Navy & Maritime Security News

Boosting Australia’s Maritime Capabilities

Boosting Australia’s Maritime Capabilities

The Minister for Defence David Johnston today announced the first set of key initiatives in the Abbott Government’s long-term strategic naval plan. Within a year of taking office the Government is moving decisively to tackle Labor’s Defence mess and to […]


Mine Countermeasures Ship Replacements Depart for Japan

Mine Countermeasures Ship Replacements Depart for Japan

The Avenger class mine countermeasure ships USS Pioneer (MCM 9) and USS Chief (MCM 14) were loaded onto the ocean-going heavy lift ship as final preparations are made to get underway for their new homeport in Sasebo, Japan, May 31, […]


USS Ross to be Forward Deployed to Rota, Spain

USS Ross to be Forward Deployed to Rota, Spain

USS Ross (DDG 71) departed its Norfolk homeport June 3 on her way to Rota, Spain, as the second of four Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers to be forward deployed there. To enhance the security of the European region, two additional […]


NATO to Extend NATO’s Counter-Piracy Mission Until 2016

NATO to Extend NATO’s Counter-Piracy Mission Until 2016

NATO Defence Ministers on Tuesday (3 June) decided to extend NATO’s counter-piracy operation Ocean Shield until the end of 2016. Since August 2009, NATO ships have patrolled the waters off the Horn of Africa as part of Operation Ocean Shield. […]


Brazil builds nuclear submarine to patrol offshore oil

Brazil builds nuclear submarine to patrol offshore oil

Brazil is building five submarines to patrol its massive coast, including one powered by an atomic reactor that would put it in the small club of countries with a nuclear sub. The South American giant is in the process of […]


New Corvette Handed Over to the Royal Navy of Oman

New Corvette Handed Over to the Royal Navy of Oman

HM Naval Base in Portsmouth was lit up red, white and green this morning as BAE Systems handed over the third of three new warships to the Royal Navy of Oman. AL RASIKH is a 99 meter corvette designed, built […]


North Korea fires shells near South Korean warship

North Korea fires shells near South Korean warship

North Korea on Thursday fired shells into waters near a South Korean warship on patrol south of the disputed Yellow Sea border, prompting an evacuation of residents on a nearby island, officials said. Two shells fell near the South Korean […]


China, Russia show off naval forces amid disputes

China, Russia show off naval forces amid disputes

China and Russia started joint naval exercises off Shanghai on Tuesday as their leaders promised to strengthen relations in the face of international criticism over their territorial disputes. President Xi Jinping launched the drills at a ceremony in a room […]


US sends another warship to the Black Sea

US sends another warship to the Black Sea

The US Navy is sending a guided missile cruiser to the Black Sea, the Pentagon said Tuesday, the latest bid by Washington to to reassure allies worried over Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. “I can confirm the Vella Gulf, a Navy […]


 
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