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Navy

Iran bombards ‘mock’ US aircraft carrier in naval drills
Iran has staged naval war games in an important sea channel, including an attack on a mock US warship. Missiles were also fired from the coast around the Strait of Hormuz, which sees a quarter of all sea-transported oil pass through it.

25.02.2015 11:44

Russian maritime grenade launcher goes into mass production
A modernized DP-64 grenade launcher uniquely designed to keep enemy frogmen, saboteurs and pirates away from ships and important sea maritime installations, such as oil rigs, has gone into mass production in Russia.

24.02.2015 13:47

North Korea holds missile and artillery live firing drill
The North Korean leader attended battlefield gunnery training near the South Korean border on Friday. The drills took place ahead of the announced US-South Korea joint war games set for March close to North Korea’s border.

21.02.2015 05:45

​Boeing ‘beam control system’ to boost US navy laser accuracy
The US Navy has awarded Boeing a $29.5 million contract to design and develop a “beam control system” to increase the accuracy of high-power laser weapons to be installed aboard American military vessels.

20.02.2015 00:54

​Russian frigate escorted through English Channel by Royal Navy
A Russian frigate on its way to the Baltic Sea was escorted through the English Channel by the Royal Navy on Tuesday.

17.02.2015 16:17

ISIS launches suicide attacks at Iraqi base housing US Marines
The Islamic State carried out a coordinated suicide bomber attack against the air base in western Iraq housing 320 US Marines. The Pentagon confirmed the extremist group has taken control of al-Baghdadi, which is just eight kilometers away from the base.

13.02.2015 20:58

3 Navy admirals censured over corruption scandal
The US Navy has officially reprimanded three rear admirals linked to the Glenn Defense Marine Asia scandal. The officers allegedly provided confidential information to a contractor in exchange for luxury travel, prostitutes, and other bribes.

11.02.2015 18:37

US could permanently base warships in Australia – admiral
The US Navy is mulling a plan to base warships in Australia and is eying an expansion of yearly maritime exercises with India to permanently include Japan and Australia, potentially straining relations with China, the Wall Street Journal reports.

10.02.2015 10:48

Navy’s new human-like robot could replace firefighters
A new US Navy robot, about the weight and height of an adult male, may soon replace firefighters at sea: The humanlike SAFFiR has the ability to both detect dangerous environments and put out blazes.

05.02.2015 20:49

Huge Russian fiberglass minesweeper to join Navy in November
Harbor tests of Aleksandr Obukhov, the head ship of the new Aleksandrit minesweeper class, have started in St. Petersburg, the Navy reported. The ship, with a unique fiberglass hull, is to be accepted by the military in November.

02.02.2015 10:22

Military dominance over Russia impossible, nuclear deterrent top priority – Defense Ministry
Russia aims to maintain its military advantage, prioritize the rearmament of its nuclear deterrence forces and refit up to 100 percent of its military hardware by 2020. In 2015 Russia will start testing its successor to the “Satan” heavy nuclear missile.

30.01.2015 09:25

US Navy wants robots to train Marines
The US Navy is extremely interested in improving training for Marines and ensuring they're prepared for missions – and it’s looking into the possibility of using robots to achieve those goals.

30.01.2015 00:38