Submarines

JFD unveils fourth-generation ‘agile’ submarine rescue system

JFD unveils fourth-generation ‘agile’ submarine rescue system

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 […]

Agreement reached for work on Indian submarine

Agreement reached for work on Indian submarine

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 […]

Leonardo DRS awarded Columbia-class propulsion contract

Leonardo DRS awarded Columbia-class propulsion contract

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, […]

JFD wins NATO Submarine Rescue System contract

JFD wins NATO Submarine Rescue System contract

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 […]

Keel laid for first Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine

Keel laid for first Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine

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 […]

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