Subsea Defense

Sea Shepherd Global Launches Operation Siracusa

  Following on from the incredibly successful 2014 campaign, Sea Shepherd Global launches Operation Siracusa 2015. Led by Sea Shepherd Italia, the campaign aims

China Builds-up Naval Power

 China has outlined a first ever "white paper" on military strategy that outlined a more robust posture for its blue-water navy, and warned of threats to its security

UDT: Focus on Subsea Recapitalization

Senior representatives of three nations that are recapitalizing their submarine programs - Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands - will provide a scene setting plenary

Libyan War Plane Bombs another Tanker

 A fighter jet operated by Libya's military force backed attacked an oil tanker that was about to anchor in the northern city of Sirte, reports local media.   Lt Gen.

US Navy Submarine to be Named USS New Jersey

 The U.S. Navy's next Virginia-class attack submarine will bear the name USS New Jersey, says AP reports.   U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus hosted a ship-naming

Russian, Azerbaijani Navy to Hold First Ever Joint Drills in Caspian Sea

 About 10 Russian and Azerbaijani ships will take part in a joint naval exercise in the Caspian Sea for the first time; RIA Novosti cited the statement of Russia’s Southern Military District.

China, Russia Conclude Naval Drill

 Russia and China naval forces concluded their first-ever joint military exercise in the Mediterranean Sea this morning, according to an online news briefing from the Chinese Defense Ministry.

EU Backs Migrant Crisis Naval Plan

 EU foreign ministers have agreed to launch a military mission against migrant smugglers in the Mediterranean.    The decision allows European governments to

US Navy Lays Keel for PCU Indiana

The U.S. Navy held a keel laying ceremony for the Virginia-class submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Indiana (SSN 789) at Huntington Ingalls Industries, Newport News Shipbuilding, May 16.

Northrop Grumman VMS Approved for US Navy Subs

Northrop Grumman's Voyage Management System approved for use on U.S. Navy SSN and SSGN nuclear powered submarines    The U.S. Navy has approved the use of Northrop

Japan to Bid on Aussie Sub Replacement Contract

Japan will join competitive bidding to sell Australia a fleet of stealth submarines, the government said on Monday, a move expected to require Tokyo to supply Canberra with classified data.

Mistral Deal - A Storm Brewing at Sea

 While France is seeking a way to cancel its contract to deliver two helicopter carriers to the Russian navy, Russia wants 1.163 billion euros ($1.32 billion) from

Israeli President Tours New IDF Submarine in Germany

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin visited the shipyard in Kiel and toured the ‘INS Rahav’ the fifth submarine due to be delivered to the Israeli Navy.  INS Rahav

AUVs: Getting Defensive

The trend toward automation in all branches of military are pronounced and increasingly well established. To discuss progress in the maritime sector, Marine Technology

Face Off: China and US in South China Sea

 China has voiced “serious concern” over US plans for military air and sea patrols in the South China Sea.   There has been reports that US official reportedly

Philippine to Build Naval Base on Disputed Waters

 Philippine military will soon build naval base on the country’s western coastline, opposite the disputed Spratly islands, Reuters reported Armed Forces chief Gen.

EU Asks UN for Help with Mediterranean Migrant Crisis

 The European Union seeks U.N. authorization to deploy military force in the Mediterranean to stop migrant smugglers.  EU foreign policy Chief Federica Mogherini

Russian, Chinese Navies Grow Even Closer

 Russian “joint maritime -2015 (1)” today (May 11) officially launched a joint military exercise, the exercise will continue until 21 May, reports Chinese state news agency Xinhua.

Turkey Signs Contract for Light Career

 The Turkish shipyard SEDEF has signed a contract with the Turkey's procurement agency, the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) for the design and construction

US Pulls Sri Lanka out of China Maritime Net

 US has begun to wean Sri Lanka away from China’s maritime security net by incorporating Sri Lanka into their Indo-Pacific region maritime security program, says the Times of India.

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