submarine Archive

dronesDefending against Russia’s 100 megaton nuclear tsunami drone torpedos in Cold War 2.0

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Russia has development of 100 megaton and megaton class tsunami generating nuclear drone weapons. The weapon could explode in shallow waters off of a coastline and generate a tsunami hundreds of feet high. Such a tsunami could devastate all of …

darpaNew underwater and aerial drones, sensors, small satellites mean exposed stealth planes and submarines

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Stealth planes and submarines currently have the great advantage of being very hard to detect. For stealth planes that can be detected but when it is too late to react. Mass production of new underwater and aerial drones with new …

militaryOhio nuclear subs cost $2 billion a piece and Navy will be happy if replacement is not 4 times as expensive

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The next generation Columbia nuclear submarine program was giving a $8-billion affordability cap, and the program was sitting at about $7.3 billion for the average procurement unit cost (APUC) across all 12 planned submarines. They have reduced cost by $80 …

militaryIf US Navy shipyards can cut Virginia submarine build times from 66 to 60 months then buildrate will be increased

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If US Navy shipyards (General Dynamics Electric Boat and Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding) can cut the build time from 66 months to 60 months then the buildrate for Virginia class attack submarines will be increased. This will enable …

militaryUS Navy will try to upgrade Virginia Submarines with Next Generation Columbia features

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The US Navys Tactical Submarine Evolution Plan (TSEP) will create a ready menu of mature and maturing technology that they will insert when ready. The Virginia submarine program has been expanded to get 48 submarines and to accelerate the rate …

militaryLockheed making large long range robotic submarine drone

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Lockheed Martin is designing Orca, the U.S. Navy’s Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (XLUUV). Orca is being designed to support multiple critical missions. This long-range autonomous system will have the payload capability to perform a variety of missions, including intelligence, …

chinaChina claims successful Magnetic submarine and ship propulsion tests

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China claims to have successfully tested its first permanent magnet propulsion motor for vessels recently, according to the State-owned China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), which is known for manufacturing China’s first aircraft carrier and the Jiaolong submersible vessel. The motor …

economic impactUS Virginia and Columbia submarines from now to 2030

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The US Navy is considering increasing maintaining a 2 Virginia class attack submarine build rate along with a production of one Columbia SSBN sub per year. Adding 7 more Virginia class submarines will add about $18 billion in spending over …

future weaponsSupercavitating rounds for underwater targets

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DSG Technology has 12.7 mm supercavitating ammunition which give them unique capabilities from standard weapons* air to water, water to water and water to air, with exceptional materiel penetration and AP and at low angles. Proven against torpedoes and effective …

militaryLockheed has sub launched drone

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Lockheed Martin unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers …