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  • DSME prepares to handover Indonesia’s first Type 209/1400 submarine after initial delays

    Key Points Indonesia is about to receive its first South Korean-made submarine, after a delay of more than four months Delays have been caused by modifications made to the platform after its initial sea trials, said DSME The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut, or

  • Philippines’ patrol aircraft programme stalls again

    The Philippine Air Force (PAF) programme to procure long range patrol aircraft (LRPA) has stalled again, Jane’s understands. A bidding process earlier in July failed after competing contractors were disqualified for different reasons. A bidding attempt in 2016 also failed for various reasons.

  • Indonesia in talks to procure first mini-submarine

    Key Points Indonesia is currently in the process of acquiring its first mini-submarine Platform may partly fulfil Indonesia’s requirement to operate a fleet of 12 submarines by 2024 The Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is currently finalising a contract with Batam-based shipbuilder PT

  • MAKS 2017: Russia unveils export-oriented APR-3ME anti-submarine torpedo

    JSC Region state research and manufacturing enterprise, a subsidiary of Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV), unveiled its APR-3ME Orel (Vulture) air-launched anti-submarine torpedo at the Moscow Air Show (MAKS) 2017. The APR-3ME is an upgraded and lighter variant of the APR-3E torpedo, featuring

  • India issues RfI for six conventionally powered submarines

    The Indian Navy (IN) has sent a request for information (RfI) to selected overseas manufacturers asking for details about locally building six diesel-electric submarines under the long-delayed Project 75 India (P-75I) programme, which is worth over INR500billion (USD7.8 billion). Official sources

  • US Navy begins search for next-generation submarine imaging mast

    Key Points The Tactically Oriented Technology Insertion Imaging Mast (TOTIM) will equip Virginia-class SSNs and Columbia-class SSBNs NAVSEA has solicited for a TOTIM first article unit and production of up to 47 follow-on systems The US Navy (USN) has launched a competition for a next-generation

  • USN conducts first Tomahawk missile launch from the VPT

    Key Points The test examined the impact of a launch on submarine systems By adding the VPT a Block III-class sub will increase its missile capacity The US Navy (USN) has demonstrated the ability to carry and launch Tomahawk cruise missiles from a Block III Virginia-class submarine fitted with the

  • BAE Systems to develop ability to find quiet subs

    Key Points DARPA seeks new technology to detect subs at long distances DARPA requested USD25.39 million in FY 2018 for MOCCA The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded BAE Systems a USD4.6 million contract for its Mobile Offboard Clandestine Communications and Approach

  • Pentagon pegs next-gen strategic missile submarine cost at USD127 billion

    The Pentagon estimates its Columbia-class submarine programme, to replace ageing Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs), will cost USD127.036 billion. In its latest Selected Acquisition Reports the Department of Defense said Colombia-class programme costs decreased by USD1.202 billion from

  • Nuclear projects top UK MoD risk listing

    Flagship UK nuclear submarine programmes are "unachievable" or "in doubt", according to the 2017 report of the UK Infrastructure and Projects Authority. The report by the cross-governmental project watchdog, published on 18 July, "red flags" the UK's project to build a

  • CNO pushes industry to satisfy USN needs for attack and strategic subs

    Counting on increased federal funding to build Columbia-class strategic submarines, Admiral John Richardson, the US Navy (USN) chief of naval operations (CNO), said he is querying industry on its ability to build the Ohio-class replacement boats while maintaining its attack-submarine (SSN)

  • Germany delays Israeli sub MoU signing

    Germany has delayed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signing ceremony marking Israel’s acquisition of three submarines, a source from Israel’s National Security Council confirmed to Jane’s on 18 July. The delay comes in the shadow of an Israeli police investigation into

  • South Korea to start building training ship in August

    South Korea will begin construction of a new dedicated training ship for the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) in August after an agreement was reached on the vessel’s final design, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) in Seoul said a 17 July statement. Referred to by the MND as the ATX, the

  • Chile to upgrade its two Type 209/1400 submarines

    The Chilean Navy's commander in chief, Vice Admiral Julio Leiva Molina, confirmed earlier this month, during Chile's submarine centennial celebrations, that the two German-built Thomson (Type 209/1400) class diesel-electric submarines currently operated by the service will undergo a final

  • Indonesia selects Raytheon Anschütz steering system for Type 209/1400 submarine

    A customised version of the S55 submarine steering stand from Raytheon Anschütz has been selected for the Indonesian Navy's (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) first Type 209/1400 diesel-electric submarine (SSK), the company disclosed in a media release on 13 July. The

  • USN ship-delivery method changes needed, GAO says

    Government auditors have recommended that the US Navy (USN) revise its ship-delivery policy to better identify what kinds of defects should be corrected – and by when – and study how to best ensure it verifies ships are ready for service. Moreover, navy reports to Congress should

  • Malaysia’s MINDEF claims damages in submarine contract

    Malaysian group Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation (BHIC) has said its joint venture (JV) with French shipbuilder Naval Group (formerly DCNS) has received a claim from the Malaysian Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) for damages in a contract to support the Royal Malaysian Navy’s (RMN’s)

  • Indonesia selects DSME for submarine overhaul contract

    Key Points DSME has been selected to partner PT PAL for repair and overhaul work on Indonesia's lead Cakra-class boat Project will extend operational life of the diesel-electric submarine to 2024 Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has been selected to carry out maintenance, repair,

  • South Korean navy receives sixth KSS-2 attack submarine

    The Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) has taken delivery of its sixth air-independent propulsion (AIP)-capable KSS-2 (Type 214) diesel-electric submarine, according to a Yonhap report on 10 July. The 1,800-tonne vessel, which will be known as RoKS Yu Gwan-sun with pennant number 078 once it is

  • Australia opens Future Submarine office in France

    The Australian government has officially opened a project office in the French port of Cherbourg for the country’s SEA 1000 Future Submarine programme. In a release on 9 July by Lockheed Martin Australia and Naval Group (formerly DCNS), it was revealed that the new secure facility will house