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Navy delays commissioning of new nuclear submarine, opens investigation
The United States Navy announced that it will postpone the commissioning of its new nuclear-powered submarine, the North Dakota, due to an investigation into the quality of the components developed by the weapons contractor.

17.04.2014 15:01

Avoiding another Fukushima: Nuclear power generation could be put to sea
A group of American engineers proposed bringing nuclear power generating facilities out to sea, to secure them from earthquakes and tsunamis, and prevent a possible meltdown threat by submerging a reactor’s active zone.

17.04.2014 04:48

S.Korean ship sinks: Hundreds feared dead in ferry boat disaster (PHOTOS)
At least six have been killed and the fate of over 280, many of whom high school students, remains unknown after a ferry capsized and sank off South Korean coast. A rescue operation is under way amid fears the death toll is likely to rise.

16.04.2014 14:57

NATO to deploy ships, intensify Baltic & Mediterranean patrols 'due to Ukraine crisis'
NATO is strengthening its military presence in the Baltic and Mediterranean due to the escalation of the Ukrainian crisis. The organization is to deploy ships and intensified aerial patrols in the region.

16.04.2014 11:11

Arctic Resources: The fight for the coldest place on Earth heats up
The discovery of large hydrocarbon deposits in the Arctic has sparked international competition over resources in frozen waters. Regional powers are quickly filing claims for the sea shelf, with Russia preparing to bring in the biggest bid to the UN.

15.04.2014 04:59

Navy christens most expensive stealth destroyer ever
The United States Navy has finally christened a first-of-its-kind, state-of-the-art ship that, at 610-feet-long and roughly $7 billion, is the largest and most expensive stealth destroyer ever built.

14.04.2014 14:54

US destroyer Donald Cook enters Black Sea amid Ukraine tension (VIDEO)
USS Donald Cook, a destroyer equipped with the powerful Aegis missile defense system, has crossed through the Bosphorus and entered the Black Sea, with Russia claiming that NATO is assembling a battle fleet in the region.

10.04.2014 17:05

Navy to test electromagnetic gun aboard high-speed vessel in 2016 (VIDEO)
As the US Navy touts the capabilities of its new, high-powered electromagnetic rail gun, the service has announced its goal of testing the weapon at sea in 2016.

08.04.2014 16:16

Navy creates ship fuel from seawater
Researchers working for the United States Navy say they are around a decade away from mastering a procedure that will make high-powered fuel for the military’s fleet of ships out of run-of-the-mill seawater.

08.04.2014 14:26

Young Brits say nuke arsenal upgrade not a priority
While the Royal Navy is feverishly trying to raise money for the proposed 100-billion-pound modernization of vintage US-made seaborne Trident missiles, a recent survey suggests young Britons do not regard nuclear combat readiness as a priority for the UK.

08.04.2014 05:42

MH370 search: Aussie ocean shield detects possible black box ping
An Australian ship has detected signals that might originate from Malaysian Airlines flight 370’s black boxes, in what’s been called the "most promising lead" so far in the search for the missing plane.

07.04.2014 04:29

'Pulsing signals': Rescuers converge in Indian Ocean after possible MH370 sighting
Rescuers are rushing to two sites where Chinese and Australian ships picked up acoustic signals possibly coming from the black box of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. But so far neither of the ‘pings’ detected under the Indian Ocean has been identified.

06.04.2014 04:20

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