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Indian Navy Boomer Completes 'First Deterrent Patrol'
November 06, 2018

Indian Navy Boomer Completes 'First Deterrent Patrol'

By Franz-Stefan Gady
India’s first domestically built nuclear-powered ballistic missile sub has completed its first deterrent patrol.
US Navy’s Columbia-Class Ballistic Missile Submarine Program Faces Delays
August 08, 2018

US Navy’s Columbia-Class Ballistic Missile Submarine Program Faces Delays

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A significant quality control issue has been discovered in several missile tubes destined for the Navy's new class of ballistic missile subs.

Russia’s  First Borei-Class Ballistic Missile Sub to Undergo Repairs
July 26, 2018

Russia’s First Borei-Class Ballistic Missile Sub to Undergo Repairs

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The first-of-class SSBN Yuri Dolgoruky is slated to undergo repairs at a Russian shipyard.

Russia's  Borei-Class Test Fires 4 Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missiles
May 23, 2018

Russia's Borei-Class Test Fires 4 Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missiles

By Franz-Stefan Gady
This marks the first time that a Borei-class boomer launched four Bulava ballistic missiles in rapid sucession.

Russian Navy Receives Upgraded Ballistic Missile Sub
April 20, 2018

Russian Navy Receives Upgraded Ballistic Missile Sub

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A retrofitted Soviet-era ballistic missile sub was delivered to the Russian Navy this month.
US Sub Test Fires 2 Ballistic Missiles in Pacific Ocean
April 05, 2018

US Sub Test Fires 2 Ballistic Missiles in Pacific Ocean

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Navy conducted ballistic missile test launches from a sub in the Pacific Ocean in March.

INS Arihant 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

By Robert Farley
The Indian Navy finds out how difficult the business of operating a sea-based nuclear deterrent can be.
India's Lone Arihant-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

By Ankit Panda
The Indian Navy has a serious submarine operations problem.

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

By Ankit Panda
Whatever the Trump Nuclear Posture Review decides, overhauling U.S. nuclear forces will be expensive.

Is India's Submarine Fleet Defenseless?
June 12, 2017

Is India's Submarine Fleet Defenseless?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Indian Navy’s most advanced submarines still lack adequate armament.

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

By Damen Cook
A deeper look at Yulin-East, China's burgeoning submarine bastion in the South China Sea.
North Korea's Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile Test Fails
November 30, 2015

North Korea's Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile Test Fails

By Ankit Panda
North Korea tested its Bukkeukseong-1/KN-11 missile again. This time, the test may actually have been submarine-launched.

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