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  • 'Red' Corvette: Russia Ready to Install Engines in Its New Stealth Warship

    04/30/2016 4:57:33 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    The Gremyashchy, a sophisticated new Russian naval ship, will be equipped with domestically made engines, according to the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry. The Project 20385 Gremyashchy corvette will get the engines before the end of May 2015, according to the Ministry. The Russian Navy had previously planned to equip the corvette with engines produced by the German company MTU. However, like dozens of other contracts with companies from countries which imposed sanctions against Russia in 2014, these plans were scrapped. With the four engines due to be transported to the Gremyashchy by the end of May, the...
  • U.S. Navy Seriously Considering Distributed Lethality for its Amphibious Forces

    04/29/2016 12:12:51 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | Apr 29, 2016 | Stelios Kanavakis
    The US Navy is planning to transform every surface unit into a “floating armoury”, which will be capable of firing weapons under the distributed lethality concept. In an A2AD environment, especially in the Asia-Pacific theatre or areas such as the Persian Gulf or the Black Sea, surface units will have to use most of their weapons defending them, leaving fewer payloads for offensive operations. CGI: LPD 17 class amphibious vessel fitted with 8x NSM as seen on Kongsberg's booth during SNA 2016. The House Armed Services Committee considered these issues in the H.R. 4909 – FY17 National Defence Authorization Bill...
  • Falklands fury as islands left unguarded for the first time since 1982 war

    04/02/2016 5:22:59 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 40 replies
    The Sun, U.K. ^ | April 02, 2016 | SAM CHRISTIE
    THE Falklands Islands have been left without the protection of a British warship for the first time since the conflict 34 years ago. The Royal Navy has provided a "permanent presence" in the South Atlantic since British troops invaded the islands in 1982. But a manpower crisis, a need to deploy ships closer to home and a series of engine problems with the Navy's Type 45 destroyers has led to the islands being left unguarded. No warship has been dispatched since a frigate returned from the region in November, last year. Shadow defence secretary Emily Thornberry branded the situation as...
  • Six of Britain's newest warships worth £1bn each all need new engines

    01/29/2016 8:27:57 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 30 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 29 January, 2016 | MARTIN ROBINSON
    Six of the Royal Navy's most modern warships - worth £1billion each - all need new engines because they keep breaking down, it was revealed today. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed that its Type 45 destroyers need holes cut in their sides during major refits. The ships, which have two engines already and are all less than ten years old, will need another engine to increase power amid concerns over their reliability. Troubled waters: HMS Daring, the first of six destroyers ordered by the Royal Navy, lost power in the Atlantic on her first voyage to the US...
  • Amid Plummeting Oil Prices, Saudi Arabia Rejects Littoral Combat Ship Deal With US

    01/14/2016 4:49:32 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki
    International Business Times ^ | 01/11/16 | CHRISTOPHER HARRESS
    The Saudi Arabian government has rejected a $4 billion U.S. military offer to build state-of-the-art Lockheed Martin Littoral Combat warships, citing high costs and a long delivery time. The ruling royal family in Riyadh, which regularly spends heavily on U.S. defense products, has had to tighten its government budgets over the past year because of the plummeting price of oil, which is the country's main source of income. While the deal is not dead yet, Saudi officials are expected to ask for a cheaper price tag and a delivery time under the current seven years as quoted by primary manufacturer...
  • Chinese Warships To Visit Florida As U.S. Sailors Get A Tour Of China's Carrier

    10/23/2015 6:04:26 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | October 22, 2015 | Tyler Rogoway
    A trio of Chinese Navy vessels that are making an around-the-world trip will be visiting Mayport, Florida on November 3rd through the 7th. This visit comes as tensions are increasing between U.S. and China over the South China Sea, with the Navy ready to sail within China’s man-made islands claim on disputed territorial waters. The three ships involved with the visit include the Type 052C Luyang II class guided-missile destroyer named Jinan. The 052C Luyang II class is roughly analogous to an Australian Hobart Class destroyer, not necessarily in raw capability but in general configuration. The Hobart Class is roughly...
  • Saudi Arabia Is Buying The Littoral Combat Ship The U.S. Navy Desperately Needs

