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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.