Military Factory

Ballistic Missile Submarines

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 3/30/2015

Pioneered in the German U-Boats of World War 2, the Ballistic Missile Submarine is a top threat under the ocean today.

There are a total of 16 Ballistic Missile Submarines in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below by initial year of service. Flag images indicative of country of origin.

Alexander Nevsky (K-550)
The Alexander Nevsky (K-550) is a relatively new ballistic missile submarine commissioned by the Russian Navy as part of a ma...
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CNS Type 091 (Han)
The Han was the first nuclear-powered submarine designed and built by the People's Liberation Army - Navy (PLAN) of China. T...
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CNS Type 092 (Daqingyu)
One oft-overlooked facet of the Chinese military is its underwater force consisting of a variety of attack submarines. China,...
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CNS Type 094 (Jin)
Beginning in 2010, the Type 094 ballistic missile submarine succeeded the Type 092 Xia-class in service with the Chinese Peop...
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Delta I (Project 667B Murena)
The Soviet Navy expanded considerably following the close of World War 2 (1939-1945), evolving from a relatively contained sh...
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Delta II (Project 667BD Murena-M)
The four Delta II (Project 667BD Murena-M) nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines followed the earlier Delta I-class as...
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HMS Vanguard (S28)
HMS Vanguard (S28) is similar in operational scope to the nuclear-powered, missile-laden American Ohio-class breed of boats. ...
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INS Arihant (S-73)
With a burgeoning military-industrial complex all its own, the nation of India has undertaken a myriad of programs to help be...
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Le Triomphant (S616)
The Le Triomphant (S616) (translating to "The Triumphant") is a modern French Navy nuclear ballistic missile submarine develo...
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RFS Dmitri Donskoi (TK-208) / (Typhoon / Akula)
By the time of the 1970s, the West was firmly entrenched in a "Cold War" with the Soviet Union to the east. The Soviet Union ...
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USS Ethan Allen (SSBN-608) (SSN-608)
The USS Ethan Allen represented the lead ship of her five-strong Ethan Allen-class ballistic missile submarines during the Co...
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USS George Washington (SSBN-598)
The Cold War became largely a tit-for-tat affair between the Soviet Union and the United States. For every single development...
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USS Ohio (SSGN-726 / SSBN-726)
The Soviet Union and the West were involved in a high stakes game of cat and mouse throughout the Cold War decades. For every...
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Yuri Dolgoruky (K-535)
For 2013, the Russian Navy is continuing its programs that will see all-new nuclear-attack submarines, missile-minded frigate...
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