Blekinge, Barracuda, Taigei: how do modern conventional submarines perform? - 2nd part

According to the staff of the American Navy, submarines would represent today the best response to the rise in power of certain naval powers, citing in particular China. It is true that in Asia, the number of submarines in service in the various navies has more than quadrupled in 20 years, and that all the major navies are engaged in the renewal or even the extension of their submersible fleet. . In the second part of this article intended to present the conventionally powered submarines which enter service today, or which will do so in the years to come, we will present the 5 latest models of this…

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The 2 Swedish Södermanland class submarines come closer to Warsaw

Last November, the Polish authorities confirmed that they had entered into negotiations with the Swedish Kockums and their Swedish counterparts with a view to leasing or acquiring the two Södermanland class anaerobic-powered submarines in service with the Swedish Navy, and this in order to strengthen the potential of its submarine fleet in the Baltic Sea pending the first deliveries of the Orka program submarines. Today, the hypothesis presented then takes shape, with the authorization given by the Swedish parliament to deliver the two submersibles to the Polish Navy. For Poland, this solution appears most interesting, because it makes it possible to take over from…

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Does the call of Hervé Guillou, CEO of Naval Group, for an “Airbus Naval” appeal to European manufacturers?

Since the start of discussions for a rapprochement between the French Naval Group and the Italian Fincantieri, two of the main European naval defense groups, a notion has come up repeatedly, that of creating “a naval Airbus”. And on the occasion of his short speech worth assessment preceding his departure, Hervé Guillou, president of Naval Group since 2014 and who will indeed leave this position in favor of Pierre-Eric Pommellet, once again called on the European naval defense industry to come together and consolidate, in order to be ready to face competition from countries like South Korea, Turkey, Russia and especially the…

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