A v.good video clip of the new Israeli Dplphin,the Tanin here,plus the German fight to win the 75I contract...not to mention the Japanese throwing their hat into the ring with the Soryus. The fight is going to be intense when you add the Russians into the IOR undersea war for the Indian contract!
Take a Sneak Peak at Israel's Secret Submarine Fleet
Israel's nuclear-capable INS Tanin able to operate deep within enemy territory - to lethal effect.
By Uzi Baruch
First Publish: 3/29/2015,
New footage from the Israeli Navy showcases the most advanced submarine in the IDF's arsenal: the Dolphin-class INS Tanin (Crocodile).
The nuclear-capable submarine boasts an array of sophisticated weaponry, as well as the latest in intelligence-gathering technology.
It stands at a whopping 68 meters long, compared to 57.3 meters on average for other submarines.
"The submarine will receive more long-term missions, and for a greater amount of time, than submarines" the IDF possesses, one navy officer explained, adding that as a result the Navy had "extended by several days our ability to operate silently and secretly in enemy territory."
The submarine's commander, Lieutenant Colonel "G", echoed those sentiments, adding that as a result of the sensitive nature of the missions it will be undertaking only the most elite navy personnel will be operating it.
"Even the smallest mistake by a soldier could foil the mission in the best-case scenario, and in the worst case reveal the submarine and leave it vulnerable to attack," he said.
Sailors worked closely with the defense ministry, intelligence agencies, the air force and other elite IDF units, he added.
Commander of Haifa naval base General David Salamah explained the importance of Israel's submarine fleet to national security.
Israel's submarines regularly operate "deep within enemy territory", he noted.
"We are talking about a major upgrade to the navy and the entire IDF, in the face of the challenges posed to the State of Israel."
2. http://www.marinelink.com/news/submarin ... 88468.aspxGermany Fights for Indian Submarine Contract
By Aiswarya Lakshmi
German giant ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), the parent company of leading submarine builder HDW, will offer India its HDW Class 214 vessel, with an eye to huge project of Indian Navy for six submarines, reports PTI.
TKMS is also in talks with leading shipyards in the country for a tie-up and promising a no-hold barred transfer of technology in line with the Narendra Modi government's 'Make in India' push.
The Indian Defence Ministry is expected to issue the P-75I RFP for which TKMS is planning to offer the Type 214 submarine, which combines best-in-class underwater endurance and diving depth, Gurnad Sodhi, Managing Director of TKMS India) said.
The HDW Class 214's "proven" fuel-cell based Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) system is the best available on the market, he said. He claimed that the submarine is highly regarded for anti-surface and anti-submarine operations, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities.
The company has shortlisted Indian shipyards for a tie-up and discussions are on. It is awaiting the report of the special committee set up by the Defence Ministry.
3.http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/0 ... Rk9UMv9ljo
India interested in buying Japan’s Soryu-class submarines
Mar 29, 2015
NEW DELHI – Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar has expressed his readiness to consider acquiring Soryu-class diesel-electric submarines used by the Maritime Self-Defense Force.
“We are very much interested in Japan’s technologies,” Parrikar said in an exclusive interview ahead of his visit to Japan from Monday.
The issue may be taken up at his meeting with Defense Minister Gen Nakatani the same day, according to Parrikar. “Everything is on agenda. We can discuss that issue,” he said Saturday.
India’s navy has a fleet of 15 submarines, but more than half are not equipped to respond quickly to contingencies due to aging. In view of the growing activity of Chinese submarines in the Indian Ocean, New Delhi has put a high priority on arms buildup to strengthen maritime security.
Japan’s Soryu-class submarines are seen as among the most advanced nonnuclear attack submarines in the world.
Parrikar noted that Japan had strict regulations on the export of defense technologies but that the rules are changing. “We are looking at all kinds of defense cooperation with Japan in all fields,” he said, signaling intention to acquire Soryu-class submarines if the amended conditions are met.
Australia is also in talks with Japan on buying Soryu-class submarines.
In the interview, Parrikar suggested that India is not likely to make a decision anytime soon on whether to purchase US-2 amphibious rescue aircraft used by the MSDF. Tokyo and New Delhi are holding talks on the export of US-2 aircraft to India and a possible joint venture to produce them on Indian soil.
“It will not be decided in Tokyo,” Parrikar said. “I have directed the (Indian) Navy and Coast Guard to come up with a clear-cut report on their operational necessities. First we need to define details.
“Without that report, we cannot go forward,” he said.