Spanish Navy's First S-80 Submarine Ready for Delivery

October 20, 2023 @ 09:18 AM

Navantias S-81 submarine 'Isaac Peral' passed its last safety milestone, setting the stage for its impending delivery to the Spanish Navy. The test, which saw the vessel's navigation capabilities operating at peak efficiency, occurred last Tuesday, the company said today

S.Korean DAPA Initiates Project for Enhanced Anti-Submarine Operations

October 16, 2023 @ 05:12 AM

The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has officially announced the commencement of the Naval Acoustic Information Management System-II Project (NAIMS-II), aiming to bolster the Republic of Korea's naval anti-submarine capabilities. The project, contracted to LIG Nex1 Co

55 Chinese Sailors Feared Dead After Submarine Gets ‘Caught in Trap’

October 4, 2023 @ 09:41 AM

At least fifty-five Chinese sailors are believed to have lost their lives after their nuclear submarine apparently became ensnared in a trap intended for British sub-surface vessels in the Yellow Sea. According to a confidential UK report cited by the

BAE Systems Wins UK MoD’s $4.8B AUKUS Submarine Deal

October 2, 2023 @ 10:39 AM

The UK Ministry of Defence has given BAE Systems £3.95 billion for the next phase of the SSN-AUKUS nuclear-powered attack submarine program

Taiwan Unveils First Ever Domestically-built Submarine 'Narwhal'

September 28, 2023 @ 11:26 AM

Taiwan's President, Tsai Ing-wen, unveiled the nation's first domestically built submarine, "Narwhal" (or "Hai Kun" in Mandarin), in a ceremony in Kaohsiung. This marked a significant achievement under Tsai's defense policy initiated in 2016, emphasizing the development of eight new submarines

Taiwan's Indigenous Submarine Armed with Heavyweight Torpedoes Set for Launch in 2024

September 25, 2023 @ 10:00 AM

Taiwans first indigenous submarine, armed with U.S

Thai Navy to Seek Cabinet's Nod to Purchase Chinese Submarine Equipped with...

September 21, 2023 @ 10:35 AM

Thailands Navy Chief Adm Choengchai Chomchoengpaet announced his intention on Thursday to formally request the cabinet's approval for the acquisition of a Chinese submarine equipped with a Chinese-manufactured engine, although the government is open to exploring alternative options. The Thai navy has greenlit the installation of a Chinese-made CHD620 engine in the S26T Yuan-class submarine procured from China Shipbuilding & Offshore International Co (CSOC)

Germany, Norway Start Production of U212 Common Design Submarine

September 13, 2023 @ 10:22 AM

Norway and Germany have inaugurated a production facility for the construction of six Type 212 Common Design (CD) submarines. The development comes two years after the signing of contracts with Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS)

Indonesia Orders Submarine Rescue Vessel from British Firm

September 11, 2023 @ 07:14 AM

Indonesia's Defense Minister, Prabowo Subianto, ordered a British-made Submarine Rescue Vehicle System (SRVS) for evacuating submerged submarine crews. This procurement initiative comes in the aftermath of the

Hanwha Pitches for Poland's Orka Submarine Project

September 7, 2023 @ 03:30 PM

Hanwha Ocean is aiming to secure Poland's 'Orka' project, which involves the acquisition of four 3,000-ton submarines. Lee Boo-hwan, the head of Hanwha Aerospace Co

Hanwha Aerospace's Ambitious Move: Expanding into Submarine and Ships Manufacturing with Overseas...

August 28, 2023 @ 07:29 AM

Hanwha Ocean, a subsidiary of Hanwha Aerospace, announced plans to establish an overseas base to expand into submarine and ships manufacturing. The company's KRW 900 billion expansion strategy encompasses a diverse range of initiatives, including securing an

S.Korean KSS-II Son Won-Il Class Subs to get new Sonar, Link-22 Datalink...

August 22, 2023 @ 12:24 PM

South Koreas Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) will upgrade the in-service KSS-II Son Won-il class submarines for $596 million and invest $320 million in the Maritime Tactical Data Link (MTDL) project, specifically for the Link-22 upgrade. The Son Won Il-class were acquired from Germany as part of the KSS-II program and is based on Type 214