Posts Tagged ‘warship’

HMS Defender: Putin claims UK warship near Crimea deliberately tried to test Russian military response

The UK was attempting to uncover the location of Russia’s defence forces in the Crimean Peninsula and test their response during last week’s Black Sea incident, Vladimir Putin has claimed. The Russian president also claimed that a US reconnaissance aircraft was operating in sync with the British warship HMS Defender during the “complex provocation” near […]

Russia beefs up warship presence in Black Sea as Ukraine tensions simmer

Two Russian warships transited the Bosphorus en route to the Black Sea on Saturday and 15 smaller vessels completed a transfer to the sea as Moscow beefs up its naval presence at a time of tense relations with the West and Ukraine. The reinforcement coincides with a huge build-up of Russian troops near Ukraine, something […]

US Navy sends warship to India’s exclusive economic zone without permission, to challenge New Delhi’s ‘excessive maritime claims’

The US Navy has said it deliberately refrained from asking India’s consent for a ‘freedom of navigation’ patrol near its Lakshadweep archipelago this week because New Delhi’s demands to do so contravene international law. An Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, the USS John Paul Jones, “asserted navigational rights and freedoms approximately 130 nautical miles (240 […]

Iran holds anti-warship ballistic missile drill amid escalating tensions with U.S.

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Iran says ballistic missiles destroy target 1,800 km away in anti-warship drill

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps conducted a drill on Saturday launching anti-warship ballistic missiles at a simulated target in the Indian Ocean, state television reported, amid heightened tensions over Tehran’s nuclear program and a US pressure campaign against the Islamic Republic. Footage showed two missiles smash into a target that Iranian state television described as […]

Israel Receives Its Most Advanced Warship Amid Heightened Iran Tensions

Israeli sailors walk on a pier, near a Saar-6 corvette, during a ceremony attended by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, marking its arrival, at the Israeli naval base in Haifa, Dec. 2, 2020. Photo: Heidi Levine / Pool via Reuters. Israel received its most advanced warship on […]

Russia chases off US warship in row over waters in Sea of Japan

Russia said on Tuesday one of its warships caught and chased off a US destroyer operating illegally in its territorial waters in the Sea of Japan, but the US Navy denied wrongdoing by its vessel and accused Moscow of making excessive maritime claims.The Admiral Vinogradov, a Russian destroyer, verbally warned USS John S. McCain, a […]

Danish Warship Sunk in Famous 17th Century Battle Discovered

Marine archaeologists are bringing many shipwrecks to light and changing our view of the past. In the Baltic Sea , off the coast of Denmark, divers have found the wreck of the Delmenhorst, a famous Danish battleship. This Danish warship sank in a decisive Danish naval defeat that changed the balance of power in Northern […]

Nazi warship found off Norway coast, 80 years after it was ordered sunk

OSLO — A World War II Nazi cruiser which was torpedoed and sunk off the coast of Norway in 1940 has been found by chance at a depth of 490 meters (535 yards) during a subsea power cable inspection, the engineers who discovered the wreck said Thursday. “Sometimes, we discover historical remains. But I’ve never […]

France Deploys Jets, Warship to East Mediterranean Amid Turkey Gas Tensions

France is getting more deeply involved against Turkey’s eastern Mediterranean ambitions for expanded oil and gas exploration, reportedly sending fighter jets and a naval frigate near Cyprus in order to contest Turkey encroachment on EU members’ territorial waters. Cypriot media has confirmed that so far two French Rafale fighter jets and a C-130H support plane […]

China Deploys Experimental Railgun Aboard Warship

China Deploys Experimental Railgun Aboard Warship February 5th, 2018 Via: WANT to win a war? Build a better gun. Now China appears to have taken a huge stride ahead of the United States with the first experimental deployment of a new ‘supergun’ aboard […]

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

The US Navy’s Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Little Rock has been behind schedule almost from the very beginning of its military duties. Its first journey to its home port at Mayport Naval Station in Florida from Buffalo, New York, where it was commissioned on December 16, was delayed three days due to the weather. […]

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

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 Dao, a tiny island claimed by China, on January 17. The vessel failed to get Beijing’s permission for entering the waters and was intercepted by the Chinese Navy, with […]

£1bn British Warship Breaks Down In Persian Gulf

The Royal Navy’s HMS Diamond air-defense destroyer has been forced to cut short its mission in the Persian Gulf and is on its way back home after breaking down The £1bn vessel had been deployed to provide security in the Gulf region. A Royal Navy spokesman said: “We can confirm HMS Diamond has experienced technical […]

US damages ‘peace & stability’ with S. China Sea warship maneuvers – Beijing

The US once again sent warships into the territorial waters of China, seriously damaging the strategic mutual trust between the two sides, Defense Ministry spokesman Senior Colonel Wu Qian said in a statement on Monday, as cited by Chinese media.  According to Wu, Washington’s actions undermine the development of Chinese-US military relations, sour the political […]

U.S. Warship Stayed on Deadly Collision Course Despite Warning from Container Ship

