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  • No These Aren't Starships In Space Dock, They Are Nuclear Submarines Under Construction

    12/10/2019 6:44:52 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 35 replies
    The Drive ^ | 9 Dec 2019 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    The 270,000 square foot installation was built in the mid-1980s for Vickers Shipbuilding. Shortly after opening in 1986, it garnered the nickname "Maggie's Farm" as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was a staunch supporter of making the upgrade from the Polaris submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) system to the Trident SLBM system and building the submarines that were required to accommodate it. 10 weeks of patrol the 100 strong crew of an Astute-class submarine eats 18,000 sausages and 4,200 Weetabix.
  • Ohio Guided Missile Submarines Were Designed To Be Drone-Carrying Clandestine Command Centers

    11/22/2019 2:18:24 AM PST · by PIF · 19 replies
    the war zone ^ | November 21, 2019 | Joseph Trevithick and Tyler Rogoway
    oday, the U.S. Navy's quartet of converted Ohio class nuclear-powered guided-missile submarines, or SSGNs, are among America's most powerful, in-demand, and flexible weapons. These giant and secretive submarines are known for their ability to carry up to 154 Tomahawk land-attack cruise missiles and dozens of special operations frogmen into contested territory to ply their quiet trade, but really, they are much, much more than that. Topics: The Genesis of the Ohio SSGN; A rich history of special mission submarines; A new kind of submarine mothership; Silent Hammer; An intelligence nerve center; Data fusion pioneers; Secretive payloads; The Flexible Payload Module;...
  • North Korea’s New Short-Range Missiles: A Technical Evaluation (Report: 38North)

    10/10/2019 7:47:10 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 4 replies
    38North ^ | 9 October 2019 | MICHAEL ELLEMAN
    CONCLUSION: "Based on North Korea’s experience developing the KN-02 missile, which underwent at least 20 flight tests, it seems likely that each new missile system currently being developed will require a similar number of test launches. However, one cannot dismiss the possibility that leaders in Pyongyang are already satisfied with the test results achieved to date, as it is highly probable that the current KN-23, -24, and -25 missiles are more accurate that their Scud-based counterparts. In this case, the last remaining hurdle would be missile reliability and the proven knowledge that they perform as designed under a variety of...
  • Urgent consultations in Washington, Moscow on reported US-Russian submarines in firefight

    07/02/2019 3:54:01 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 108 replies
    Debka ^ | 7/2/19 | Diane Shalem
    Jul 2, 2019 @ 22:24 Diane Shalem First reports reaching DEBKAfile’s military sources say that a US submarine intercepted a Russian nuclear sub in American waters opposite Alaska. The Russian sub escorting the nuclear submarine responded with a Balkan 2000 torpedo and scuttled the US vessel. Urgent consultations in both the White House and the Kremlin were taking place on Tuesday night. US Vice President Mike Pence called off an appearance in New Hampshire after being recalled to Washington for a conference called by President Donald Trump without explanation. Russian President Vladimir Putin cancelled an engagement and headed for the...
  • Taking a Closer Look at Japan's Futuristic Attack Submarine

    06/25/2019 12:32:29 PM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | June 25, 2019 | Kyle Mizokami
    Japan has unveiled what is very likely the design for its next-generation attack submarine. The 29SS submarines would replace the existing SŨryū class submarines starting in the early 2030s. The futuristic undersea warship will ensure that Tokyo retains its reputation for the quietest, most modern non-nuclear submarines in the world.
  • Russia Launches Belgorod, the World’s Longest Submarine

    04/24/2019 10:40:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | April 24, 2019 | Kyle Mizokami
    Russia launched the world’s longest submarine today, the special mission submarine Belgorod. Designed to support a variety of military missions, including the Poseidon long-range strategic nuclear torpedo, the sub is far larger than anything operated by any other naval force, including the U.S. Navy. The six hundred foot long submarine displaces more water than a World War I battleship and can dive to a depth of 1,700 feet.
  • North Korea possibly building new submarine (Korea Times)

