Defense Minister Visits Submarine Construction Project

September 24, 2019 (Google Translation) – The acting Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, visited the Cartagena Shipyard this morning, where she has been shown the current progress of the S80 submarine program, a priority to meet the needs of the national defense strategy. The program is fully consolidated, technically and programmatically, with the first unit in the final phase of construction to begin the testing and launching phase in 2020. Navantia has thus overcome one of the greatest engineering challenges in its history, having developed unique capabilities in design and…

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Taiwan Refutes Statements on Submarine Replacement

August 12, 2019 (Google Translation) – In response to media reports that “IDS combat system is not included in the software of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the equipment is responsible for the Loma package,” the Navy Command said today (11) that the report was purely media speculation. “Submarine State Building” is now implemented by the main contractor Taiwan Shipping Company and is operated by the Chinese Academy of Sciences as a warfare integrator. The current progress is normal. The military is in a prudent and rigorous manner to…

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RFS Dmitrov Trains in Minefield Penetration

July 14, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crew of the diesel-electric submarine “Dmitrov” in the course of routine development of elements of the course task L-2 in the combat training grounds of the Baltic Fleet in the Gulf of Finland performed combat training tasks in overcoming minefields. In the course of the exercise, submariners worked closely with the crews of the base minesweepers of the Leningrad Naval Base, who trawled the fairway. Before the submarine was the task – to pass in the surface position at a certain distance with…

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ESCO Announces Acquisition of Navy Submarine Supplier

July 9, 2019 – ESCO Technologies Inc. today announced that it has acquired Globe Composite Solutions, LLC (Globe), a well-established, vertically integrated supplier of mission-critical composite-based products and solutions for navy, defense, and industrial customers. Globe works directly with the U.S. Navy and also through prime contractors to cost-effectively and efficiently produce parts that meet rigid military-grade specifications through its internally developed expertise. Its products are utilized for acoustic, signature-reduction, communications, sealing, vibration-reducing, surface control, and hydrodynamic-related applications. Significant capital investments in recent years have enabled the company to secure…

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Chile Celebrates 102 Years of Submarines

(Google Translation) – The hoisting Picture foto_00000001of the Chilean pavilion on Holland-type submarines marks the creation of the specialty that serves under the slogan “Semper Fidelis”. On March 28, 1918, the flotilla sailed to Valparaiso on its maiden voyage commanded by Rear Admiral Luis Gomez Carreño. Hymn of the Submarine Submarine Force action in the sea already very soon we are going to set sail and for Chile the life we ​​will give in defense of its freedom Submarines action in the sea already very soon we are going to…

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Inside the University of Victoria human-powered submarine Chinook II

June 27, 2019 – Jaryd Middleton, pilot and president of Canada’s University of Victoria’s Submarine Racing Club from British Columbia, Canada, was once a part of a submarine team populated with senior students when he was just entering college. Many of them have now graduated, ushering in a new era of young science, technology, engineering and math team members. Although they are new to each other and their roles within the club, all members have hit the ground running after seizing the opportunity to learn and improve from the team…

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Saab Completes Modernization of Submarine Uppland

June 19, 2019 – The relaunch of H(SW)MS Uppland took place today. Two of the Gotland-class submarines have now concluded comprehensive mid-life upgrades (MLU) and are equipped to face the challenges of tomorrow. The relaunch of a second Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) submarine within 12 months illustrate the skills and capacity of a world-class shipyard. Saab is one of few companies in the world capable of running mid-life upgrades while in parallel developing the next generation of AIP submarines. Saab’s modular philosophy provides the customer with a fleet of submarines…

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U.S., Royal Thai Navy Conduct Joint Submarine Training During CARAT Thailand 2019

June 17, 2019 – The U.S. Navy and Royal Thai Navy (RTN) conducted joint submarine knowledge exchanges and simulations at Sattahip Naval Base during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2019 from May 28 to June 8. Training events included subject matter expert exchanges focusing on submarine operation procedures and tactics, along with simulated, integrated watch team scenarios conducted inside the RTN submarine simulator. “I am very pleased to see submariners from both sides learn from each other throughout several activities, from classroom training and seminars to integrating a submarine…

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Three Russian Submarines Surface Through Arctic Ice

June 3, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Project 885 lead multirole nuclear-powered submarine and two Project 667BDRM strategic subs practiced surfacing in open water patches amid Arctic ice during drills in May, the press office of Russia’s Northern Fleet reported on Monday. “The underwater nuclear-powered missile cruisers Tula, Novomoskovsk and Severodvinsk were involved in performing missions under the Arctic Ocean’s ice. The submariners practiced a whole range of under-ice sailing tasks, including the search for an open water patch in the designated area and surfacing through ice,” the press office…

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Egyptian Submarine S43 Christened in Kiel

May 3, 2019 – The third of four 209/1400mod class submarines for the Navy of the Arab Republic of Egypt was named and launched on May 3, 2019 at the shipyard of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems in Kiel. As part of the ceremony, Vice Admiral Ahmed Khaled, Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Navy, officially named the boat “S43”. The boat will now be intensively tested. Dr. Rolf Wirtz, CEO of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems: “This significant milestone in the construction program for the Egyptian Navy is based on an open and trusting dialogue…

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New Submarine Rescue Service

March 6, 2019 – The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) will receive a new sovereign air transportable Submarine Rescue Service capability under a contract with Phoenix International (Australia). Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said the service will be based in Western Australia and support both the Collins Class submarine force and the Attack Class submarines for the next 25 plus years. “The new system is being designed and built specifically to support the capability requirements of the Navy and will be both air and road transportable, capable of…

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Attack Class Design Contract Signed

March 5,2019 – Momentum continues to build on the Attack class program with the Submarine Design Contract now also signed. It comes less than a month after the Strategic Partnering Agreement was signed, and just days after the signing of the Framework Agreement between Naval Group Australia and ASC. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said the signing of the contract between the Commonwealth and Naval Group is the first contract inked under the SPA. “The detailed architecture for the hull, including the placement of main systems, will…

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Pacific Fleet Kilo Trains for Torpedo Attack

March 4, 2019 (Google Translation) – In accordance with the combat training plan, two diesel submarines of the Primorsky flotilla of the diverse forces of the Pacific Fleet conducted a test anti-submarine tactical doctrine on the search and attack of a submarine of a conditional enemy. In the gulf of Peter the Great, one of the submarines, performing a set of camouflage measures, found a submarine designating the forces of the “enemy” from the vantage point, conditionally attacked it with torpedo weapons and secretly left the area. Another submarine completed…

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Naval Group Australia and ASC Sign Framework Agreement for Attack Class

February 25, 2019 – Just two weeks after the Strategic Partnering Agreement was signed, pen has been put to paper on another important document for the future of Australia’s submarines. The Government today announced the formal signing of a Framework Agreement between Naval Group Australia and ASC. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said the Framework Agreement identified ways Naval Group Australia and ASC would collaborate for the provision of supplies and services to each other to support Australia’s sovereign submarine capability. “The Framework Agreement includes workforce development…

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