Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro will name the future Virginia-class nuclear attack boat SSN-808 after a former Navy secretary, the sea service announced Tuesday. Read More
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Navy Names Submarine Force’s First Female ‘Chief of the Boat’
Master Chief Informations Systems Technician Angela Koogler has spent a week on USS Louisiana (SSBN-742) making history.
Despite Military Improvements, Chinese Invasion of Taiwan Still ‘Highly Risky’ Says Former Pentagon Official
Xi Jinping’s go hard approach to bringing Taiwan to heel isn’t about to let up, but “it would be highly risky” for China to believe the United States would not intervene if it launched an all-out cross-straits invasion, a former senior Trump administration Pentagon official said. Read More
Taiwan Retooling Defenses to Counter a ‘Belligerent’ China
Taiwan is emphasizing asymmetric defenses from mines to anti-ship missiles, overhauling its reserve forces and professionalizing its military structure to better defend itself from “a more belligerent and aggressive” China, the island’s president said Wednesday. Read More
Taiwan Wants Updated Submarine Force
A modern submarine force to deter China’s ambitions to take over Taiwan tops the island’s unmet defense needs, its first civilian defense minister told a Washington, D.C., audience on Wednesday.
Panel: Taiwan Defense Spending Doesn’t Back Up Taipei’s Rhetoric
Taiwan, faced with a more aggressive China, is talking a good game of ramping up the island’s security with its own submarines, buying sophisticated fighter aircraft and exploring asymmetric defenses, but President Tsai Ing-wen’s administration has not made the hard choices to raise a defense budget that already is being consumed by higher personnel costs, an expert panel agreed on Wednesday. Read More
Taiwan President Announces Start of Domestic Submarine Program
The president of Taiwan announced the start of a domestic submarine program in a Tuesday ceremony, according to local press reports. Read More
Navy Wants to Weave LCS, Unmanned Systems, Subs into New Battle Network
The Navy is looked to expand the web of connections currently linking its ships, planes and weapons to include submarines, smaller ships and unmanned systems to create a warfighting network that would be challenging for an adversary to bring down, the Navy’s surface warfare director (OPNAV N96) said. Read More
U.S. Official: North Korean Submarine is Missing, Presumed Sunk
This post was updated with additional information on the North Korean submarine force.
A North Korean People’s Navy submarine is missing and presumed sunk, a U.S. official told USNI News on Friday. Read More
Finns Drop Depth Charges Against ‘Possible Underwater Object’ Near Helsinki
The Finnish Navy dropped low yield depth charges near the capital of Helsinki following sightings of an object that could be a submarine that may have violated Finland’s territorial waters, according to local press reports. Read More