China to Manufacture More of Nuclear-powered Submarines over Conventional Ones

June 19, 2024 @ 08:52 AM

China has shifted its submarine manufacturing focus towards nuclear-powered vessels, prioritizing them over conventional diesel-electric propulsion. “The force is now emphasizing the development of nuclear-powered boats while still maintaining conventional ones,” Wen Xuexing, a captain at a submarine detachment of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, said

Huntington Ingalls, Babcock Form Joint Venture to Support AUKUS Submarine Program

June 18, 2024 @ 11:51 AM

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) and Babcock have announced the formation of a new joint venture, H&B Defence, aimed at accelerating the development of sovereign capabilities for the AUKUS conventional armed, nuclear-powered submarine program. HII is known for designing, building, and maintaining the U

Australia Approves Next Phase of Collins Class Submarine Life Extension

June 6, 2024 @ 07:35 AM

The Australian government is committing $4-5 billion to a life-of-type extension program for its Collins class submarines, ensuring they maintain a strong strike and deterrence capability. HMAS Farncomb will be the first of the six Collins class submarines to undergo this program, with sustainment and capability enhancements starting in 2026 at...

Hanwha Ocean Forges Tripartite Partnership for Canadian Patrol Submarine Project

June 5, 2024 @ 07:12 AM

Hanwha Ocean has solidified collaboration agreements with three Canadian companies - CAE Inc., Curtiss-Wright Indal Technologies, and GASTOPS - to pursue involvement in the upcoming Canadian Patrol Submarine Project competition

Spain’s Navantia Participates in Six EDF 2023 Projects Valued at €520M

May 31, 2024 @ 05:03 AM

Navantia, the Spanish state-owned shipbuilding company, will be involved in six research and development projects funded by the 2023 European Defence Fund (EDF). The European Commission has announced the selection of these projects, which have a combined value of €520 million

Kongsberg Discovery has Completed In-water Demo of HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicle...

May 30, 2024 @ 07:29 AM

Kongsberg Discovery has completed in-water demonstrations of the HUGIN autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) within the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) and U.S

Exail to Supply Electronic Chart Display System to Spanish S-80 Submarines

May 27, 2024 @ 10:23 AM

Exail, in partnership with GRAFINTA, S.A

Lockheed Martin Launches PAC-3 MSE Interceptor Against Cruise Missile Target

May 20, 2024 @ 04:36 PM

Lockheed Martin, collaborating with the U.S

Babcock Pitches Remora Vehicle Submarine Integration System to ROK Navy

May 20, 2024 @ 10:57 AM

Babcock Korea presented its Remora Vehicle Submarine Integration System at the YIDEX 2024 event held last month in South Korea, showcasing a solution designed to enhance the operational capabilities of submarines. The Remora Vehicle Submarine Integration System is aimed at bolstering Korean submarine capabilities through the provision of an extra-large Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) handling system

Indonesian Navy Chief Considers Interim Submarine Purchase Amidst Operational Needs

May 16, 2024 @ 07:02 AM

Admiral Muhammad Ali, Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Navy (KSAL), disclosed plans for potentially acquiring interim submarines to address operational demands while awaiting the completion of Indonesia's newly ordered submarines. Ideally, Indonesia aims to strengthen its navy with a fleet of 12 submarines to safeguard its extensive maritime territory covering 6

Indonesia's AI-Enabled Unmanned Submarine to Perform Surveillance, Attack Missions

May 16, 2024 @ 06:00 AM

PT PAL Indonesia, a state-owned maritime manufacturing company, is developing an unmanned submarine featuring advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technologies for surveillance and attack roles. During the Future Submarine International Seminar & Showcase event held on May 14-15, 2024, at the Borobudur Hotel in Jakarta, Dr

German Consortium Wins Contract for Franco-German Maritime Airborne Warfare System Study

May 6, 2024 @ 01:30 PM

The German MAWS GbR, a consortium consisting of ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH, HENSOLDT Sensors GmbH, and Diehl Defence GmbH & Co. KG, was awarded a contract on April 25, for the second national supplementary study related to the Franco-German Maritime Airborne Warfare System (MAWS) project