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  • Royal Navy's $1.3bn submarine was locked in a deadly game of 'hide and seek' ... (Russian subs)

    04/15/2018 8:50:00 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 27 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 16 April 2018 | Jessica Finn and Jennifer Smith For and James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonli
    A Royal Navy submarine was hunted by Russian warships in a 'cat and mouse' pursuit under the eastern Mediterranean shortly before the UK took part in airstrikes against the Assad regime in Syria, it has emerged. Russian hunter-killer submarines, nicknamed 'Black Hole' because of their stealth, chased the British Astute-class submarines over several days, supported by two frigates and an anti-submarine aircraft, according to a military source. UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said today that the UK would have to take 'precautions' against Russian cyber-attacks, after Russian President Vladimir Putin warned of 'consequences' following the airstrikes by the UK, US...
  • South Korea's Navy Leans Toward France's Barracuda-class Nuclear Attack Submarine

    04/01/2018 9:16:58 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | March 30, 2018 | Ankit Panda
    A think tank commissioned by the South Korean Navy to study possible options for a nuclear-powered attack submarine procurement has pointed to France’s 5,300 ton Barracuda-class submarine as a model candidate. Manufactured by French industrial group DCNS (Direction des Constructions Navales), the Barracuda-class is a modern class of nuclear attack submarine, notable for its extremely low noise signature, enhancing the submarine’s survivability. According to Defense News, a South Korean Navy spokesperson noted that they are reviewing the report, which was produced by the Korea Defense Network over five months. “After thorough review, we’ll report it to the defense minister and...
  • (Russian) Sub K-317 "Panther" sets the record of tracking the potential enemy.

    03/18/2018 12:25:46 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 13 replies
    Zvezda (Armed Forces of Russia) ^ | 03/16/2018 | Konstantin Fedorov
    "The first contact with a foreign submarine lasted for several days, and at that time it was a record for the Navy for the duration of tracking," Alexander Brazgun, a technician of the hydro-acoustic group of the PANATA "Panther", said. Sergei Starshinov, the commander of the Shchuk(a) Division...Earlier told about how during the unique operation "Pike" reached the American bases and left their area, left undetected. â– 
  • Photos: U.S. Navy Submarines Surface in the Arctic Circle

    03/13/2018 5:54:18 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    gCaptain ^ | March 13, 2018 | gCaptain
    Two U.S. Navy fast attack submarines surfaced from below the in the Arctic Circle during a multi-national training exercise currently taking place north of Alaska. The two submarines, the Los Angeles-class USS Hartford (SSN 768) and Seawolf-class USS Connecticut (SSN 22), both surfaced in the Beaufort Sea on March 10 as part of the ICEX 2018, a biennial exercise held in the Arctic and meant train submarine crews in extreme cold-weather conditions. This year, both fast-attack submarines as well the UK Royal Navy submarine HMS Trenchant (S91).
  • Q Anon: (3/12/18) Continued from Friday's thread. FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    03/12/2018 12:17:08 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 1,188 replies ^ | 3/12/2018 | FReepers, Vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. This thread is a continuation of the prior Q Anon thread located here: I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. The current schedule is to post new threads Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. When I post each (new) thread, the prior...
  • EXCLUSIVE Canadian sub on mission to bolster North Korea surveillance

    02/27/2018 5:24:29 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies
    CBC ^ | Feb 06, 2018 | David Common
    EXCLUSIVE Canadian sub on mission to bolster North Korea surveillance 'We are operating much more than any Canadian thinks,' HMCS Chicoutimi captain says By David Common, CBC News Posted: Feb 06, 2018 10:59 AM ET Last Updated: Feb 07, 2018 8:29 AM ET The last time HMCS Chicoutimi crossed an ocean, the boat flooded, caught fire, and a sailor died. Nearly a decade and a half later, the diesel-electric submarine has deployed to Asia — farther from home than any Canadian sub in five decades — on a mission the Canadian military hopes will erase doubts about the vessel's effectiveness....
  • Someone Left a Hatch Open and Crippled India’s $2.9 Billion Submarine

    01/09/2018 7:34:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 67 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | January 8, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    ndia’s first ballistic missile submarine was out of commission for ten months after someone neglected to properly close a hatch. The nuclear-powered submarine INS Arihant was flooded with saltwater, necessitating nearly a year’s worth of repairs. The submarine is designed to function as a floating arsenal of nuclear weapons, guaranteeing a retaliatory strike in case of surprise attack.
  • Missing WW1 submarine AE1 found with underwater camera

