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Navy

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

​Total madness? Green Party to cut British Army, replace with ‘home defense force’
A Green Party victory in the general election in May would see the British Army replaced with a “home defense force,” party leader Natalie Bennett has said.

26.01.2015 09:14

Sweden suspects up to 4 subs violated its waters – report
The Swedish military now believes that not one, but up to four foreign submarines were operating in the Stockholm Archipelago in mid-October last year, a source within the country’s armed forces said.

25.01.2015 16:50

Russia develops heavy drone, promises S500 missile system by 2017
The Russian military is putting the finishing touches to its very own heavy military UAV. The drone is part of a wider modernization effort, with the cutting-edge flagship S500 missile system coming in 2017.

25.01.2015 08:03

Guantanamo Naval base commander relieved and under investigation
An investigation into the death of a civilian specialist at Guantanamo Naval station has exposed the base commander, who had an affair with the wife of the deceased. The Navy captain has nothing to do with the Gitmo detention center.

22.01.2015 05:38

Russian spy ship in Havana ahead of US delegation’s historic visit
The Russian Navy’s intelligence collection ship, the Viktor Leonov, has docked in Havana just a day before the arrival of an American delegation. The Russian warship is moored in open view of a pier usually used for cruise ships.

21.01.2015 06:06

Ban the bomb! Anti-nuclear MPs debate Trident, call renewal ‘waste of money’
The future of Britain’s nuclear deterrent was debated in Parliament on Tuesday, hours after a Scottish opinion poll found nearly half of Scots oppose renewing the Trident program.

20.01.2015 12:29