Much has been accomplished since the US, UK and Australia announced plans to develop a new generation of nuclear-powered attack submarines together, but much more remains to be done, as a November 2023 report published by the House of Commons Library explains. The report details many of the challenges facing the AUKUS nuclear submarine programme […]
JFD’s latest submarine rescue system is designed for accelerated mobilisation, optimised transportability, improved configurability and greater versatility, writes David Foxwell Subsea engineering and services group JFD has unveiled a fourth-generation submarine rescue system conceived to afford reduced response time and a high level of mobilisation flexibility. Developed in order to simplify transportation and improve system […]
thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited have signed a contract for overhaul and modernisation of Indian submarine INS Shankush. The agreement follows a memorandum of understanding between the partners in June 2023 for the construction of submarines for the Indian Navy in India. INS Shankush is the second submarine in a series of […]
By Dr MJ Cianni, CEng., FRINA, FIEAust In order for the AUKUS submarines to operate for 33 years without refuelling they will need to use highly enriched uranium (HEU) at 93% to 97%, with a mass in excess of 200Kg. Since HEU is highly efficient, enabling a 200Kg HEU mass over 33 years would give […]
Dutch builder U-Boat Worx has released an update on the interior design for its forthcoming Nautilus concept, a 37.5 vessel designed to function as both a private yacht and a fully functional submarine (see Ship & Boat International November/December 2022, pages 24-25, for an in-depth look at the vessel). The interior design was created in […]
Leonardo DRS has been awarded contracts valued at more than US$1 billion, when fully funded to provide integrated electric propulsion components for the US Navy’s next-generation Columbia-class submarine. The Columbia-class submarines will replace the fleet of Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines. The integrated electric propulsion components will be manufactured in the company’s Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Menominee Falls, […]
A contract has been awarded for ongoing support of the NATO Submarine Rescue System as other countries also invest in submarine rescue capability In December 2022, UK-based JFD was awarded a further contract in support of the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS). The NSRS ‘Third In-Service Support’ (3ISS) contract is a five-year contract that is […]
General Dynamics Electric Boat conducted a keel-laying ceremony for the first Columbia-class ballistic-missile submarine, USS District of Columbia (SSBN 826) at Quonset Point, Rhode Island, on 4 June 2022. District of Columbia will be the first of a 12-boat class, which will replace 14 US Navy Ohio-class nuclear-powered ballistic submarines from 2027 onwards. The transition […]
Warship Technology October 2021
Under the ‘AUKUS’ partnership unveiled in September 2021, the Royal Australian Navy is to build a new class of nuclear-powered attack submarines, but questions abound about their design, how and where they will be built and how they will be maintained and manned.
Warship Technology September 2021
The US Navy named the John Lewis class replenishment oiler, the future USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), on 17 July 2021. Speaker of the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, delivered the principal address.
Warship Technology - Jul/Aug 2021
As Lisa Hammock, a Senior Environmental Consultant at BMT told RINA’s ‘Warship 2021: Future Technologies in Naval Submarines’ conference, there are opportunities aplenty to make designs more sustainable.