Navy & Maritime Security News

UK serviceman in custody over nuclear subs safety ‘flaws’ leak

UK serviceman in custody over nuclear subs safety ‘flaws’ leak

A junior British serviceman who published allegations of safety and security lapses around Britain’s submarine-based nuclear missile defence system is now in military police custody, the Royal Navy said Tuesday. William McNeilly, 25, claimed Britain’s nuclear deterrent was a “disaster […]


US Navy Announces Successful Test of Electromagnetic Catapult on CVN 78

US Navy Announces Successful Test of Electromagnetic Catapult on CVN 78

The Navy conducted the first-ever, shipboard, full-speed catapult shots using the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) aboard the aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), Naval Sea Systems Command announced May 15. EMALS is a carrier-based launch […]


US Navy Declares Initial Operational Capability for New Rolling Airframe Missile

US Navy Declares Initial Operational Capability for New Rolling Airframe Missile

The U.S. Navy successfully achieved Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for the Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) May 15. RAM is a highly successful, 39-year U.S. cooperative program with the […]


Xi tells Kerry: Pacific Ocean big enough for China and US

Xi tells Kerry: Pacific Ocean big enough for China and US

China’s relationship with the US is “stable” despite tensions in the South China Sea, President Xi Jinping told top American diplomat John Kerry Sunday, adding that the Pacific Ocean is “vast enough” for both powers, state media said. Xi met […]


France Submits Proposals to Terminate Deal on Mistral Ships with Russia

France Submits Proposals to Terminate Deal on Mistral Ships with Russia

Paris handed over its proposals to Russia on possible ways to terminate the contract for the delivery of two Mistral-class helicopter carriers to Russian Navy, Kommersant newspaper reported Friday. The offers imply the return to the Russian side about 785 […]


Obama picks new chiefs for US Army, Navy

Obama picks new chiefs for US Army, Navy

President Barack Obama has chosen a submarine officer to serve as the next head of the US Navy and an infantry officer who commanded troops in Afghanistan for army chief, officials said Wednesday. Admiral John Richardson, currently the head of […]


North Korea launches firing drills in Yellow Sea

North Korea launches firing drills in Yellow Sea

North Korea launched live-fire drills near the disputed sea border with South Korea late Wednesday, the Yonhap news agency reported, amid high tensions over Pyongyang’s recent submarine-launched ballistic missile test. The reported firing drills — some shot from a war […]


US F-18 fighter crashes in Gulf, crew rescued: Navy

US F-18 fighter crashes in Gulf, crew rescued: Navy

A US F-18 fighter jet crashed in the Gulf after taking off from an aircraft carrier on Tuesday but both crew members survived without major injuries, military officers said Tuesday. The Super Hornet aircraft had launched from the USS Theodore […]


Philippines and Japan hold historic naval drills in flashpoint waters

Philippines and Japan hold historic naval drills in flashpoint waters

Two Japanese destroyers and one of the Philippines’ newest warships began historic naval exercises in the flashpoint South China Sea on Tuesday, showcasing a deepening alliance aimed at countering a rising China. The day-long war games, the first bilateral naval […]


 
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