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Fire in Russian Submarine kills 14

In a fire abroad a secret deep-sea research submarine which many identify (though not confirmed by the Russian Government) as the AS-12 Losharisk has killed 14 servicemen of the Russian Navy. Though details of the accident are not clear, experience seamen have attributed the cause of the fire to either a flammable liquid getting into ..

Indian and US navies conducted Anti-Submarine Warfare drill in Indian Ocean

Indian and the US navies have conducted joint submarine hunting exercise near Diego garcia in the Indian Ocean in which India’s P8I Neptune Aircraft and US P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft along with the USS Spruance have participated. The exercise was focused on anti-submarine training, information sharing and coordination between maritime patrol aircraft and surface ..

Indian Navy initiates process to acquire six lethal submarines under ambitious Project-75 India

To counter growing Chinese footprint in Indian ocean region, the Indian Navy has initiated the process to acquire six lethal submarines under the ambitious Project-75 India (I). The project would cost Rs 50,000 crore. Under Project 75-India, the Navy wants to build six conventional diesel-electric submarines which would be almost 50% bigger than the under-construction ..

UK criticised over nuclear submarine disposal

The Ministry of Defence has been on the news for its failure to dispose 20 nuclear submarines. The National Audit Office report says that 9 of the 20 vessels still have nuclear fuel in it. It also added in its report that the Ministry of Defence has not taken any measures to dismantle the submarines ..

Indian Navy inducts its first non-tethered Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) System at Bombay dockyard

On December 12, the Indian Navy inducted its first non-tethered Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) System at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai. The DSRV is used to rescue crew members from submarines stranded under water in the high seas. The DSRV can be operated at a depth of 650m & can hold around 15 people. ..

Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) System

Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) is a technology that allows Diesel Submarines to operate without having to surface or use a snorkel to access atmospheric oxygen .Navies who wish to operate non-nuclear subs with long-range and large weapons payload are now option for large diesel submarines equipped with AIP, which provide the closest alternative to nuclear ..

INS Kalvari India’s first indigenously built Scorpene submarine delivered to Indian Navy

India’s first indigenously built Scorpene submarine “ INS Kalvari” has been delivered to the Indian Navy at the Mazagon Dock Ltd shipyard and will soon be commissioned. Kalvari is named after the dreaded Tiger Shark, a deadly deep sea predator of the Indian Ocean. It can carry 18 torpedoes and travel 1,020km underwater. The 66-metre ..