Artful,3rd Astute class submarine being built by BAE Systems for Royal Navy,successfully completed her 1st ever dive-landmark milestone in preparation for sea trials next year.Operation known as ‘trim & incline test',took place over 2 days,to prove submarine's safety & stability in the water.Maiden dive was undertaken in dock on BAE Systems' site in Barrow-in-Furness & involved team of 80 highly-skilled personnel,including naval architects,engineers & Royal Navy crew members.
HMS LANCASTER F-229. BAE Systems has received a £6 million (about USD 9.94 million) contract to extend its support to the Royal Navy’s warships.BAE Systems teams for the Class Output Management and Design Services are in charge of providing a one-stop shop of support to the HMS Illustrious, the Hunt Class and the Type 23 Class warships as part of the Ship Support Alliance (SSA).
Over the weekend, the German Type 212 submarine U33 completed its support to Exercise NOBLE JUSTIFICATION and joined Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) in support of NATO‘s counter-terrorism Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR (OAE), marking the first time in over two years that a submarine has been placed under tactical control of an SNMG.
Latest reports on India’s 1st indigenously built nuclear submarine INS Arihant suggest only began sea trials last month.Successive trials over 9-month period will give way to weapons testing,& will only be deployed in 2016.High-tech vessel in R&D for well over 2 decades,incurred exponential overrun costs & delayed delivery schedules.Delay however could work in favor of government.Specifically could enable it to make reforms to India’s nuclear doctrine,to effectively accommodate Arihant.
KINGS BAY, Ga. (July 22, 2014) The Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Tennessee (SSBN 734) departs Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay to conduct routine operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rex Nelson/Released)
SOUDA BAY, Greece (Nov. 5, 2014) The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) enters Souda Bay during a scheduled port visit. Florida, homeported in Kings Bay, Ga., is conducting naval operations with allies in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility to advance security and stability in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeffrey M. Richardson/Released)
HMS Brocklesby, one of the Royal Navys Mine Counter-Measures Vessels, has destroyed a mine laid by pro-Qadhafi forces in the port of Mistrata on the Libyan coast. Image shows the Seafox Under Water Mine Disposal System being launched from HMS Brocklesby.
Civilian crew of Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield received Commander Australian Fleet commendation for professional excellence,dedication & esprit-de-corps during service to Royal Australian Navy.6,500tonne OSV brought into service June 2012 to bolster humanitarian & disaster relief capability of RAN.Since then ADV Ocean Shield supported MU90 torpedo trials,Exercise BLACK CARILLION 2013 & most recently Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN in search missing Malaysia Airlines flight.