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SA Navy Submarine Officer Commanding Course begins

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The latest Submarine Officer Commanding Course of the South African Navy began last month, giving submariners the skills and knowledge to fill new roles...

Three SA Navy submariners dead after fatal incident at sea

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Three South African Navy (SAN) submariners died after they were washed off the deck of the submarine SAS Manthatisi (S101) off Kommetjie in the...

Another major milestone for Africa’s only submarine museum

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Nearly eight years since it closed to visitors, South Africa’s renowned submarine museum is being brought ashore thanks to two specially constructed cradles from...

R1.4 billion allocated for SA Navy submarine and frigate refit

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National Treasury has allocated nearly one and a half billion rand to the South African Navy for the refit of one of its three...

Fourth Egyptian Navy Type 209 submarine arrives home

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The Egyptian Navy has taken delivery of its fourth and final Type-209/1400mod submarine (S44) from Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), with the vessel arriving...
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Sunken missing Indonesian submarine found broken into pieces

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A missing Indonesian submarine has been found, broken into at least three parts, at the bottom of the Bali Sea, army and navy officials...

Egypt’s third Type 209 submarine arrives home

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The Egyptian Navy’s third Type 209/1400mod submarine arrived in Egypt on 5 May after sailing from ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems’ (TKMS’s) yard in Germany. The vessel,...

Germany approves delivery of submarine to Egypt

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The German government has allowed ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) to deliver a submarine to Egypt. TKMS has so far delivered three Type 209/1400mod class...

Narco-submarine a first for Europe

The discovery of a submarine carrying 3.3 tons of cocaine off Spain marks a “historic” turning point in the battle against drug trafficking,...

Suspected drug sub intercepted off Spain

Spanish police intercepted a submarine apparently transporting drugs in off Galicia, a source with the central government delegation to the region told Reuters. “Early...

SA Navy in danger of losing frigate and submarine capabilities due...

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The South African Navy over the coming years risks losing its frigate and submarine capabilities if the current state of funding continues. This is according...

Egypt receives third Type 209 submarine from Germany

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ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) has launched the third of four Type 209/1400mod class submarines for the Egyptian Navy at a ceremony in Kiel, Germany. As...

Australia signs $50 billion submarine contract with France after two-year squabble

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Australia signed a production contract with French shipbuilder Naval Group on Monday for a fleet of 12 new submarines, worth A$50 billion (27.41 billion...

Algeria commissions two Kilo class submarines

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The Algerian Navy has commissioned into service two new Kilo class submarines delivered from Russia, the Ouarsenis and Hoggar. The vessels were commissioned on 9...

Submarine crack detection technology now applied to rail lines

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The synergy between military and civilian applications has again been shown with the Institute for Maritime Technology's (IMT) ultrasonic broken rail detector...

Algerian Navy getting ready to receive another Kilo class sub

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The Algerian Navy will soon receive a fifth Kilo class submarine from Russia, as the vessel was completed in St Petersburg earlier...

First Egyptian Type 209 submarine arrives home

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The first of four Egyptian Type 209 submarines built by Germany's ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) has arrived home in Alexandria, where it...

Egyptian Type 209 submarine heading home

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The new Egyptian Navy Type 209/1400 submarine S41 (861) is on its way home from Kiel, Germany. It was seen transiting the Kiel...

Russia completes first Algerian Kilo class submarine

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Admiralty Shipyards in St Petersburg has completed the first of two Kilo class submarines for the Algerian Navy. Photos of the ceremony emerged...

Armscor seeking important submarine components

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State defence contracting agency Armscor has issued a request for offer (RFO) for the supply of spares for one of the South...

TKMS hands over Egypt’s first new Type 209 submarine

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ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) has handed the first of four new Type 209 submarines to Egypt, and named the second. The submarine (S41)...

Cybicom delivers submarine escape system to large Asian navy

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SA defence system integrator Cybicom Atlas Defence has completed work for a large Asian navy on a system that allows submarine crews...

Morocco interested in Su-34 jets, Amur-1650 submarines

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Morocco is in talks with Russia on the acquisition of Amur-1650 submarines and Su-34 strike aircraft, according to Russian sources. Morocco may receive...

Submarine market set to grow

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For the last eight years, the trend in terms of numbers of submarines projected and their total value has been steadily upward,...

