Indian MoD Kicks off $6.5 B Project 75 (I) Submarine Acquisition Program

June 21, 2019 @ 08:11 AM

The Indian Government issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) for short-listing of potential Indian Strategic Partners (SPs) for the construction of six conventional submarines under the P-75(I) project of the Indian Navy on 20 Jun 19. The project cost is about Rs 45,000 Crores (US$6

Induction Of Recently Upgraded Indian Kilo-class Sub Delayed After It Suffers Damage...

June 17, 2019 @ 07:56 AM

Induction of the recently upgraded Russian-origin kilo-class submarine belonging to the Indian Navy will take nearly a month after having suffered damage in an accidental fire in March. The INS Sindhukesari diesel-electric submarine was damaged while certain indigenous components and a US-made L3 Communications periscope were being fitted onboard, at a...

Indian Navy Points Out 36 Defects In INS Khanderi Scorpene Sub, Induction

June 15, 2019 @ 04:51 AM

The Indian Navy has discovered 35 defects along with one “killer defect” in the second Scorpene-class diesel-electric attack submarine, the "INS Khanderi," during its sea trials, pushing its induction by at least one year. The defense ministry has fully supported the navys insistence that Mazagon Dock (MDL) and its technology partner,...

Pak to Buy Turkey's Anti-Torpedo System For Agoste-class Subs

May 30, 2019 @ 11:20 AM

Pakistan is likely to purchase the export version of Turkey's Zargana anti-torpedo countermeasure systems, to be equipped on diesel-electric fast-attack Agoste 90B class submarines. The Pakistani Navy and the developer of the systems, Turkish firm Aselsan are expected to meet soon to discuss the purchase, Daily Sabah reported Wednesday

Steel Cut for US Navy’s Columbia Class Ballistic Missile Submarine

May 24, 2019 @ 06:03 AM

A plasma-burning machine cut the first steel plate that will be used to build Columbia (SSBN 826), the United States Navys lead ballistic missile submarine on Thursday. The event marked the first class of submarines that will be built using fully digital blueprints

India's Fourth Scorpene Sub To Begin Sea Trials on May 6

May 4, 2019 @ 01:07 PM

India's fourth Scorpene-class submarine INS Vela has completed its out fittings and will be launched on May 6 in the Arabian Sea, after which it is set to begin sea trials. “On May 6, the submarine will touch waters for the first time

Russia Floats Nuclear-powered Sub to Carry Nuke-armed Underwater Drones

April 23, 2019 @ 08:27 PM

Russian ‘special-purpose nuclear-powered submarine Belgorod that will be the first carrier of Poseidon strategic underwater drones, was floated out at the Sevmash Shipyard on Tuesday, Russia media reported. The Poseidon drones are meant to evade underwater defences and strike strategic targets with nuclear or conventional warheads

Russia To Build New Cruise Missile-Equipped Nuclear Submarines?

April 20, 2019 @ 09:03 AM

Ministry of Defense of Russia is planning to build new Borei-K nuclear submarines capable of carrying long-range cruise missiles, a source revealed on Saturday. “The ministry is looking into the possibility of building two more Borei-class submarines, equipped with long-range cruise missiles instead of ballistic ones

South Korea Wins $1B To Supply Indonesia With Submarines

April 13, 2019 @ 07:48 AM

South Korea has won $1.02 billion to supply Indonesia with three 1,400-ton submarines, according to multiple press reports

Huntington Ingalls Wins $727M For Virginia-Class Block V Submarines

April 13, 2019 @ 07:20 AM

Huntington Ingalls has won a $727 million modification contract General Dynamics Electric Boat for the procurement of long-lead-time material for Virginia-class submarines. The award provides new funding to an existing contract for long-lead-time material to support the construction of Block V submarines

North Korea Attempts To Sell Submarine Technology To Taiwan: Report

April 10, 2019 @ 03:56 PM

North Korea attempted to sell air-independent propulsion (AIP) technology meant for non-nuclear submarines to Taiwan, according to Taiwanese media. A Taiwanese trading company that frequently dealt with North Korea received a "mandate" from the countrys national defense commission

India Likely To Build Submarines Equipped With 500Km Range Cruise Missiles For...

April 5, 2019 @ 05:31 AM

The Indian Navy has initiated the process to purchase six lethal submarines under Project 75 worth INR 50,000 Crore or $7.25 Billion