Naval Group delivers first Suffren-class submarine to French Navy

10th November 2020

  France-based shipbuilder Naval Group has delivered the first of six Suffren-class nuclear attack submarines (SSN) for the French Navy. The 99m-long submarine was delivered to the French Armament Procurement Agency (Direction Générale de l’Armement, DGA).  In July last year, the company launched the Suffren. This delivery marks an important milestone in the Barracuda programme, which revamps the French nuclear deterrence capability’s submarine component. …

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The Deepest-Diving Homemade Submarine Ever Made

10th November 2020

  Hank Pronk from Ainsworth in Canada has built the deepest-rated homemade submarine. His achievement comes after four decades of DIY submarine building, with his latest try being his eighth effort. With his latest work named the Elementary 3000 (or E3000 for short), Hank decided to take things a little further. He pushed the boundaries of homemade design with a …

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Vessel Transforms From Speedboat to Submarine in Two Minutes

5th November 2020

The 40-foot Vecta travels across the water at 40 knots, then abruptly dives beneath the surface to explore the ocean depths.   You can almost hear a James Bond theme song as this slick-looking water vehicle—with a Bond-like name Vecta—starts to plunge into the murky subterranean depths. The six passengers and two crew are dressed …

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Forum to Deliver Trenching ROV for Subsea Cable Project in Asia

4th November 2020

  Forum Energy Technologies has won an order to deliver specialist subsea equipment for what it said was a major cable maintenance project in South East Asia. The contract won through Forum’s local representatives, will see the company deploy a Perry XT500 trenching system and Dynacon Launch and Recovery System as well as associated surface …

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17th October 2020

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EYES UNDERWATER FOR SUPERYACHTS

8th October 2020

For superyacht owners, eyes beneath the waves, provided by intelligent underwater robotic vehicles, is a valuable resource. Putting eyes underwater the Falcon is a valuable resource for superyachts offered by MarineGuard.   Global yacht security company, MarineGuard, include the Saab Seaeye Falcon underwater robotic vehicle as part of their security system for superyachts. Proven in …

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Saab Seaeye Leopards join Ocean Infinity robot fleet

7th October 2020

Ocean Infinity have selected the Saab Seaeye Leopard to complement its pioneering ‘Armada’ fleet of unmanned surface robot vessels. The Leopard work-class underwater vehicles will be deployed from Ocean Infinity’s initial 13 environmentally sustainable unmanned vessels for a variety of offshore and coastal services. Dan Hook, Ocean Infinity, said, “The 3000 m Seaeye Leopard was …

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JFD awarded Royal Navy contract to provide availability services for life-support diving equipment

2nd October 2020

  JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has been awarded a contract for the management and availability of the Royal Navy’s in-service life-support diving equipment, to help safeguard the lives of divers worldwide. The new contract, a comprehensive five …

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JFD awarded extension of prestigious NATO submarine rescue system contract

1st October 2020

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has announced that it has been awarded an extension to its contract for the provision of the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS) by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). The initial five-year contract …

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SAAB SEAEYE LEOPARDS JOIN OCEAN INFINITY ROBOT FLEET

29th September 2020

Ocean Infinity have selected the Saab Seaeye Leopard to complement its pioneering ‘Armada’ fleet of unmanned surface robot vessels. Saab Seaeye Leopards join ‘Armada’ fleet of unmanned surface robot vessels.   The Leopard work-class underwater vehicles will be deployed from Ocean Infinity’s initial 13 environmentally sustainable unmanned vessels for a variety of offshore and coastal services. Dan …

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