U.S. Warship Stayed on Deadly Collision Course Despite Warning from Container Ship June 26th, 2017 Via: Reuters: A U.S. warship struck by a container vessel in Japanese waters failed to respond to warning signals or take evasive action before a collision that killed seven […]

Yemeni Naval Forces Target Saudi-led Warship

Yemeni naval forces have reportedly targeted a Saudi military vessel in a missile attack off the coast of Yemen’s southwestern province of Ta’izz. A military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that the warship was targeted with a sophisticated guided-missile in waters near the port city of Mukha, situated 346 kilometers south of the […]

Yemeni Naval Forces Destroy Saudi Warship Off Mocha

Local Editor A Saudi-led coalition warship carrying out hostile acts off the coast of Mocha to the south west of Taiz has been destroyed, Yemen’s naval forces announced early morning Wednesday. A source in the Yemeni Navy confirmed targeting the coalition warship off Mocha by “qualitative and advanced weaponry”. It is expected that the Navy […]

Warship, snipers & troops: Unprecedented security as star-studded Cannes film festival begins

Concrete barriers in the shape of giant flower pots – 400-strong ‘flower power’, as the media has dubbed them – have been placed all over the city to prevent an assault similar to the Nice truck attack that left over 80 people dead. In addition, barriers similar to airport security tools – in particular, 160 […]

US warship & S. Korean fishing boat collide in Sea of Japan


US Navy launches colossal 46,000 ton Landing Helicopter Assault warship

     The US Navy launched its second America class amphibious assault ship, the USS Tripoli, from its shipyard in Mississippi this week, months ahead of schedule. Timelapse video from the shipbuilding facility shows the vessel being transported to the dry dock at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) shipyard before launch. Designed to carry the F-35B fighter […]

Japan Deploys Warship To Support US ‘Armada’, Authorizes "Necessary Use Of Weapons" For First Time Since World War II

In a post-World War II precedent-setting move (under the country’s expanded military doctrine), the Japanese Navy has reportedly deployed a helicopter carrier (and authorized it to use weapons, if necessary), to escort and protect a US supply vessel. Defense Minister Tomomi Inada ordered the Izumo Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter carrier to protect a […]

Japan deploys warship to protect US vessel, authorizes ‘minimum’ use of firepower

Defense Minister Tomomi Inada ordered the Izumo Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter carrier to protect a US Navy supply ship, which is heading towards the Pacific to resupply the American armada sent by Donald Trump to keep North Korean nuclear ambitions at bay, sources told Kyodo news. ‘Miserable end’: N. Korea threatens to sink US nuclear […]

Social media blasts US ex-President Bush for dancing at Dallas memorial service

     Former President of the United States George W. Bush managed to raise quite a few eyebrows in the US and across the world when he started dancing at a memorial service for the Dallas police officers killed by snipers during a protest on July 7. During the ceremony, the ex-president was seen smiling and […]

A glance at future prospect of Turkey’s policies in Syria

In addition to improvement in Turkey’s relations with Israeland Russia during recent weeks, changes have been made at Turkey’s Foreign Ministry as well. On the other hand, the power of Syrian Kurds in areas under their control along Turkey’s southern borders has undergone developments and as a result of these developments and changes, many analysts […]

Long-range bombers flying from Russia destroy ‘major’ ISIS camp in central Syria

The bombers, based at one of Russian’s southern air bases, took off on Tuesday morning, passed through Iranian and Iraqi airspace and delivered concentrated high-explosive ammunition airstrikes on terrorist targets east of the towns of Palmyra and As Sukhnah, and the village of Arak. All aircraft have successfully returned to home base, the ministry said […]

Saudi warplanes violate ceasefire across Yemen again, kill civilians

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Saudi fighter jets violated the UN-brokered ceasefire across Yemen on Tuesday. In Ma’rib province, the Saudi warplanes hit Sirwah region several times, killing a number of civilians. In Hajjah province, the Saudi fighter jets pounded the Midi region at least twice, inflicting severe damage on people’s houses. In Amran province, the Arab […]

Indian Boy Grows Second Nose On Forehead After Losing Original

Indian surgeons have replaced 12-year-old Arun Patel’s damaged nose with a new one after unscrupulous doctors wrecked his original nose when he was a baby. Cartilage taken from his chest wall was grown on his forehead before being transplanted on his face. The Daily Mail reports: Indian doctors performed the remarkable procedure on Arun Patel whose nose […]

Iran welcomes normalization of Turkey-Russia ties

Tehran, June 30, IRNA – Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said that the Islamic Republic welcomes the process of normalization of relations between Ankara and Moscow. ‘The Islamic republic of Iran welcomes the will and recent measures of the leaders of the two neighboring countries (Russia and Turkey) in order to begin the normalization trend […]

Rouhani urges unity, cooperation between all political groups

Kerman, May 10, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani stressed that rivalries between political groups belonged to elections times and urged all to join hands in unity. Addressing a public gathering in this southeastern province on Tuesday, he said this is the time for the government and the parliament to work together. The President arrived in […]

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