    10/21/2015 8:53:30 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | October 21, 2015 | Tyler Rogoway
    It was announced yesterday that Saudi Arabia wants to purchase four extremely up-gunned Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). The deal will be worth $11.25 billion including weapons and support. This will also be the first export sale for the troubled LCS program, and these Saudi ships will be far more capable than any version of the LCS the Navy plans on procuring. This fact may present an incredible opportunity for the Navy to get the version of the Littoral Combat Ship they really need, and possibly at an awesome price. Saudi Arabia’s highly upgraded variants of the Freedom-class Littoral Combat...
  • Russian Frigate Admiral Gorshkov Goes to White Sea for Final Trials

    10/20/2015 7:24:42 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Tass-Defense ^ | Oct 20, 2015
    MOSCOW --- The Project 22350 lead frigate Admiral Gorshkov has gone to the White Sea to complete state trials of its weapons and equipment, Northern Fleet spokesman Captain 1st Rank Vadim Serga said late on Monday. "Apart from the ship’s crew, representatives of industrial enterprises are also on board the frigate to observe the trials. The ship completed its passage from Baltiysk to Severodvinsk on September 30 and temporarily joined the Northern Fleet’s Belomorsk naval base forces. During its passage, the frigate’s navigation systems, communications equipment and radars were checked," Serga said. The final stages of the state trials will...
  • Saudi Arabia in $11.25bn deal to buy US warships

    10/20/2015 7:15:27 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    arabianBusiness.com ^ | 20 October 2015
    Saudi Arabia will buy up to four Littoral Combat Ships from the US in a deal that could be worth $11.25bn as the kingdom seeks to modernise its navy, Bloomberg has reported. The agency quoted an unnamed American official as saying that the US State Department has approved the sale under the Foreign Military Sales program, which will allow the Saudis to negotiate contracts for the ships. The Littoral Combat Ship is designed in two versions by defence manufacturers Lockheed Martin and Austal. According to Bloomberg, the US is offering a version of the ship called the ‘Multi-Mission Surface Combatant’,...
  • 'Shotgun' for Roosevelt - Malabar war games

    10/17/2015 7:50:28 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Telegraph, India ^ | Oct 18, 2015 | Sujan Dutta
    On board the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Bay of Bengal, Oct. 17: An Indian warship played "shotgun" for this US super-carrier during an air defence drill last night, about 150 nautical miles east-southeast of Chennai during the latest edition of the Malabar war games, which also include a Japanese destroyer. "The 'shotgun' role will be shared by the Indians and the Japanese in this exercise," said Captain Craig Clapperton, commanding officer of the carrier. On Sunday, an Indian fleet tanker is expected to pull alongside and feed the carrier in a hostile scenario described as "opposed replenishment at sea"....
  • Fears ‘problems with radars will leave navy vulnerable to attacks’ (Royal Navy)

    10/14/2015 6:36:26 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    The News, Portsmouth ^ | 14 October 2015 | Tom Cotterill
    FEARS have been raised that a new state-of-the-art radar system being fitted to the Royal Navy’s future flagship could leave the force vulnerable to attack. The cutting-edge 3D radar system, known as Advanced Radar Target Indication Situational Awareness and Navigation – or Artisan for short – has been installed on the navy’s latest aircraft carrier, the £3bn HMS Queen Elizabeth. The hi-tech piece of kit is meant to be capable of detecting objects as small as a tennis ball travelling three times the speed of sound from more than 15 miles away. But The News can exclusively reveal that concerns...
  • Inside India's New and Deadliest Warship

    09/29/2015 6:53:46 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    NDTV ^ | September 28, 2015 | Vishnu Som
    (Vishnu Som was given access to the Kochi. Having examined its features and technology, he presents here a possible naval scenario involving the Rs. 3,900 crore-ship.) On a dark moonlit night, an Indian warship pierced the waters of the South China Sea at a brisk 25 knots. (In pictures) The only sound to be heard was of waves slapping the sides of her sleek hull. To the untrained eye, she was all but invisible. Her sleek silhouette and her grey paint scheme ensured she blended in with the sea around her. And her distinct, angular lines were meant to make...
  • France sells 2 disputed Mistral warships to Egypt after Russia deal derailed

