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Philippine Navy chief emphasizes submarine priority for defence force

The Chief of the Philippine Navy, Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo, reiterated the service’s requirement for a submarine force in remarks made to the...

Indonesian navy receives first locally assembled submarine

The Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) received its third Nagapasa (Type 209/1400)-class diesel-electric submarine (SSK) at state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL’s facility in Surabaya on 17 March. The...

India tests indigenous AIP system for Kalvari submarines

India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully tested an indigenously developed fuel-cell based air-independent propulsion (AIP) system intended to be retrofitted to...

Japanese submarine collides with commercial ship

A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Soryu-class diesel-electric submarine (SSK) collided with a commercial ship whilst surfacing in waters off southwestern Japan on 8...

Taiwan commences indigenous submarine construction

Taiwan has formally started construction of the first indigenous diesel-electric submarine (SSK) for the Republic of China Navy (RoCN) following a launch ceremony at...
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India and South Korea launch new submarines

The proliferation of new diesel-electric attack submarines (SSKs) in the Asia Pacific region continues apace, with Indian and South Korean shipyards launching new boats...

Japan launches first Taigei-class diesel-electric attack submarine

The lead boat of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)’s new Taigei-class (29 SS) diesel-electric attack submarines (SSKs) has been launched by builder Mitsubishi...

Royal Thai Navy eyes two more Chinese-made submarines despite Covid-19 pressure

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has secured approval from the House of Representatives to procure two additional S26T diesel-electric submarines (SSKs) from China, despite...

China Builds on S26T success with new export subs

The China Shipbuilding and Offshore International Company (CSOC) is aiming to leverage on its latest success with the Royal Thai Navy, which signed a...

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