Category Archives: Submarine Forces

China's Navy Could Have 5 Aircraft Carriers, 10 Ballistic Missile Subs by 2030 Says CSBA Report

China’s Navy Could Have 5 Aircraft Carriers, 10 Ballistic Missile Subs by 2030 Says CSBA Report

People’s Liberation Army Navy aircraft carrier Shandong berths at a naval port in Sanya, China. PLAN Photo

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy possesses the resources to field up to five aircraft carriers and 10 nuclear ballistic missile submarines by 2030, according to a new think tank report on Beijing’s ongoing military expansion. Read More

Judge Rejects Plea Deal for Submarine Spy Couple

Judge Rejects Plea Deal for Submarine Spy Couple

Sailors attached to the Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Montana (SSN-794) man the boat during a commissioning ceremony in Norfolk, Va., on June 25, 2022. US Navy Photo

A federal judge denied a plea deal for an Annapolis, Md., couple charged with attempting to sell submarine secrets to a foreign country. Read More

Navy Rolls Out Retention Programs for Submarine Commanders, Senior Enlisted Sailors

Navy Rolls Out Retention Programs for Submarine Commanders, Senior Enlisted Sailors

Tugboats guide USS Minnesota (SSN-783) to the pier as the Virginia-class nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine returns to Naval Submarine Base New London, Conn., in 2021. US Navy Photo

This story has been updated to reflect a clarification in the officers eligible for the bonus.

A new Navy program will offer $20,000 per year to members of the submarine community in a bid to increase retention. Read More

RIMPAC 2022 Sets Stage for Interoperability with U.S., Allies

RIMPAC 2022 Sets Stage for Interoperability with U.S., Allies

Mexican Naval Infantry Marines storm the beach after arriving on combat rubber raiding craft during an amphibious raid for a multinational littoral operations exercise as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022. Royal New Zealand Air Force Photo

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR HICKAM, HAWAII – If deterring China in the Pacific is a team sport, it might resemble a pickup basketball game more than the NBA. Read More