Navy & Maritime Security News

France Criticized for Warships Contract with Russia

France Criticized for Warships Contract with Russia

France’s contract to sell a pair of Mistral aircraft carriers to Moscow has come under fire in recent months, as relations between the West and Russia have deteriorated over Ukraine. Last month, President Barack Obama said it would be preferable […]


Naval ships from US, India and Japan to start war games

Naval ships from US, India and Japan to start war games

The United States, India and Japan are set to kick off week-long war games in the Pacific, beefing up naval ties as they warily eye an increasingly assertive China and its military buildup. Warships from the three countries are to […]


The Continuing Role of Strategic Deterrence and How the US Navy Meets the Demands

The Continuing Role of Strategic Deterrence and How the US Navy Meets the Demands

Fifty-four years ago this week, USS George Washington (SSBN-598) made history when it successfully launched two Polaris A1 missiles off Cape Canaveral, bringing to fruition a remarkable research and development effort composed of Navy and industry partners that had begun […]


China to join military exercise with US, Australia

China to join military exercise with US, Australia

China’s military will take part in an infantry exercise for the first time with Australian and US forces in October, the Pentagon said on Thursday. The joint exercise will take place in northern Australia and marks another step forward in […]


NUSQN 725 Successfully Launches First Mk 54 Torpedo

NUSQN 725 Successfully Launches First Mk 54 Torpedo

In only seven months of operating the MH-60R ‘Romeo’ Maritime Combat Helicopter, NUSQN 725 has achieved successful Mk 54 torpedo firings during the current deployment to the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Centre (AUTEC). In a Royal Australian Navy first, […]


South Korea-US naval drill begins in face of North’s anger

South Korea-US naval drill begins in face of North’s anger

South Korea and the United States on Wednesday launched a five-day joint naval exercise in the face of angry North Korean protests and warnings backed by missile tests. Two separate drills began simultaneously in the East Sea (Sea of Japan) […]


Merlin Demonstrates its Mettle in Royal Navy Exercise, Deep Blue

Merlin Demonstrates its Mettle in Royal Navy Exercise, Deep Blue

Exactly one year ago, the first of the UK’s fleet of next-generation, anti-submarine maritime patrol Merlin helicopters was being delivered to the Royal Navy. The delivery of the five helicopters to the Navy’s Fleet Air Arm, upgraded as part of […]


DCNS Floats Fourth French FREMM Frigate

DCNS Floats Fourth French FREMM Frigate

France: On 12 July 2014, DCNS floated the FREMM multi-mission frigate Languedoc in Lorient, France. The achievement of this industrial milestone marks an important step in the construction of the vessel. It once again underlines the industrial dynamism of DCNS: […]


Royal Navy’s Sub-Hunting Helicopters Enter Service Early

Royal Navy’s Sub-Hunting Helicopters Enter Service Early

The UK’s next generation of submarine-hunting Merlin helicopters have been put through their paces on exercise in the Atlantic Ocean after successfully entering service with the Royal Navy four months early. Embarked on HMS Illustrious, the Merlin Mk2 aircraft took […]


 
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