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KRI Nagapasa (403), the first of three new Nagapasa-class submarines of the Indonesian Navy that was commissioned in August 2017. The second Ardadedali was commissioned in April 2018 and the third Alugoro entered service in April 2021. (TNI-AL)

Submarine Status

Operating submarines can enhance the reputation of the naval force employing them, but they should be properly funded and not just for show. Conventional submarines...
The Indian Navy’s fifth Kalvari Class submarine

Shipyards Ring Full Speed Ahead

A steady stream of orders are keeping Asian-Pacific warship builders busy. Warship building is at ‘full steam’ at Asian shipyards, with heightened tensions in the...
sea trials Al Jubail

Gulf Naval Recapitalisation

Gulf states have been investing defence budgets in to recapitalise naval power as well as indigenous shipyards. Disputes in the Gulf and wider Middle East...
HMS Audacious

Australia’s Nuke Sub Gamble

With the selection made to go nuclear, the next question is from where, and which type? Is this the wrong time for a long...

Indian Navy commissions fourth Kalvari-class submarine

The Indian Navy has commissioned into service INS Vela, the fourth of six licence-built Project-75(I) (Scorpène)-class diesel-electric submarines (SSKs), at a ceremony in Mumbai...
Strangelove

EDITOR’S BUNKER BRIEFING (29 September 2021, No.70)

Dear Readers, THEY DON’T MAKE ‘EM LIKE THEY USED TO… One can’t help but being amazed that the venerable Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bomber will have its...
Shortfin

Regional countries react to AUKUS and Australia’s nuclear-powered submarine ambition

Southeast Asian countries have raised concerns that Canberra’s decision to develop and procure eight nuclear-powered submarines under a trilateral security partnership with the United...
Australia Future Submarine - Naval Group

Australia scraps existing French submarine deal in favour of new nuclear-powered...

In a move that surprised many, leaders from Australia, United Kingdom, and the United States announced a new trilateral security partnership called “AUKUS” on...
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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...
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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...

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