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  • Sweden Unveils Model of Its First Submarine With Tomahawk Missile Capability

    05/19/2017 12:09:08 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 19.05.2017
    Sweden’s Saab aerospace and defense company has unveiled its first conventional diesel-electric-powered submarine designed for using the Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM). The model was demonstrated at the IMDEX Asia 2017 show in Singapore. Sweden’s Saab has displayed a model of its A26 conventional diesel-electric-powered submarine (SSK) which has been designed with the Tomahawk Land Attack Missile capability (TLAM). The model was demonstrated at the IMDEX Asia 2017 maritime defense exhibition and conference, which wrapped up in Singapore on Thursday. This is the first time when a conventional submarine will carry the subsonic cruise missiles, according to Shephard Media website,...
  • Brazilian Submarines Equipped with New Torpedoes

    05/04/2017 6:53:37 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Dilogo ^ | 05/03/2017 | Andra Barretto
    The Brazilian Navy (MB, per its Portuguese acronym) is planning an exercise to test its MK-48 torpedoes, a new weapon being installed in the national fleets five submarines. This training is meant to let service members in the Submarine Force Command observe the system in operation, and the torpedo in use. The last launch was successfully done in October 2016, from the Tupi (S-30) submarine. It was done in the final phase of certification testing for the combat system. That exercise took place in the vicinity of Rio de Janeiro, stated Rear Admiral Oscar Moreira da Silva Filho, commander of...
  • Russia's Massive Arctic "Research" Submarine Will Be The World's Longest

    05/03/2017 8:36:50 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies
    The Drive ^ | MAY 3, 2017 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    The record for the world's longest submarine has been held by the massive Soviet-era Typhoon class for nearly the last four decades. That is about to change as Russia's currently under construction arctic "research" submarine, which is a highly modified variant of the Oscar II class of nuclear-powered guided missile subs, will be lengthened from 505 feet to (roughly) an even more impressive 604 feet. The Typhoon boats, of which just one remains in limited service, have a length of 574 feet. The Oscar II class, which was made famous by the loss of the Kursk in 2000, is already...
  • Aircraft carrier debacle offers a lesson on the submarine (Thailand)

    05/01/2017 8:22:09 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    The Nation, Thailand ^ | May 02, 2017
    Will a new vessel we dont need and cant afford end up, like another infamous purchase, as a tourist attraction? Further details have emerged from the Royal Thai Navy about its planned Bt13.5-billion purchase of a Yuan-class S26T submarine from China. But fundamental questions are still being ignored. And the irony was palpable when senior Navy officials chose HTMS Chakri Naruebet Thailands only aircraft carrier as the location for Mondays press conference about the sub deal. When the military staged a coup in May 2014 to topple the civilian government, the Navy was all but assured of realising...
  • North Korea Threatens To Sink U.S. Nuclear Submarine Deployed To South Korea

    04/30/2017 3:15:07 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 4-30-2017
    SEOUL, April 30 (Yonhap) -- After the United States deployed a nuclear-powered submarine and an aircraft carrier to South Korean waters amid high inter-Korean tensions, North Korea on Sunday threatened to sink the underwater vessel, accusing America of stepping up military intimidation. "The moment the USS Michigan tries to budge even a little, it will be doomed to face the miserable fate of becoming a underwater ghost without being able to come to the surface," the North's propaganda website Uriminzokkiri said in a posting. "The urgent fielding of the nuclear submarine in the waters off the Korean Peninsula, timed to...
  • North Korea now threatens to sink US Navy's nuclear-powered submarine USS Michigan

    04/30/2017 4:14:33 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 51 replies
    IBTimes ^ | April 30, 2017 | Vasudevan Sridharan
    North Korea now threatens to sink US Navy's nuclear-powered submarine USS Michigan The Ohio-class submarine is stationed in the South Korean port of Busan. North Korea has issued a fresh threat to sink the US Navy's nuclear-powered submarine which is currently stationed in the Korean peninsula waters. Pyongyang said the vessel would be turned into an "underwater ghost". USS Michigan, armed with cruise missiles, arrived at the South Korean port of Busan on 25 April to take part in "routine" exercises. The Ohio-class submarine is being joined by a large fleet of the US Navy's warships led by the supercarrier...
  • Thailand approves $393-mln purchase of Chinese submarines

