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China flexes naval might with new aircraft carrier's first jet landing (VIDEO)
China has successfully landed a warplane on its first aircraft carrier. The new J-15 jet fighter touched down on the Liaoning as part of the ship’s operational tests.

25.11.2012 08:38

DARPA building drone submarines to patrol the sea
Surveillance drones in US airspace is soon to be inevitable, but what about unmanned vehicles patrolling the seas? The Pentagon is working hard at perfecting a stealth underwater drone for maritime monitoring.

23.11.2012 21:57

US Navy orders Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group to head to Israeli shores
Right as the sailors and Marines aboard three of the US Navy’s assault ships were on their way home for Thanksgiving, they received an order to turn the ship around and set sail for Israel.

20.11.2012 19:58

Not so Astute: Britain’s new submarine flawed
The jewel of the Royal British navy, with a price tag of 10 billion pounds, is showing signs it maybe badly flawed, raising concerns about crew safety, performance and the defense of the nation.

17.11.2012 03:03

Loose lips sink SEALS: Elite Navy troops punished for spilling secrets in videogame
Seven members of the US Navy’s SEAL Team Six were disciplined for revealing military secrets while working as consultants for videogame ‘Medal of Honour: Warfighter.’ The unit is famous for secret operations like the bin Laden assassination.

09.11.2012 10:41

Russian nuclear sub given shelter near Florida during Sandy
Defense officials say that a nuclear-powered Russian attack submarine sailed to within 200 miles of the United States last week and was granted safe harbor as Superstorm Sandy struck the East Coast.

06.11.2012 18:52

Keen to make an impression: Japan-US military drills begin amid Asian island row
Japan has launched naval drills with the US in spite of heightened tensions with China over a territorial dispute. The exercise was initially planned to simulate an island re-occupation, but was scrapped for naval operations to avoid agitating China.

05.11.2012 12:21

Drunken sailors: US frigate commander fired over crew's Russian bender
The commanding officer of San Diego-based frigate USS Vandegrift has been relieved from duty after his crew’s misconduct, aggravated by alcohol, during a visit to Russia’s port of Vladivostok in late September.

04.11.2012 12:33

Facebook censors Navy SEALs for claiming Obama denied them help
Social media giant Facebook has removed a message by the Special Operations Speaks PAC (SOS), which shed negative light on US President Obama for denying a request for military support in Benghazi before the deadly attack on the consulate.

31.10.2012 20:13

Scottish independence could end UK's nuclear deterrent
A unilateral nuclear disarmament could be forced on Britain if Scotland becomes independent in 2014, a government report says. Along with Scotland, the UK would lose the only naval base capable of hosting Trident nuclear-carrying submarines.

25.10.2012 02:06

'Star Wars' at sea: US Navy could deploy laser weapon in two years
The US Navy’s research office expects that ship-based laser weapons will be ready for deployment in two years, which is two years ahead of previous estimates. But this futuristic weaponry may face setbacks in the form of looming budget cuts.

23.10.2012 10:22

Israeli navy boards activist ship en route to Gaza
Israel’s defense forces have boarded a ship attempting to break through the Gaza blockade in “a peaceful operation.” The vessel was carrying Palestinian activists, parliamentarians and humanitarian cargo, said a mission spokesperson.

20.10.2012 12:48

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