Project Kalina: Russia’s Fifth-Generation Diesel-Electric Submarine

Russia is set to start construction of its new fifth-generation Kalina-class diesel-electric submarine in the “imminent future,” earlier than previously announced, according to Navy Deputy Commander-in-Chief Vice-Admiral Alexander Fedotenkov; here is what the new project is all about. The construction of new fifth-generation non-nuclear submarines dubbed Project Kalina, equipped with air-independent propulsion systems, will apparently begin earlier…

Australian submarine tender narrows to Japanese and French bids, Germans lose ground

The competition for a A$50 billion ($34.55 billion) contract to build Australia’s next submarine fleet is narrowing to a race between Japan and France as a bid from Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems loses ground over technical concerns, multiple sources said. Australia is expected to decide the winner of one of the world’s most lucrative defense contracts…

Revealed: Russia’s Next Generation Nuclear Submarines

Russia is developing two new types of nuclear submarines to replace its Project 949A Oscar-class and Project 945 Sierra-class vessels. The new vessels are a generation beyond Russia’s Project 955 Borei-class ballistic missile submarine and Project 855M Yasen-class guided-missile submarines, which are originally late Soviet-era designs. The Sierra-class replacement is being designed as an “interceptor”…

China developing supersonic sub

Shanghai to San Francisco in 100 minutes by Chinese supersonic submarine China has moved a step closer to creating a supersonic submarine that could travel from Shanghai to San Francisco in less than two hours. New technology developed by a team of scientists at Harbin Institute of Technology’s Complex Flow and Heat Transfer Lab has…