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Lockheed Martin to invest in Submaran S10 submersible drone
by Stephen Carlson
Washington (UPI) Sep 15, 2017

Babcock to supply South Korean submarine program under new contract
Washington (UPI) Sep 15, 2017 - Britain's Babcock International will supply weapons-handling and launch equipment for a South Korean submarine program.

Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering awarded the contract, which will run until 2024. Its monetary value was not disclosed.

"This is another major achievement for Babcock and underlines our ability to work with customers across the world." Babcock Defense Systems Technology Managing Director Jeff Lewis said in a news release Thursday. "Babcock's WHLS has proven itself to be an excellent and efficient solution."

The equipment is for a third Jangbogo III submarine and follows a contract from DSME for the design, production and delivery of the weapon-handling and launch equipment for the first and second Jangbogo III submarines.

Babcock's weapon handling launch system features an air turbine pump and a programmable firing valve launch system. The compact system is quiet and needs less maintenance than other systems.

The company's global supply chain will supply components for the system, Babcock said.

Lockheed Martin is investing in Ocean Aero alongside Teledyne Technologies for the development of the Submaran unmanned maritime vehicle.

The Submaran S10 is an autonomous unmanned submarine that is powered by solar and wind energy, giving it virtually unlimited endurance and letting it operate for months at a time. It can raise a small sail that can propel it at over 5 knots to conserve power.

"Ocean Aero represents the next generation of environmentally powered, autonomous ocean systems," said Chris Moran, executive director and general manager of Lockheed Martin Ventures. "Our investment will allow us to better respond to customers' maritime needs with technology solutions for a diverse set of missions."

The Submaran can mount a sophisticated suite of sensors for long-term ocean observation, including seismic survey gear, passive sonar, satellite communications, cellular and WiFi data-links and other systems.

The Submaran's technology was demonstrated last year at the Annual Navy Technology Exercise for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center.

Lockheed Martin sees the platform as ideal for long-term intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions for the Navy, taking the place of manned vessels and providing a semi-permanent observation ability.

SubSea Craft to display Diver Delivery Unit at DSEI 2017
Washington (UPI) Sep 11, 2017
SubSea Craft is set to display it's high-speed submersible Diver Delivery Unit at the Defense and Security Equipment International 2017 exhibition in London according to Janes. The DDU functions as a fast speedboat for delivering special forces and cargo to shore and back with the ability to submerge for the last few miles of approach to avoid detection. It is envisaged to be capable of ... read more

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