Ukraine puts army on ‘full combat alert’ after naval clash with Russia off Crimea

Ukraine has placed its troops on full combat alert, as MPs in Kiev are set to approve President Petro Poroshenko’s proposal to impose martial law following a skirmish between the Russian military and Ukrainian vessels near Crimea. The decision to put the Ukrainian armed forces on the highest level of alert came after the Ukrainian […]

Japan’s largest warship trains with US naval strike group in contested South China Sea

Japan’s newest helicopter carrier, Kaga, has trained with the USS Ronald Reagan Strike Group, showcasing its military might during a tour in the contested South China Sea, amid tensions between Beijing and US-backed Tokyo. The two navies practiced sailing in formation and joint maneuvering on Friday. The ships also trained in replenishment-at-sea procedures. The drill […]

Norway is worried about Russia’s increasing naval activity

NATO/FRAN CPO Christian Valverde LONDON (Reuters) – Russia has increased its naval activity in international waters close to Norway and its military capabilities are a growing concern, Norway’s navy chief said on Thursday. Norway has an Arctic border with Russia and its economy is highly reliant on its free access to the seas.See the rest […]

Beijing slams US for linking cancellation of naval drill to S. China Sea ‘militarization’

China on Thursday criticized the United States for decision not to invite it to a major US-hosted naval drill in response to what it sees as Beijing’s militarization of islands in the disputed South China Sea, Reuters said. China has sovereign rights in the South China Sea and it is not realistic for the United […]

US ‘disinvites’ China from Pacific Rim 2018 naval exercises over ‘militarization’

The US has revoked the Chinese navy’s invitation to participate in the RIMPAC 2018 naval drills, citing Beijing’s militarization of disputed islands in the South China Sea. The two countries vie for influence in the region. “As an initial response to China’s continued militarization of the South China Sea we have disinvited the PLA Navy […]

New satellite images show massive Chinese naval carrier drill in the South China Sea as Taiwan tensions heat up

Planet Labs/Handout via REUTERS New satellite images reveal the massive scale of a Chinese naval drill earlier this month in the South China Sea. The images, provided by Planet Labs Inc, confirm a Chinese carrier group has entered the vital trade waterway as part of what the Chinese navy earlier described as combat drills. Sailing […]

Wage Fleet Warfare On Open Waters In Futuristic Naval RTS Ardent Seas

The RTS has waged war in all manner of battlefields, from conflicts throughout history to the void of space, but the upcoming Ardent Seas places its battles instead on the rough surface of an alien ocean, pitting destroyers and the rest of your fleets against an extraterrestrial threat. Upon these oceans, you construct fleets of […]

Claims of drug ring at US Naval Academy selling cocaine, LSD on dark web trigger probe

US Navy investigators are looking into claims of a drug ring that was selling illegal substances over the dark web, including cocaine, LSD, and ketamine – a powerful sedative, local media reports. As many as dozens of midshipmen are being investigated for an alleged drug abuse, Fox News reported. The investigation revolves around allegations of […]

Blaze engulfs historic Naval Institute building in St. Petersburg, Russia (VIDEO)

A broke out in one of the buildings of the St. Petersburg Naval Institute in Russia’s second largest city. Over a hundred firefighters, assisted by the cadets, took part in battling the flames. Smoke blanketed the Vasilyevsky Island district of the city Friday night, as the flames engulfed a mid-18th century building belonging to St. Petersburg’s oldest […]

Christmas gov’t funding bill has $4.6bn for missile defense and costly naval repairs

Published time: 22 Dec, 2017 19:13 Edited time: 22 Dec, 2017 19:14 A government funding bill signed by US President Donald Trump allocates over $ 4.6 billion for missile defense from North Korea and Iran, as well as repairs to two destroyers damaged in collisions with merchant ships. In addition to the Tax Cuts and […]