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From VOA News:

Kickback Allegations Could Hurt Sarkozy's Re-election Bid
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France's prosecutors are looking into kickback allegations involving three allies of President Nicolas Sarkozy in a widening scandal that threatens to taint his bid for reelection.

Known in France as the "Karachi affair," the scandal is a tangled story of corruption that dates back to 1995, when France sold three submarines to Pakistan.
More at http://www.voanews.com/english/news/europe/French-Prosecutors-Probe-Alleged-Kickbacks-of-Sarkozys-Allies-130497048.html

Comment: Ain't nuthin like the insinuation of corruption to make an election interesting. Don't worry, innocence of any wrongdoing is no defence. Not in politricks anyway.
 
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From Defence Update:

Second Successful Launch of the Indian Shourya Ballistic Missile
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India has tested the Shourya nuclear-capable surface/surface missile September 24, 2011, at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur off Orissa coast, about 15 km from Balasore. The missile took off from a 35 foot, underground silo. Shourya is a derivative of the K-15 missile developed by the DRDO for the Indian Navy submarines.
More at http://defense-update.com/20110925_second-successful-launch-of-the-indian-shourya-ballistic-missile.html
 
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From Reuters:

Russia acquits nuclear sub captain over gas deaths
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(Reuters) - A Russian jury on Friday acquitted the captain of a nuclear submarine in which 20 people were killed by toxic gas when a fire safety system misfired, his lawyer said.
More at http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/30/russia-submarine-trial-idUSL5E7KU0CL20110930

Comment: As you might expect, this decision is not going over well with the prosecution. My bet is that the families of the victims won't be thrilled with it either.
 
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From The Guardian:

Britain's nuclear spending soars amid defence cuts
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Government spending on Britain's nuclear weapons programme is defying the swingeing budget cuts being experienced across Whitehall.

As the Ministry of Defence cuts frontline positions in the military, a previously confidential report reveals that the taxpayer is committed to paying almost £750m for the construction of a new enriched-uranium facility at the Atomic Weapons Establishment in Berkshire.
More at http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/oct/02/ministry-of-defence-nuclear-spending-project-pegasus?newsfeed=true
 
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From The Ottawa Citizen:

Submarine Developments in Asia
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There’s been some recent developments in the submarine world in Asia.

First, the Bangkok Post is reporting that Royal Thai Navy’s plans to purchase six used German submarines has been recently rejected by the country’s Defence Minister after an oversight committee recommended that the navy reexamine the cost-effectiveness of the project.
More at http://blogs.ottawacitizen.com/2011/10/02/submarine-developments-in-asia/
 
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From Business Week:

APNewsBreak: Navy explores longer sub deployments
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The Navy is considering lengthening the standard deployment of attack submarines beyond six months as it faces rising demands with a fleet that has been shrinking since the end of the Cold War, the commander of American submarine forces told The Associated Press in an interview.
More at http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9Q2VM100.htm
 
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From Defence Professionals:

HMS Torbay attack submarine to gain improved communications and stealth
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14:26 GMT, October 7, 2011 Babcock has started work on a substantial Revalidation and Assisted Maintenance Period (RAMP) for Trafalgar class nuclear powered attack submarine (SSN) HMS Torbay, at Devonport Royal Dockyard. The 300,000 manhour RAMP will ensure the submarine is safe to operate for the rest of her commission, and will include significant communications upgrades and work that will improve camouflage and minimise operating noise.
More at http://www.defpro.com/news/details/28586/?SID=2ec1533ad3a7e8a4295183ad4a60ca12
 
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From The Navy Newsstand:

Norwich University Midshipmen Spend a Day Learning About the Submarine Force
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GROTON, Conn. (NNS) -- Thirty four midshipmen from Norwich University, in Northfield, Vermont, traded a day in the classroom for a day at Naval Submarine Base New London, Conn., Oct. 7.

Rear Adm. Rick Breckenridge, commander, Submarine Group Two, met with the visiting midshipmen during their visit to briefly discuss the submarine force.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=63169
 

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