US Navy hoping for hypersonic missiles ‘by 2025’ as Putin WATCHES Russia's Avangard glider fly

Worried at Russia and China’s technological edge, the US aims to have a hypersonic weapon by 2025, the US Navy said in a report. A fortnight later, Vladimir Putin was watching the test launch of Russia’s newest hypersonic missile. The state-of-the-art Avangard hypersonic glider was successfully tested December 26. It performed in-flight vertical and horizontal […]

Navy man put in charge of Russian military intelligence GRU after predecessor’s death – reports

Vice-Admiral Igor Kostyukov has become the new head of Russian Military Intelligence Directorate, sources have said. The top job at GRU, which scares the West so much, was vacant since the death of his predecessor in November. Kostyukov, who used to be the acting head of the GRU, has now fully taken the reigns at […]

US Navy admiral found dead in Bahrain, no foul play suspected

US Navy Vice Admiral Scott Stearney, the US Navy admiral overseeing American naval forces in the Middle East, has been found dead at his residence in Bahrain. Foul play was not suspected in his death. The Navy did not specify the cause of death. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US Navy admiral overseeing American naval forces […]

US Navy probes abrupt death of 5th fleet commander in Bahrain, sees ‘no foul play’

The commander of US naval forces in the Middle East, Vice Adm. Scott Stearney, has been found dead at his residence in Bahrain. The US Navy investigating the Fifth Fleet chief’s death said no foul play is suspected at this point. Stearney, who had taken over the command of the Fifth Fleet only in May, […]

The US Navy ship that got walloped by rough seas on the way to NATO’s biggest exercise in years is coming home

US Navy/Mass Comm. Specialist 3rd Class Colbey Livingston The amphibious dock landing ship Gunston Hall began making its way back to Virginia this week after heavy seas caused damage last month that forced it to miss NATO’s Trident Juncture exercise in Europe. The crew reported battered landing craft and well deck barriers after encountering rough […]

It looks like the Chinese Navy has a new bomber, and its arsenal of anti-ship missiles could raise the stakes in contested seas

REUTERS/China Daily Satellite images from September 7 suggest that the Chinese Navy has acquired a new strategic bomber, increasing the amount of power China could bring to a potential conflict. The new planes, presumably Xian H-6J bombers, would presumably replace the older H-6G maritime striker bombers, as the new aircraft are thought to carry additional […]

US could use Navy for ‘blockade’ to hamper Russian energy exports – Interior Secretary

Washington can “if necessary” resort to its Navy to prevent Russian energy hitting the markets, including in the Middle East, US Internal Secretary Ryan Zinke has revealed, as cited by Washington Examiner. Zinke alleged that Russia’s engagement in Syria – notably, where it is operating at the invitation of the legitimate government – is a […]

US aircraft carriers are spending less time deployed for war — which could become a problem as the US Navy prepares to take on China and Russia

US Navy Photo Forced to pay the high cost of overuse of America’s carrier force during the global war on terror, backlogs at public shipyards and extended maintenance periods are seeing US carriers spending more time in port or in the shop than deployed. The deployment rate for US carriers has dropped to a 25-year […]

US Navy ships & training bases exposed as ‘highest risk’ in military sex assault report

Young female service members, especially navy sailors, face the highest risk of sexual assault among all the branches of the US armed forces, the Pentagon’s RAND Corporation study reveals, having ranked all military installations. Back in the summer of 2014, RAND conducted a survey of the sexual assault and sexual harassment experiences of some 170,000 […]

China cancels its top navy officer's visit to US over anti-Russia sanctions

Published time: 22 Sep, 2018 17:04 Edited time: 22 Sep, 2018 17:04 China has canceled the planned visit of its Navy commander to the US in response to the sanctions imposed by Washington against Beijing over its military cooperation with Russia, the Chinese Defense Ministry said. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?)