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Navy

​China warns Japanese air, sea surveillance patrols increasing safety hazards
Beijing issued a statement saying Japanese spy vehicles posed a threat to Chinese ships and planes. The comments come just days after Tokyo said it has been increasingly forced to scramble fighter jets in response to Russian and Chinese incursions.

17.04.2015 11:03

Drones will hunt in packs, as US Navy unveils LOCUST prototype launcher
Drone technology is getting ever more deadly. The US Navy has released a video detailing LOCUST – the new tool allowing multiple drones to coordinate and swarm the enemy autonomously. It’s designed to protect large US vessels nearby.

16.04.2015 12:35

​Amnesty condemns Bahrain’s ‘rampant’ human rights abuses days before F1 Grand Prix
Amnesty International has published a report condemning Bahrain for its “rampant” human rights abuses days before the country hosts the Formula 1 Grand Prix.

16.04.2015 09:00

UK tracks Russian warship in English Channel, Russia refutes rumors of exercises
The Russian Navy has said that it isn’t planning any exercises near the UK shores, denying media reports which have alarmed the British military. The Russian ships are only passing through the English Channel on their way to the North Atlantic, it added.

14.04.2015 19:26

​Russians arrive in Scotland to inspect NATO exercise, confusing Euroskeptics
To the befuddlement of Euro critics, Russian inspectors have arrived in the UK to oversee a mass NATO training exercise taking place in Scotland.

14.04.2015 08:54

Carrier bridge idea floated by lawmaker unlikely to take off
The US government has allocated funds to study the possibility of using old aircraft carriers to build a bridge across the Puget Sound in Washington state. Engineers have criticized the idea as impractical, while the US Navy is not amused.

14.04.2015 00:11

​Dozens of arrests as anti-nuclear protesters demand end to UK’s Trident sub program
Some 34 anti-nuclear activists have been arrested at Faslane naval base in Scotland, according to organizers, as hundreds of protesters blockaded the home of Britain’s nuclear weapons system.

13.04.2015 09:22

Sweden confirms mystery ‘Russian sub’…was in fact a workboat
The unknown foreign vessel the Swedish Navy searched for near Stockholm last autumn was actually a “workboat,” a senior navy official says. Local media had alleged a hunt was on to try and find a Russian submarine, which was believed to be in the area.

13.04.2015 02:26

Russian naval ship evacuates over 300 people stranded in Yemen
The Russian Navy vessel Priazovye has helped to evacuate 308 people from war-torn Yemen. The Russian Defense Ministry stated citizens from 19 countries had been rescued, including Russian, Ukrainian, US and Yemini nationals.

12.04.2015 01:42

Helicopter B&B: Pilot travels 35,000km to track down his 31 Royal Navy copters (PHOTOS)
A British chopper pilot who now lives in Australia has traveled 35,000 km to track down every aircraft out of the 31 he had flown as part of Royal Navy. While some choppers eventually made it to museums, one was turned into camping accommodation.

11.04.2015 14:35

Pentagon names new commander of Guantanamo task force
The US task force in charge of the detention camps at Guantanamo Bay will soon have a new commander. The Pentagon announced on Friday that Rear Admiral Fernandez L. “Frank” Ponds will take over command of the Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO).

10.04.2015 19:01

UK, Argentina summon each other’s ambassadors as Falklands/Malvinas row worsens
Tensions over the Falklands/Malvinas were ratcheted up last night when Argentina and Britain summoned each other’s ambassadors. Argentina said it would sue UK oil firms, while Britain is boosting its defenses on the contested islands.

10.04.2015 08:36