Subsea Defense

Vietnam's Submarines to Counter China?

 Vietnam's new submarines could alter the balance in the South China Sea quite dramatically, say maritime security analysts.   Vietnam and China have long contested

India May Add Japanese Soryu-Class Submarines to its Fleet

 India is reportedly considering a project to incorporate six Japanese Soryu-class diesel-electric submarines into its fleet, says The Japan Times.   The Defense

Indonesia Partners with China on Maritime

 Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged increased maritime cooperation during the formers visit to China.   The joint

Japan's Navy Unveils De-Facto Aircraft Carrier

 Japan's Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) took delivery of its biggest warship Izumo, since World War II, a vessel that observers say is a "de-facto aircraft carrier".

Thailand Eyes Submarine Fleet

 Royal Thai Navy (RTN)'s plan to buy submarines is on again with strong backing from Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon who wants Thailand’s fleet to be on par with neighbouring countries.

Submerged Politics in Aussie's $39 bln Submarine Plan

 Australian government plans to spend 50 billion Australian dollars (US$39.39 billion) on powerful new submarines, has become a political football at home, reports Reuters.

Somali Pirates Shifting Towards India

 Somali pirates, after being neutralized by various countries’ navies, are shifting their locations towards India, but the country is watchful to deal with such threats,

Legally China Can't Claim South China Sea: Indonesia

 Indonesian President Joko Widodo said China'a claims to the majority of the South China Sea have "no legal foundation in international law," he told Japan's Yomiuri newspaper.

World War 3 or Cold War? Focus On Arctic Oil

 The Arctic is heating up, both climatically and militarily. Vladimir Putin sends troops and jets to oil- and gas-rich region also coveted by Canada, United States, Norway and Denmark.

Russian Submarine in North Sea?

 A Scottish fishing boat skipper Angus Macleod has reported a terrifying brush with what is believed to be a rogue Russian submarine inside British waters in the North Sea.

Indonesia, Japan Defense Agreement to Tackle South China Sea Issue

 Indonesia will sign a non-binding defense agreement with Japan next week when President Joko Widodo visits Tokyo for talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.   Tokyo

British Queen visits Plymouth for HMS Ocean rededication

 The Queen, who is the sponsor of HMS Ocean, attended the celebration of rededication of the ship following a £65 million refit at Devonport dockyard in Plymouth.

US Navy Christens New Amphibious Transport Dock as John P Murtha

 The US Navy is christening the tenth San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship on 21 March at the Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) shipbuilding division visitor control centre.

Northrop Grumman Hires VP for Undersea Systems

  Northrop Grumman Corporation has named Alan Lytle vice president, Undersea Systems business unit, for the company's Electronic Systems sector, the company announced today.

3D-Simulator Generates Training, Expertise on Subs

  A new diesel generator simulator has been delivered to Pearl Harbor naval facilities by the TechSolutions program at the Office of Naval Research (ONR), officials at ONR announced March 18.

Russia Conducts Naval Drill in Baltic Sea

 Russian naval units are conducting a defense drill in the Barents Sea, which Russia shares with Norway, involving more than 20 vessels from the country’s Baltic Fleet,

China, Japan Hold First Maritime Security Talks in Four Years

 China and Japan have agreed to establish a "maritime communications hotline" as a means of defusing tense naval standoffs as vessels from both sides patrol in

It's Official: Sweden Boosts Submarine Fleet

 Sweden has given a long-awaited green light to the planned procurement of two new-generation A26 submarines from Saab Kockums.   Sweden's official announcement

Putin Puts Northern Fleet on Full Combat Alert

 Russian President Vladimir Putin put the nation’s northern fleet on full alert in the Arctic Ocean this week, as the U.S. and several Eastern European NATO countries

US Urges Asia for a Joint Move in South China Sea

 The commander of the U.S. Navy Seventh Fleet Vice Admiral Robert Thomas urged Southeast Asian nations to form a combined maritime force to patrol areas of the

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