WASHINGTON -- U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his top budget deputy on Tuesday signaled they intend to make deep cuts in contractor personnel who help manage programs in almost every sector of Pentagon bureaucracy.
A new Israeli Dolphin-class submarine was formally put into the water on Monday in Germany, and the vessel is set to enter active service in a year after undergoing trials, the Globes business daily reported.
WASHINGTON -- There is cause to suspect that Russia might be deploying some number of sea-launched cruise missiles tipped with nuclear warheads, two decades after the United States put its version of the weapon into storage, issue experts say.
Russia intends to arm its Yasen-class atomic submarine Severodvinsk with a nuclear-capable cruise missile suited to fly farther than 1,550 miles and strike within roughly 10 feet of its intended location, Interfax reported on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON -- British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond on Wednesday said a plan to renew aging Trident ballistic missile submarines offers the most cost-efficient means for meeting his country’s need for continuous sea-based nuclear deterrence.
The declaration of the recent induction of a new headquarters for the Pakistani Naval Strategic Force Command has been interpreted as tacit acknowledgement that the nation possesses nuclear-capable missiles that could be launched from submarines, Defense News reported on Wednesday.