Iran has staged naval war games in an important sea channel, including an attack on a mock US warship. Missiles were also fired from the coast around the Strait of Hormuz, which sees a quarter of all sea-transported oil pass through it.
A modernized DP-64 grenade launcher uniquely designed to keep enemy frogmen, saboteurs and pirates away from ships and important sea maritime installations, such as oil rigs, has gone into mass production in Russia.
France has deployed its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier against the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in Iraq, as part of the US-led military campaign, French media report, citing government officials.
The US Navy has awarded Boeing a $29.5 million contract to design and develop a “beam control system” to increase the accuracy of high-power laser weapons to be installed aboard American military vessels.
The newest contender for the strongest material is found in the sea. Science has discovered recently that teeth belonging to tiny marine creatures called limpets are so incredibly tough they could be used to construct boats.
Royal Dutch Shell’s decision to plough ahead with plans to host a ship named after a Nazi war criminal in UK waters has provoked outrage and despair among Jewish communities and Holocaust memorial groups.
A former Al-Qaeda member has revealed a strong connection between the terrorist group and the Saudi Royal family in the 1990s. More notably, he alleges that Saudi princes and terrorists discussed a plan to shoot Air Force One out of the sky.
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.