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Futuristic Chinese ‘supersonic’ sub could reach US shores in under two hours
Traveling from Shanghai to San Francisco in under two hours may sound like a fantasy, but China believes it’s figured out how to design an underwater vehicle that can make the idea a reality.

26.08.2014 01:29

‘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

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

US & Japan to develop fuel-cell powered sub – report
Japan and the United States are looking to develop a submarine to be powered by a fuel-cell. The joint venture will be able to see the vessel be submerged for up to a month without the need for recharging.

08.08.2014 10:00

Drone crashes into Yellowstone National Park's largest hot spring
A tourist recently crashed a camera-equipped drone into the largest hot spring in Yellowstone National Park, a park official said Wednesday, possibly causing damage to the geothermal feature.

07.08.2014 15:24

US missile cruiser enters Black Sea again ‘to promote peace’
US missile cruiser Vella Gulf has entered the Black Sea in what the American Navy described as a move to "to promote peace and stability in the region." Moscow has considered any such acts as “offensive.”

07.08.2014 04:58

​127kg of cocaine found on Royal Spanish navy vessel
Spanish police have found 127 kilograms (280 pounds) of cocaine on board a four-mast Royal Spanish Navy ship used as a training vessel, mere weeks after three of its crew were arrested on cocaine smuggling charges.

06.08.2014 12:49

US Navy’s troubled Littoral Combat Ship program could face the axe
Despite moving forward with the construction of 20 Littoral Combat Ships, the Navy is considering major changes to the beleaguered program – and one that may potentially involve replacing it entirely.

22.07.2014 23:53

France to deliver Mistral warship to Russia despite US, UK criticism
France will go ahead with the delivery of the first of two Mistral warships to Russia – despite protests by the US and UK, prompted by Moscow's stance in the Ukrainian crisis. The ship is nearly completed and will be presented in October.

22.07.2014 15:59

Chinese spy ship surveys US-led drills off Hawaii
China has sent an electronic surveillance vessel to international waters off Hawaii to keep an eye on a US-led Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) involving 22 countries, despite Beijing being one of the countries invited to participate in the drills.

21.07.2014 02:57

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