A Russian nuclear submarine that was under repair in a far northern port caught fire Tuesday, but officials said there was no danger of explosion or radiation leak, the Associated Press writes. Here is the rest of the Associated Press article: The fire broke out in the Zvezdochka shipyard in Severodvinsk, about 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) north of Moscow on the White Sea. After struggling for several hours to extinguish the blaze, officials finally let water into the dry dock to partly…
HMCS Chicoutimi was under tow to Ogden Point April 16 to conduct acamber dive.Key moment in submarine’s Extended Docking Work Period that began in 2010.Camber dive early stepping stone in Chicoutimi’s return to fleet,expected later this year,as advances through extensive test & trial program.Camber dive verifies submarine’s watertight integrity,& functionality of comms & other key systems.Dives occur in protected harbours where water is deep enough for the submarine to be fully submerged.
French Marines of 21st Marine Infantry Regiment (21eRIMa) amphibious exercise tactical-Experimentation high mobility vehicle.
French Marine Nationale tripartite mine hunter (CMT) Sagittaire (M 650).
Navy’s UCAS demonstrator made history as 1st drone to take off & land from an aircraft carrier.August is month of decision for UCLASS,USN’s controversial program to build armed drones that fly off aircraft carriers.At stake: whether “Unmanned Carrier-Launched Surveillance & Strike” aircraft will be primarily scout (surveillance) or bomber (strike).Deputy Secretary of Defense,Bob Work, delayed Navy’s release of official Request For Proposals while he studied question.