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Antique submarines still key to struggling Taiwan fleet

Antique submarines still key to struggling Taiwan fleet

At 70 years old, Taiwan’s World War II-era “Hai Pao” submarine would not be out of place in a museum, but the antique vessel is still part of the navy — a sign of the island’s ongoing struggle to strengthen […]


Russia’s Third Borey-Class Nuclear Sub Completes State Trials

Russia’s Third Borey-Class Nuclear Sub Completes State Trials

Russia’s third Borey-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine, the Vladimir Monomakh, has finished a comprehensive state trials program in preparation for commissioning with the Navy, the Sevmash shipyard said Tuesday. “The Vladimir Monomakh strategic nuclear submarine has returned from the sea […]


PCU North Dakota (SSN 784), First Block III Virginia Class Submarine Delivered

PCU North Dakota (SSN 784), First Block III Virginia Class Submarine Delivered

The Navy accepted delivery of PCU North Dakota (SSN 784), the 11th ship of the Virginia Class, on Aug. 29, two days prior to its contract delivery date. North Dakota is the first of eight Virginia Class Block III ships. […]


Uncertain Outlook for German Arms Industry

Uncertain Outlook for German Arms Industry

German tanks, submarines and weapons are in high demand. They’re exported to Israel despite the war in Gaza, and Kurdish fighters would also welcome a shipment. Yet the defense industry is worried about its future. When trade unions look to […]


The Continuing Role of Strategic Deterrence and How the US Navy Meets the Demands

The Continuing Role of Strategic Deterrence and How the US Navy Meets the Demands

Fifty-four years ago this week, USS George Washington (SSBN-598) made history when it successfully launched two Polaris A1 missiles off Cape Canaveral, bringing to fruition a remarkable research and development effort composed of Navy and industry partners that had begun […]


Japan, Australia eye submarine deal and closer military ties

Japan, Australia eye submarine deal and closer military ties

A huge submarine deal is on the table this week when Japan and Australia meet to shore up their military relationship, as the security architecture of the Asia-Pacific shifts to meet the challenge of a rising China. Japanese Foreign Minister […]


Trident II D5 Missile Reaches 150 Successful Test Flights

Trident II D5 Missile Reaches 150 Successful Test Flights

The U.S. Navy’s Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile, built by Lockheed Martin, has achieved 150 successful test flights, setting a new reliability record for large ballistic missiles. The Navy launched two unarmed missiles June 2 in the Atlantic Ocean […]


Brazil builds nuclear submarine to patrol offshore oil

Brazil builds nuclear submarine to patrol offshore oil

Brazil is building five submarines to patrol its massive coast, including one powered by an atomic reactor that would put it in the small club of countries with a nuclear sub. The South American giant is in the process of […]


General Dynamics Awarded $18 Billion by US Navy for 10 Virginia-Class Submarines

General Dynamics Awarded $18 Billion by US Navy for 10 Virginia-Class Submarines

The U.S. Navy today underscored its commitment to an advanced and adaptable submarine force by awarding General Dynamics Electric Boat a contract valued at $17.6 billion for the construction of 10 additional Virginia-class submarines. Electric Boat is a wholly owned […]


 
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