Subsea Defense

Vietnam Gets Fifth Submarine from Russia

 The fifth of the six Kilo-class submarines that Vietnam purchased from Russia has arrived at Cam Ranh Bay, Thanh Nien news reported.   The submarine, which was

US Contract for Next Generation Nuclear Sub Planning Program

 The US Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $23.6 million contract to continue development work on the Ohio-class replacement nuclear submarine, General Dynamics said in a press release.

Australia Submarines: It is Japan vs. France

 While Japan is confident it has proven itself the best contender to build Australia's new submarines, the French have moved to undermine Japan’s bid to build the navy’s new submarines.

Elbit Systems Introduces Seagull

Israel’s Elbit Systems unveiled a prototype of what it claims is the world’s first unmanned system for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) missions.   Developed in less

Indian Navy Shows Off Strength

 India’s naval might was on full display off the coast of Visakhapatnam today (Saturday) as President Pranab Mukherjee reviewed the naval fleet.   Mukherjee,

Germany Out of Australian Submarine Tender

 As a bid from Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) loses ground over technical concerns, the competition for a A$50 billion ($34.55 billion)

Biofuels to Help Power Next US Navy Deployment

 The U.S. Navy on Wednesday launched its first carrier strike group powered partly by biofuel  to conduct operations in the Pacific.   The "Great

New Attack Submarine Named in Honor of Utah

 US Navy has christened its Virginia-class attack submarine, SSN 801, as the USS Utah in honour of the history its namesake state has had within the navy.   The

Indonesian Shipyard Launches Frigate

 The first of two SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) guided-missile frigates under construction for the Indonesian Navy  (TNI AL) has been launched by PT PAL’s Surabaya Shipyard.

US Nuclear Submarine Visits Japanese Port

 Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN 705)  has docked at Yokosuka port in Japan as part of its Asia-Pacific region itinerary,

U.S. Questions Chinese Submarines on Anti-Piracy Missions

 U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander, Admiral Scott Swift questioned the motive behind China deploying submarines for anti-piracy operations in the Indian Ocean, reports PTI.

Australia Submarine Contract Award in Final Stage

 The Australian government has begun its final evaluation of bids from Japan, Germany and France to choose the maker of its next-generation submarine and is expected

Dragon Flexes Naval Muscle With 2nd Aircraft Carrier

 China has confirmed it is building a second aircraft carrier in a move that is likely to further inflame tensions with its regional rivals over the South China Sea.

Iran Denies Rocket Launch Near U.S. Warships

Iran denied on Thursday that its Revolutionary Guards launched rockets near the U.S. aircraft-carrier Harry S. Truman and other warships as they were entering the Gulf on Saturday.

Egypt Receives First Submarine from Germany

 According to German Ambassador Julius Georg Luy, one submarine was delivered to Egypt on December 10 while two others are awaiting delivery from Germany.   The

Creating History Indian PM Chairs Commanders’ Meet On Board INS Vikramaditya

 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi presided over a combined commanders' conference  on Tuesday (December 16) morning aboard INS Vikramaditya, stationed about 40 nautical miles on the high seas.

Chinese Navy Ramps up Drills in Disputed Sea

 The Chinese navy has conducted live-fire exercises in the disputed South China Sea , reports Reuters.   China claims almost all of the energy-rich waters, through

Seafloor Massive Sulphide Mining Project Advances

Nautilus Minerals Inc. (TSX:NUS, OTCQX: NUSMF, OTC:NUSMF Nasdaq Intl Designation) announced it signed a new agreement with Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group Co.

Russian-Indian Indra Drills On

 India and Russia has began their bilateral naval exercise, Indra Navy, which is aimed at increasing interoperability between the two Navies and developing common

Russia Launches Syria Submarine Strikes

 Russian media reports that a Russian diesel-electric submarine operating submerged in the Mediterranean Sea on Tuesday launched Kalibr cruise missiles at  Islamic

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