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Iran bombards ‘mock’ US aircraft carrier in naval drills
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.

25.02.2015 11:44

Russian maritime grenade launcher goes into mass production
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.

24.02.2015 13:47

France deploys aircraft carrier against ISIS in Iraq - ministry
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.

23.02.2015 06:52

Kalashnikov looking into drones and boats production
The company renowned for making the legendry AK-47 assault rifle is branching out to make drones. In a diversification effort, the group is even looking into rockets… and pleasure boats.

22.02.2015 17:09

At least 66 dead after ferry capsizes in Bangladesh
At least 66 people are dead after a ferry carrying more than a hundred passengers capsized on the Padma River near the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka, according to police and local officials.

22.02.2015 07:39

​Boeing ‘beam control system’ to boost US navy laser accuracy
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.

20.02.2015 00:54

Super-strong sea creature teeth tough enough to make ships – study
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.

18.02.2015 12:00

​Russian frigate escorted through English Channel by Royal Navy
A Russian frigate on its way to the Baltic Sea was escorted through the English Channel by the Royal Navy on Tuesday.

17.02.2015 16:17

'Bloodstain on Shell’s name’: Oil giant to use ship named after Nazi war criminal
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.

06.02.2015 15:08

‘Saudi princes planned to down Air Force One with missile’: 9/11 terrorist gives damning testimony
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.

04.02.2015 08:11

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