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Japan Hardsells Submarine to Australia

Feb 16, 2016

Japan has urged Australia to award a contract to build its new $50-billion submarine fleet, reports SMH. Japan, which is offering a variant of its 4,000 ton Soryu submarine, is competing against rival bids from Germany and France for the contract…

DARPA All Set To Launch Submarine Hunting Drone

Feb 13, 2016

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will launch in April a sleek, 132-foot warship from Portland, OR, testing its abilities over a succeeding period of 18 months. The ship is entirely autonomous, fully operational without an onboard crew…

Submarine Tourism in Turkey's Waters

Feb 13, 2016

The first tourist submarine in Turkey is waiting to be sent on a voyage that will reveal the wonders of the undersea world of the Mediterranea. The first submarine tours are planned in April and no doubt they will be interesting and unforgettable for tourists and locals…

Vietnam Gets Fifth Submarine from Russia

Feb 10, 2016

The fifth of the six Kilo-class submarines that Vietnam purchased from Russia has arrived at Cam Ranh Bay, Thanh Nien news reported. The submarine, which was delivered by a Dutch-registered cargo ship, laid anchor near the Cam Ranh Port…

US Contract for Next Generation Nuclear Sub Planning Program

Feb 10, 2016

The US Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $23.6 million contract to continue development work on the Ohio-class replacement nuclear submarine, General Dynamics said in a press release. 'Under the terms of the modification…

Elbit Systems Introduces Seagull

Feb 09, 2016

Israel’s Elbit Systems unveiled a prototype of what it claims is the world’s first unmanned system for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) missions. Developed in less than three years with technical and performance input from the Israeli Navy and Israel’s Ministry of Defense…

Indian Navy Shows Off Strength

Feb 06, 2016

India’s naval might was on full display off the coast of Visakhapatnam today (Saturday) as President Pranab Mukherjee reviewed the naval fleet. Mukherjee, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, was accompanied by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar…

Germany Out of Australian Submarine Tender

Jan 24, 2016

As a bid from Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) loses ground over technical concerns, the competition for a A$50 billion ($34.55 billion) contract to build Australia’s next submarine fleet is narrowing to a race between Japan and France…

Biofuels to Help Power Next US Navy Deployment

Jan 21, 2016

The U.S. Navy on Wednesday launched its first carrier strike group powered partly by biofuel  to conduct operations in the Pacific. The 'Great Green Fleet'  warships powered by alternative energy is a milestone toward easing the military's reliance on foreign oil…

New Attack Submarine Named in Honor of Utah

Jan 21, 2016

US Navy has christened its Virginia-class attack submarine, SSN 801, as the USS Utah in honour of the history its namesake state has had within the navy. The attack submarine is the second naval vessel to have been named after Utah, with the first being the battleship BB-31…

Indonesian Shipyard Launches Frigate

Jan 20, 2016

The first of two SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) guided-missile frigates under construction for the Indonesian Navy  (TNI AL) has been launched by PT PAL’s Surabaya Shipyard. The SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal, built in collaboration with Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS)…

US Nuclear Submarine Visits Japanese Port

Jan 12, 2016

Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN 705)  has docked at Yokosuka port in Japan as part of its Asia-Pacific region itinerary, the US Navy announced in a news release. City of Corpus Christi has conducted…

U.S. Questions Chinese Submarines on Anti-Piracy Missions

Jan 11, 2016

U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander, Admiral Scott Swift questioned the motive behind China deploying submarines for anti-piracy operations in the Indian Ocean, reports PTI. The comments come in the backdrop of India’s growing concerns over rapid…

Australia Submarine Contract Award in Final Stage

Jan 04, 2016

The Australian government has begun its final evaluation of bids from Japan, Germany and France to choose the maker of its next-generation submarine and is expected to make its decision by the end of June, reports the Japan Times.  The…

Dragon Flexes Naval Muscle With 2nd Aircraft Carrier

Jan 01, 2016

China has confirmed it is building a second aircraft carrier in a move that is likely to further inflame tensions with its regional rivals over the South China Sea. Beijing wants to exert its presence in the South China Sea, after complaining of “provocations” from the US…

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