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Blue-Green laser critical technology for anti-submarine warfare and Network Centric Operations

A reliable long-distance and high-speed underwater communication link plays an important role in the undersea exploration and data collection. At present, the most widely used underwater communication method is still dominated by underwater acoustic communication. Although it can reach the transmission distance of several kilometers and more, the data rate …

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US Navy’s Autonomous surface vehicle, ACTUV developed to track quiet diesel-electric submarines, successfully navigated autonomously

China, Russia and North Korea are looking to develop their submarine fleets . Russia is seeking to further bolster its sub-surface capabilities, with new generations of conventional and nuclear propulsion submarines, which promise to be significantly more difficult to detect and track for western naval forces. This includes the Yasen, …

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USS Gerald Ford, the Navy’s Most Powerful Aircraft Carrier Ever with enhanced power projection capability in anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) environment is nearing completion

In 2009, the U.S. Navy  began construction of the first new type of aircraft carrier in nearly thirty-five years. The Navy refers to its newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, as “4.5 acres of sovereign U.S. territory. Gerald R. Ford is a class of supercarriers being built to …

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US Navy employs Airborne Laser Mine Detection System ( ALMDS) , and the Airborne Mine Neutralization System (AMNS) to search and destroy enemy’s mines

More than thirty countries produce mines, and twenty countries export them. Iran has reportedly laid several thousand naval mines, North Korea’s 50,000, China 100,000 or so, and Russia estimated quarter-million. Since World War II, sea mines have damaged or sunk four times more U.S. Navy ships than all other means …

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U.S. Navy’s undersea supremacy led by Super stealthy Virginia class Attack submarines, with Nuclear weapons capability

US Navy  plans to add as many as 32 attack submarines in just the next 15 years. Overall, the addition of attack submarines represents the largest overall platform increase within the Navy’s ambitious plan to grow the fleet to 355 ships. “Battle force inventory reaches 301 in 2020 and 355 in 2034,” …

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Auxiliary ships for Afloat support sealift capacity is decisive in maintaining the wide spectre of current naval operations around the globe

Auxiliary ships are vital to maintaining a strong and efficient naval fleet. They are designed to perform multiple roles to effectively support combatant ships in and out of battle, as well as complete other similar naval operations. Although auxiliaries assist other ships and do not execute primary combatant operations, they …

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Enhanced Long-Range Navigation (eLORAN) will complement GPS under Navigation Warfare environment

The world’s shipping industry is experiencing strong growth, which is expected to continue. Ships are getting larger and faster, sea-lanes are becoming more crowded, and crews are increasingly relying on electronic navigation systems to operate in this environment . The newly proposed concept of e-Navigation will improve safety, security, and …

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Race to develop Deepsea manned Submersibles for mineral exploration and Naval Surveillance

The mineral scarcity and rising prices of gold, copper and rare earth minerals is creating great interest among many nations for deep ocean mineral mining. The oceans, which cover seventy percent of our earth’s surface are believed to be able to satisfy our need of minerals like gold, copper, silver, …

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Propulsion motors are enabling stealthy warships and submarines  propelled with an electric propulsion system

Navies of various countries have announced making their warships and submarines  propelled with an electric propulsion system. Instead of driving the ship’s propellers directly, diesel engines turn electric generators, which in turn power electric motors that drive the propellers. This arrangement enables diesels to be placed away from the shafts and …

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US, Russia, and China are developing next generation nuclear submarine fleets, other countries are also mastering nuclear submarine technology

A nuclear submarine is a submarine powered by a nuclear reactor. The performance advantages of nuclear submarines over “conventional” (typically diesel-electric) submarines are considerable. Nuclear submarines are more powerful than diesel-powered submarines because nuclear reactors powering them can run for years without the need for refuelling. Nuclear propulsion, being completely …

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