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Navy

100 Russian military units created in Crimea – defense minister
The Russian military has put together nearly 100 units and organizations in the Crimea last year as part of the program of deploying a self-sufficient group of forces at the peninsula, Sergey Shoigu, Russia’s Defense minister, said.

30.03.2015 14:59

​U-drones: Britain to spend £17mn on unmanned underwater vehicles
The UK Ministry of Defense will spend £17 million on a fleet of sea drones after signing a contract with French arms giant Thales.

30.03.2015 10:21

MoD splashes out on ​£500k-a-year boss despite military spending cuts
Amid chaos over defense cuts and strategy, the Ministry of Defense’s newest boss will be paid up to £535,000 (US$800,000) a year to lead the department’s multi-billion pound equipment program.

27.03.2015 09:53

Spy sting foils factory worker’s plot to sell UK nuclear secrets
A factory worker who stole secret documents detailing sensitive information about British nuclear submarines and attempted to sell them to government officials in Eastern Europe has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison.

25.03.2015 17:13

Japanese Navy gets biggest warship since World War II
The Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force has just received its biggest flat-top helicopter carrier since World War II, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attempts to loosen the restraints of Japan’s post-war pacifist constitution.

25.03.2015 13:43

​Aircraft-less carriers: No point in new Navy vessel if no jets supplied, MPs warn
Britain cannot afford to launch the second of its new aircraft carriers, HMS Prince of Wales, because of planned cuts in the defense budget, a committee of MPs said on Tuesday.

24.03.2015 09:42

US Navy’s new futuristic diving suit conserves helium for missions, recoveries
The US Navy’s new futuristic diving suit – billed a prototype for “a new life support system for divers” – is a semi-enclosed system developed to accelerate deployment, conserve helium gas and increase safety.

24.03.2015 01:14

Rising China arms exports threaten US influence worldwide – report
Chinese-made advanced weapons systems flooding the international market over the next 10 years will cause instability, and make it a lot harder for the US to intervene in other countries, Foreign Policy magazine warned.

23.03.2015 14:33

Monster US warship anchors off Portsmouth, defense chiefs downplay British shrinkage
At more than 100,000 tons, laden with warplanes and missiles and with 5,000 men and women aboard, the American Nimitz Class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt anchored at Portsmouth has British defense chiefs talking down military cuts.

23.03.2015 09:23

​£5bn black hole in UK defense budget poses ‘real risks,’ say MPs
Britain’s defense budget could end up £5 billion short after the Ministry of Defence (MoD) underestimated the bill for its 10-year equipment plan, MPs have warned.

20.03.2015 09:29

Arctic pacification & terrorist elimination: Russia’s military drills continue (VIDEO)
Unprecedented mock warfare in Russia is gaining momentum, with fleets hunting enemy submarines, strategic bombers testing national air defenses and special forces training to eliminate terrorist groups attempting to infiltrate the country.

19.03.2015 11:29

‘Russian spy ships’ loitering off UK coast, claims ex-Navy chief
As NATO conducts a major military exercise in the Black Sea, a former top naval officer has claimed Russian spy ships disguised as trawlers are fishing for secrets off Britain's coast.

18.03.2015 13:11