Australia’s safest ever submarine rescue system goes into service

3rd July 2018

  The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and the Australian Government have granted the licence to operate new $A19.7 million (£11.05 m) hyperbaric equipment which means that for the first time, the whole crew of an Australian submarine can be treated at once. The equipment – a transfer under pressure chamber and recompression treatment suite – …

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JFD completes first phase of open sea trials for the Indian Navy Deep Search and Rescue Vehicle

26th June 2018

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence markets, and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has successfully completed the first open sea launch, dive and recovery of the deep search and rescue vehicle (DSRV) for the first of two 3rd Generation Submarine Rescue Systems being delivered to the Indian …

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Fendercare Marine signs global supply agreement with HALO Maritime Defence Systems

21st June 2018

  Fendercare Marine enters strategic partnership with HALO to supply and install innovative marine safety and security barriers globally from bases in the UK, Middle East and Asia Pacific. Customers will benefit from Fendercare Marine’s expert HALO marine barrier installation and maintenance support. HALO systems offer the only solution available to have met or exceeded …

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Fugro wins two ROV contracts with Petrobras

18th June 2018

Dutch energy services firm Fugro has won two new ROV contracts with Petrobras in Brazil. Both contracts will see the remotely operated vehicles deployed at water depths of 3,000 metres off the country’s coast, supporting Petrobras’ operations including subsea installation, towing, mooring and decommissioning. The first of the contracts, starting in Q2 of this year, …

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Australian submarine sonar systems begin $407 million upgrade

15th June 2018

A Collins-class submarine of the Australian Navy. The six-sub fleet will receive upgrades to its sonar capabilities, Thales Australia and the Australian defense industry minister announced on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Thales Australia une 14 (UPI) — Australia’s submarine fleet will receive sonar system upgrades with a $173 million contract with Thales Australia, the the …

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General Dynamics Wins Deal to Modify Virginia-Class Submarine

15th June 2018

General Dynamics Corp.’s business division, Electric Boat, has clinched a modification contract to procure onboard repair parts for Virginia Class Submarines Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) New Jersey (SSN 796) and PCU Iowa (SSN 797). Work related to SSN 796 is scheduled to be over by February 2021, while that for SSN 797 is expected to be …

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Forum Energy Technologies Appoints New Distributor in Europe

14th June 2018

Forum Energy Technologies has moved to expand its operations in Europe by appointing a new single distributor for its extensive fleet of subsea vehicles across The Netherlands and Belgium. Seascape Subsea Technology BV will represent Forum Energy Technologies for the sale of the company’s range of remote operated vehicles (ROV’s) in the two countries, including …

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Damen-Saab duo unveils Walrus-replacement submarine design

13th June 2018

 Photo: Damen Swedish submarine specialist Saab and its Dutch partner Damen have unveiled official images of their proposal for the Royal Netherlands Navy’s Walrus-class submarine replacement program. Speaking to Dutch newspaper Telegraaf, the heads of two companies provided drawings and first details on the capabilities of their submarine proposal. According to the images released by …

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SAAB SEAEYE TAKES MORE CONTROL VIA SATELLITE LINK

13th June 2018

Saab Seaeye has further enhanced their system for global remote control of their electric underwater robotic vehicles via satellite link and 4G networks. Saab Seaeye’s system for remotely controlling their underwater robotic vehicles worldwide via satellite link and 4G networks has been enhanced with an intelligent tether management system. Remote control of their Leopard electric …

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State-owned firm may implement Navy’s submarine project

8th June 2018

he Defence Ministry is likely to finalise in the next few days the broad contours of Indian Navy’s ambitious project to build six advanced submarines under the multi-billion P-75 (I) programme. Sources said that the state-run Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL) is likely to be given the responsibility to implement the project as against the …

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