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Navy

Russian battleships in the English Channel, say they’re training
Russia’s Northern Fleet has been conducting naval training near Dover. Two battleships and two supply vessels worked on operations and communications in conditions of adverse weather and heavy marine traffic.

28.11.2014 11:13

Special relationship: US fighter jets may use UK carriers for operations
US forces could operate on the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier before British planes are ready for full strike operations.

27.11.2014 14:41

‘Biased US won’t affect construction’: China counters criticism of artificial island project
China has cautioned that US warnings to halt construction of a massive artificial island and airfield will not deter it from completing the project in disputed waters of the South China Sea. This is the fourth such undertaking in the last 12-18 months.

24.11.2014 06:23

US Navy deploys laser weapon to Persian Gulf for first-ever combat mission
The US Navy has deployed its first ever combat laser. The futuristic weapon has boosted the arsenal of the Fifth Fleet’s command vessel in the Persian Gulf. The laser is said to be effective against numerous small targets, such as Iran’s gunboats.

14.11.2014 21:02

US to increase nuclear weapons spending – Pentagon
United States Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has announced an overhaul of how the US nuclear weapon arsenal is maintained, calling for billions of dollars in investment to address recent security violations and low morale among nuclear-force management.

14.11.2014 15:10

Beijing chides American spy flights during military talks - Pentagon
China criticized US military spy flights near their territory during military discussions this week between the two nuclear powers. However, US officials said their reconnaissance missions in international airspace would continue.

14.11.2014 06:20

US Navy to kill, injure ‘thousands’ of whales, dolphins during drills – activists
As the US Navy conducts war games off the coasts of California and Hawaii over the next four years, environmentalists are fighting back with legal action over concerns that hundreds, if not thousands, of marine animals will be injured or killed.

11.11.2014 00:23

Navy SEALs publicly clash over who killed bin Laden
Two former US Navy SEALs that took part in the raid at Osama bin Laden’s compound three years ago have told opposing versions of who ultimately killed the Al-Qaeda founder. The dispute over events is now materializing as both seek the spotlight.

07.11.2014 15:31

US knocks down ballistic, cruise missile targets in complex Aegis system test
The US Navy has successfully tested an Aegis missile defense system, simultaneously destroying two cruise and one ballistic missile off the coast of Hawaii, in a demonstration of capabilities “no other nation in the world has.”

07.11.2014 01:28

UK defense cuts will harm next govt’s military capability, forces chiefs warn MPs
Cuts to the defense budget will harm the UK’s military capability, armed forces chiefs have warned. Senior military officials believe the next government in 2015 will not be able to maintain British deployments if current budget cuts are implemented.

06.11.2014 14:27

Navy Seal who shot Bin Laden reveals himself despite Pentagon fury
Against the wishes of the Pentagon, the US Navy SEAL who shot dead Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden at his compound in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, has revealed his identity.

06.11.2014 15:02

​Submerged Russian nuclear sub test-fires strategic Sineva missile
The Delta IV-class submarine Tula has successfully test-fired a Sineva strategic SLBM in a latest of a series of tests of Russian nuclear weapons arsenal.

05.11.2014 10:35