Russian SSBN Fleet to Receive Improved R-29 Missiles

At present, the liquid-propelled SS-N-23 Skiff (Russian designation R-29RMU Sineva) is the mainstay of the Russian Navy submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) force. The Delta IV ballistic missile submarines are the carriers of these missiles; every sub carries 16 such missiles, each carrying four MIRVs. The SS-N-23 entered service in 2007 and is currently operational with three delta III and...

Indonesia plans to purchase Russian submarines

Russia and Indonesia are discussing the possibility to provide Russian submarines for the Indonesian Navy, Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said last week

MOD Releases Funds for More Astute Class Submarines

// The UK MOD has committed £2.7 billion for continued work on the Royal Navy future attack submarines. The programme, which has been beset by difficulties since it was commissioned in 1997, is expected to cost up to £10bn for a seven-submarine fleet that is already years late. The lead submarine of this new class, HMS Astute had suffered technical problems...

Muraena – Mast-Mounted Gun Systems for Submarines

Muraena is another innovative idea for littoral and counter terror warfare is proposed by HDW for submarines. The system is a hoistable, mast-mounted automatic gun designed specifically for submarines. HDW expects to complete the system development by 2007. The unique design enables the submarine to use lethal force without having to surface, therefore maintaining the element of surprise. The...

9th Virginia Class Nuclear Sub Delivered to the US Navy One Year Ahead of Schedule and Under Budget

The U.S. Navy took delivery of PCU Mississippi (SSN 782) from General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) yesterday May 2, 2012 one year early to the submarine's contract delivery date of April 30, 2013. PCU Mississippi took just more than 62 months to build, which set the record for the Virginia Class Submarine Program's fastest delivery

Bulava M – Submarine Launched Nuclear, Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

Bulava M is considered a sub-launched version of the Topol. The missile is being developed by the Moscow-based Heat Technology Institute, which ALSO designed the ground-based Topol-M (SS-27). Both missiles are considered to form the core of the Russian nuclear deterrent forces until 2040, allowing Russia to maintain nuclear parity with its nuclear opponents. Bulava M has a range...

Research: With 150 New Submarines to be Built until 2021, the Submarine Market Seems to be on Solid Ground

The military submarine market is expected to continue growing in a modest pace through the second decade of the 21st century, as naval forces are inducting modern, more capable submarines, designed for extended operational missions at sea.

US Navy Revisiting Feasibility Of A Sub-Launched Global Strike Weapon

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With proposed defense budget reductions creating a need to reshape American military forces, the US Department of Defense is once again looking into the possibility of developing a sub-launched “Prompt Global Strike” (PGS) weapon as a means of reinforcing America’s power projection capability.

The Indian Navy is Pressing for Foreign Construction of Next Generation Submarines

Bowed to pressure from the Navy, India’s ministry of defense (MoD) has ruled that foreign and government owned shipyards will be allowed to compete for the construction of new Project 75I submarines. This decision is a blow to the private sector shipyards such as Larsen & Turbo (L&T), ABG Shipyard and the Pipavav Shipyard that have counted on the program for defense-related contracts.

Rafael Introduces Torbuster – 4th Generation Hard-Kill Torpedo Countermeasure

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. unveiled a 4th generation torpedo decoy called Torbuster. The new decoy combines both acoustic countermeasures and hard kill, targeting enemy torpedos fired at a submarine. Rafael introduced the development of a 4th generation decoy last autumn, at the Subcon conference, but officially unveiled the product at the Pacific 2008 exhibition in Sydney, Australia. Torbuster is...

North Korea launches a Ballistic Missile from a Submarine

North Korea launched what appeared to be a ballistic missile from a submarine in the East Sea Saturday, the South Korean military said. South Korea's defence ministry said the missile, fired from a submarine in the Sea of Japan (East Sea), flew around 30 kilometres (18 miles) and that the test showed "certain technological progress" in the North's SLBM capability.

Astute Class – Nuclear Powered Attack Submarine for the Royal Navy

Far bigger and more potent than the current class submarines, the 7,400 tons, 100 meter long sub weighs about 2,000 more than the current Trafalgar class submarines. Astute is expected to begin sea trials in March 2008, and is expected to enter service with the Royal Navy in 2009. It will be based in Scotland. Astute is the first...

Iran Unveils a Loitering Torpedo in the Service of the IRGC

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have added a batch of new ‘loitering torpedoes’ developed by Iran’s defense industries. The new weapons were unveiled yesterday during a ceremony at Bandar Abas naval base, a large naval base located at the straits of Hormoz. The new weapon that seems to be a hybrid of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) and a guided torpedo, enables the guards to direct covert attacks at enemy naval bases, ships, and offshore facilities.

Submarine HMS Ambush commissioned into the Royal Navy

The Royal Navy's latest, most advanced attack submarine was commissioned into the Royal Navy on Friday, 1 March 2013, during a ceremony at Her Majesty's Naval Base Clyde.

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