    12/20/2017 5:17:13 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 19 replies
    The Australian ^ | 21st December 2017 | Stephen Fitzpatrick
    A bold bid to locate the wreck of Australia’s first submarine has been successful, with the final resting place of 35 World War One servicemen off Papua New Guinea captured on underwater camera. The fate of AE1 has long been a mystery, with a three-day search after it disappeared on patrol in waters between New Ireland and New Britain on September 14, 1914, just seven months into service, proving fruitless. It can now be revealed the boat suffered a catastrophic failure, probably during a practice dive, and struck a hard rocky bottom southeast of the Duke of York islands group....
  • Germany Does Not Have One Working Submarine

    12/18/2017 7:52:21 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 55 replies
    Scout Warrior ^ | 17 Dec, 2017 | Sebastien Roblin
    A submarine at the German shipyard Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft GmbH in Kiel. (Photo: Reuters/Fabian Bimmer, 247Sports) On October 15, the submarine U-35 was performing a diving maneuver off the Norwegian coast when one of the four fins on its X-shaped rudder struck a rock. The damage was severe enough it needed to be escorted back to Kiel by the testing ship Helmsand. The fifty-six-meter-long submarine would have to miss an international exercise in the Skagerrak Strait, scheduled for December. Underwater collisions are a hazard of submarine operations. Both U.S. and Royal Navy nuclear-powered submarines have run aground in recent years. Repairs...
  • A peek into India's top secret and costliest defence project, nuclear submarines

    12/11/2017 9:28:34 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    India Today ^ | December 7, 2017 | Sandeep Unnithan
    India's top secret nuclear submarine project reached another decadal milestone last month with the launch of a second ballistic missile submarine, the Arighat . On November 19, Union defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman cracked the auspicious coconut on the fin of the submarine in the drydock of the Ship Building Centre (SBC) in Visakhapatnam in a low-key ceremony. Following this, the SBC's drydock was flooded and the submarine quietly floated out. It will be at least another three years before the navy commissions the Arighat. The event skipped the high-profile public ceremony of the Arihant's launch in 2009 even as the...
  • Missing submarine: Argentine navy ends rescue mission

    12/01/2017 2:22:00 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    cnn ^ | December 1, 2017 | Radina Gigova, Steve Almasy and Jason Hanna,
    The Argentine Navy has called off rescue efforts to find 44 crew members aboard a missing submarine, effectively acknowledging that there's no hope they'll be found alive. The ARA San Juan disappeared a few hundred kilometers off Argentina's coast on November 15, and despite an extensive air and sea search no sign of the sub has been found. Balbi wouldn't speculate on the fate of the crew, but said the search for the missing sub will continue until it's found. "Despite the magnitude and efforts made it has not been possible to locate the submarine. Information was received from two...
  • Water entered missing Argentine sub's snorkel, causing short circuit

    11/28/2017 3:23:24 AM PST · by Lower Deck · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/28/17 | Hugh Bronstein
    Water entered the snorkel of the Argentine submarine ARA San Juan, causing its battery to short-circuit before it went missing on Nov. 15, a navy spokesman said on Monday as hope dwindled among some families of the 44-member crew. The San Juan had only a seven-day oxygen supply when it lost contact, and a sudden noise was detected that the navy says could have been the implosion of the vessel. Ships with rescue equipment from countries including the United States and Russia were nonetheless rushing to join the search. Before its disappearance, the submarine had been ordered back to its...
  • Russian government owned news agency claims a British mine caused the sinking of the ARA San Juan

    11/27/2017 3:57:29 AM PST · by Lower Deck · 12 replies ^ | 11/27/17 | George Allison
    putnik has claimed that the sinking of Argentine submarine ARA San Juan was caused by a British deep-sea mine deployed during the Falklands War. The problem? Britain didn’t lay any mines. Sputnik News is a successor to Russian state-owned RIA Novosti’s international branch which became defunct in 2013. The agency is wholly owned and operated by the Russian Government. The article, which can be found here, suggests that the explosive event registered in the area of ​​operations of the Argentine submarine ARA San Juan was caused by a deep-sea mine “installed at the time of the Falklands War in 1982.”...
  • Argentina submarine search: Sound detected is 'consistent with explosion'

