Navy & Maritime Security News

Israel Takes Delivery of New Hi-Tech German Submarine

Israel Takes Delivery of New Hi-Tech German Submarine

The Israeli military announced on Tuesday it has taken delivery from Germany of a new submarine, the most sophisticated in its fleet. A third of the cost of the new Dolphin 2 class sub was borne by Germany as part […]


Taiwan shows force in biggest naval exercise in 25 years

Taiwan shows force in biggest naval exercise in 25 years

Taiwan’s navy fired anti-submarine rockets and guns Wednesday simulating their response if China launched an invasion, as part of the island’s biggest naval drill in 25 years. The event was presided over by President Ma Ying-jeou and staged primarily in […]


First Mistral-Class Ship Built for Russia Sets Off for Sea Trials: Reports

First Mistral-Class Ship Built for Russia Sets Off for Sea Trials: Reports

The Mistral-class helicopter carrier, the Vladivostok, carrying some 200 Russian sailors on Saturday left the French port of Saint-Nazaire to pass a series of tests. The Vladivostok had left docks at 3:30 a.m. local time (1:30 GMT), but was forced […]


Signs of North Korea developing missile submarine: South Korea

Signs of North Korea developing missile submarine: South Korea

North Korea appears to be developing a new weapons system capable of launching submarine-based ballistic missiles, the South’s defence ministry said Monday. “Based on recent US and South Korean intelligence, we have detected signs of North Korea developing a vertical […]


Two US Navy jets crash in West Pacific: 1 pilot injured, 1 missing

Two US Navy jets crash in West Pacific: 1 pilot injured, 1 missing

Two US Navy F/A-18 Hornets have crashed in the western Pacific Ocean, the US Navy has confirmed. One pilot has been rescued, while the second is still missing. “Two F/A-18 Hornets from Carrier Air Wing 17 embarked on the aircraft […]


US Navy Accepts Delivery of First MK VI Patrol Boat

US Navy Accepts Delivery of First MK VI Patrol Boat

The Navy accepted delivery of the first MK VI patrol boat, Aug. 27. The craft is the first of 10 patrol boats currently under contract with Safe Boats International in Tacoma, Washington. The patrol boats will be operated and maintained […]


Canada Sends Frigate to Black Sea

Canada Sends Frigate to Black Sea

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto will work with vessels from several partner nations in the Black Sea as part of Operation REASSURANCE from September 6-27. In the wake of Russia’s aggression in Central and Eastern Europe, these training exercises […]


France suspends delivery of warship to Russia over Ukraine

France suspends delivery of warship to Russia over Ukraine

France suspended Wednesday the delivery of the first of two Mistral-class warships to Russia “until November” after fierce criticism from its allies given the crisis in Ukraine. Paris agreed in 2011 to build and sell the two advanced helicopter assault […]


Russian Navy to Get New Space Tracking System

Russian Navy to Get New Space Tracking System

Russian naval vessels are to be equipped with a state of the art tracking system which will be able to receive data from space, a source from the Russian military told RIA Novosti Tuesday. “The Russian Northern Fleet has successfully […]


 
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