Royal Navy’s Vanguard-class SSBNs

The Vanguard-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) of Royal Navy were build by Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering Limited, which is now owned by BAE systems. First introduced in 1994 as a part of Trident Nuclear Programme, they are the largest submarines manufactured in the UK. The programme includes fours boats: The first of the class,…

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Turkey’s American Patriot missile is no longer available after S-400 delivery

The Donald Trump administration automatically rescinded a $3.5 billion deal to sell Raytheon-produced Patriot missile defenses to Turkey after it received the Russian S-400 system in July. The cancellation had previously not been reported. The move denies Ankara a potential off ramp to remain aligned with NATO-compatible systems. Turkey had periodically sought Patriot batteries provided…

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