    09/23/2015 5:24:52 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 23, 2015
    PARIS – France says it is selling two Mistral-class warships originally intended for Russia to Egypt instead. In a statement Wednesday, the French president's office said Egypt would buy both ships. No price was given. France agreed to refund 950 million euros ($1 billion) already paid by Russia after Paris canceled the sale, which was supposed to be the biggest arms sale ever by a NATO country to Russia but was detailed by the Ukrainian crisis. Egypt also purchased 24 advanced fighter jets from France earlier this year for nearly $6 billion, as it sought international help to bomb Islamic...
  • An old Indian beef: When Pakistan Navy killed a cow in Dwarka in 1965

    09/08/2015 4:45:01 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    daily O, India ^ | 07-09-2015 | Sandeep Unnithan
    Shortly after midnight of September 7, 1965, five Pakistani destroyers sailed just 5.8 nautical miles off the Indian temple town of Dwarka and opened fire. Exactly a week ago, the Pakistan Army had launched its military offensive "Operation Grand Slam" across the international border. India and Pakistan were now officially at war and the Pakistan Navy wanted a piece of the action. The flotilla of World War 2 vintage Pakistani warships lined up parallel to the coast, swiveled their gun turrets and fired 50 shells into the night sky towards the shores of Gujarat. "Operation Dwarka" as the Pakistan Navy...
  • Eye-Catching Photos of State-of-the-Art Russian Corvette Boggle the Mind

    09/07/2015 6:12:59 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 62 replies
    A spate of eye-catching photos of the most advanced Russian corvette, Boykiy, has been obtained by a correspondent from the Russian website defendingrussia.com. A correspondent from the Russian website defendingrussia.com has managed to obtain an array of unique photos of the sophisticated Russian corvette Boykiy. This multi-role ship, which is the third corvette built under the Project 20380 program, entered service with the Russian Baltic Fleet in 2013. The 105-meter-long Boykiy has a full displacement of 2,200 metric tons and a maximum speed of 27 knots (about 50 kilometers) per hour. If necessary, the corvette can take on board the...
  • Saudi, US near deal for two Lockheed warships

    09/03/2015 6:29:15 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 03, 2015
    WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia is in advanced discussions with the US government about buying two frigates based on a coastal warship that Lockheed Martin Corp is building for the US Navy, and could reach agreement by the end of the year, according to sources familiar with the talks. The frigate sale, valued at well over $1bn, will be the cornerstone of a long-delayed multibillion dollar modernisation of the Royal Saudi Navy’s Gulf-patroling eastern fleet of ageing US warships and would include smaller patrol boats. It underscores the strong business and military ties between the two countries, despite tensions over the US-led...
  • HMS Hi-tech, the warship of the future: Royal Navy's Dreadnought 2050 has space-age control room

    08/31/2015 2:47:43 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 26 replies
    mail Online ^ | 31 August 2015 | SEAN POULTER
    Sleek and stealthy, it resembles something from Star Wars. In fact, this is what British warships could look like in as little as 35 years. With RAF jets already being replaced by drones piloted by men sitting at computer screens many miles away, the Royal Navy is now investigating how technology will change the fleet. The answer, it seems, could be a generation of largely remote-controlled seafaring beasts with ‘speed of light weapons’ and a hull that can make them invisible to the naked eye. Glimpse of the future: Engineers have unveiled a series of images of the ground-breaking vessel,...
  • Israel Sends Naval Engineers to Germany to Help in Ship Deal

    08/28/2015 4:29:03 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    HAARETZ ^ | Aug 27, 2015 | Gili Cohen
    The navy has sent engineers to Germany to consult in the construction of ships to protect Israel’s natural gas drilling sites off the Mediterranean coast. In May, the Defense Ministry agreed to buy four ships from Germany to protect the gas platforms, including the Tamar site, which is already in production, and the much larger Leviathan site, which is in development. Germany is expected to deliver the boats, built by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, within five years. After a German grant, each ship will cost Israel about $90 million, a senior Israeli naval officer told Haaretz. The engineers were sent last...
  • Uniquely Singapore ship is smarter, faster, sharper

