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  • Russia to send nuclear submarines to southern seas

    06/01/2013 7:56:22 AM PDT · by MarkBsnr · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Jun 1, 2013 | Alexei Anishchuk
    Reuters) - Russia plans to resume nuclear submarine patrols in the southern seas after a hiatus of more than 20 years following the break-up of the Soviet Union, Itar-Tass news agency reported on Saturday, in another example of efforts to revive Moscow's military. The plan to send Borei-class submarines, designed to carry 16 long-range nuclear missiles, to the southern hemisphere follows President Vladimir Putin's decision in March to deploy a naval unit in the Mediterranean Sea on a permanent basis starting this year. "The revival of nuclear submarine patrols will allow us to fulfill the tasks of strategic deterrence not...
  • India to launch its first home-built nuclear submarine

    08/12/2012 7:19:44 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 46 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | August 9th, 2012 | Dean Nelson
    INS Arihant, planned to be the first of five submarines of its class, will be ready to begin sea trials, said Admiral Nirmal Verma, the navy commander. When the vessel eventually becomes operational, India will be able to launch nuclear missiles from the sea, land and air, joining a handful of countries possessing the "nuclear triad". The strategic aim is to deter China and Pakistan and establish India as the leading power in the Indian Ocean. "INS Arihant is steadily progressing towards becoming operational," said Adml Verma. "We are pretty close to putting it to sea." The navy was poised...
  • Nuclear subs could be cut from four to three ( UK )

    07/13/2010 10:47:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies · 1+ views
    scotsman ^ | 14 July 2010
    BRITAIN'S fleet of nuclear submarines could be reduced to save money, but the renewal of the Trident system represented good value for money, said Defence Secretary Liam Fox. Dr Fox said the number of submarines may be cut from four to three if it could be done while maintaining the UK's "continuous at-sea" deterrence, but any decisions on reducing the fleet would not be taken until 2014/15. Nearly three-quarters of opinion formers in Britain think the government should either scrap the country's nuclear weapons or look for a cheaper alternative, according to a poll published yesterday
  • Israel stations nuclear missile subs off Iran

    05/30/2010 5:41:23 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 7 replies · 375+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | 5/30/10 | Uzi Mahnaimi in Tel Aviv
    Three German-built Israeli submarines equipped with nuclear cruise missiles are to be deployed in the Gulf near the Iranian coastline. The first has been sent in response to Israeli fears that ballistic missiles developed by Iran, Syria and Hezbollah, a political and military organisation in Lebanon, could hit sites in Israel, including air bases and missile launchers. The submarines of Flotilla 7 — Dolphin, Tekuma and Leviathan — have visited the Gulf before. But the decision has now been taken to ensure a permanent presence of at least one of the vessels. The flotilla’s commander, identified only as “Colonel O”,...
  • Russia needs minimum 50 nuclear subs for fleet - Navy Vice Admiral

    03/20/2010 7:54:35 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies · 327+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 3/15/2010 | RIA Novosti
    The Russian Navy ideally needs to have at least 50 nuclear-powered submarines, a high-ranking Navy officer said during a live interview with Ekho Moskvy radio station on Saturday. The Russian Navy has some 60 strategic, multi-functional and diesel-powered submarines in its fleet that are combat ready. "The number of nuclear submarines in Russia's Navy should be no less than 40-50," First Deputy of the Naval General Staff Vice Admiral Oleg Burtsev said. He said that France, Britain and the United States have at least nine combat ready nuclear subs at sea at all times. "In order to counterbalance them, we...
  • Russia to launch new nuclear submarine on May 7

    03/15/2010 9:00:14 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 10 replies · 513+ views
    Sify News ^ | 3/15/2010 | RIA Novosti
    A new Russian nuclear-powered multipurpose attack submarine will be launched May 7, an official said Monday. Construction of the Severodvinsk, a Project 885 Yasen (Graney) class submarine, began in 1993 at the Sevmash shipyard in the northern Russian city of Severodvinsk but has since been dogged by financial setbacks. 'A floating out ceremony for Russia's new Severodvinsk nuclear submarine at the Sevmash shipyard has been scheduled for May 7,' the shipyard spokesman said. Graney-class nuclear submarines combine the ability to launch a variety of long-range cruise missiles (up to 3,100 miles or 5,000 km) with nuclear warheads, and effectively engage...
  • Russia:Submarine forces in the Northern Fleet reorganized

    02/11/2010 5:58:00 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 280+ views ^ | 02/11/2010 |
    All nuclear submarines in Russia’s Northern Fleet have been united in one unit – the submarine forces. The forces’ headquartes will be located in the closed town of Gadzhiyevo on the Barents Sea coast. The two squadrons the submarines in the Northern Fleet earlier were organized in have now been merged into one structure, GTRK Murman reports. The forces are organized in four divisions, all under the leadership of Rear Admiral Andrey Volozhinsky. Admiral Volozhinsky said after a ceremony in the closed military town Zaozersk that the Northern Fleet’s submarine forces will have the same tasks as before and that...
  • Navy to Commission Attack Sub Jimmy Carter

    02/15/2005 4:53:00 PM PST · by conservativebabe · 246 replies · 4,175+ views
    Drudge ^ | February 15, 2005 | DOD
    WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy will commission its newest nuclear-powered attack submarine Jimmy Carter on Saturday, Feb. 19, during an 11 a.m. EST ceremony at Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, Conn. The attack submarine Jimmy Carter honors the 39th president of the United States. President Carter is the only U.S. president to have qualified in submarines. He has distinguished himself by a lifetime of public service, and has long ties to the Navy and the submarine force. Carter graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1946, served as a commissioned officer aboard submarines, and served as commander-in-chief from 1977...
  • PLA NAVY: From 'Green Water' to 'Blue Water'-Part II

    08/02/2002 3:06:56 PM PDT · by Paul Ross · 17 replies · 263+ views ^ | July 26th, 2002 | Alexandr Nemets and Dr. Thomas Torda
    Reprinted from PLA Navy: From 'Green Water' to 'Blue Water' – Part IIDr. Alexandr Nemets and Dr. Thomas TordaTuesday, July 30, 2002Read PLA Navy: From 'Green Water' to 'Blue Water' – Part I New Purchases of Kilo Submarines and Sovremenny Destroyers From Russia On Jan. 3, 2002, Rosoboronexport signed a contract with the Chinese for $1.4 billion for the construction of two Sovremenny-class destroyers for PLA needs. Let's look again at the Rosvoouruzheniye catalog (text is excerpted): "Sovremenny Class is a Russian class of destroyers designed to engage hostile ships by means of missile attack, and to provide warships...