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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...

India’s MDL pushes out final Kalvari-class submarine

Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) has launched the sixth and final licence-built Project-75(I) Kalvari (Scorpène)-class diesel-electric attack submarines (SSKs) on order for the Indian...
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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...
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Taiwanese submarine development programme reaches key milestone

Taiwanese shipyard CSBC Corporation has reportedly laid the keel of first indigenous diesel-electric submarine (SSK) under construction for the Republic of China Navy (RoCN)...

Japan launches second Taigei-class diesel-electric attack submarine

Japanese shipbuilder Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has launched the second Taigei-class diesel-electric attack submarine (SSK), Hakugei (SS 514), ordered for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense...

Missing Indonesian submarine declared sunk, human error ruled out

KRI Nanggala, an Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) Cakra-class diesel-electric submarine (SSK) that was reported missing in the Bali Sea on 21 April, has been found...
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Indonesian submarine reported missing in Bali Sea, search and rescue operations...

An Indonesian navy (TNI-AL) Cakra (Type 209/1300)-class diesel-electric submarine (SSK) has been reported missing and an international search and rescue is presently underway in...
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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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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...
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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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