    04/24/2017 11:27:22 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 24, 2017
    Thailand's cabinet has approved the first of three planned submarine purchases from China worth $393 million, a government spokesman said on Monday. The plan to buy the three Chinese-built submarines worth 36 billion baht ($1.05 billion) was confirmed in July, signalling warming ties with the regional superpower since relations with the United States cooled after a May 2014 military coup. The first submarine purchase was approved last week. "The cabinet approved one submarine purchase on April 18," spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd told Reuters, adding that a budget of 13.5 billion baht ($393 million) has been earmarked for the Yuan Class S26T...
  • Brazil's submarines program navigates turbulent waters

    04/11/2017 5:29:33 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    AFP ^ | 11 Apr 2017
    Itagua, Brazil: In a vast hangar, Brazilian technicians work on the enormous cylindrical hulls of two submarines, but in a country buffeted by economic crisis and corruption the vessels already face stormy waters. The hangar at a naval facility in Itaguai, south of Rio de Janeiro, is 125 feet (38 meters) tall, an impressive structure where the future submarines, lying in separate sections, are being equipped before eventual assembly. In all, five submarines are planned, one of them nuclear-powered, with the first scheduled for launching in July 2018. The bid to transform Brazil's small submarine fleet was won by French...
  • The might of Russia's advanced nuclear submarine

    03/31/2017 8:21:37 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    Tass ^ | March 31, 2017
    Project 885 Yasen-class fourth-generation nuclear submarine Lev Fedoseyev/TASS TASS-FACTBOX. March 31, 2017. The Sevmash Shipyard in Severodvinsk in northern Russia has floated out the second Project 885 Yasen-class nuclear submarine Kazan. The Project 885 (08850) Yasen-class fourth-generation multipurpose nuclear submarine was developed in the 1990s by the St. Petersburg-based Malakhit Design Bureau of Maritime Machine-Building under the direction of Chief Designer Vladimir Popov. The submarine is based on the Projects 705(K) Lira and 971 Shchuka-B. Sevmash, which is located in Severodvinsk in the Arkhangelsk Region and is part of the United Ship-Building Corporation, is the shipyard engaged in the...
  • Japan leads way with Li-ion submarines

    02/16/2017 4:37:15 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    Shephard ^ | 16th February 2017 | Gordon Arthur
    Japan's first submarine to be powered by lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries will be commissioned in March 2020, doing away with lead-acid batteries and a Stirling air-independent propulsion (AIP) system. With the arrival of this eleventh Soryu-class submarine the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) will be the world's first navy to field a conventional submarine powered by Li-ion batteries. VAdm (Retired) Masao Kobayashi, former commander of the JMSDF's Fleet Submarine Force, explained at UDT Asia in Singapore on 18 January that the new type 'will change conventional submarine operations dramatically'. While Li-ion batteries offered similar endurance to an AIP system combined with...
  • Pakistan Closer To Nuclear Second-Strike Capability After Sub Missile Test

    01/14/2017 3:34:08 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Drive ^ | January 13, 2017 | Tyler Rogoway
    Fielding a nuclear-tipped cruise missile that can be launched from a submarine will give Pakistan something it has wanted for yearsa credible nuclear second strike deterrent. Earlier in the week the Pakistani Navy announced that they successfully test-fired just that for the first. Regardless of if the missile launch was as successful as Pakistan claims it was or not, more tests will follow and its likely just a matter of time before the missile becomes operational. Second strike capability means that even if a full-on surprise nuclear barrage were to knock out a countrys nuclear weapons capability, that country still...
  • Pakistan Likely To Acquire Chinese Nuclear Attack Submarines: NDTV Exclusive

    01/11/2017 5:06:53 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    NDTV ^ | January 10, 2017 | Vishnu Som
    NEW DELHI: A Chinese Navy nuclear-powered attack submarine which docked at the Karachi harbour in May took aboard Pakistani naval officers and sailors to give them a first-hand glimpse of how the submarine works. This was not a simple case of access being given to a close military ally. The Indian Navy is convinced that it is a matter of time before Islamabad leases a Chinese nuclear submarine. The Pakistan Navy personnel who were on the submarine may be part of their first team to train on Chinese nuclear submarines, it is believed. On Friday, NDTV broadcast images of an...
  • Pakistan test-fires first nuclear-capable submarine cruise missile Babur-3

    01/09/2017 2:31:11 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    timesofindia ^ | Jan 9, 2017, 09.58 PM IST
    Pakistan on Monday successfully test-fired its first Submarine-Launched Cruise Missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead up to 450km from an undisclosed location in the Indian Ocean, giving the country a "credible" second-strike capability, the military said. The missile, Babur-3, was fired from an underwater, mobile platform and hit its target with precise accuracy, the Inter Services Public Relations, the media wing of the Pakistani military said in a statement. Babur-3, which has a range of 450km, is a sea-based variant of Ground Launched Cruise Missile (GLCM) Babur-2+ , which was successfully tested earlier in December, last year. The Babur-3...
  • China's n-powered submarine spotted at Pakistani port

