French sub lost in 1968 with 52 aboard finally found in Mediterranean

World Jul 23, 2019

French sub lost in 1968 with 52 aboard finally found in Mediterranean

A French submarine that vanished in the western Mediterranean in 1968 has been found, officials said Monday, ending a 51-year wait for families of the crew who continue to seek answers to the naval disaster. The diesel-electric Minerve submarine was lost off France's southern coast ...

Three days after submarine fire, Russia admits vessel was nuclear-powered

World Jul 4, 2019

Three days after submarine fire, Russia admits vessel was nuclear-powered

President Vladimir Putin disclosed Thursday for the first time that a top-secret military submarine hit by a fatal fire three days ago was nuclear-powered, prompting Russia's defense minister to assure him that its nuclear reactor had been contained. Russian officials have faced accusations of trying ...

Germany approves Israel nuclear submarine deal: Der Spiegel

World Jun 30, 2017

Germany approves Israel nuclear submarine deal: Der Spiegel

Germany's national security council has approved a deal to sell three further nuclear-capable submarines to Israel, magazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday, the latest act in a defense deal that has been overshadowed by corruption allegations. The $1.5 billion transaction came to public attention when ...

World Jan 6, 2017

Nuclear-armed subs move ahead at Pentagon before Obama goes

The Pentagon's top weapons buyer has approved advanced development for a fleet of 12 new nuclear-armed submarines, a potential $128 billion project that the U.S. Navy calls its top priority. Frank Kendall, the undersecretary for acquisition, signed the decision memo that officially moves the program ...