    07/03/2015 11:40:56 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Ministry of Defence, Singapore ^ | 03 Jul 2015 | Benita Teo
    There's a new ship on the horizon. And its name is Independence. The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) commemorated the launch of its newest ship, the first Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV), Independence. Held at the Singapore Technologies Marine (ST Marine) yard on 3 Jul, the launching ceremony was officiated by Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen. The LMV was launched by Mrs Ivy Ng, wife of Dr Ng. Addressing the guests at the ceremony, Dr Ng reiterated the RSN’s role in protecting Singapore's sea lines of communication, which are vital for the nation's economic well-being. He said: "It was...
  • Russia to Close Stealth Corvette Project Over Lack of Foreign Components

    05/20/2015 6:23:17 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The first two vessels of the Project 20385 class, which is a derivative of the Steregushchy class (Project 20380) corvette featuring better electronics, air defenses and extended operational range, are the Gremyashchy and the Provorny corvettes. “Foreign-made equipment was installed on Project 20385 corvettes, and certain problems have emerged due to present-day events,” said Leonid Kuzmin, the marketing director of the Severnaya Verf shipyard. The two vessels are in various stages of completion and will be equipped with domestically-produced substitutes of foreign-made spare parts. According to earlier reports, a German contractor terminated a deal to supply engines...
  • 250 Year-Old Shipwreck Could Hold Thousands of Litres of Rum

    05/18/2015 6:26:51 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 18th May, 2015 | Annie Hayes
    Shipwreck Could Hold Thousands of Litres of Rum • Sunken British warship the Lord Clive could hold “treasure worth millions”, including “vast stocks” of 250-year-old rum which will be recovered later this year. The wreck, which sunk off the coast of Uruguay, was discovered in 2004, but the Uruguyan government has only given permission for its recovery this year. Salvage of the ship, which was sunk by Spanish cannons in 1763, will require cranes, excavators and around 80 workers and is expected to begin within two months. The ship, which was constructed in Hull for the Royal Navy and was...
  • INS Visakhapatnam shows growing Indian ability to build warships economically

    04/21/2015 10:14:20 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Business Standard ^ | April 21, 2015 | Ajai Shukla
    On Monday, eight months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi commissioned the first Project 15A guided missile destroyer, INS Kolkata, the first of its successor class vessels - INS Visakhapatnam - was launched into the water at Mazagon Dock Ltd, Mumbai (MDL). INS Visakhapatnam, the first of four stealthy destroyers coming up under Project 15B, began taking shape on January 23, 2013, when MDL started fashioning 2,800 tonnes of Indian-made warship steel into the warship's hull. With this partly-build structure now floating in water, INS Visakhapatnam will be built up by 2017 into a 7,334-tonne behemoth. After trials, it will be...
  • Navy officials: US warship heads to Yemeni waters to intercept Iranian weapons shipments.

    04/20/2015 11:18:33 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 105 replies
    A.P. ^ | April 20 | No Attribution
    Navy officials: US warship heads to Yemeni waters to intercept Iranian weapons shipments.
  • More combat ships on way from European shipyards

    04/17/2015 8:21:33 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    UPI ^ | 04/17/2015 | Richard Tomkins
    TRIESTE, Italy, April 17 (UPI) -- Italian shipbuilder Orizzonte Sistemi Navali and DCNS of France have announced the construction of combat vessels for the navies of Italy and Egypt. Orizzonte Sistemi Navali S.p.A. said that OCCAR, the European Union agency in charge of multinational weapons procurement projects, had notified them that the Italian Navy was exercising a contract option to obtain two FREMM frigates. The frigates would be the ninth and tenth for Italy under the Italian-French FREMM, or Multi Mission European Frigates, program. The value of the option exercise carries a value of about $818.1 million. "Considering the effort...
  • India clears $8 billion warships project to counter Chinese navy

    02/18/2015 5:50:25 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/18/2015 | SANJEEV MIGLANI
    (Reuters) - The government has cleared a $8 billion plan to build India's most advanced warships, defence sources said, just months after ordering new submarines to close the gap with the Chinese navy in the Indian Ocean. Since taking over last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has signalled his resolve to build a strong military after years of neglect that military planners say has left India unable to fight a two-front war against China and Pakistan. India's navy has been rattled in recent months after Chinese submarines docked in Sri Lanka, just off its southern coast, underlining the growing reach...
  • Russia’s Navy to be Fully Modernized by 2050, Get Next-Generation Warships

