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  • 12 August 2019

    The submariners served aboard one of four Royal Navy ballistic missile submarines.

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

    Silent motorways and submarines that are undetectable to sonar. These are dreams that the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) says could come true thanks to a new material that absorbs sound rather than reflecting it. The university is responsible for the theoretical modelling of the sound-suppressing material that is also known as ‘acoustic metamaterial’. DTU said it was […]

  • 11 December 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Columbian president Juan Manuel Santos Calderón christened two former German navy Type 206 A submarines in Cartagena, Colombia. The submarines have been acquired under the Colombian Navy’s modernization plan. The Type 206 A submarines were upgraded by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems and will replace two identically named subs, the ARC Intrépido und ARC Indomable, which have been in service […]

  • 6 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy opened a new submarine bridge trainer (SBT) at the Trident Training Facility (TRITRAFAC) in Bangor with a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 5. Rear Adm. John Tammen, commander, Submarine Group 9, Capt. John Fancher, commanding officer of TRITRAFAC Bangor, and Rear Adm. Moises DelToro, commander, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, cut the ribbon […]

  • 8 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The British Ministry of Defence has made a decision on where the intermediate level radioactive waste from decommissioned nuclear-powered submarines will be stored prior to disposal. The Royal Navy currently has 19 former nuclear submarines stored afloat in Devonport and Rosyth, but the submarines can only be completely dismantled once the radioactive material and components have […]

  • 6 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The German 670-company corporation ThyssenKrupp confirmed that it is looking to restructure its shipbuilding division after failing to secure the Australian future submarines mega contract. “The corporation will determine whether Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) is structurally well set and how the performance can be further heightened”, a Thyssenkrupp spokesman said in response to a report by the German newspaper “Welt […]

  • 16 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, told media during her recent visit to Japan that volatility in the region required a closer co-operation between Australia and Japan. This comment was widely interpreted as a sign of inclination towards the Japanese bid for the Australian A$40 billion submarine deal. Separately, Australian news site SMH reported that the Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida […]

  • 22 January 2016

    ScottishPower Renewables and Vatenfall, two windfarm developers, discovered an uncharted wreck of a WWI German submarine which went missing in 1915. The wreck discovered within the East Anglia Zone is 57.6 metres in length, 4.1 metres in width and 4.6 metres in height and the bow appears to be facing south. Damage was observed at the bow and […]

  • 16 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The ever-quieter diesel-electric submarines posing a threat to surface ships might be a thing of the past. The U.S. Navy, and NATO, who fears the evolving Russian subs, are probably looking up to DARPA’s new anti-submarine warfare “drone ship” which is now being prepared for the sea trials. U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) […]

  • 3 September 2018
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Australian shipbuilder ASC has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the country’s Defence Science and Technology (DST) to further collaborate in the submarine-related technologies. Commenting on the new agreement, Stuart Whiley, ASC CEO, said: “I’m delighted to secure ASC’s continued collaboration with DST and look forward to further benefits for Australia’s operational submarine fleet, the Collins class, […]

  • 20 April 2020

    The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Vermont (SSN 792), the 19th Virginia-class attack submarine, April 18. Although the traditional public commissioning ceremony was canceled due to public health restrictions on large public gatherings, the Navy commissioned USS Vermont administratively and transitioned the boat to normal operations. “This Virginia-class fast-attack submarine will continue the proud naval legacy […]

  • 3 July 2019

    Fourteen sailors have been killed in a fire on board a Russian Navy deepsea research submarine. The incident occurred in the Russian territorial waters of the Brents Sea on July 1, according to a statement issued by the Russian government. The fourteen crew members died from smoke inhalation after the fire broke out. Seven of […]

  • 13 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy is currently in the process of testing a new submarine steam suit that designed to protect sailors from steam leaks on nuclear-powered submarines. The suit was recently demonstrated by the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) at naval submarine base New London where former USS Toledo (SSN 769) jumped into the suit […]

  • 13 April 2012
    Training & Education

      Submariners past and present, and distinguished guests gathered at the National Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu April 11, to commemorate 112 years of submarine service. The event was sponsored by the United States Submarine Veterans Inc. (USSVI) Bowfin Base Subvets. USSVI was founded in 1965 by a group of U.S. World War II […]

  • 10 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy hopes a new ‘package’ consisting of two financial components, among others, will help it keep and maintain a stable submarine force. The Submarine Deliberately Differentiated Package was announced January 29, and Assistant Director of Navy Workforce Management (Warfare), Commander Guy Blackburn, said the package was a new approach to delivering Navy’s workforce requirements. “It […]

