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4 years and counting: Germany’s new warship postponed yet again

German Navy’s newest frigate should have been commissioned in 2014 to replace ageing Cold War-era warships, but it won’t be there until at least the next year due to faulty systems and snowballing cost, local media reported. Commissioning of the ‘Rheinland-Pfalz’, the lead ship of the brand new Baden-Wuerttemberg-class frigates, has now been postponed until the first half of 2019, ...

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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 demonstrated how “seamlessly” the allied ...

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Russian warship tracked down US nuclear sub – paper

A Russian warship in the Mediterranean Sea reportedly tracked down a US nuclear-powered submarine this spring. The incident took place in April, the month the US, UK, and France launched airstrikes against Syria. The frigate Admiral Essen of the Russian Black Sea Fleet managed to track down one of the Ohio-class submarines currently in service with the US Navy, Izvestia ...

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Turkish cargo vessel ‘rams’ Greek warship in Aegean Sea

A Turkish cargo vessel has come into close contact and nudged a Greek gunboat that was on patrol for unauthorized migrant crossings in the Aegean Sea. The Greek navy said their 180-foot (55-meter) Armatolos gunboat was on patrol off the island of Lesbos, as part of a NATO operation, when a Turkish-flagged vessel “approached and touched” their boat at about ...

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Russian warship catches fire in Far East port (PHOTO, VIDEO)

A Russian Navy destroyer has caught fire in the port of the Russian Far Eastern city of Vladivostok. Images of the vessel shared on social media show clouds of smoke spewing from the ship’s deck structures. The Marshal Shaposhnikov, a destroyer from the Russian Pacific Fleet, caught fire on Friday morning while anchored in Vladivostok. Eleven fire trucks and 48 ...

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Waiting for spring? New US warship trapped in icy Montreal waterway

The Canadian climate is apparently too harsh for the US Navy, as one of its state-of-the-art vessels found itself trapped in ice in the Port of Montreal and may spend the whole winter there before it can set sail again. The US Navy’s Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Little Rock has been behind schedule almost from the very beginning of ...

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‘Sovereignty & security violation’: Beijing outraged by US warship sailing off disputed island

China has slammed a US missile destroyer for encroaching on the “indisputable” Huangyan Dao island in the South China Sea, warning that it can and will take “necessary measures to firmly safeguard its sovereignty.” In this latest clash over freedom of navigation in the disputed South China Sea, the USS ‘Hopper’ missile destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles of Huangyan ...

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‘We’re very excited’: US Navy to test laser weapon on warship

A newly built US amphibious warship will test out new laser weapon technology as early as this coming fall, replacing an earlier tested $ 40 million laser. The new USS Portland warship, currently en route to San Diego, California, to be commissioned, has been chosen to host the new laser weapon technology created by the Office of Naval Research. The ...

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Declassified files finally expose failures that allowed Argentine missile to sink British warship

Published time: 16 Oct, 2017 12:43 Documents detailing a long list of failings have been released after being covered up for more than three decades, shedding light on how the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Sheffield was sunk by Argentina during the Falklands War, leaving 20 dead and 26 injured. The results of an inquiry into the ship, which was struck ...

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WORLD ON A KNIFE EDGE: China rages at Trump after he sends WARSHIP to disputed territory

The USS John S McCain came within 12 nautical miles of the Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands, the US Navy said in a statement. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer undertook the “freedom of navigation” mission to challenge China’s claim to the territory. Today’s operation will likely complicate Donald Trump‘s hopes to persuade China to help rein in North Korea‘s ...

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