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  • 13 February 2017

    The U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program has exercised contract options with BWXT Nuclear Operations Group for work on the naval nuclear reactor components production. This modification brought the value of the contract to $784 million. BWXT said new contracts valued at approximately $11 million were also awarded. Activity under these contracts is already underway. A variety of […]

  • 12 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Most things related to submarines are being kept secret – and that rightly so if they are to be successful at what they are built to do – being stealthy. After all, it is not called the ‘silent service’ for nothing. The fact that submarines, unlike their surface counterparts, rarely participate in open-day events does […]

  • 21 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Zvezda shipyard (Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center) held a ceremony to mark the end of the overhaul period of the Russian Navy’s nuclear-powered submarine “Kuzbass” CEO of Zvezda shipyard Yuri Filchenok and Acting Armaments Commander, Pacific Fleet, Rear Admiral Igor Korolev, signed the acceptance/delivery papers at the pier during the ceremony. The Project […]

  • 2 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    UK’s Ministry of Defence is considering granting over £1 billion to Rolls-Royce and BAE Systems so they can start building the first of four Successor ballistic missile submarines. According to a report by The Financial Times, the Ministry might allocate approx. $1.3 billion of funds as early as September this year. Successor is the British program to replace […]

  • 16 April 2020

    The construction of submarines with nuclear propulsion systems is on the agenda of the Iranian government, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi was cited by semi-official Fars News Agency as saying.  Explaining that many countries in the world are using nuclear propulsion technology, Khanzadi said: “certainly, the development program of nuclear submarine propulsion is […]

  • 13 January 2012
    Industry news

      Nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine Yury Dolgoruky successfully completed state trials along with Bulava missile system in Dec 2011 is almost commissioned into Russian maritime nuclear force, reported ITAR-TASS referring to a source in defense industry. “Before official commissioning of Yury Dolgoruky into combat-worthy maritime strategic nuclear force, there are some minor technical issues to […]

  • 31 October 2011
    Industry news

      CBC News has learned the Harper government is considering buying nuclear submarines to replace its problem-plagued fleet of diesel-powered… by Greg Westo (cbc) [mappress] Source: cbc, October 31, 2011

  • 3 July 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Based on the latest reports from Pakistan the Pakistan Navy (PN) may be on the brink of developing a naval nuclear missile capability, even as its plans for acquiring a nuclear submarine capability gradually become clearer, IDSA writes. This was confirmed by the first testing of the Hatf  VII (Babur)—an indigenously developed Cruise Missile with […]

  • 11 April 2018

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division has completed the inactivation of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN 65). As part of a process that began in 2013, more than 1,000 shipbuilders defueled Enterprise’s eight nuclear reactors, inactivated its propulsion systems and prepared its hull for final tow. Newport News Shipbuilding completed the inactivation base […]

  • 11 November 2014

    Huntington Ingalls Industries recently announced that Glenn Morgan has been promoted to vice president of nuclear materials operations for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions. Savannah River is a joint partnership between HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division, Fluor Corp. and Honeywell that manages operations of the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site in Aiken, S.C. Morgan previously […]

  • 13 February 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The US Navy has hired Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. to execute contracts totaling approximately $535.1 million for the manufacture of naval nuclear reactor components for submarines and aircraft carriers. Of this work, approximately $424.6 million was issued as options under previously announced contract awards in 2010 and 2013. Approximately $110.5 million has been […]

  • 11 February 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) announced today that its subsidiary Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. (B&W NOG) has received two U.S. Naval Reactors Program contracts totaling approximately $36 million. The larger of the two awards, valued at approximately $32 million, is for the assembly of nuclear propulsion components for Virginia Class submarines. […]

  • 16 February 2012
    Industry news

      Pakistan Navy will concentrate on designing and construction of own nuclear-powered submarines, reports Defense News referring to Pakistan’s media agencies. Press service of Pakistan Navy declined to comment that news. Reportedly, the project designing has been already financed, and the first nuclear-powered submarine would join Pakistan Navy in 5-8 years. According to non-conventional arms […]

  • 4 November 2011
    Industry news

    The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) announced today that its subsidiary Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. (NFS) has been awarded a $114.7 million contract for the manufacture and delivery of fuel and support activities for the U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. “Support of our nation’s naval fuel program is an important part of B&W’s diverse business […]

