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  • 2 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The lead boat of a new class of French Navy nuclear-powered attack submarines is now in the water after it was unveiled in a grand ceremony on July 12. While the “launching ceremony” for the submarine Suffren was held early July, the boat entered water on August 1, according to an announcement from the French […]

  • 12 July 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Suffren boats will be more silent, durable, and deadly than their predecessors.

  • 30 April 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The French Navy’s new nuclear-powered attack submarine Suffren has started first sea trials. Suffren is the first of six new Barracuda generation of navy boats built by Naval Group to replace the ageing Rubis-class. The sea trials started on April 28 after the newbuilding left Cherbourg Naval Base, according to an announcement from the French […]

  • 8 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    French defense minister Florence Parly announced on May 4 that another Barracuda-class nuclear attack submarine was ordered for the French Navy. According to a defense ministry statement, the decision to order the fifth boat in the class was made during a defense ministry meeting on May 2. The new generation nuclear submarines are built by […]

  • 5 July 2019

    On July 3, the French Navy’s nuclear attack submarine Saphir (S602) reached the Cherbourg port, prior to her retiring from the navy’s fleet. After 35 years of service, Saphir will be the first of six Rubis-class submarines to be retired from active duty at the end of this month. Launched in 1981 and commissioned three […]

  • 5 July 2011

      Defence procurement agency DGA has placed an order with DCNS for the third Barracuda-type nuclear-powered attack submarine for the French Navy. This order comes under the framework programme contract awarded to DCNS in December 2006 calling for the delivery of six next-generation SSNs between 2017 and 2028. Barracuda-type SSNs will replace the six Rubis-class […]

  • 21 April 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    DCNS has just obtained a contract for providing through life support (TLS) until 2020 to the six nuclear attack submarines in service in the French National Navy and based in Toulon. This contract confirms DCNS leadership in through life support. The contract was recently notified by the Fleet Support Department and became effective on 01 […]

  • 8 November 2012
    Industry news

    DCNS’s Cherbourg centre has completed the first pressure hull ring for the third Barracuda-type nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) almost one month ahead of schedule. This is an important milestone for a particularly ambitious DCNS-led programme. The first ring of Barracuda No. 3 SSN Tourville was completed less than two years after that of Barracuda No. […]

  • 28 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Highlights include the Indian Navy’s Scorpene SSK, the Mistral-Class LHD, the Gowind OPV L’Adroit together with the Barracuda SSN, a future Aircraft Carrier design and DCNS’ services solutions. At the centre of the focus, the Scorpene submarine which Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) is producing under ToT from DCNS will be displayed. The first Scorpene submarine […]

  • 2 June 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Australia’s dedicated submarine sustainment organisation, ASC, is collaborating with Australian national science agency, CSIRO, and DMTC Limited, to pioneer the use of additive manufacturing for the repair of the six Collins-class submarines.

  • 3 June 2020
    Equipment & technology

    Babcock, an aerospace and defence company, has been awarded a multimillion-pound contract extension to manufacture a further eighteen tactical missile tube assemblies (MTAs) for General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB).

  • 2 February 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has lifted and mounted a 400-metric ton caisson unit into its new Joint Manufacturing Assembly Facility (JMAF). The company says the fixture will speed up submarine construction. “A fixture of this magnitude allows us to significantly improve construction efficiencies and shorten our production span times […]

  • 6 July 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Canada’s government has awarded an in-service support contract to Fleetway Inc. of Halifax, Nova Scotia, for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) Halifax-class of frigates.

  • 22 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The class of 2014 from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), which included 225 new Merchant Marine and Military Officers, graduated in Kings Point, New York on Saturday.   Vice Admiral Michelle J. Howard, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans and Strategy, delivered the commencement address to over 2,300 graduates, family members and […]

  • 9 June 2020
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    BAE Systems Australia’s shipbuilding business, ASC Shipbuilding, has signed a contract with Australian company BlueScope Steel AIS for the prototyping phase of the Hunter-class frigate program, due to start at the end of this year.

