WARFARE EVOLUTION BLOG: Submarines were harder to count than aircraft carriers in my previous blog. According to scattered web information, there are about 533 submarines in the oceans today, operated by 40 countries. But that number moves around, mostly because (1) there are a number of new submarines coming into service and (2) it’s hard to say how many antiquated Russian, Chinese, Iranian, and North Korean submarines are still operational.
MARION, Mass. U.S. Navy officials selected Lockheed Martin to provide sonar systems for the MK 48 Mod 7 Torpedo. The contract spans over a five-year period to facilitate an inventory increase of the torpedoes for the submarine fleet.
The U.S. Navy has awarded The Boeing Co., Seattle, WA, a $14.6 million contract modification covering P-8A interim contractor support, including acquisition logistics support, in-service support, repairs, consumables replenishment, engine extraction and replacement, and on-ground aircraft. Fifty-six percent of the work is slated to occur in Dallas, TX, while the remaining 44 percent transpires in [...]