    04/13/2019 1:46:33 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 10 replies
    The Korea Times (Seoul, South Korea) ^ | 13 April 2019 | Lee Min-hyung
    North Korea is possibly building a new submarine that can fire ballistic missiles, according to South Korean and U.S. defense officials, Friday. This could be a serious security threat to the United States as the submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) may reach as far as the U.S. mainland. "[SLBM technology] changes the defense equation in terms of where the origin could be," U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Policy John Rood said Wednesday (local time) in a Senate hearing. The SLBMs are considered more threatening weapons than intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), as they are harder to detect and increase the regime's strike...
  • The Navy Just Bought A Fleet Of Robot Submarines To Prowl The Oceans And Mess With Adversaries

    02/19/2019 11:07:58 AM PST · by blam · 77 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2-19-2019 | Jared Keller
    The Navy is bulking up its fleet of autonomous robot vessels with the purchase of a cadre of four of Boeing's extremely large and incredibly grandiose unmanned Orca submarines. On Feb. 13, the Navy awarded Boeing a $43 million contract to produce four of the 51-foot Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (XLUUVs) that are capable of traveling some 6,500 nautical miles unaided, the US Naval Institute reported. According to USNI, the Navy could potentially deploy the Orcas from existing vessels to conduct "mine countermeasures, anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, electronic warfare and strike missions." But as Popular Mechanics points out,...
  • The submarine that sank a train: the U.S.S. Barb

    02/09/2019 9:26:34 PM PST · by Bratch · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 18, 2017 | The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered
    The History guy remembers Eugene "Lucky" Flucky and the U.S.S. Barb, the submarine that sank a train.
  • China's NYC-Sized 'Earthquake Warning System' Array Sounds More Like A Way To Talk To Submarines

    01/01/2019 11:34:07 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    China has reportedly constructed a massive extremely low frequency, or ELF, antenna array the size of New York City, as well as a smaller system and associated data processing and signal transmission facilities at various locations throughout the country. Officially, the entire system, known as Project Wireless Electromagnetic Method or Project WEM, will support the Chinese resource extraction industry and provide early warning about potential earthquakes. However, there is significant evidence that its primary function may actually be to provide long-range communication with Chinese submarines, a critical capability to support its growing number of nuclear-armed ballistic missile boats. ... In...
  • The U.S. Navy is Taking “Top Gun” to Sea With Submarines

    11/09/2018 6:45:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | November 8, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    The Navy is taking a page out of its own "Top Gun" book, but this time for submarines instead of F-14s. The service is creating a unit designed to teach submariners how to fight their Russian and Chinese counterparts. The “aggressor squadron” is part of the Navy’s push to prepare for—and with any luck, avoid—a major war with another major power. USNI News reports that the new commander of the U.S. Navy’s Naval Submarine Forces, Vice Adm. Charles Richard, is standing up the new unit as part of a training overhaul for attack submarine commanders and crews. Admiral Richard wants...
  • Iceland renews its strategic importance as tensions between NATO, Russia rise

    10/25/2018 11:08:27 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 10 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 10/25/18 | Jon E. Dougherty
    Historically, the base was important because during the Cold War, as today, Soviet (now Russian) subs belonging to the Northern Fleet made their way from their bases into the North Atlantic via the GUIK Gap. Once the base was closed in 2006, NATO and the U.S. essentially abandoned their ability to track Russian subs operating in the region. But then, Russian sub activity in the North Atlantic had been reduced to a fraction of what it was during the Cold War. Today, that’s not the case: Moscow has begun to operate in the North Atlantic much more frequently, especially as...
  • Canada installs Chinese underwater monitoring devices next to US nuclear submarine base

    10/22/2018 7:27:26 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 22 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 10/22/2018 | Stephen Chen
    Washington in the South China Sea, Chinese scientists, with the help of the Canadian authorities, have succeeded in positioning four monitoring devices in waters just 300km (186 miles) off the United States’ Pacific coast. The instruments, which use hi-tech sensors to monitor the underwater environment, are connected to the Ocean Network Canada (ONC), a grid of marine observatories stretching from the northeast Pacific to the Arctic. While the network is operated by the University of Victoria in British Columbia, its four new additions are the property of the Sanya Institute of Deep-sea Science and Engineering, a unit of the Chinese...
  • Russia’s newest, stealthiest sub undergoing sea trials, but is it a game-changer NATO?

