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From Stratagy Page:

SSGNs Finally See Combat
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August 30, 2011: With nearly all of Libya overrun by rebels, it was possible to get a close look at how well the American Tomahawk TLAM-E did in its first combat use. The missile performed as predicted. Most of these Tomahawks were fired during the initial air attack on March 19th. Moreover, most of the Tomahawks (over a hundred) launched on that day were fired by one ship; the nuclear submarine USS Florida.
More at http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htsub/articles/20110830.aspx
 
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From The ABC (Radio Australia):

SKorea seeking to sell submarines to Indonesia
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South Korea's Defence Minister will soon travel to Indonesia for talks aimed at securing a billion dollar deal to export attack submarines.

Indonesia is working to modernize its aging naval fleet and is interested in buying three 1400 tonne diesel-electric attack subs.

The defence relationship between the two countries appears to have recovered from the embarrassing allegations that South Korean spies broke into the hotel room of senior Indonesian officials, who were in Seoul to discuss Golden Eagle supersonic trainer jets.
Full transcript at http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/connectasia/stories/201108/s3306830.htm
 
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From The San Diego Reader:

Chilean Stealth Sub Visiting San Diego
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The Chilean navy's Carrera, a diesel-electric submarine, has arrived for a training mission with the 3rd Fleet in San Diego, Navy Times reports.
More at http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/news-ticker/2011/sep/02/chilean-stealth-sub-visiting-san-diego/

Comment: Our ASW people are going to have a fine time training with this boat. A diesel electric is a nightmare to find in the littorals when running on battaries.
 
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From The Navy Newsstand:

Naval Submarine Support Center Consolidates With Submarine Squadron 6
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NORFOLK (NNS) -- Two waterfront Norfolk, Va.- based submarine commands consolidated Sept. 1 during a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk.

Commander, Naval Submarine Support Center (NSSC) consolidated under Commander, Submarine Squadron (COMSUBRON) 6, and Cmdr. Richard B. Alsop, commander, NSSC transferred his leadership role to Capt. Eugene P. Sievers, commander, COMSUBRON 6.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=62539
 
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From The Navy Newsstand:

USS Pasadena to Undergo Extended Overhaul in Portsmouth
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GROTON, Conn. (NNS) -- Rear Adm. Rick Breckenridge, Commander Submarine Group Two welcomed the crew of the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Pasadena (SSN 752) who travelled more than 7,000 miles from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to begin their extended maintenance overhaul at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Sept. 2.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=62565
 
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From The Australian:

Sailors feared worst as submarine HMAS Farncomb sank
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JUST after midnight off the coast of Perth, navy submarine HMAS Farncomb was slicing below the surface of a rough sea when its engines cut out.

For the 60 men and women aboard the Collins-class boat, the next few minutes would be among the longest of their lives. Like a Hollywood thriller, the sailors found themselves grappling with a double engine failure followed by a terrifying, powerless descent towards the bottom of the Indian Ocean, stemmed only by the cool actions of a veteran commander.
More at http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/defence/sailors-feared-worst-as-submarine-hmas-farncomb-sank/story-e6frg8yo-1226133528725

Comment: This could have had a very bad ending. That it didn't is because the officers and crew kept their cool and remembered their training.
 
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From The Australian Navy Website:

Report of HMAS Farncomb Incident was Sensationalist
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The Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AM, CSC, RAN says the report in the Australian newspaper today that a Navy submarine was involved in a ‘near disaster’ last month are sensationalist and will have upset the families of the Navy’s submarine force.
More at http://www.navy.gov.au/Report_of_HMAS_Farncomb_Incident_was_Sensationalist
 
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From The Australian:

Sub failings 'threaten security'
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THE opposition says maintenance problems with Collins-class submarines are so serious they are now a national security issue.

Opposition defence spokesman David Johnston comments yesterday followed revelations in The Weekend Australian of a major incident at sea involving HMAS Farncomb last month.
More at http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/sub-failings-threaten-security/story-fn59niix-1226134307992

Comment: I wonder if the Navy is going to post a rebuttal to this?
 
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From CTV News:

Despite fire, Canadian sub will sail this year: navy
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A fire aboard the Canadian submarine HMCS Victoria will not jeopardize the vessel's planned sea trials later this year, the navy said Tuesday.

The fire, which occurred a week ago as the 70-metre vessel was dry-docked in Esquimalt, B.C., is the latest setback for the Royal Canadian Navy's fleet of submarines.
More at http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20110913/fire-aboard-hmcs-victoria-110913/

Comment: Jeeze! Is anything ever going to start going their way???
 
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From Defence Professionals:

Expertise and Visions — Babcock’s Systems Solutions for Submarines
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05:42 GMT, September 15, 2011 defpro.com | London-based Babcock International Group PLC designs, develops and integrates systems and equipment for the full range of naval vessels from surface ships to submarines and unmanned underwater vessels (UUVs). In light of defpro.com’s September focus on submarine technology and programmes (see http://goo.gl/ZZJTf), Nicolas von Kospoth asked Jeff Owen, Future Business Director — Marine & Technology Division at Babcock International Group PLC, to give the readers an insight into the company’s activities in this particular field of technology.
More at http://www.defpro.com/daily/details/883/?SID=18901f42eab492d3ef2e9ef94c2908d5
 
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From The Telegraph:

Alex Salmond's only Trident research is by CND
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Alex Salmond holds no information about the impact on a separate Scotland of removing Britain’s nuclear deterrent other than a report from a protest group, the Daily Telegraph can reveal.
More at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/8766559/Alex-Salmonds-only-Trident-research-is-by-CND.html

Comment: A report from an advocacy group which already formed it's conclusions before they even started the research? Come on SNP, surely you can do better then this!!!!
 

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