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Lanka to Allow Chinese Subs Visit

Oct 19, 2015

Sri Lanka will allow future submarine visits by China provided they are not too frequent, and will keep the neighboring India informed of the visits, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said. In future, Sri Lanka will set out definite criteria for calls by foreign naval ships…

India, US, Japan Naval Drills Begins, Irks China

Oct 13, 2015

India, Japan and the United States kicked off the first joint naval exercises  in the Bay of Bengal in eight years and such drills will occur each year, Indian government sources said. The Japanese Maritime-Self Defense Force (JMSF) confimed…

Groundwork Begins on Successor Subs in UK

Oct 13, 2015

Groundwork has started on the renovation of a central shipyard complex that be used for outfitting future Royal Navy Successor submarines, British Forces News said. BAE Systems had announced last year a $459 million modernization of the entire shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness…

China to Build Submarines in Pakistan

Oct 08, 2015

China will build in Karachi four of eight submarines that it is selling to Pakistan, Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain said, reports Dawn. The remaining four will be built in China. China will transfer the technology…

Russia Builds 'Arc Of Steel'

Oct 07, 2015

Russia is building an “arc of steel” from the Arctic to the Mediterranean Sea said a NATO commander, in the same vein as Winston Churchill’s Iron Curtain metaphor. Navy Adm. Mark Ferguson, who commands NATO’s Allied Joint Force Command in Naples…

Behave in the South China Sea, US Admiral Warns China

Oct 07, 2015

US Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott Swift  has fired a broadside at China and other regional nations who are flouting international law in the South China Sea. Admiral Scott has warned that if bullying behaviour at sea of the kind shown by China is not confronted…

Michelle Obama to Christen Navy's Newest Submarine

Oct 05, 2015

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama will join builder General Dynamics Electric Boat, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, in christening Illinois (SSN-786), the U.S. Navy’s newest nuclear attack submarine, at an invitation-only ceremony Saturday…

Thyssen Taps Anil Group for Sub Bid

Oct 02, 2015

Diversified German conglomerate ThyssenKrupp AG has initiated talks to partner Anil Ambani-led ADAG in building up to 12 submarines in a contract expected to be worth Rs50,000 crore ($7.6 billion), reports PTI. ThyssenKrupp, the Germany-based 41-billion euro company…

Japan's Chase for Australian Subs Deal

Oct 01, 2015

Japan has confirmed it is ready to build Australia’s submarines entirely at local shipyards, after stumbling in its effort to win the A$50 billion ($34.76 billion) contract, reports Reuters. According to Masaaki Ishikawa, director general for Acquisition Reform at the Ministry of Defense…

Indonesian Parliament Okays Subs from Russia

Oct 01, 2015

Indonesia signaled its intent to purchase two submarines from Russia to bolster its current fleet, reports the Jakarta Post. The government's plan to purchase Kilo-class submarines from Russia has received support from the House of Representatives…

A Pleasant Sub-prise for Penang Ferry Passengers

Sep 29, 2015

The sudden appearance of a submarine has caused excitement among hundreds of ferry users at Penang Port, Malaysia. The Australian navy submarine HMAS Sheean arrived in for a visit Penang at around 11.30am Monday. HMAS Sheean is in the port…

China Offers Cheaper Submarines to Egypt

Sep 16, 2015

China is offering to build submarines for Egypt that are cheaper than vessels on offer from Germany, sources told Reuters, as Beijing looks to enhance weapons exports over a normal patron bottom in Asia. According to sources, Beijing has…

Donegal Fishing Boat Nearly Hit by Submarine

Sep 10, 2015

Donegal fishermen are counting their lucky stars after a near-miss with a submarine last week.  A shocked fisherman has described his close encounter with a submarine, which emerged from the water 200 yards away from his boat. According to a report in RTE Raidió na Gaeltachta Seán Briain…

S. Korea Readies Viking Anti-submarine Planes

Sep 07, 2015

South Korea is moving ahead to introduce refurbished S-3 Viking anti-submarine warfare (ASW) planes to counter threats from North Korea, Yonhap reported quoting a military source. The proposal to incorporate 12 former U.S. Navy Vikings…

Russian Spy Ship near US Nuke Submarine Bases

Sep 04, 2015

Fox News and the Washington Free Beacon reported the presence of a  top Russian spy ship off the coast of Kings Bay, Georgia and is capable of cutting undersea cables. The Pentagon responded to the media reports that it was closely being…

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