  • 20 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    A Russian Navy task group returning from their deployment as part of the country’s permanent Mediterranean task force entered the Atlantic Ocean en route to their Northern Fleet homeport. Ropucha-class landing ship Aleksandr Otrakovskiy, Vishnya-class intelligence ship Feodor Golovin and Altay-class oiler Yelnya transited the Strait of Gibraltar on February 19, escorted by Portuguese Navy corvette NRP António […]

  • 9 August 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    While the first of the US Navy’s next-generation ballistic missile submarines is still scheduled to start construction in fiscal year 2021, navy officials are assessing potential delays in the Columbia-class submarine program after faulty welding was discovered on prefabricated missile tubes. In addition to the Columbia-class, other projects like the Virginia-class attack submarines and the […]

  • 11 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    USS Connecticut is one of three subs in her class.

  • 20 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Australian Navy’s fleet of six Collins-class submarines will likely necessitate substantial upgrades to remain in service until the new SEA 1000 submarines start arriving, navy chief Vice Admiral Mike Noonan indicated at an Australian senate hearing. “We’re expecting that we will upgrade at least five, and the work around determining the scope of […]

  • 10 August 2017
    Authorities

    Two Royal Navy mine countermeasure vessels arrived in Oman recently to relieve two of their counterparts who spent the last three years forward-deployed to Bahrain. Returning home to the UK are HMS Penzance (bound for Faslane) and HMS Chiddingfold (Portsmouth) after completing their three-year stints in the Gulf. Assuming their places in Bahrain are Sandown-class minehunter […]

  • 25 May 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s first yard tug (YT) 808-class vessel was successfully launched at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) shipyard on May 16. The YT 808 vessels are designed after the navy’s existing YT 802 Valiant-class tugs and built to commercial ABS standards. The 90’ x 38’ tugs will have a top speed of approximately 11.7 knots […]

  • 23 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    After entering the Atlantic Ocean on their return home from Mediterranean tasking on February 19, a Russian task group composed of three ships has now passed the English Channel. The Royal Navy announced on February 22 that it deployed patrol ship HMS Mersey and a Wildcat helicopter from RNAS Yeovilton to follow the progress of […]

  • 1 June 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Bollinger delivers first of three USCG Fast Response Cutters to be home-ported in Guam

  • 30 June 2020
    Vessels

    Shipbuilder Austal USA has delivered USS Oakland (24), a new Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS), to the US Navy, from the company’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.

  • 20 May 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Palfinger’s marine business and local sales and service partner Palfinger Australia has been contracted by Austal to supply cranes for new Guardian-class patrol boats. By 2023, a total of 21 PK15500M foldable knuckle boom cranes will be delivered to the shipbuilder. The order, for which Austal is designing 21 Guardian Class Patrol Boats, serves 13 […]

  • 27 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $95.5 million contract modification to continue development of the Common Missile Compartment for the U.S. Navy’s Columbia-class submarine and the Royal Navy’s Dreadnought-class ballistic-missile submarine. The contract modification will enable procurement of 17 missile tubes which will support the manufacture of the Common Missile Compartment. […]

  • 18 May 2011
    Industry news

      Ukraine is serious about reviving and further development of its ship-building industry in Mykolaiv region (South Ukraine – Ed.). This is th… (WorldwideNewsUkraine) [mappress] Source: WorldwideNewsUkraine, May 18, 2011;

  • 20 September 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Russian shipbuilder Admiralty Shipyards has launched the Russian Navy’s second Project 677 (Lada-class) submarine ‘Kronshtadt’. The launching ceremony took place in St. Petersburg, on Thursday, September 20 – 13 years after construction works first started on the submarine in 2005. The first submarine in the class, Sankt Peterburg (B-585) entered service 20 years ago and serves as […]

  • 21 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Turkish defense company STM has contracted UK’s Kelvin Hughes for the delivery of its I-Band SharpEye Doppler submarine radar system for the Pakistan Navy’s Agosta 90B- class submarines. Also referred to as the Khalid-class, the submarines are receiving the radars as part of their mid-life upgrade program that STM is undertaking under a contract from June 2016. Working […]