submarines Archive

australiaAustralia tries to reign in corruption on A$50 billion submarine purchase

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Australia has an A$50 billion (USD 38 billion) contract to build 12 submarines with a French company. Australia’s biggest-ever capital project will siphon billions in taxpayer dollars to a foreign entity (DCNS, now the Naval Group) which is embroiled in …

air forceChina’s nuclear aircraft carrier technology will catchup to the US around 2025

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The China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) briefly put online China’s next aircraft carrier, next submarine and other naval projects. CSIC will make China’s first nuclear-powered carrier. The first is expected to be launched in the late-2020s. The Type 003 will …

chinaAircraft and undersea drone carrying submarines will disrupt warfare

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The Navies of the mid-term future will be shifting to many drones and sensors and placing long duration systems all over the ocean and seafloor. There will also be a revolution in going all the way to the seafloor and …

europeGermany Supplying Norway and possibly Italy, Netherlands and Poland with more powerful submarines

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Six new German made model Type 212CDs Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) submarines (formerly the 212NG) are slated to deploy to northern Europe by the mid-2020: two more will be added to the German Navy, expanding its submarine fleet to eight …

future weaponsUS Navy tests hypersonic missile that will eventually be launched from submarines

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The US Navy Strategic Systems Program and the Department of Defense this week tested a conventional (hypersonic) prompt strike capability that could one day be fielded from guided-missile submarines. Strategic Systems Program (SSP) Director Vice Adm. Terry Benedict said on …

aircraftDetails of China’s future navy with hypersonic and laser weapons, new submarines targets Asia-wide dominance

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Potential modernization plans of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) were revealed in unprecedented detail by a former rear admiral in a university lecture, perhaps delivered within the last 2-3 years. The admiral, retired Rear Admiral Zhao Dengping, revealed key …

chinaUS will not have more $3-5 billion submarines than China has $300 million-$1 billion subs

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There are military articles from US policy groups and US Navy leaders that worry about the US submarines and Navy ships getting out numbered by China and Russian submarines and Navy ships. This is the US military industrial complex trying …

militaryUK submarine modernization program

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The UK submarine force is also being modernized. The Royal Navy maintains a fleet of ten nuclear-powered submarines, currently comprised of three types. The four Vanguard Class Strategic Ballistic Missile Submarines are carrying the Trident II D5 intercontinental ballistic missiles. …

chinaChina’s Navy in the 2020s will have a lot of modern subs, carriers and sea bases

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China’s naval modernization effort encompasses a wide array of platform and weapon acquisition programs, including anti-ship ballistic missiles (ASBMs), anti-ship cruise missiles (ASCMs), submarines, surface ships, aircraft, and supporting C4ISR (command and control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance) systems. …

aircraft carrierQuantum magnetometer arrays for magnetic detection of submarines

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On 21 June, the Chinese Academy of Sciences hailed a breakthrough – a major upgrade to a kind of quantum device that measures magnetic fields. Magnetometers have been used to detect submarines since the second world war. They are able …