    11/23/2017 6:56:04 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Sky News ^ | November 23, 2017
    A sound detected in the hunt for a missing submarine is "consistent with a non-nuclear explosion", Argentina has said. The ARA San Juan has been missing in the South Atlantic since the middle of November and dozens of planes and boats have been involved in search. Some 44 people are on board and the operation has entered a "critical phase" because the crew's oxygen supply could be running low. Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi said relatives of the crew members have been told about the development and the search will continue until the fate of the crew is known. He described...
  • Missing Argentine submarine 'is located by US Navy and a new sonar signal heard' as rescuers race

    11/22/2017 6:57:42 AM PST · by Zakeet · 88 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | November 22, 2017 | Sara Malm
    Complete Headline: Missing Argentine submarine 'is located by US Navy and a new sonar signal heard' as rescuers race to the spot with oxygen due to run out imminently Search for missing Argentine submarine intensifies as the crew said to run out of oxygen today US Navy aircraft reportedly detected a 'heat stain from a metallic object' at a depth of about 230ft Separately, a rescue vessel allegedly reported hearing an infrasound sonar signal late Tuesday night Sub with 44 crew went missing last Wednesday while sailing from Ushuaia to naval base in Mar del Plata They sailed on Monday,...
  • NK Submarine Missile Program Moves Ahead, Missile Ejection Testing (Satellite Imagery)

    11/21/2017 3:29:01 PM PST · by gaijin · 3 replies
    38 North (SAIS) ^ | Nov. 16th, 2017 | Joseph S. Bermudez
    Commercial satellite imagery of the Sinpo South Shipyard from November 5 indicates that North Korea is on an aggressive schedule to build and deploy its first operational ballistic missile submarine. The continued movement of parts and components into and out of the parts yards adjacent to the construction halls indicates an ongoing shipbuilding program. The presence of what appear to be sections of a submarine’s pressure hull in the yards suggests construction of a new submarine, possibly the SINPO-C ballistic missile submarine (SSB)[1]—the follow-on to the current SINPO-class experimental ballistic missile submarine (SSBA).[2] A probable launch canister support, or launch...
  • Argentinian navy detects noises that could be from missing sub

    11/20/2017 9:11:04 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    cnn ^ | 11/20/2017
    A US Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft, also known as a submarine hunter, is now assisting in the search area. The official said that the waters of the Atlantic Ocean where the sounds originated are extremely deep. The official stressed that search efforts thus far have yet to locate the submarine. The Argentinian military has been working with a US company that specializes in satellite communication to determine the location of the submarine. The ARA San Juan submarine and its 44 crew members were traveling from a base in southern Argentina's Tierra del Fuego archipelago to their home port in Mar...
  • Argentina unsure if signals came from lost submarine

    11/19/2017 5:46:04 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    Argentina's Navy could not confirm Sunday if seven brief satellite calls received a day prior were from a lost submarine with 44 crew members onboard. ... Navy has intensified its aerial search off the country's southern Atlantic coast after adverse weather conditions spurred waves up to 26 feet and made a maritime search difficult. ... Enrique Balbi said the low-frequency satellite signals received Saturday lasted a "few seconds," but had not connected with a base, partly due to inclement weather. The communication attempts were originally thought to indicate that the crew was trying to re-establish contact. On Sunday, search units...
  • D&S 2017: Chinese floats whole submarine family for export

    11/07/2017 8:20:13 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    SHEPHARD ^ | 6th November 2017 | Gordon Arthur
    Chinese companies were out in force at Defense & Security 2017 in Bangkok, including the China Shipbuilding and Offshore International Company (CSOC). Most prominent on its stand was a new family of submarines displacing 1,100t, 600t and 200t. Scale models of these submarines were displayed alongside a model of the 2,550t S26T (pictured above) currently being built for the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) under a $385 million order lodged in May. Perhaps the most interesting aspect was a video indicating countries currently interested in procuring Chinese submarines. In addition to Bangladesh and Pakistan that have already ordered Chinese platforms, those...
  • South Korea 'in talks to buy nuclear submarine' from US: Reports

    11/07/2017 8:07:42 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    AFP ^ | 07th November 2017
    SEOUL: South Korea is negotiating with the United States to buy nuclear-powered submarines to guard against threats from Pyongyang, local reports said Tuesday, as President Donald Trump said Seoul would buy "billions of dollars" of US weapons. Nuclear-powered submarines can stay submerged for months, giving them a far greater range than their diesel-powered counterparts, and are also crucial to any seaborne nuclear deterrent. Such a purchase would redraw the balance of power in northeast Asia, and could trigger a regional arms race. Japan -- another US ally -- does not have nuclear-powered submarines, and is barred from having a military...