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Russia Puts Submarine Trials on Hold After Bulava Failure

Russia Puts Submarine Trials on Hold After Bulava Failure

Russia has put trials of two nuclear subs on hold following an unsuccessful launch of a Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Friday, a Russian defense ministry spokesman said on Saturday. “The day before, a Bulava SLBM was fired toward […]


India Issues Statement on Submarine Fire Accident

Indian naval dockyard explosion/fire

“There was an unfortunate incident of explosions and fire onboard Indian Navy Submarine INS Sindhurakshak in the intervening night of 13/14 Aug 2013. At the time of incident, the submarine was berthed at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai. I visited the […]


South Korea Launches 4th 1,800-ton Submarine

South Korea Launches 4th 1,800-ton Submarine

South Korea’s Navy held a ceremony Tuesday to launch its fourth 1,800-ton, 214-type submarine to boost its underwater warfare capabilities. The fourth submersible of 214-type, which represents the size of the warship, was launched in the afternoon at a shipyard […]


Indian Navy submarine catches fire at naval dockyard in Mumbai

Indian Navy submarine catches fire at naval dockyard in Mumbai

A huge explosion accompanied by a fire rocked an Indian Navy submarine docked at the high security naval dockyard early on Wednesday, officials said. The blast followed by a fire occurred shortly after midnight on the INS Sindhurakshak submarine. Many […]


First Indian nuclear submarine set for open sea trials

First Indian nuclear submarine set for open sea trials

India announced Saturday that its first indigenously-built nuclear submarine is ready for sea trials, a step before it becomes fully operational, and called it a “giant stride” for the nation. India unveiled the 6,000-ton INS Arihant — Destroyer of Enemies […]


UK Needs Four Nuclear Subs to Stay Safe

UK Needs Four Nuclear Subs to Stay Safe

A review of Britain’s nuclear defences has concluded it needs four nuclear submarines to stay safe, but alternatives could be found in the future. The review, led by Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander, said there are alternatives to the UK’s […]


UK Government Remains Committed to Trident

UK Government Remains Committed to Trident

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has warned it would be “reckless” to downgrade the UK’s nuclear deterrent ahead of the release of a Liberal Democrat-led review of alternatives to replacing the Royal Navy’s fleet of Trident submarines. The Lib Dems have […]


Russia’s New Nuclear Sub in Sea Trials

Russia’s New Nuclear Sub in Sea Trials

Russia’s Project 885 Yasen-class attack submarine, the Severodvinsk, has embarked on its latest series of official tests in the White Sea, the manufacturer said Monday. Sevmash shipyard spokeswoman Yekaterina Pilikina said the tests had started several days ago, without providing […]


Japan PM warns of possible military response to subs

Japan PM warns of possible military response to subs

Hawkish Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday Tokyo could mount a military response if foreign submarines enter its territorial waters while underwater, as Japan and China continue to squabble over islands. Abe’s comment came after Japan’s Defence Ministry said a […]


 
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