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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.

How Many Ballistic Missile Submarines Will Russia Build?
July 06, 2015

How Many Ballistic Missile Submarines Will Russia Build?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The head of the Russian Navy is considering increasing the number of SSBNs to be commissioned past 2020.

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

By Ankit Panda
What happens to South Asian nuclear stability if Pakistan operationalizes a sea-based second strike capability?

Putin's 'Red October': Russia's Deadliest New Submarine
March 04, 2015

Putin's 'Red October': Russia's Deadliest New Submarine

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Should the United States be worried?
Congress Wants Taiwan at RIMPAC
August 12, 2014

Congress Wants Taiwan at RIMPAC

By Zachary Keck
Plus, ASEAN is building a domestic arms industry. Defense and security links.

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