Navy & Maritime Security News

Indian, French Naval Exercise Varuna Commences at Goa

Indian, French Naval Exercise Varuna Commences at Goa

The fourteenth (14th) edition of Indo-French naval exercise (VARUNA) started with the arrival of four French naval ships at Goa today. Representing the French Navy is aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, two destroyers Chevalier Paul and Jean de Vienne, replenishment […]


Colombia orders Chinese ship with weapons to sail for Cuba

Colombia orders Chinese ship with weapons to sail for Cuba

A court ordered a Cuba-bound Chinese ship loaded with undeclared weapons to sail for Havana on Tuesday, saying the arms could not be unloaded and might pose a safety threat. Da Dan Xia, which has been held since last month, […]


Pentagon Launches Submarine-Tracking Unmanned Ghost Ships

Pentagon Launches Submarine-Tracking Unmanned Ghost Ships

The Pentagon has moved one step closer toward its goal of creating an unmanned, autonomous patrol ship. Set to drift in the high seas, the robotic Sea Hunter will silently follow potentially hostile submarines. In 1872, British sailors spotted the […]


For the First Time Ever: US Navy Drone Refueled Mid-Flight

For the First Time Ever: US Navy Drone Refueled Mid-Flight

The X-47B test UAV has completed the first-ever autonomous aerial refueling. Developed by Northrop Grumman, the drone received over 4,000 pounds of fuel from a tanker jet just off the coast of Virginia. “What we accomplished today demonstrates a significant, […]


France, Russia negotiating solution to frozen warship deal

France, Russia negotiating solution to frozen warship deal

French President Francois Hollande said Sunday that negotiations with Moscow were under way to find a solution to a dispute over the sale of two Mistral warships, frozen over the Ukraine crisis. “We are busy negotiating a solution to the […]


China Shocks US With Unbelievable Progress of Airstrip in South China Sea

China Shocks US With Unbelievable Progress of Airstrip in South China Sea

New satellite imagery shows the extent of China’s construction of artificial islands in the South China Sea. Fiery Cross Reef could soon serve as a military-grade runway in the middle of the ocean. And despite its own military presence in […]


Triton UAS Conducts First Flight with Search Radar

Triton UAS Conducts First Flight with Search Radar

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER: The Navy’s MQ-4C Triton UAS equipped with a new search radar completed its inaugural flight April 18 over Patuxent River air space. The radar, known as the Multi-Function Active Sensor (MFAS), is expected to […]


Indian Navy’s New Stealth Destroyer Launched

Indian Navy’s New Stealth Destroyer Launched

India Navy’s new stealth destroyer, Visakhapatnam, designed indigenously and fitted with advanced features, was launched here on Monday, boosting the maritime force’s firepower capability. The Kolkata-class warship, the first of P15-B stealth destroyers, was launched by Minu Dhowan, wife of […]


US Navy Names 19th Littoral Combat Ship

US Navy Names 19th Littoral Combat Ship

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced April 17 that the next Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) will be named USS St. Louis. The future USS St. Louis, designated LCS 19, will be the seventh ship to bear the name. […]


 
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