Seized Ukrainian warships were armed beyond regular loadout & planned moving 'stealthily' – Moscow

Ukrainian ships that were seized last month carried more ammunition than usual, had guns in combat ready-mode and planned to ‘stealthily’ pass the Kerch Strait in violation of rules, Russian border and security officials said. The three vessels were detained on November 25 after they spent hours in Russian territorial waters, ignoring requests of officials […]

2 US warships pass through Taiwan Strait ahead of crucial Trump-Xi meeting

Two US warships have sailed through the narrow Taiwan Strait, just days ahead of Donald Trump’s meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Argentina to discuss strained trade relations. Guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) and the replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-OA-197) passed through the disputed waterway on Wednesday to show Washington’s commitment to […]

2 US warships pass through Taiwan Strait as ‘freedom of navigation’ feud with China escalates

Two US warships have reportedly passed through the Taiwan Strait, a move that will likely be viewed by Beijing as yet another escalation amid Washington’s ongoing operation to impose freedom of navigation in the South China Sea. The USS Antietam, a guided missile cruiser, and the USS Curtis Wilbur, a guided missile destroyer, traveled through […]

US and Japanese warships are drilling in the South China Sea in a show of force in China’s backyard

Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kaila V. Peter/U.S. Navy/Handout The US Navy’s Ronald Reagan Strike Group conducted drills in the South China Sea Friday with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force’s Escort Flotilla 4 Battle Group, which is led by the Kaga, a helicopter destroyer. The drills followed US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress heavy long-range bomber […]

China’s navy ‘warned off’ US warships that sailed through disputed South China Sea

China’s military warned off US warships conducting “unauthorized” sailing in waters Beijing claims in the South China Sea. China’s defense ministry said two US warships, the Antiem guided missile cruiser, and the USS Higgins destroyer, entered disputed waters around the Paracel Islands on Sunday. The move comes at a sensitive time between the US and […]

A retired Navy captain explains the hidden value of small warships

Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Katie Lash/US Navy Small warships don’t just carry out missions, notes retired Navy Capt. Wayne Hughes, author of the standard book on fleet tactics. They also give younger officers a chance to command a warship, long before trying to do so with cruisers and carriers. Likewise, they give the Navy […]

Mega Royal Navy upgrade to include ‘Siri-style’ voice command in warships

Published time: 12 Sep, 2017 20:43 Voice command programs in the style of Apple’s Siri could soon be installed in the UK’s Royal Navy warships, according to Admiral Sir Philip Jones, who said the fleet is moving towards a “new era of maritime power”. On the back of a blueprint for future Navy shipbuilding which […]

Russia’s most powerful warships gear up for Navy Day (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Published time: 26 Jul, 2017 13:58 Edited time: 26 Jul, 2017 14:11 The four fleets of the Russian Navy are preparing to celebrate Navy Day on Sunday. Powerful surface ships and stealthy submarines will take part in flotillas involving 100 ships. St. Petersburg will be hosting the biggest event. St. Petersburg’s port of Kronstadt, the […]

3 Chinese warships make ‘goodwill’ port call in Duterte’s hometown of Davao (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Published time: 1 May, 2017 04:49 Three Chinese warships have docked in Davao City, starting a three-day “goodwill visit” to President Rodrigo Duterte’s hometown, where it will stage “confidence-building” activities between the Chinese and Philippines navies. China’s destroyer Chang Chun, the frigate Jin Zhou and replenishment ship Chao Hu will stay docked at the Sasa […]