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September 05, 2019

Checking in on China's Nuclear Icebreaker

By Trym Aleksander Eiterjord
Speculation has trailed the news that China’s first nuclear-powered icebreaker ship was in the works.

September 11, 2018

China Launches First Domestically Built Polar Icebreaker

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Xuelong 2 launched on September 10 and is expected to be deployed next year.
July 17, 2018

China’s Planned Nuclear Icebreaker

By Trym Aleksander Eiterjord
The commissioning of the country’s first nuclear-powered icebreaker is poised to bridge a wide range of national ambitions.

May 23, 2017

Will Russia Arm Its Icebreaker Fleet With Supersonic Cruise Missiles?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The head of the U.S. Coast Guard claims that Russia’s new class of icebreakers will be fully-fledged warships.

February 25, 2017

$20 Million Contract: US Coast Guard Moves Forward With Icebreaker Acquisition

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The service awarded multiple contracts for heavy polar icebreaker industry studies this week.

December 22, 2016

China Begins Construction of Polar Icebreaker

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The new vessel is expected to be commissioned in 2019.
January 14, 2016

Will the US Coast Guard Close the ‘Icebreaker Gap’?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Coast Guard’s initiative to build additional icebreakers is gaining momentum.

September 07, 2015

Russia and China in the Arctic: Is the US Facing an Icebreaker Gap?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Among other things, Russia will introduce the design for a new super-nuclear icebreaker by the end of 2015.

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