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Pondering China's Future Nuclear Submarine Production
January 23, 2019
Pondering China's Future Nuclear Submarine Production
What will Chinese nuclear submarine production look like in the future?
Pondering China's Future Nuclear Submarine Production
Indian Navy Boomer Completes 'First Deterrent Patrol'
November 06, 2018
Indian Navy Boomer Completes 'First Deterrent Patrol'
India’s first domestically built nuclear-powered ballistic missile sub has completed its first deterrent patrol.
Indian Navy Boomer Completes 'First Deterrent Patrol'
US Navy’s <em>Columbia</em>-Class Ballistic Missile Submarine Program Faces Delays
August 08, 2018
US Navy’s Columbia-Class Ballistic Missile Submarine Program Faces Delays
A significant quality control issue has been discovered in several missile tubes destined for the Navy's new class of ballistic missile subs.
US Navy’s Columbia-Class Ballistic Missile Submarine Program Faces Delays
Russia’s  First <i>Borei</i>-Class Ballistic Missile Sub to Undergo Repairs
July 26, 2018
Russia’s First Borei-Class Ballistic Missile Sub to Undergo Repairs
The first-of-class SSBN Yuri Dolgoruky is slated to undergo repairs at a Russian shipyard.
Russia’s First Borei-Class Ballistic Missile Sub to Undergo Repairs
Russia's  <i>Borei</i>-Class Test Fires 4 Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missiles
May 23, 2018
Russia's Borei-Class Test Fires 4 Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missiles
This marks the first time that a Borei-class boomer launched four Bulava ballistic missiles in rapid sucession.
Russia's Borei-Class Test Fires 4 Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missiles
Russian Navy Receives Upgraded Ballistic Missile Sub
April 20, 2018
Russian Navy Receives Upgraded Ballistic Missile Sub
A retrofitted Soviet-era ballistic missile sub was delivered to the Russian Navy this month.
Russian Navy Receives Upgraded Ballistic Missile Sub
US Sub Test Fires 2 Ballistic Missiles in Pacific Ocean
April 05, 2018
US Sub Test Fires 2 Ballistic Missiles in Pacific Ocean
The U.S. Navy conducted ballistic missile test launches from a sub in the Pacific Ocean in March.
US Sub Test Fires 2 Ballistic Missiles in Pacific Ocean
INS <em>Arihant</em> Accident Raises Questions About the Sustainability of India's SSBN Force
January 12, 2018
INS Arihant Accident Raises Questions About the Sustainability of India's SSBN Force
The Indian Navy finds out how difficult the business of operating a sea-based nuclear deterrent can be.
INS Arihant Accident Raises Questions About the Sustainability of India's SSBN Force
India's Lone <em>Arihant</em>-class SSBN Has Been Out of Service for Months
January 09, 2018
India's Lone Arihant-class SSBN Has Been Out of Service for Months
The Indian Navy has a serious submarine operations problem.
India's Lone Arihant-class SSBN Has Been Out of Service for Months
Estimate Says Sustaining and Modernizing US Nuclear Triad to Cost $1.2 Trillion Over 30 Years
November 01, 2017
Estimate Says Sustaining and Modernizing US Nuclear Triad to Cost $1.2 Trillion Over 30 Years
Whatever the Trump Nuclear Posture Review decides, overhauling U.S. nuclear forces will be expensive.
Estimate Says Sustaining and Modernizing US Nuclear Triad to Cost $1.2 Trillion Over 30 Years
Is India's Submarine Fleet Defenseless?
June 12, 2017
Is India's Submarine Fleet Defenseless?
The Indian Navy’s most advanced submarines still lack adequate armament.
Is India's Submarine Fleet Defenseless?
A Closer Look at China's Critical South China Sea Submarine Base
March 18, 2017
A Closer Look at China's Critical South China Sea Submarine Base
A deeper look at Yulin-East, China's burgeoning submarine bastion in the South China Sea.
A Closer Look at China's Critical South China Sea Submarine Base
North Korea's Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile Test Fails
November 30, 2015
North Korea's Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile Test Fails
North Korea tested its Bukkeukseong-1/KN-11 missile again. This time, the test may actually have been submarine-launched.
North Korea's Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile Test Fails
How Many Ballistic Missile Submarines Will Russia Build?
July 06, 2015
How Many Ballistic Missile Submarines Will Russia Build?
The head of the Russian Navy is considering increasing the number of SSBNs to be commissioned past 2020.
How Many Ballistic Missile Submarines Will Russia Build?
The Consequences of a Pakistani Sea-Based Nuclear Second Strike Capability
March 15, 2015
The Consequences of a Pakistani Sea-Based Nuclear Second Strike Capability
What happens to South Asian nuclear stability if Pakistan operationalizes a sea-based second strike capability?
The Consequences of a Pakistani Sea-Based Nuclear Second Strike Capability
Putin's 'Red October': Russia's Deadliest New Submarine
March 04, 2015
Putin's 'Red October': Russia's Deadliest New Submarine
Should the United States be worried?
Putin's 'Red October': Russia's Deadliest New Submarine
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