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An unarmed Trident II D5 missile launches from the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) off the coast of California.

US Navy submarines now are deploying with new ‘low-yield’ nuclear weapons

The US has deployed new 'low-yield' nuclear warheads on its ballistic missile submarines.
USS Indiana

The US is buying 9 more attack submarines for $22 billion. This is what it’s like on one of the most lethal subs ever built.

The US Navy's buy of 9 Virginia-class submarines is the largest shipbuilding contract in its history. This is what it's like aboard one of them.
USS Boise enters Souda Bay in Greece during a scheduled port visit, December 23, 2014.

The defense secretary praised the crew of an attack submarine that hasn’t been on a mission since 2015

Defense Secretary Mark Esper visited the nuclear-powered attack sub USS Boise on Wednesday, calling it an "accomplished warship."
n underwater test-firing of a strategic submarine ballistic missile is seen in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on April 24, 2016.

North Korea is building a new ballistic missile submarine that could one day be a nightmare for the US and its allies

North Korea is widely believed to be developing a new ballistic missile submarine that could one day be trouble for US forces and allies in Asia.
Russian nuclear submarine Dmitry Donskoy sails under the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark on its way to Saint Petersburg, July 21, 2017.

The 14 Russian sailors who died aboard a top secret spy submarine could have probably made it out

Rather than evacuate, the crew shut the hatch and fought the fire with everything they had it. An explosion is believed to have killed the crew.

Close analysis of Kim Jong Un’s new nuclear-missile submarine reveals it’s bound for a suicide mission

A submarine expert compared North Korea's old technology to taking a '67 Chevy and trying to drive it cross country without a major overhaul.
A blurry photo of what is believed to be the Losharik

Dead sailors stopped a ‘planetary catastrophe’ aboard a secret submarine, a top Russian naval officer said at their funeral

Their heroism prevented the submarine fire from being a broader disaster, a likely reference to their actions to prevent a nuclear reactor meltdown.
Pakistan's navy shared a video on Tuesday of what it said was an Indian navy submarine near Pakistan's waters.

Pakistan says it intercepted an Indian submarine near its waters, a week after the dogfight over Kashmir

The Pakistan Navy shared video and a photo that it said showed a submarine it stopped Monday, a week after tensions between the nuclear rivals spiked.
Iran's Ghadir submarine menaces behind a US carrier strike group.

Iran releases video of its submarine sinking a US aircraft carrier by exploiting a key weakness

Iran's Ghadir class might not be advanced by objective standards, but a hole in US defenses means it actually does have a shot at sinking a carrier.

China tests new sub-launched ballistic missile that will raise the stakes in a nuclear war with the US

The new missile is believed to have a greater range, giving Chinese submarines the ability to strike the continental US from farther away.