Submarines


Victoria-class Submarines

In the early 1990s, the acquisition of new conventional submarines, as promised by the Conservative government after the cancellation of the nuclear submarine program in 1989, was believed unattainable. Thus the naval program was realigned and changed to “Maintain the Submarine Capability “as it was evident that the OBERON Class […]

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Canada’s Future Submarines 1

Canadian submarine interests are extremely relevant, and can be divided into three categories: the defence of Canada and North America; supporting Canadian expeditionary deployments; and supporting Canada’s interest in global maritime stability. If the Canadian government does not invest in a modern submarine capability, its navy will not be able […]

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North Korea submarine fires ballistic missile near coastal town

North Korea continues to puzzle and amaze us westerners. As the article suggests, a rogue state with both a nuclear weapons and an SSB capability is valid reason for concern. The key question now is, ‘Why?’ At the moment we can only guess, but two credible possibilities exist, first, deterrence […]

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Indian Navy’s first nuclear-powered submarine undergoing additional sea acceptance tests

Re-posted from Naval Today The submarine was launched in 2009 and declared operational in February 2016. “INS Arihant is undergoing sea acceptance trials as it had already passed several deep sea diving drills. It will be commissioned after completing all the sea trials”, the Flag Officer-Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command, Vice-Admiral […]

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