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US Navy Takes Delivery of New Nuclear Attack Submarine
September 01, 2016

US Navy Takes Delivery of New Nuclear Attack Submarine

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The new nuclear attack sub was delivered ahead of schedule and is slated to be commissioned in October.
Why the US Needs Conventional Submarines
April 14, 2016

Why the US Needs Conventional Submarines

By Torsten Heinrich
Filling a capability gap in the U.S. Navy's Pacific operations.

US Navy Commissions ‘Most Lethal Warship’
August 04, 2015

US Navy Commissions ‘Most Lethal Warship’

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Navy just commissioned its 12th Virginia-class nuclear-attack submarine.

Confirmed: US Navy Launches Underwater Drone From Sub
July 24, 2015

Confirmed: US Navy Launches Underwater Drone From Sub

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The US Navy is making slow but steady progress in expanding its undersea warfare capabilities.

US Navy to Deploy Underwater Drones by the End of 2015
April 15, 2015

US Navy to Deploy Underwater Drones by the End of 2015

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Will this be a game changer for undersea warfare?
US Subs Getting Firepower Boost
March 19, 2015

US Subs Getting Firepower Boost

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Without an upgrade the navy will lose sixty percent of its undersea strike launchers by 2026.

The End of the Submarine as We Know it?
January 30, 2015

The End of the Submarine as We Know it?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A new report argues for a significant rethinking of how the U.S. Navy conducts undersea warfare.
US Navy Orders 10 Virginia-class Submarines at a Record Cost of $17.6 Billion
May 03, 2014

US Navy Orders 10 Virginia-class Submarines at a Record Cost of $17.6 Billion

By Robert Farley
The deal ensures a continued global role for the U.S. Navy’s silent service.

Can Prompt Global Strike Survive Sequestration?
August 09, 2013

Can Prompt Global Strike Survive Sequestration?

The Virginia Payload Module is the latest part of the Prompt Global Strike program to see its funding slashed.

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