    12/05/2014 4:41:45 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    December 5 (Sputnik) – Russia has started the implementation of its long-term military shipbuilding program, according to Russia’s parliamentary newspaper Rossiiskaya Gazeta. The Navy is to get over 600 surface ships, submarines and auxiliary ships by 2050. The key developer of the next-generation warships is Krylov State Research Center in St. Petersburg. The Vladivostok amphibious assault ship of the Mistral class at the STX Europe shipyard in Saint-Nazaire. © SPUTNIK. GRIGORIY SISOEV Russia to Stop Purchasing Foreign 'Ready-Made' Military Equipment: Official Russia’s Defense Ministry has already approved the technical design specifications for its Leader class destroyers. The next-generation warships will...
  • Huge new warship to give Navy vast power projection (Australia)

    11/21/2014 7:59:30 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 31 replies
    Daily Telegraph, Australia ^ | 11/22/2014 | Ian McPhedran
    THOUSANDS of mattresses, pillows and doonas, tonnes of food and water and 400 sailors, soldiers and air force personnel have been installed on the navy’s newest and biggest ship — the 27,800-tonne HMAS Canberra. Known as a Landing Helicopter Dock or LHD — the $1.5 billion warship will be commissioned into service with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and handed over to Navy Chief Vice-Admiral Tim Barrett at Garden Island in Sydney on Friday November 28. The crew of Nuship Canberra (she actually becomes HMAS Canberra at commissioning) have spent the past 18 months training on advanced land based simulators...
  • Aboard Danish Frigate, Clean Lines and Room To Grow

    11/20/2014 7:26:35 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 29 replies
    C4ISR & Networks ^ | Nov. 20, 2014
    ABOARD HDMS NILS JUEL IN THE CHESAPEAKE BAY — It is striking how the now-familiar smooth, angled architecture of today’s warships, intended to reduce visual, heat and other signatures, is also somehow inherently Danish-modern. And the first thing one notices after boarding this ship is how clean and spotless everything is — almost relentlessly clean. “We clean the ship every day,” said Lt. Cmdr. Kenneth Jensen, the ship’s operations officer. “It’s easier to keep a clean ship clean than to clean a dirty ship.” The Nils Juel is the Danish Navy’s newest warship, handed over only in August. It’s the...
  • France faces dilemma as warship deadline nears

    11/07/2014 3:53:20 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    AFP/The Local ^ | 07 Nov 2014
    France insisted on Thursday that conditions "have not been met" to allow for the controversial delivery of a warship to Russia, but with the deadline approaching, Paris finds itself in a real predicament - lose billions or risk NATO's wrath? As a deadline for the controversial delivery of a warship to Russia nears, France faces a gruelling dilemma: ditch the deal, lose billions and antagonise Moscow - or go ahead and attract NATO's wrath. Until the deadly crisis in Ukraine erupted this year, the €1.2 billion ($1.5-billion) contract to build and sell two mammoth Mistral-class assault ships to the Russian...
  • Laser imaging reveals how far its warships have come since HMS Victory's glory days

    10/22/2014 5:52:22 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 22 October 2014 | VICTORIA WOOLLASTON
    The British Navy has seen significant changes over the past 200 years, since Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson sailed HMS Victory to glory in the Battle of Trafalgar. And to celebrate 2014 being the 209th anniversary of Trafalgar Day - when Admiral Nelson hoisted the flag in conquest - BAE Systems has revealed just how far naval engineering has evolved. Using laser imaging techniques, experts have been able to get under the skin of HMS Victory - the oldest commissioned warship in the world - allowing them to draw direct comparisons between the vessel, and Type 45 Destroyer HMS Defender. The...
  • China's warships perfect fit for Russian navy, says magazine

    09/30/2014 12:24:47 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Want China Times ^ | 2014-09-30
    The August issue of Russia's National Defense Magazine has advised the country to buy warships from China to compensate for its own weakness in shipbuilding and to strengthen Russia's power in the Asia-Pacific region. China's Type 054A frigate may be an ideal option for Russia, the report said. With debate sparked by the suspension of a French delivery of two Mistral-class amphibious assault ships to Russia, the need to bring in escort ships is all the more pressing. Even if Russia receives the two warships — the Vladivostok and the Sevastopol — and integrates them into the fleet in the...
  • Defying allies, France to deliver first warship to Russia

