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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 […]


Singapore Commissions Second Submarine

Singapore Commissions Second Submarine

The Republic of Singapore Navy’s (RSN’s) second Archer-class submarine, RSS Swordsman, was declared fully operational in a commissioning ceremony at Changi Naval Base on 30 Apr. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Tharman Shanmugaratnam, who officiated the ceremony, presented […]


2013 Defence Whitepaper: The Future Australian Submarine Program

2013 Defence Whitepaper: The Future Australian Submarine Program

Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Mike Kelly today announced further steps the Government has taken to progress the Future Submarine Program. The 2013 Defence White Paper highlights the strategic value and […]


North Korea highlights British need for nuclear deterrent: PM

North Korea highlights British need for nuclear deterrent: PM

Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday warned that Britain would be left defenceless against the “highly unpredictable and aggressive” North Korean regime if it wound down its Trident nuclear deterrent programme. Writing in the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Cameron said the […]


China to buy Russian fighters, subs: state media

China to buy Russian fighters, subs: state media

China has agreed to buy two dozen fighter jets and four submarines from Russia, state media reported Monday, the country’s first large-scale weapons technology purchases from Moscow in a decade. The agreement to buy the 24 Su-35 fighters and four […]


Taiwan Confirms Plan to Study Submarine Feasibility

Taiwan Confirms Plan to Study Submarine Feasibility

The Ministry of National Defense has launched efforts to study the feasibility of building indigenous submarines, according to a statement released yesterday. The ministry “is accurately reviewing the relevant plans and budgets” for a four-year project it brought to the […]


Russia Goes Ahead with 5G Submarine Project

Russia Goes Ahead with 5G Submarine Project

Work is in progress on the newest fifth-generation nuclear-powered and diesel submarines at Russia’s Rubin Central Design Bureau, Rubin head Igor Vilnit said on Monday. The Russian Navy currently relies on third-generation submarines with fourth-generation subs of the Yury Dolgoruky […]


 
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