s…

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Taiwan May be Looking at Retired Oyashio Class Hulls for Submarine Replacement

April 23, 2020 (Google Translation) – In response to media reports that “the national construction of submarines is not so good, experts are calling for Oyashio-class submarines.” 1. The media report has not been verified and reported arbitrarily, and the content is completely inconsistent with the facts. The army expressed regret. 2. The overall planning and signing of the system…

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Norfolk Naval Shipyard Uses Innovative “HAMSTER” Tool on Virginia Class Submarine

April 13, 2021 – Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) recently teamed with Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) to bring an advanced prototype to America’s Shipyard with the intent of testing the bond between a coating and hull of Virginia-Class (VACL) Submarines. The prototype, known as the Hammer Activated Measurement System for Testing and Evaluating Rubber, or HAMSTER for short,…

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10th Block V Virginia Class Ordered

March 29, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) announced today that the shipbuilding team, which includes its Newport News Shipbuilding division, has been awarded a contract modification in support of construction of the 10th Virginia-class Block V submarine. In December 2019, Newport News and teaming partner General Dynamics Electric Boat received a $22 billion contract to build nine Virginia-class…

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