Saclant Asw Research Centre

Saclant Asw Research Centre

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The SACLANT ASW Research Centre was the predecessor to the NATO Undersea Research Centre. It was known as The SACLANT ASW Research Centre from 1959 through 1986 and the SACLANT Undersea Research Centre from 1987 through 2003. The Centre was commonly referred to as SACLANTCEN. In the mid-1950s a series of events challenged the balance of power between the United States and the Soviet Union. In 1955 the Soviet Union, for the first time, launched a ballistic missile from a submarine. Two years later, on 4 October 1957, the world's first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, was launched into orbit by the USSR. The U.S. started its own submarine-launched ballistic missile programme under then Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Arleigh Burke, with the mission to launch a 1,500-nautical-mile Polaris missile from a submarine.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • String Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136401975
  • 9786136401973