    09/30/2018 11:20:50 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 17 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/30/18 | USA Features Media
    The Severodvinsk certainly is a major upgrade for the Russian navy. With 10 missile silos and eight torpedo tubes, it’s a formidable offensive weapon. And, of course, it’s very stealthy. The U.S. Navy has been tracking the construction and development of this submarine for years. In fact, the boat has been under construction at various stages since 1993; the first boat of the class finally entered sea trials in 2011. U.S. Navy officials believe it is the most capable attack submarine ever built. But is it a game-changer for NATO? That depends on a couple of factors.
  • Diesel Submarines: The Game Changer the U.S. Navy Needs

    09/24/2018 7:14:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 68 replies
    National Interest ^ | September 23, 2018 | James Holmes
    Among the more-than-ample reasons for acquiring a flotilla of diesel-electric submarines for the U.S. Navy: SSKs could help deter war by demonstrating American resiliency should war come in the Western Pacific. Deterrence comes from capability and visible resolve to use it. And from staying power. Foes blanch at starting a fight if they fear they can do little to blunt an antagonist’s warmaking capability. In short, resilient contestants deter. And should war come anyway, an artfully employed diesel contingent could help the United States and its allies—principally Japan—prevail in that war. To recap the case for conventionally powered submarines :...
  • South Korea to Launch First 3,000-ton KSS-III Diesel-Electric Attack Sub Next Month

    08/23/2018 12:44:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | August 23, 2018 | Franz-Stefan Gady
    South Korea will launch the first of a planned fleet of nine 3,000-ton indigenously designed KSS-III (Jangbogo–III-class) diesel-electric submarines next month, according to local media reports. The submarine will be launched at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard on Geoje Island, near the port city of Busan in the southeastern part of South Korea, next month. The keel laying ceremony of the first KSS-III diesel-electric submarine took place at the DSME shipyard on Geoje Island in May 2016 with construction intermittently delayed due to technical issues. The first-of-class boat is expected to be handed over to the Republic...
  • Mueller & Holder Shut Down FBI Investigation of Stolen U.S. Stealth Defense Technology .. Comey

    07/30/2018 5:23:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    True Pundit ^ | July 24, 2018
    For nearly four years the FBI investigated the international theft of STEALTH defense technology from a small Florida marine company that invented an ingenious way to help protect Navy ships and nuclear ballistic submarines from being detected on enemy radar and sonar. And on the eve before the case was go to a Grand Jury, the case was closed by then-FBI Director Robert Mueller and then-Attorney General Eric Holder. “This was the original pay-to-play scheme and it involves Mueller, Holder, (James) Comey and (Hillary) Clinton,” said Steve Morton, inventor and owner of a rare robotic ship and submarine stealth painting...
  • Missing sub rumored to have brought Nazis to South America discovered

    04/19/2018 10:55:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies ^ | April 18, 2018 | 1:08pm | By Jon Lockett, The Sun
    The missing submarine was found off the coast of Denmark. Sea War Museum Jutland _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A missing German submarine said to have taken the defeated Nazi leadership to South America has been discovered after being lost at sea for nearly 73 years. The U-3523 was one of Hitler’s Type XXI submarines – a new and highly advanced design which came too late to stop an allied victory. It was the first class of U-boats designed to sail submerged for a prolonged period of time and had a range which allowed it to sail non-stop to South America. The U-3523...
  • Catholic Peace Activists Denied Bail After Entering Sub Base

    04/10/2018 6:42:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Crux ^ | 4/7/18 | Dennis Sadowski
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Seven Catholic peace activists were denied bail during a court appearance April 6, a day after they were detained after entering Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia to protest nuclear weapons. Calling themselves the Kings Bay Plowshares, the seven faced charges of possession of tools for the commission of a crime and interference with government property, both felonies, and criminal trespass, a misdemeanor. Chief Magistrate Jennifer E. Lewis of the Camden County Magistrate Court said in court she was denying bond, claiming that they posed a threat to the community because she believed they could return...
  • Joe Biden’s Son’s Massive Deal with Chinese Company ‘Trying to Steal’ America’s Nuclear Secrets

    03/20/2018 3:43:39 PM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Mar 2018 | Robert Kraychik
    Shortened title. Full title: Exclusive: Peter Schweizer Reveals Joe Biden’s Son’s Massive Deal with Chinese Company ‘Trying to Steal’ America’s Nuclear Secrets Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute and author of the new book Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends, joined SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight on Monday to detail the involvement of Hunter Biden, former Vice President Joe Biden’s second son, in a China-backed private equity firm’s investment in a Chinese atomic energy company indicted for “nuclear power conspiracy against the United States.”