    07/22/2014 7:22:54 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 22 Jul 2014 | Yann Le Guernigou and Guillaume Frouin
    * Hollande confirms first warship delivery, questions second * Both domestic backers and opposition applaud move * But Russian sailors get lukewarm welcome in port town PARIS/ST NAZAIRE, July 22 (Reuters) - President Francois Hollande won broad domestic applause on Tuesday for defying allies Britain and the United States by confirming plans to deliver a helicopter carrier to Russia, with one backer dismissing their objections as hypocritical. Speaking on the eve of an EU meeting to discuss sanctions on Moscow over the downing of a civilian airliner over Ukraine, Hollande said late on Monday that a first Mistral warship would...
  • Indian Navy refuses Chinese navy chief’s request

    04/24/2014 8:01:15 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    The Hindustan Times ^ | April 24, 2014 | Sutirtho Patranobis
    The Indian Navy had to politely refuse an unusual request from the Chinese navy chief, Wu Shengli, when he came aboard one of India’s frontline stealth warships, INS Shivalik this week and wanted to be shown the Combat Information Centre (CII) or the all-important tactical room of the frigate. It was learnt that Indian officers declined Wu’s request–considered a major break from established protocol followed by navies around the world -- saying since the ship was in the harbour, the room was locked and was not open to outsiders. But Wu insisted on seeing the room and his aides attempted...
  • US considered 'unilateral' action to stop Iranian ship -'still appropriate' to pursue nuclear deal

    03/06/2014 3:54:33 PM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/06/2014
    US considered 'unilateral' action to stop Iranian ship State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki confirmed on Wednesday that "the Israeli government interdicted a shipment of illicit Iranian arms." "The White House directed the Department of Defense to monitor the vessel," Psaki said, adding that the US prepared to take "unilateral steps" to stop the shipment. Israel volunteered to handle the ship itself, she added. The transfer of arms would amount to a violation of UN Security Council resolutions, Psaki noted. --------------------- US says 'still appropriate' to pursue nuclear deal despite Iran arms shipment It is entirely appropriate to continue to pursue...
  • Fifth US warship joins cruise missile ships in Mediterranean

    08/29/2013 6:18:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/29/13 | Bill Gertz
    A fifth U.S. warship steamed toward the eastern Mediterranean on Thursday to join four other cruise missile destroyers poised for strikes on Syria, as U.S. and allied military planning continued for a bombing campaign against Syria. U.S. intelligence agencies, meanwhile, continued to put the finishing touches on an assessment the Obama administration expects will conclusively link Syrian government and military leaders to the deadly nerve agent strike near Damascus Aug. 21. A defense official said the fifth destroyer, the USS Stout, would soon arrive in waters near Syria. The warship is armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles. Other officials familiar with...
  • US treasure hunters ready to snatch gold from the jaws of Victory

    01/05/2013 9:26:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Jan 5, 2013 | Victoria Ward
    US treasure hunters ready to snatch gold from the jaws of Victory US treasure hunters should be banned from raising the wreck of one of Britain’s greatest warships and taking some of the millions of pounds of gold coins she is believed to contain, leading archaeologists and descendants of the crew demand today. By Victoria Ward 8:00AM GMT 05 Jan 2013 They said that allowing HMS Victory, predecessor to Nelson’s flagship, to be exploited for commercial gain would be a “flagrant breach” of the military covenant and an “appalling betrayal” of more than 1,000 Royal Navy sailors who died. The...
  • Littoral Combat Ship to be commissioned on [Galveston] isle

    09/10/2012 2:12:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    Galveston Daily News ^ | September 10, 2012 | Bronwyn Turner
    More photosGALVESTON — Several thousand onlookers will crowd Pier 21 in Galveston next week, eager for a glimpse at a new breed of Navy warship and the crew that will man her. The vessel is a football field in length and so fast designers compare her to a sports car on supersized steroids. She’ll arrive at Port 21 as the Fort Worth and gain the official title of the USS Fort Worth after commissioning ceremonies Sept. 22. Ernie Connor, U.S. Navy retired, director of the Galveston Naval Foundation, described how events will take place during the ceremony. “Congressman Kay...
  • Swede Launches Advanced Stealth Warship in Indonesia

