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  • Argentina loses contact with one of its submarines

    The Argentine Navy has lost contact with one of its submarines: the TR 1700-class boat ARA San Juan . The last communication with the vessel was on the morning of 15 November and there has been no further news from it since then. The navy has deployed the destroyer ARA Sarandi and the frigates ARA

  • UK’s new submarine reactor programme “optimistic”, scientific panel says

    A panel of scientific experts says the programme to build a next generation of reactors for the United Kingdom’s new nuclear-powered Dreadnaught-class submarines has a “culture of optimism” and contingency funding to deal with unforeseen problems has been removed or deferred. The

  • Senior retired military officers slam UK defence policy

    The entire British Army is “20 years out of date” and the Royal Navy’s (RN's) anti-submarine warfare capabilities are “inadequate”, according to testimony before a parliamentary committee by three senior retired UK military officers on 14 November. The retired officers

  • MQ-9 UAS supports ASW demonstration

    Key Points The MQ-9 air vehicle was fitted with a sonobuoy receiver and a data processor for the purposes of the demonstration Testing saw the MQ-9 receive and process sonobuoy data and then relay track data via a satellite communications link A General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 unmanned


  • Bangladesh Navy commissions largest indigenously built warships, naval auxiliaries

    The Bangladesh Navy (BN) commissioned two locally built Chinese Durjoy-class large patrol craft (LPC), Durgam (P 814) and Nishan (P 815), along with two 32 m submarine handling tugs, at its Titumir naval base in Khulna on 8 November. The vessels were built at the navy-operated Khulna Shipyard (KSY).

  • DAPA supports helicopter offset projects

    South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has outlined a requirement to secure defence offsets worth at least USD400 million in its programme to procure ship-based anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters. The procurement agency said that it is seeking to finalise a list

  • Japan launches 10th Soryu-class submarine

    Japanese shipbuilder Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has launched the 10th Soryu-class diesel-electric attack submarine (SSK) for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), the company said in a press statement. The 84 m-long boat, which has been named Shoryu (with pennant number SS 510), was

  • New weapons to account for over 60% of Russian armed forces inventory in 2017

    Modern hardware will account for more than 60% of equipment in service with Russia`s armed forces, Deputy Defence Minister Yuri Borisov has said in an interview. He told the Voyenno-Promishlennyi Kurier ( Military Industry Courier ) newspaper on 31 October that a level below 50% is considered an

  • USN expects to meet Columbia-class sub-motor delivery schedule

    Despite some earlier problems with a prototype main propulsion motor for its Columbia-class strategic submarine replacement fleet, the US Navy (USN) expects to keep to the proposed delivery schedule for that equipment, Admiral James Caldwell, director of naval nuclear propulsion, said.

  • Naval Group prepares partnerships to support India’s next-generation submarines

    Key Points Naval Group confirms response to Indian Navy’s RFI for Project-75(I) submarines Shipbuilder looks to support its bid through new and existing industrial alliances French shipbuilder Naval Group (formerly DCNS) is aiming to build on its existing partnership with India’s

  • Kongsberg, thyssenkrupp tie knot on submarine joint venture

    Kongsberg and thyssenkrupp, together with thyssenkrupp subsidiary Atlas Elektronik, have formally established their new Norwegian-German submarine combat systems joint venture (JV). The new company, given the name kta Naval Systems, will develop, produce and maintain combat systems as an exclusive

  • China trials new marine propulsion system

    China has successfully conducted trials of a new permanent magnet electric propulsion motor installed in an unidentified naval vessel at the Sanya naval base on the country’s southern Hainan Island, the state-owned Global Times newspaper reported on 24 October. The report follows the claim

  • NAO report highlights increase in ‘store rob’ for RN fleet

    Key Points The RN is increasingly being forced to cannibalise equipment because of a lack of spare parts The NAO says the MoD has failed to understand the reasons for, and consequences of, equipment cannibalisation Spares shortages mean that the UK Royal Navy (RN) is increasingly being forced to

  • Kongsberg, thyssenkrupp form combat systems venture

    Kongsberg and thyssenkrupp announced on 31 October that they had formed a joint venture company dedicated to conventional submarine combat systems. The new company, to be called kta Naval Systems, will be 50% owned by Kongsberg and 50% by thyssenkrupp and its subsidiary, Atlas Elektronik. The

  • Namibian Navy commissions ‘sub chasers’

    The Namibian Navy commissioned two ex-People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) patrol vessels at its main base in Walvis Bay on 27 October. Namibian President Hage Geingob gave a speech, saying China offered to donate what he described as “two submarine chasers with surface and

  • Vietnam’s third Gepard frigate arrives home

    Key Points Vietnam’s third Gepard 3.9-class frigate has arrived in-country Platform will significantly improve the country’s anti-submarine warfare capabilities A third Russian-built Modified Gepard 3.9 (Project 11661E)-class guided-missile frigate ordered for the People's Army of

  • Eyeing Russia, NATO ministers to consider new Atlantic and logistics commands

    NATO defence ministers during a quarterly meeting in November will consider establishing new commands to improve logistics in Europe and for better securing the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. NATO officials are increasingly worried that Russia could complicate the alliance’s movements at sea

  • Israel and Germany sign delayed MOU for submarines

    Israel and Germany confirmed on 23 October that they have finalised a memorandum of understanding (MOU) covering the former's purchase of three more Dolphin-class submarines from ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS). A statement released by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said the

  • Russia closes Arctic seas for missile tests, berates Norway’s Arctic policies

    In a series of navigation warnings, Russia’s ‘Western Arctic Seaport Administration’ has banned sailings in large areas of the Arctic Barents and Kara seas until the end of October, in order to carry out missile tests. Prohibitions include those around the Novaya Zemlya island