    01/07/2017 4:43:16 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    IANS ^ | January 7, 2017
    A Chinese nuclear-powered submarine was reportedly docked at a port in Pakistan, sources privy to the development said here on Friday. They added that it could be there as Beijing was selling eight submarines to Islamabad, four of which were to be built in the port city of Karachi. The image, dating back to May 2016, was found on Google Earth. It appears to be a nuclear submarine, one of the latest with China, according to experts. The submarine was later seen crossing the Malacca Straits in June 2016. Submarines have to surface while crossing straits as per protocol. Chinese...
  • In 2015, a 30 Year Old French Nuclear Submarine 'Sank' a U.S. Aircraft Carrier

    01/01/2017 6:12:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 69 replies
    National Interest ^ | December 31, 2016 | Kyle Mizokami
    In March 2015, one of the largest nuclear-powered warships in the world was sunk by one of the smallest. The Saphir, a French nuclear attack submarine, reportedly penetrated the defenses of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and scored simulated torpedo hits on her. The incident, originally reported by the French Navy, was later suppressed.
  • North Korea prepares ballistic-missile sub for sea worthiness

    12/21/2016 8:36:13 AM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Dec 20, 2016 | L. Todd Woods
    North Koreas GORAE-class, experimental, ballistic missile submarine may be preparing to put to sea, possibly heralding further testing of sea-launched ballistic missiles or SLBMs. North Korea has tested SLBMs from land and sea multiple times over the last two years. The most recent test possibly may have been in December of this year from a land-based test site.
  • In Deep Water: Israel Defense Ministrys Sea Of Troubles

    12/16/2016 4:06:54 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Ynet News ^ | Dec 16th, 2016 | Alex Fishman
    When the Defense Ministrys director-general received the list of the 10 police investigators appointed to handle the submarine and Saar 6-class corvette affair, ministry officials raised an eyebrow at the size of the police team that is planning on leaving no stone unturned in their offices. Defense Ministry workers and IDF officers are already being called for questioning. Department heads are required to open files and hand information over to the police investigators. The investigation tricks are underway too, creating even more embarrassment and confusion. One of the first people to be questioned was the Defense Ministrys legal adviser, attorney...
  • S Korea Starts Construction of New Submarine Equipped With Ballistic Missiles

    12/15/2016 5:29:23 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 14.12.2016
    South Korea started on Wednesday construction of a new 3,000-tonne submarine that could be equipped with ballistic missiles, local media reported. MOSCOW (Sputnik) South Korea is expected to build the Chang Bogo-III batch 1 submarine, which would be the third vessel of this class in the national navy, as part of its plan to increase maritime capacities in the context of threats posed by the North, the Yonhap news agency reported, citing the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), the country's arms procurement body. Hyundai Heavy Industries company was expected to build the 3,000-tonne vessel, which would be able to...
  • Australias 12 new Shortfin Barracuda Submarines described as most lethal weapon the nation has

    12/14/2016 10:56:50 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Gold Coast Bulletin, Australia ^ | December 15, 2016 | Victoria Craw
    AUSTRALIAS 12 new submarines will be the most potent weapon the nation has ever known featuring lethal technology designed to assert the nations space in the world. Thats according to Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne who said the addition of 12 Shortfin Barracuda submarines to Australias arsenal will reassure President-elect Donald Trump the country is not shirking its military duties by being strategic bludgers. Mr Pynes visit to the sprawling military-style factory was a chance for the Minister to see for himself the kind of facilities that will be built in Adelaide where the submarines will be created over the...
  • Australias 12 new Shortfin Barracuda Submarines described as most lethal weapon the nation has

    12/14/2016 2:35:49 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 21 replies ^ | 15th December 2016
    AUSTRALIAS 12 new submarines will be the most potent weapon the nation has ever known featuring lethal technology designed to assert the nations space in the world. Thats according to Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne who said the addition of 12 Shortfin Barracuda submarines to Australias arsenal will reassure President-elect Donald Trump the country is not shirking its military duties by being strategic bludgers. ..... The 4500 tonne vessel will be 97 metres long and fit 60 crew. It will be conventionally powered unlike its nuclear-powered French equivalent, and has been chosen for its stealth capability, size and jet-propulsion technology....