DAPA Signs Contract for Third Jang Bogo-III Batch-II Submarine Construction for S.Korean...

December 26, 2023 @ 04:35 AM

The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), led by Director Eom Dong-hwan, finalized a contract with Hanwha Ocean for the construction of the third ship, Jang Bogo-Ⅲ Batch*-Ⅱ, valued at KRW 1,101.9 billion

Taiwan's First Indigenous Submarine, Hai Kun, Undergoes Harbor Acceptance Test

December 18, 2023 @ 01:20 PM

Taiwan's first indigenous defense submarine prototype, the Hai Kun (SS-711), is currently undergoing a harbor acceptance test, according to statements by Admiral Huang Shu-kuang, head of the Indigenous Defense Submarine program. The submarine, launched on September 28 after seven years of development, is in the training phase for personnel on its...

Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industry Reveals Advanced Submarine Concept Featuring Vertical Launch Systems

December 18, 2023 @ 08:58 AM

Japans Kawasaki Heavy Industry (KHI) unveiled a new submarine concept for the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF), intended to succeed the Taigei-class, on December 12. Notable design features include an aft sail placement for enhanced maneuverability and bow diving planes

Russian Navy Adds Three New Submarines

December 7, 2023 @ 06:13 AM

Russian Navy has bolstered its maritime capabilities by adding two nuclear-powered submarines and a diesel-electric boat to its fleet, according to reports from state media. Additionally, two more undersea platforms are slated to join the naval service later this year

Saab Secures Contract for Future Underwater Capabilities Studies in Sweden

December 6, 2023 @ 05:58 AM

Saab, the defense and security company, has entered into a contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to conduct concept development studies aimed at exploring potential future underwater capabilities for Sweden. The studies, initiated by FMV, are preparatory in nature and will concentrate on advancing key technology areas and introducing...

Hanwha Ocean Takes the Helm in Government-Led Stealth Warship Project

November 29, 2023 @ 02:21 PM

South Koreas Hanwha Ocean is leading a government-backed research initiative focusing on defense and security technology for the construction of covert warships. According to a press release issued by the company on November 29, Hanwha Ocean has inked a contract with the Korea Research Institute for Defense Technology Planning and Advancement

Russian Navy Adds Fifth Project 636.3 Submarine to Pacific Fleet

November 29, 2023 @ 07:29 AM

The Russian Navy officially commissioned the "Mozhaisk," a diesel-electric submarine of Project 636.3, into the Pacific Fleet on November 28

Chinese Submarine Engine is a Licensed-produced German Powerplant: Thai Navy Chief

November 27, 2023 @ 12:30 PM

In a new twist to Thailand's quest to acquire a Chinese submarine, its Navy chief, Adm Adung Phan-iam has said that the offered Chinese engine, CHD620 is actually a licenced-manufactured version of the German MTU396 engine. Germany had earlier refused to give the MTU 396 powerplant as part of the Chinese submarine sale to Thailand

Babcock, Hanwha Aerospace Forge Partnership with Initial Focus on Conventional Submarines

November 23, 2023 @ 12:00 PM

Babcock and Hanwha Aerospace have formalized a strategic collaboration with a primary emphasis on leveraging their combined expertise across land, air, and sea domains, particularly in the realm of conventional submarines. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed during the recent visit of the Korean President to the UK, Babcock said in an official statement

Fincantieri, Leonardo Join Hands to Develop Protection Systems for Underwater Infrastructure

October 30, 2023 @ 03:00 AM

Fincantieri and Leonardo have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly develop a network of platforms and systems for surveillance, control, and protection of critical underwater infrastructures and maritime areas. The scope of cooperation includes the protection of strategic underwater networks, cables, communication backbones, offshore infrastructure, underwater threat alert systems, as well as the safeguarding of exploration, sea mining, and extraction activities on the seabed for access to valuable mineral resources

Thai Lawmaker Seek Probe Into Navy’s Plan to Accept Chinese Frigate in...

October 23, 2023 @ 09:00 AM

The Thai House committee on national security has decided to investigate the navy's decision to accept a frigate in place of a submarine it had ordered from a Chinese shipbuilder. The decision to switch the order from a submarine to a frigate was made after Germany refused to allow the submarine to be fitted with an engine made by a German manufacturer