    09/05/2012 8:29:44 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    ScandAsia.com ^ | 03 September 2012 | Wachiraporn Janrut
    Swede Launches Advanced Stealth Warship in Indonesia Following up on the report by ScandAsia in 2010 about the secretive project of Swedish PT. Lundin Industry Invest (North Sea Boats Ltd.), for the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL), the company has launched the 63m Stealth Fast Missile Patrol Vessel which is claimed to be the most advanced stealth warship ever built in Southeast Asia. The formal launching ceremony took place on 31 August 2012 at PT Lundin’s shipyard facility in Banyuwangi, East Java, Indonesia. Among those attending were the Chief of the Indonesian Navy, high ranked navy officers, the Regent of Banyuwangi, local...
  • Philippine warship in standoff with China vessels

    04/10/2012 10:31:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/10/12 | Staff
    Manila, Philippines - The Philippines said its largest warship was engaged in a tense standoff with Chinese surveillance vessels Wednesday at a disputed South China Sea shoal, after the ship attempted to arrest Chinese fishermen but was blocked by the surveillance craft. Foreign Secretary Albert Del Rosario summoned Chinese Ambassador Ma Keqing to resolve the dangerous impasse diplomatically. Del Rosario's office said in a statement that the Scarborough Shoal "is an integral part of Philippine territory" and Filipino authorities would assert sovereignty over the offshore area.
  • Poland Scraps ‘Wasteful’ Warship Project

    02/24/2012 11:38:14 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies · 2+ views
    Ria Novosti ^ | 24/02/2012
    Poland Scraps ‘Wasteful’ Warship Project The Polish government has terminated a warship building project seen as a drain on the nation’s resources, Prime Minister Donald Tusk said on Friday. “Vast amounts of money are still being spent on the Polish military that simply have nothing to do with defense,” Polish Radio External Service quoted him as saying. The prime minister said the project will be terminated “despite opposition from the navy” as it was “senseless” to maintain an enterprise that costs 30 million zloty a year (7.2 million euro). Poland launched the project in 2001, under Prime Minister Leszek Miller....
  • Warships made in Abu Dhabi to be sold abroad

    02/22/2012 8:08:09 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies · 2+ views
    The National, UAE ^ | Feb 16, 2012 | David Black
    Warships made in Abu Dhabi to be sold abroad Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) is in advanced talks to secure orders for its new Baynunah class of multipurpose missile corvettes from other regional navies. "The Baynunah class is a unique and very sophisticated warship and it has attracted the attention of a number of navies in the region and around the world," Mohamed Salem Al Junaibi, the ADSB chief executive, said after the launch of the Mezyad, the fourth ship in the class at ADSB's yard yesterday. He declined to name the interested navies, but it is already known that...
  • Pentagon: Iranian Warships Didn't Dock in Syria

    02/21/2012 3:54:26 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/2/12 | Gavriel Queenann
    The Pentagon on Tuesday disputed reports Iranian warships had docked at a Syrian port over the weekend. Iran's state-run Press TV said Saturday that an Iranian navy destroyer and a supply ship had docked in the port of Tartus to "provide training to ally Syria's naval forces." Tartus is located 220 km from the Syrian capital, Damascus. Reuters reported that the two ships — one destroyer and the other, a supply vessel — were headed back towards the Red Sea via the Suez Canal early on Tuesday. According to analysts, Iran carefully timed the visit of its warships to follow...
  • No Royal Navy warships left to guard Britain

    11/01/2011 7:49:53 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 45 replies
    The News, UK ^ | 1 November 2011 | Michael Powell
    No Royal Navy warships left to guard Britain DEFENCE HMS Portland was the last ship to be guarding British waters By Michael Powell Published on Tuesday 1 November 2011 15:30 DEFENCE cuts and the war in Libya have left the Royal Navy without a ship on emergency stand-by in British waters for the past four weeks, The News can reveal. A frigate or destroyer is usually tasked to be in the UK at high readiness to respond to an emergency at home or abroad at a moment’s notice. But the slashed navy has become so stretched that admirals have been...
  • Turkey introduces first self-produced warship amidst East Med tension