Taiwan to launch homegrown submarine plan with initial 60.5 million pound...

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Taiwan has allocated T$3 billion (60.51 million pounds) over four years, beginning next year, to launch a long-awaited programme for the island...

Russian submarine wreck off Sweden likely dates from WW1

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A submarine wreck discovered off the eastern coast of Sweden probably dates from World War One rather than last year when the...

Chinese submarine on its way to Somalia for anti-piracy patrols

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China is for the first time sending a submarine to the coast of East Africa to take part in anti-piracy patrols and...

Algeria ordering two Kilo class submarines

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Algeria will soon order two Kilo class diesel electric submarines from Russia, which will join the four already in its fleet. A Russian...

Manthatisi refit nearing completion

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The planned refit, including battery replacement, of SAS Manthatisi, the first of the SA Navy's (SAN) Heroine Class submarines, is expected to...

Eighteen Indian Navy personnel trapped after fire and explosion on submarine

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Eighteen Indian sailors were trapped and some killed after an explosion and fire on a diesel-powered submarine berthed at a base in...

Egypt buying Type 209 submarines

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Egypt Navy is in the process of purchasing two Type 209 diesel-electric submarines from Germany, according to the chief of the Egyptian...

Queen Modjadji preparing for next misssion

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The South African attack submarine SAS Queen Modjadji 1 is back in the water and is preparing to participate in next month's...

Opinion: The submarine – a sophisticated vessel

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I am writing this piece in my personal capacity and as a very concerned citizen of Mzansi. My concern is with regards...

Navy probing submarine accident

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A SA Navy board of inquiry is investigating an incident last month that saw the diesel-electric attack submarine SAS Queen Modjadji I...

India takes delivery of INS Chakra nuclear submarine

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The Indian Navy has officially taken delivery of the Akula-class nuclear powered attack submarine INS Chakra (ex-Nerpa), which is being leased from...

Women to be allowed to serve on Royal Navy submarines

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Women are to be allowed to serve on UK submarines for the first time in the Royal Navy's history, the Secretary of...

Singapore commissions first Archer class submarine

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The Republic of Singapore Navy has commissioned the first Archer class submarine, RSS Archer, during a ceremony at Changi Naval Base on...

M&G exposes the “great submarine rip-off”

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A leaked report on the contract to supply South Africa with submarines has exposed the major deceit at the heart of the...

Submarine Escape Facility Opened

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With the opening of the new Submarine Escape Training Simulator (SETS), the SA Navy no longer needs to send their submariners overseas...

Makwetla to open SETS

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The Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Thabang Makwetla will officially open the SA Navy's Submarine Escape Training Simulator (SETS) tomorrow...

Navy buys new submarine battery

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The South African Navy has placed a R25.587 million order with Exide Technologies GmbH of Budingen, Germany, for the supply and commission...

IMO issues ship security guard guidance

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An International Maritime Organisation (IMO) working group has provided further interim guidance on the use of privately contracted armed security personnel (PCASP)...

IMT logs more submarine work

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The Institute for Maritime Technology, a business unit of the Armscor Defence Institutes (Pty) Ltd, has been tasked to develop a speed...

US Navy takes early delivery of PCU California

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The US Navy has taken delivery of PCU California (SSN 781) from Huntington Ingalls Industries - Newport News Shipbuilding more than eight...

Navy orders submarine weapon control unit spares

The South African Navy is buying unspecified weapon control unit spare parts for its fleet of three Heroine-class Type 209 diesel-electric attack...

Navy stocks up on submarine optronics depot spares

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The South African Navy has ordered further stocks of "depot spares" from Carl Zeiss Optronics for its fleet of three Heroine-class...

Navy procures torpedo spares

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The South African Navy has awarded Atlas Elektronik of Wedel, Germany a R351 149.22 contract for SUT 264 heavyweight torpedo. The...

Entire Australian submarine fleet grounded: reports

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Sparring continues in Australia about the seaworthiness of the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) six Collins-class diesel-electric attack submarines (SSK). The country's biggest...

More spares for the SAN sub fleet

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The South African Navy has ordered new submarine circuit breaker and pneumatic cam switch spares from Siemens Ltd for its fleet of...

French firm to work on SA torpedo batteries

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French firm SAFT has been awarded a R2 389 917.94 contract to supply SUT torpedo secondary batteries to the South African Navy...

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