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Navy

Soviet spy ring mastermind John Walker dies in prison
The infamous man behind one of the United States’ most shocking spy rings has died in a federal North Carolina prison.

29.08.2014 22:32

Japan seeks biggest-ever defense budget amid China tensions
Japan is looking to boost its defense budget to the biggest it’s ever been, to pay for drones, stealth fighters and a new high-tech submarine amid intensifying military rivalry with China and concerns over North Korea’s missile program.

29.08.2014 14:59

Breaststroke brigade: Cross-channel swimmer mistaken for ‘illegal immigrant’ by border police
An extreme endurance swimmer was confronted by UK police and border officials who mistook the athlete for an illegal immigrant, as he prepared to dive into the English Channel.

28.08.2014 14:59

Two NATO warships heading to Black Sea – report
A US Navy destroyer and a French frigate are expected to enter the waters of the Black Sea next week, a diplomatic and military source said.

26.08.2014 17:11

34 sailors kicked out of US Navy for nuclear cheating ring, more suspects remain
A seven-year-long cheating scandal at a US Navy nuclear power training site is again rocking the boat. At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the military branch for their roles in the long-running scam, the Navy announced Wednesday.

22.08.2014 20:46

US Navy tests power-free industrial exoskeletons
The US Navy is looking at how exoskeletons could be used at naval shipyards. Exoskeletons enable workers to operate heavyweight hand tools for longer by transferring the weight of the items from the body directly the ground.

21.08.2014 07:35

‘National debate’ on UK nukes if Trident removed from Scotland
Moving nuclear submarines and missiles from Scotland to England’s south coast would create a “national debate” about the future of the UK’s Trident program, according to a top researcher.

19.08.2014 14:54

Trident homeless? Nuclear weapons ‘could relocate’ to Plymouth if Scotland leaves UK
Britain's Trident nuclear missile base could be relocated to Plymouth, on England’s south coast, if Scotland were to vote for independence, a leading military think-tank said. The report prompted fears of a nuclear accident in a highly populated area.

14.08.2014 09:05

BAE wins £348 mn contract to build UK patrol ships
BAE Systems, Europe's largest arms firm, has been awarded a £348 million contract by the UK government to build three new offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) for counter-terrorism, counter-piracy and anti-smuggling operations.

12.08.2014 10:36

Turkish activists prepare new Gaza flotilla to challenge Israeli blockade
A Turkish NGO said it would send ships to the Gaza Strip to provide emergency aid to Palestinians trapped in a month-long offensive by Israel. The decision comes four years after Israeli commandos stormed a Gaza-bound ship, killing 10.

11.08.2014 12:46

Over 60k sign petition to send Royal Navy hospital ship to Gaza
Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition demanding the British government send hospital ship RFA Argus to Gaza to help treat the escalating number of causalities. Downing Street has so far committed a small team of NHS medics.

11.08.2014 08:10

Russian Navy ‘forces US submarine out’ of Arctic boundary waters – report
A supposed US submarine was detected and “forced out” by the Russian anti-sub forces after it violated the country’s boundary waters in the Arctic, a high-ranked source within the Russian Navy’s headquarters said.

09.08.2014 14:09