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‘National debate’ on UK nukes if Trident removed from Scotland
Moving nuclear submarines and missiles from Scotland to England’s south coast would create a “national debate” about the future of the UK’s Trident program, according to a top researcher.

19.08.2014 14:54

Trident homeless? Nuclear weapons ‘could relocate’ to Plymouth if Scotland leaves UK
Britain's Trident nuclear missile base could be relocated to Plymouth, on England’s south coast, if Scotland were to vote for independence, a leading military think-tank said. The report prompted fears of a nuclear accident in a highly populated area.

14.08.2014 09:05

BAE wins £348 mn contract to build UK patrol ships
BAE Systems, Europe's largest arms firm, has been awarded a £348 million contract by the UK government to build three new offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) for counter-terrorism, counter-piracy and anti-smuggling operations.

12.08.2014 10:36

Turkish activists prepare new Gaza flotilla to challenge Israeli blockade
A Turkish NGO said it would send ships to the Gaza Strip to provide emergency aid to Palestinians trapped in a month-long offensive by Israel. The decision comes four years after Israeli commandos stormed a Gaza-bound ship, killing 10.

11.08.2014 12:46

Over 60k sign petition to send Royal Navy hospital ship to Gaza
Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition demanding the British government send hospital ship RFA Argus to Gaza to help treat the escalating number of causalities. Downing Street has so far committed a small team of NHS medics.

11.08.2014 08:10

Russian Navy ‘forces US submarine out’ of Arctic boundary waters – report
A supposed US submarine was detected and “forced out” by the Russian anti-sub forces after it violated the country’s boundary waters in the Arctic, a high-ranked source within the Russian Navy’s headquarters said.

09.08.2014 14:09

US & Japan to develop fuel-cell powered sub – report
Japan and the United States are looking to develop a submarine to be powered by a fuel-cell. The joint venture will be able to see the vessel be submerged for up to a month without the need for recharging.

08.08.2014 10:00

US missile cruiser enters Black Sea again ‘to promote peace’
US missile cruiser Vella Gulf has entered the Black Sea in what the American Navy described as a move to "to promote peace and stability in the region." Moscow has considered any such acts as “offensive.”

07.08.2014 04:58

‘Ukraine should be a wake-up call for NATO and the UK’ – Defence Committee
The Ukrainian crisis should be a wake-up call for NATO and the UK, said Britain’s Defence Committee, which called for assertive measures to counter the “Russian threat.” Critics warn the committee’s “knee-jerk” proposals will only inflame tensions.

31.07.2014 08:35

Jesse Ventura wins $1.8 million in defamation suit against 'American Sniper'
A federal jury on Tuesday found in favor of former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura in the defamation case he brought against “deadliest sniper in US history.” The panel came to a decision after six days of deliberations.

29.07.2014 14:23

Warships parade across Russia on Navy Day (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
People across Russia gathered for Navy Day festivities on Sunday, showing their support to naval soldiers. Ships, submarines, aircraft, troops, and even robots were paraded at harbors in Vladivostok, Sevoromorsk, St. Petersburg, and Sevastopol.

27.07.2014 13:07

US Navy’s troubled Littoral Combat Ship program could face the axe
Despite moving forward with the construction of 20 Littoral Combat Ships, the Navy is considering major changes to the beleaguered program – and one that may potentially involve replacing it entirely.

22.07.2014 23:53

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