  • 23 December 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Defence and security company Saab announced December 22 that it received an order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) for the upgrade and enhancement of the heavyweight torpedo system, Torpedo 62. The company said the deliveries would take place during the period 2016-2017. The order comes under the terms of the Letter of Intent (LoI), signed […]

  • 13 October 2016

    An unidentified Royal Navy submarine which snagged the fishing lines of a trawler in the Irish Sea on 15 April 2015 has put the lives of the trawler’s crew in danger, an investigation report has concluded. Karen was towed backwards and had partially submerged before being released from the submarine when the trawl warps gave way. […]

  • 12 April 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    In anticipation of the results of the Australian $50 billion bid to build a fleet of new submarines the Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC) has appointed a general manager for future submarines. Martin Edwards has been named to the position which previously did not exist in the company. “Mr Edwards takes the position at a time of exciting change […]

  • 16 August 2016

    Latest information about an explosion that took place Tuesday at a naval base in the south east of South Korea says three South Korean soldiers were killed while another was injured, AAP reports. According to South Korean officials, the accidental explosion took place during repair works on a submarine. The explosion occurred when soldiers opened the hatch of […]

  • 22 May 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    French prosecutors are looking into a 2008 contract signed between shipbuilder DCNS and Brazil for the delivery of five submarines, French media have reported. The investigation will try to determine whether bribes helped the French defense contractor win the 6.7 billion euro contract for five diesel-electric submarines. All five boats are in initial phases of construction […]

  • 3 February 2017
    Research & Development

    Researchers have found the ‘U 581’ World War II submarine belonging to Nazi Germany’s Kriegsmarine. The submarine lies at a depth of nearly 900 meters on the sea bed off the Portuguese Azores island of Pico. Researchers from the German Rebikoff-Niggeler-Foundation found the wreck in September 2016 but announced the discovery this February. The U 581 sunk […]

  • 25 October 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Alliance, the only surviving British WW2era ocean going submarine has become the first accessible submarine in the world. As part of the £7m conservation project to restore HMS Alliance back to her former glory, a lift has been installed to assist people with mobility difficulties to go on board the historic submarine. Chris Munns, […]

  • 29 December 2014
    Industry news

    Russia based Sevmash Shipyard, Severodvinsk, on 26th December, 2014, held a keel laying ceremony for the nuclear-powered Borey-A class submarine (Project 955A) “Generalissimos Suvorov”, according to the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, first VP of the USC Group Leonid Strugov, the naval architercture and marine engineering firm Rubin’s CEO Igor Vilnit, Sevmash Director […]

  • 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.

  • 11 February 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Australian government has signed an official contract with France’s Naval Group for the construction of 12 new submarines for the Royal Australian Navy. The contract signing on February 11 marks the conclusion of two years of negotiations after Australia selected the French shipbuilder over Japanese and German competitors in December 2016. Work on Australia’s […]

  • 9 January 2015
    Training & Education

    Escaping the elements are the men of Her Majesty’s Ship Victorious, charged with the most important task among the Royal Navy’s many missions around the globe: the nation’s continuous at sea deterrence. Some 130 ‘deeps’ from the nuclear submarine’s starboard crew formed up for Ceremonial Divisions – held indoors at the Clyde Offsite Centre, just […]

  • 15 January 2019
    Authorities, Industry news

    China’s ministry of foreign affairs has voiced its opposition to foreign countries supporting the development of Taiwan’s indigenous submarine program. Speaking at a press conference on January 14, foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said China “firmly opposes arms sales to Taiwan by any country and military links in any form between any country and Taiwan.” “We […]

  • 7 August 2018

    The US Navy’s submarine forces welcomed a new commander in a ceremony onboard the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Washington (SSN 787) August 3 at Naval Station Norfolk. Vice Adm. Charles A. Richard relieved Vice Adm. Joseph E. Tofalo as Commander, Submarine Forces/Submarine Force Atlantic/Allied Submarine Command. Since taking command in September 2015, Tofalo played a […]

  • 27 September 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The complicated process of designing and building new submarines from scratch could leave Australia with no submarines in its fleet over a period of several years, an independent report has warned. The Insight Economics report, commissioned by Gary Johnston from Submarines for Australia, suggests that there is a possibility for the new submarines to be […]