Quantcast

Latest Submarine Stories

48bce2cf1a6edf0922dfae9f6286254b
2011-07-21 14:19:42

A Chinese submarine performed the country's deepest manned dive ever on Thursday, completing a milestone for China's deep-sea ambitions. The State Oceanic Administration said in a statement that the Jiaolong undersea craft reached 13,211-feet below sea level in a test dive in the northeastern Pacific. "The success of this test dive has laid a solid foundation for completing the mission of diving to 5,000 meters (16,404-feet)," it said. The submarine carried three people in Thursday's journey...

2011-07-14 09:00:00

OTTAWA, Ontario, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Canada has completed its largest and most successful Technology Demonstration Program (TDP) with Defence Research and Development Canada Atlantic (DRDC Atlantic), demonstrating a torpedo-defence enhancement that will increase the level of protection for Canadian Navy ships. The Multisensor Torpedo Detection Classification and Localization (MSTDCL) Technology Demonstration Program was initiated in 2006 by DRDC Atlantic to...

2011-06-03 07:17:00

NEW YORK, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Muzak, Whitesmith Entertainment and fashion designer John Varvatos celebrated the release of Rock & Roll Submarine, the first new release in 16 years from alternative rock band Urge Overkill. Nearly two decades after Exit the Dragon (Geffen) and their popular Pulp Fiction cover, "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon," founding members Nash Kato and Eddie Roeser have reformed the band that sold over 2.5 million albums and epitomized rock star...

2011-04-29 14:00:00

GROTON, Conn., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy has released $1.2 billion for the construction of the 14th Virginia-class submarine, SSN-787, to General Dynamics Electric Boat, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). This award marks the beginning of production of two submarines per year on the Virginia-class program. The release of the funding allows procurement of long lead-time components that will support the planned official construction start later this...

2011-04-14 09:00:00

PORT MATILDA, Pa., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- QBC Diagnostics is pleased to announce the sale of STAR hematology analyzers to the United States Navy for use on submarines around the globe. The QBC STAR provides a 9-parameter complete blood count through its patented dry hematology approach, which eliminates the need for liquid reagents in the system. Because of this unique technology, the STAR is an ideal diagnostic instrument for use in the extreme conditions experienced on a...

2011-04-13 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- During a U.S. Navy exercise, Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) DeepSiren underwater acoustic communication system bridged a capability gap for submarines operating beneath the Arctic ice by providing on-demand tactical mission and emergency response information. The system was successfully operated during the Navy's ICEX 2011 exercise conducted by the Arctic Submarine Laboratory far north of the Arctic Circle. "Raytheon DeepSiren enables...

2011-04-11 09:00:00

GROTON, Conn., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Electric Boat reached a major construction milestone on the submarine Mississippi (SSN-782), completing work on the pressure hull in less time than any previous ship of its class. Electric Boat achieved "pressure hull complete" three weeks faster than the previous Virginia-class submarine record. Additionally, work on Mississippi's radar, hatches, sonar dome and piping systems is significantly ahead of the record schedule...

2011-02-25 12:45:04

By Dylan Elizabeth Ottman, Office of Naval Research One Sailor's request to replace humming fluorescent bulbs with a quiet alternative inspired the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to create the Solid State Lighting (SSL) project, currently being evaluated aboard several ships and submarines across the U.S. Navy. A product of ONR's TechSolutions program, SSL is one of several rapid-response technologies created using recommendations and suggestions from Navy and Marine Corps personnel. The SSL...

2011-02-11 10:00:00

GROTON, Conn., Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $60 million U.S. Navy contract modification that funds continued design efforts to make Virginia-class submarines more affordable. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). Initially awarded in 2008, the overall contract - known as Block III - calls for the procurement of eight submarines through FY 13, and has a potential value of $14 billion. The last Block III...

2011-01-14 07:07:00

MANASSAS, Va., Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received a U.S. Navy contract to continue providing sonar systems for U.S. submarines, enabling the fleet to maintain an acoustic advantage. The $84 million contract contains options which, if exercised, will bring the total contract value to $2.1 billion. The program's scope includes the development, production, support and modernization of all U.S. submarine sonar systems including initial system deliveries for...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
Related