France to build Australia’s new submarine fleet as $50bn contract awarded

26th April 2016

  Australia’s new fleet of submarines will be built by France in South Australia, Malcolm Turnbull announced in Adelaide on Tuesday. The award of the $50bn contract to French shipbuilder DCNS means the fleet will be new Barracuda-class submarines which will be built to Australian specifications for a conventional, non-nuclear powered submarine. Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine …

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DCNS, ThyssenKrupp shortlisted for new Norwegian submarine

12th April 2016

Norwegian defense officials have narrowed down their search to French and German maritime defense firms to replace Norway’s Ula-class attack submarine fleet. French firm Direction des Constructions Navels Services, or DCNS, and German company ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems “are the strongest candidates if Norway decides to procure new submarines,” Norway’s Ministry of Defense said in a …

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CAMPER COMFORT FOR FREEZING FALCON TEAM

8th April 2016

Working in minus ten degrees centigrade high up in the French Alps, the Jifmar team found that the most comfortable and convenient way to inspect the Tignes Dam was to load their Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV system and themselves into a recreational camper. Jean-Baptiste Loiselet, ROV Operations Manager at Jifmar, the offshore service and dam …

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Teething problems’ Britain’s first nuclear submarine had lack of storage in maiden voyage

4th April 2016

  Speaking for the first time about the early days of the underwater nuclear deterrent, the submariners of the Valiant reveal during a BBC Radio 4 programme today that their first 28-day trip was plagued by “teething problems” such as a lack of storage space. The £25million fully nuclear submarine entered service in July 1966, …

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£193m submarine contract buoys James Fisher

24th March 2016

James Fisher and Sons, the marine services provider headquartered at Barrow-in-Furness, has signed a £193m submarine rescue service contract with the Indian Navy. The company has announced that its subsidiary JFD has been awarded the contract by the Indian Navy for the long-term provision of its submarine escape and rescue capability. The contract entails the …

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Navy Sub Breaks Through Arctic Ice

21st March 2016

  It took a lot of manpower to get the crew of the USS Hartford out of the submarine after it surfaced from several feet of ice.   CLICK HERE  to see full story and videos

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San Diego Submarine Surfaces Through Ice in Arctic Exercise

16th March 2016

The USS Hampton surfaced at the Navy’s ice base in the Arctic Ocean on Monday. Navy photo The San Diego-based submarine USS Hampton surfaced through the ice Monday at the Navy’s temporary ice base in the Arctic Ocean. The Hampton and the Connecticut-based USS Hartford, another Los Angeles-class, nuclear-powered attack submarine, arrived at Ice Camp …

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Saab Seaeye Honored by MTS

16th March 2016

Saab Seaeye have won the Corporate Excellence Award from the Marine Technology Society.  The award is given in recognition of an organization’s contribution to the industry and to ROV technology. Chair of the Marine ROV Committee, Chuck Richards, presented the award at the Underwater Intervention show in New Orleans to James Douglas of Saab Seaeye. …

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ARMY, NAVY AND AIR FORCE GATHER AT SAAB SEAEYE

2nd March 2016

  Officers from an international group representing the army, navy and air force gathered at Saab Seaeye in Fareham, Hampshire. All 40 officers and defence staff were participants in the premier Advanced Command and Staff Course held at HMS Collingwood. The visit to Saab Seaeye was integral to the course and gave delegates a chance …

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UK Navy’s third Astute submarine Artful conducts final contractor sea trials

24th February 2016

The UK Royal Navy’s third Astute-class attack submarine Artful is undergoing final contractor sea trials ahead of its maiden deployment. The submarine sailed from Barrow-in-Furness to HM Naval Base Clyde in August last year, and was officially handed over to the Royal Navy in December. Artful is being tested for its performance and seaworthiness before …

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