Navy & Maritime Security News

Argentina condemns British ‘provocation’ in Falklands

Argentina condemns British ‘provocation’ in Falklands

Argentina branded Britain’s plans to beef up its defenses in the Falkland Islands a “provocation” and a pre-election stunt Wednesday. On Tuesday, British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said London would spend £180 million ($268 million) over 10 years to counter […]


US Navy Releases Revised Maritime Strategy

US Navy Releases Revised Maritime Strategy

The sea services released a new maritime strategy, March 13, a plan that describes how the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard will design, organize, and employ naval forces in support of national security interests and homeland security objectives. The […]


France’s second Russian-bought warship tested at sea

France’s second Russian-bought warship tested at sea

The second of two French Mistral warships whose delivery to Russia has been suspended due to violence in east Ukraine began its first open sea outing Monday, AFP journalists observed. The Sebastopol was eased from its Saint-Nazaire port in western […]


China building second aircraft carrier: PLA colonel

China building second aircraft carrier: PLA colonel

China is building its second aircraft carrier, a senior naval officer has told media, the most explicit confirmation yet of a widely expected move that will boost Beijing’s maritime power. China’s first aircraft carrier was a 300-metre (1,000-foot) Soviet-era vessel […]


Poland seeking submarine-launched cruise missiles

Poland seeking submarine-launched cruise missiles

Poland is seeking advanced cruise missiles to equip three new submarines it wants to acquire by 2030, the NATO member’s minister of defence said Thursday. Tomasz Siemoniak confirmed on Polish public radio that Poland had asked the United States about […]


Russia Grows Maritime Potential, Returns to Global Geopolitics

Russia Grows Maritime Potential, Returns to Global Geopolitics

Russia returns to global politics, signaling of intention to regain its geopolitical positions as a naval power. Ekaterina Blinova – Russia is growing its maritime potential, signaling its intention to regain geopolitical power as a naval force, according to experts. […]


Russian Navy to Receive 50 New Vessels

Russian Navy to Receive 50 New Vessels

The Russian Navy will receive 50 vessels of different kinds in 2015, Navy Commander Viktor Chirkov reported. The Navy’s shipbuilding program has been planned from the current period until 2050. The navy intends to continue building ships capable of carrying […]


NAVFAC EXWC Tests New RO System for Littoral Combat Ships

Littoral Combat Ships

The Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) completed tests on a prototype reverse osmosis (RO) system for the Navy’s littoral combat ships (LCS) in February. The Littoral Combat Ship Program Office (PMS 501) will move forward with […]


Victoria-Class Submarines Reach Operational Steady State

Canadian submarine

The Victoria-class submarine fleet is now operational with three out of four submarines available for operations. HMC Submarines Windsor, Victoria and Chicoutimi were all at sea in December 2014 and spent a cumulative total of approximately 260 days at sea […]


 
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