Subsea Defense

Thai Navy Lobbies for More Submarines

The Royal Thai Navy claims it urgently needs more submarines to compete with other Asian countries.   The assistant commander made the claim aimed at persuading

L-3 to Supply UMM Systems for US Navy

L-3 KEO has been awarded a multimillion dollar contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to supply Universal Modular Masts (UMMs) for use on Virginia-class submarines.

Brazilian Police to Probe Nuclear Submarine Program

Brazilian federal police are investigating potential irregularities in a military program that aims to build a nuclear-powered submarine in partnership with France by 2023, newspaper Folha de S.

Japan Seeks Australian Submarine Contract

 Japan will send a high-level delegation to Adelaide for talks on building Australia's next-generation fleet of submarines.   A former commander of the Japanese

Wrecked 'Russian Submarine' Found in Swedish Waters

 A wrecked mini-submarine was found last week in waters off of Sweden’s eastern coast.   Authorities believe it is a Russian model, primarily because of Cyrillic letters on the hull.

Harris Receives $15 Million Contract to Provide Acoustic Sensors

 Harris Corp received a $15 million, 4 year follow-on contract to provide acoustic sensors for installation on the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class submarines.   The

Pipavav Defence Sings Pact with Russian Sub Repairing Firm

 Pipavav Defence & Offshore Engineering Co Ltd (PDOC) has announced a joint venture (JV) with Russia's JSC Ship Repairing Centre Zvyozdochka for medium refits and

China Far Ahead of India in Submarine Race

 Global military reported that recently a Chinese “Yuan” class conventional submarines docked news in Pakistan, once again hurt the Indian Navy submarine fleet.

US Navy Launches Undersea Drone

A U.S. Navy submarine has become the first to launch and recover an underwater drone used in a military operation, reports AP.   The attack submarine USS North Dakota returned to its base in Groton,

Newport News Shipbuilding Bags US Navy Submarine Contract

 The U.S. Navy has given Newport News Shipbuilding a $106 million contract to provide engineering and industrial support for submarines.    Huntington Ingalls Industries,

Latvia Spots Russian Submarine

 The National Armed Forces of Latvia said they found a submarine on Sunday and a group of Russian warships in the exclusive economic zone of Latvia.   The Sputnik

China Conducts 8-day Naval Drills in Yellow Sea

 China has launched regular military exercises in the Yellow Sea and the Bohai Strait, says the Chinese People's Liberation Army's Daily, the Chinese military's official newspaper.

More than 100 Shipbuilders Lose Jobs at ASC

 South Australian defence shipbuilding company ASC has axed 101 blue collar jobs from its facility at Osborne near Port Adelaide.    The submarine and shipbuilder

Brakes on Thai Plan to Buy Submarines

 The proposal to buy three Chinese submarines has been put on hold and would not be put into consideration by the Cabinet yet, said Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan.

Philippines' Warship Repair Angers China

 China warned it can take "further actions" after the Philippines confirmed it is fortifying the BRP Sierra Madre, a grounded ship on Ayungin Shoal (Second Thomas Shoal) in the South China Sea.

SembCorp Bags US$1bn Semi-sub Deal

 Sembcorp Marine has signed an engineering and construction contract worth about US$1 billion to build the world's largest semi-submersible crane vessel for a unit

Russia Revives its Black Sea Submarine Fleet

 Russia is making moves to revive and increase the size and scope of its Black Sea submarine fleet, the Russian Ministry of Defense stated.   Project 636.3 Varshavyanka

Sub France Wants Australia to Buy

 The French company DCNS has released details of the new submarine it wants to build for Australia as a replacement for the navy's Collins subs.   DCNS is offering

India to Float Tenders for Six New Submarines Soon

 The Indian Navy will soon invite tenders for building six conventional submarines after a high-level committee of the Defence Ministry submitted its report identifying

India Shortlists 5 Shipyards for $10.1 Bln Submarines Project

 India's top government committee has selected five Indian shipyards to compete for an Rs 64,000-crore ($10.1 Bln) project to build high-tech submarines for the navy.

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