  • 12 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Under updated project of the Arctic Zone Development Strategy, Russian defense ministry will lift from the seabed and dismantle two… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, October 12, 2012; Image: Flot

  • 10 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    During a visit to the East Coast homeport for six Ohio-class fleet ballistic-missile and two guided-missile submarines July 9, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with 14 female submariners, toured the ballistic-missile submarine USS Tennessee, and took questions at an event with 180 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen.   The secretary’s stop here was the […]

  • 12 January 2012

      Along with construction of strategic and multipurpose nuclear-powered submarines, Russian Navy development program provides renewal of non-nuclear (diesel electric) submarines. In Russian Navy, diesel electric submarines are used for antisurface and antisubmarine warfare far fr om home bases both in the high seas and in limited water areas. Constructed non-nuclear subs will have all […]

  • 29 June 2016

    British consultancy, engineering and project management company Amec Foster Wheeler has landed a contract for work on the Royal Navy’s fleet of nuclear powered Vanguard-class submarines. Under the contract, which is expected to be worth around £75 million over a five-year period, Amec Foster will be providing nuclear propulsion safety and technical advice for UK nuclear submarines. […]

  • 23 October 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Bechtel Plant Machinery Inc., Monroeville, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $612,758,634 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for naval nuclear propulsion components. Work will be performed in Monroeville, Pennsylvania (84 percent), and Schenectady, New York (16 percent). Fiscal 2015 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $612,758,634 will be obligated at time of award and will […]

  • 1 May 2017

    The U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program has contracted BWX Technologies a $141.7 million contract for fuel manufacture, development activities, and decommissioning work in support of the nation’s nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers. Work under these contracts has already commenced, BWXT said adding that the vast majority of it will be completed during the remainder of 2017. […]

  • 28 December 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Bechtel Plant Machinery a $303 million contract for naval nuclear propulsion components. Part of the engineering and construction giant Bechtel Corp, Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. (BPMI) is responsible for providing design and manufacturing of nuclear power plant components for installation in submarines and aircraft carriers. According to the Bechtel, […]

  • 6 June 2011
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

      In accordance with official data exchange under START-3 treaty, the US State Department published information on numbers of nuclear warheads available to the Russian Federation and the US, as well as amount of deployed and non-deployed carriers. According to the promulgated data, as of Feb 5, 2011 Russia has 537 deployed carriers with 1,537 […]

  • 11 July 2011
    Equipment & technology

      India has begun construction of its second nuclear submarine at a new shipyard in Vishakhapatnam, especially configured for the indigenous n… (domain-b) [mappress] Source: domain-b, July 11, 2011;

  • 28 February 2013
    Training & Education

    Russian Navy will get three nuclear submarines in 2013: two nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines of the project 955 Borei-class and one… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, February 28, 2013

  • 5 August 2016

    U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Topeka (SSN 754) changed command during  a ceremony at the Naval Base Guam chapel on August 5. Cmdr. Steven Tarr III took charge of the submarine from Cmdr. David Lammers. Capt. Jeffrey Grimes, Joint Region Marianas Chief of Staff and former commander of Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) 15, was the guest […]

  • 3 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s “newest” nuclear-powered Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) arrived at Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, on May 2, for a visit as part of its Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment. A week before Cheyenne’s Japan visit, U.S. Navy Ohio-class submarine USS Michigan visited Busan, South Korea, in wake of tensions between North Korea and the U.S., caused […]

  • 31 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s ballistic missile submarine USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) arrived at Apra Harbor, Guam, for a scheduled port visit on October 30. The U.S. constantly has ballistic missile submarines such as USS Pennsylvania on patrol, provide an important element of the U.S. nuclear deterrence force. USS Pennsylvania is the tenth Ohio-class submarine and is armed with […]

  • 14 February 2012
    Industry news

      Strategic submarine SSBN Yekaterinburg being on fire on Dec 29, 2011 was docked in Roslyakovo, Murmansk region with nuclear weapons on board, writes Kommersant today. According to the magazine, up to 16 strategic missiles R-29RMU2 Sineva with 4 nuclear warheads each was on board the sub. There were torpedoes and ASW rocket torpedoes possibly […]

  • 10 March 2011
    Research & Development

      The reactors that power Britain’s naval submarines are “potentially vulnerable”  to fatal nuclear accidents because they fail to meet modern… (guardian) [mappress] Source: guardian,March 10, 2011;