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2009-02-02 07:05:00

Marion, Mass., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $35.8 million contract by the U.S. Navy to design and produce antenna buoy systems that will significantly expand the communications capabilities of submarines while they are submerged. The Navy's Communications at Speed and Depth (CSD) program will use expendable submarine and air-launched communications buoys to enable submarines operating below periscope depth and at tactical speeds to communicate with surface ships...

2009-01-30 07:01:00

SCHIEDAM, The Netherlands, January 30 /PRNewswire/ -- At a press conference the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs, Helga Pedersen, announced that the Norwegian government will propose to parliament that the U-864, a German submarine which sank in World War II, should be salvaged rather than left on the seabed and encased to ensure the safety of people and environment. If the Norwegian parliament approves this proposal then Mammoet will use an innovative salvage method to...

2008-12-16 08:30:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 16, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) has been selected by Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors (MS2) to produce lightweight, composite structures for the Spanish Navy's new diesel-electric S-80 submarines. Fabrication and assembly will occur at Goodrich's Engineered Polymer Products facility in Jacksonville, Fla., with delivery of the first shipset scheduled for the second quarter 2009. Goodrich will supply a cylindrical...

2008-12-10 16:40:00

      HONOLULU, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Supreme Court ruled "the Navy and its leaders -- not federal judges -- should determine how best to defend our nation," Robert H. Thomas and Mark M. Murakami of the Hawaii law firm of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert wrote in a recent commentary.   Thomas and Murakami had filed an amicus brief in Winter v. Natural Resources Defense Council on behalf of nine retired Navy admirals, the Navy League of the United...

2008-10-08 15:00:20

By DIANA BOWLEY; OF THE NEWS STAFF TOMHEGAN TOWNSHIP -A New York City couple who own the $15 million- plus mansion at Tomhegan Township have requested permission from the Department of Conservation to install a submarine cable on submerged lands in Moosehead Lake. Big Duck Cove LLC and Robert and Gayle Greenhill of New York City, who own an underwater utility line that runs from their home on the west side of Socatean Bay to Why Not Island, want to extend the line from Why Not Island to...

2008-07-30 03:00:29

Two Russian mini-submarines explored the depths of Siberia's Lake Baikal -- the world's deepest lake -- this week, scientists said. Mir 1 and Mir 2 reached depths of 5,184 feet and 5,223 feet, respectively, the Guardian reported Tuesday. The Russians initially said they had gone down 5,512 feet but issued a correction later, the British newspaper said. Back in the 1990s, another research expedition had measured its descent at 5,371 feet. We have gone to the depths of Lake Baikal to find...

2008-07-26 15:00:27

By Louis Hansen, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 26--After days of bad weather, engineering puzzles and creeping delays, military divers on Friday lifted the bow of a sunken Russian Cold War era submarine from the muddy bottom of the Providence River in Rhode Island. Led by a Virginia Beach-based team, salvage crews hoisted the submarine Juliett 484 after pumping nearly a boat-load of water from the relic's silty compartments. "The bulk of the work was left to the divers," said...

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2006-11-22 08:35:00

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- In a year's time, scientists hope to solve the mystery of why the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley sank, the chairman of the South Carolina Hunley Commission said Tuesday. "Between the science of archaeology and the science of conservation in that laboratory, they will solve the ultimate mystery," state Sen. Glenn McConnell said after a commission meeting. "I think it's reasonable to say we're probably within a year of solving that." The hand-cranked Hunley sank the...

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2006-07-15 16:11:17

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Scientists say they may have found an important clue in the mystery of why the Confederate submarine Hunley sank 140 years ago after making history by sinking an enemy warship in battle. Archaeologists and others working to restore the submarine recovered six years ago from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Sullivans Island have found evidence the forward hatch may have been opened intentionally on the night the sub sank. The forward hatch was one of...

2006-06-29 18:25:29

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain could scale back its nuclear arsenal now that the Cold War is over, lawmakers concluded on Friday in a report that will set the tone for months of debate over the fate of Britain's nuclear weapons. British Prime Minister Tony Blair has said he will decide later this year whether or how to replace the fleet of Trident missile-carrying submarines that form Britain's nuclear arsenal. The issue has stirred up debate within Blair's left-leaning Labour Party....