Admiralty Shipyards Resumes Project 677 Kronstadt Trials

Admiralty Shipyards (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) has begun the second stage of factory sea trials of the Project 677 Kronstadt submarine. As part of the second stage of testing, which will also take place in the ranges of the Gulf of Finland, submarines will be immersed and the ship’s systems will be tested. At the first stage, which…

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FACT SHEET: Implementation of the AUKUS Partnership

March 5, 2022 – Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia, Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom, and President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. of the United States reviewed progress in implementing the Australia – United Kingdom – United States (AUKUS) partnership. The leaders reaffirmed their commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific, and more broadly to an international system…

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Portugal Deploys Submarine on Operation NATO SEA GUARDIAN

The submarine Arpão left March 25th from the Lisbon Naval Base to join NATO’s Operation SEA GUARDIAN and later participate in the European Union’s Operation IRINI. Operation NATO SEA GUARDIAN aims to promote maritime security in the Mediterranean Sea in order to guarantee freedom of navigation and situational awareness of the area, with a focus on narcotics, weapons and people…

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Navy Brings “Backpacker’s Mindset” to Arctic Ice Camp

The Navy’s 60-person encampment built on an ice floe in the Arctic Ocean is a nearly zero footprint camp. “It’s very much a backpacker’s mindset,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Casey Shumway, a culinary specialist from Submarine Squadron 11 who is managing the Ice Camp Queenfish dining tent. “If you backpack it in, you backpack it out. We’re trying to…

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Soviet Submarine Spotted off California!

Fortunately, this was not an act of war, it was to be the final voyage of the B-39 Project 641 Class Soviet era submarine, dubbed “Foxtrot” by NATO. The sub had been part of the San Diego Maritime Museum’s display fleet since 2005. On this clear February morning, the old B-39 was being towed by the Pacific Maritime Group tug Blarney, itself a…

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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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Virginia (SSN-774) Class Attack Submarine Procurement

The Navy has been procuring Virginia (SSN-774) class nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSNs) since FY1998, and a total of 34 have been procured through FY2021. Since FY2011, Virginia-class boats have been procured at a rate of two per year. Virginia-class boats scheduled for procurement in FY2019-FY2023 are being procured under a multiyear procurement (MYP) contract.

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Admiralty SY Cuts Steel for Two Project 677 Submarines

Admiralty Shipyards (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) has begun cutting metal from two Project 677 submarines at once. The state contract for the construction of the third and fourth diesel-electric submarines of project 677 was signed between JSC Admiralty Shipyards and the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in June 2019 as part of the Army-2019 forum. In…

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