Subsea Defense

India, US, Japan Naval Drills Begins, Irks China

 India, Japan and the United States kicked off the first joint naval exercises  in the Bay of Bengal in eight years and such drills will occur each year, Indian government sources said.

Groundwork Begins on Successor Subs in UK

 Groundwork has started on the renovation of a central shipyard complex that be used for outfitting future Royal Navy Successor submarines, British Forces News said.

Michelle Obama Christens Navy's New Submarine

USS Illinois (SSN 786), the 13th submarine of the U.S. Navy’s Virginia Class, was christened Saturday at builder General Dynamics Electric Boat’s Groton shipyard.

China to Build Submarines in Pakistan

 China will build in Karachi four of eight submarines that it is selling to Pakistan, Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain said, reports Dawn. The

Russia Builds 'Arc Of Steel'

 Russia is building an “arc of steel” from the Arctic to the Mediterranean Sea said a NATO commander, in the same vein as Winston Churchill’s Iron Curtain metaphor.

Behave in the South China Sea, US Admiral Warns China

 US Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott Swift  has fired a broadside at China and other regional nations who are flouting international law in the South China Sea.

Michelle Obama to Christen Navy's Newest Submarine

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama will join builder General Dynamics Electric Boat, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, in christening Illinois (SSN-786), the U.

Thyssen Taps Anil Group for Sub Bid

 Diversified German conglomerate ThyssenKrupp AG has initiated talks to partner Anil Ambani-led ADAG in building up to 12 submarines in a contract expected to be worth Rs50,000 crore ($7.

Japan's Chase for Australian Subs Deal

 Japan has confirmed it is ready to build Australia’s submarines entirely at local shipyards, after stumbling in its effort to win the A$50 billion ($34.76 billion) contract, reports Reuters.

Indonesian Parliament Okays Subs from Russia

 Indonesia signaled its intent to purchase two submarines from Russia to bolster its current fleet, reports the Jakarta Post.   The government's plan to purchase

Japan Renews Submarine Bid for Australia

Japan looking to fix faltering Australian submarine bid. Japan is ready to match European rivals and build a fleet of submarines for Canberra entirely at Australian shipyards,

A Pleasant Sub-prise for Penang Ferry Passengers

 The sudden appearance of a submarine has caused excitement among hundreds of ferry users at Penang Port, Malaysia.   The Australian navy submarine HMAS Sheean

China Offers Cheaper Submarines to Egypt

 China is offering to build submarines for Egypt that are cheaper than vessels on offer from Germany, sources told Reuters, as Beijing looks to enhance weapons

UK/France Order Unmanned Mine Countermeasures System

ASV, a U.K. based supplier of unmanned and autonomous surface vehicles, informs it has been enlisted as part of the Thales-BAE consortium to develop and deliver

Wood Group Pioneers Five JIPs

  Wood Group is leading five new joint industry  projects (JIPs) which will use the company’s extensive subsea experience to solve  industry-wide challenges. These international projects,

Donegal Fishing Boat Nearly Hit by Submarine

 Donegal fishermen are counting their lucky stars after a near-miss with a submarine last week.    A shocked fisherman has described his close encounter with a submarine,

S. Korea Readies Viking Anti-submarine Planes

 South Korea is moving ahead to introduce refurbished S-3 Viking anti-submarine warfare (ASW) planes to counter threats from North Korea, Yonhap reported quoting a military source.

Russian Spy Ship near US Nuke Submarine Bases

 Fox News and the Washington Free Beacon reported the presence of a  top Russian spy ship off the coast of Kings Bay, Georgia and is capable of cutting undersea cables.

HII Wins $109.4mln U.S. Navy Contract

 Huntington Ingalls  has received a $109.4mln contract modification to carry out support services for the U.S. Navy’s nuclear submarines.   The company will work to engineer,

Taiwan Eyes Budget for New Submarines

 Taiwan’s defense ministry seeks financing to expand the country’s submarine fleet, reports Reuters quoting local media reports.   The government has allocated $92.

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