Saab Introduces Underwater Anti-IED ROV- Sea Wasp

19th May 2016

Defense and security company Saab presented its remotely operated vehicle (ROV), Sea Wasp, at the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition in National Harbor, Maryland. Sea Wasp, which relocates, identifies and neutralizes underwater improvised explosive devices (IEDs), is designed to combat below-the-surface terrorism. Sea Wasp. Image courtesy: Saab To produce the Sea Wasp, Saab leveraged technology from …

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Submarine USS Hampton arrives at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

19th May 2016

The USS Hampton has arrived at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for maintenance. The nuclear-powered attack submarine with a crew of 130 cruised into the harbor on Wednesday.  The Los Angeles-class attack submarine had been in San Diego after returning from a 41,000-mile deployment in March. The type of maintenance being performed in Portsmouth typically takes 20 …

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BAE Systems’ $163M propulsor contract points to more submarine work

11th May 2016

BAE Systems Inc. may not be building U.S. Navy submarines, but it still has an important role supplying parts to them. The Arlington-based U.S. subsidiary of its British parent recently announced it scored a $72 million contract to produce and deliver the propulsor systems for a batch of Virginia-class submarines. This award applies to all …

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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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