    09/27/2011 10:59:37 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    TODAYSZAMAN.COM ^ | 27 September 2011
    Turkey introduces first self-produced warship amidst East Med tension 27 September 2011, Tuesday / TODAYSZAMAN.COM, Turkey on Tuesday announced that its first domestically produced warship, the Heybeliada, is operational in a ceremony held at the Ä°stanbul Naval Shipyard Command amidst ongoing tension over a Greek Cypriot drive to explore gas reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean. Speaking during the ceremony, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan proudly said Turkey has taken its place among 10 countries that can design and construct warships, as he introduced the warship. Recalling that the Heybeliada, a patrol and anti-submarine warship produced by the Ä°stanbul Naval Shipyard...
  • Philippines, Vietnam get warships in China spat

    08/23/2011 9:22:04 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 23, 2011 | HRVOJE HRANJSKI
    Philippines, Vietnam get warships in China spat By HRVOJE HRANJSKI, Associated Press The Philippines and Vietnam each received warships Tuesday to beef up their navies as they face tensions with China over disputed islands, raising the prospect of a deepening arms race in the South China Sea. The two Southeast Asian nations also are shopping for additional military assets, including submarines for Vietnam and air defense radars for the Philippines, as the impoverished nations try to gain leverage with their huge northern neighbor while staying within their budgets. The Philippines has turned to second-hand U.S. hardware: A decommissioned U.S. Coast...
  • Taiwan in stealth technology breakthrough: Report

    07/04/2011 5:54:01 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    Taiwan in stealth technology breakthrough: Report TAIPEI - TAIWAN has developed a radar-absorbent material in a breakthrough in the island's development of stealth technology, local media reported on Monday. Tests showed that a navy 50-tonne Seagull-class missile boat painted with the material was not spotted on a radar screen until it could be seen with the naked eye, the United Daily News said. It is the first time Taiwan has developed such material. The navy declined to comment on the report. It was not immediately clear if the material would be used in the navy's fleet of 10 locally manufactured...
  • France transfers sensitive warship technology to Russia

    06/23/2011 11:50:08 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 20/06/2011
    <p>France has transferred to Russia all the technology it asked for under a $1.7-billion deal for two French-built Mistral class amphibious assault ships for the Russian Navy, a Russian arms exporter said on Monday.</p> <p>Under the deal signed on Friday, the first warship will be delivered in 2014 and the second in 2015.</p>
  • Manila to send World War II warship into disputed area

    06/18/2011 6:34:06 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 28 replies
    Manila to send World War II warship into disputed area 04:47 AM Jun 18, 2011 MANILA - With tensions rising over territorial disputes in the South China Sea, the Philippines said yesterday it will send its biggest warship, a World War II vessel, to the area after China deployed one of its largest civilian maritime patrol ships. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III also said his government will continue to seek dialogue but insisted his country will not be bullied by China. "We will not be pushed around because we are a tiny state compared with theirs," Mr Aquino said. "We...
  • Changing Needs Influence Warship Design

    05/09/2011 8:19:13 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Aviationweek.com ^ | May 9, 2011 | Bill Sweetman, Andy Nativi, Francis Tusa, David Eshel
    Changing Needs Influence Warship Design May 9, 2011 By Bill Sweetman, Andy Nativi, Francis Tusa, David Eshel Washington, Genoa, London, Tel Aviv Warship design in much of the world may be entering a new era, with requirements driven less by peer-on-peer sea battles and more by lessons of the past decade, combined with economic constraints. Brazil, Canada, Israel and the U.K. are among the nations looking at new surface combatant programs. The first three represent markets for EuropeÂ’s shipbuilders (and possibly South Korea) while the U.K. is trying to break back into the global warship business. Success will involve anticipating...
  • Russia floats out 3rd stealth corvette

    04/15/2011 7:09:29 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Ria Novosti ^ | 15/04/2011
    Russia floats out 3rd stealth corvette St. Petersburg's Severnaya Verf shipyard floated out a new corvette for the Russian Navy featuring stealth technology on Friday. The Boiky is the third Steregushchy class (Project 20380) corvette designed by the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau. The first Project 20380 corvette, the Steregushchy, was put into service with Russia's Baltic Fleet in October 2008, and the second ship in the series, the Soobrazitelny, is expected to join the Russian Navy in 2011. The Project 20380 corvette can be deployed to destroy enemy surface ships, submarines and aircraft, and to provide artillery support for...