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France delays decision on warships sale to Russia

Paris - France on Thursday resisted pressure to suspend the controversial sale of two Mistral warships to Russia over the Crimea crisis, insisting it would not make any decision before October."The delivery of the first boat is due in October, so the question ...
In the Media by AFP

U.S. and Chinese warships nearly collide

The USS Cowpens and a Chinese naval vessel barely missed a collision in the East China Sea, after evasive maneuvers were undertaken.
In the Media by Saunon Malek - 2 comments

Russia sends warships to Syria

Moscow - Russia is sending two warships to the eastern Mediterranean, which includes Syria’s coast, including a large anti-submarine ship and a powerful missile cruiser in the “coming days.”
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 7 comments

Op-Ed: Battleground in Eastern Mediterranean is heating up fast

As if the 80,000 dead in Syria are not the result of a war, Israel warns Russia that shipping missiles to Assad could result in war in the region. Meanwhile, Russia has sent at least 12 warships into the Mediterranean to protect its assets in Tartous.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen - 8 comments

U.S. warships moving toward Libya with tomahawk missiles

The U.S. Pentagon is moving two warships off the coast of Libya, the USS Laboon destroyer off the coast of Libya, followed by the USS McFaul within days. The move is due to the attack in Benghazi that killed four people, one the U.S. Ambassador.
In the Media by Nancy Houser - 8 comments

Op-Ed: Russian warplanes threaten American airspace

In early July 2012, Russian warships conduct maneuvers near Syria while its Tu-95 BEAR H nuclear-capable bombers were intercepted near America's west coast region. This action was the second U.S. air defense zone intrusion in recent weeks.
In the Media by Eliot Elwar

Toxic gas found on German warships

Toxic formaldehyde vapors were found in the engine rooms of a German warship, ahead of an official visit by German politicians. As the cause is investigated, German engineers are required to wear protective gas marks.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Mideast crisis prelude to major war

Iran, Russia, and China plan to hold mass military exercises in Syria. Iran will unveil several home-made destroyers and missile Frigates soon, and Iran threatens to break off nuclear discussions if the West does not lift oil sanctions.
In the Media by Eliot Elwar - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Putin plans Russian military modernization

During his political campaign, Putin says he will spend billions to build up Russia’s military as a safeguard against the current international uncertainty. This one issue appears to find agreement among all Russians.
In the Media by Eliot Elwar - 1 comment

Israel 'grave concern' of two Iranian warships in Mediterranean

Israel has viewed with "gravity" the dispatch of two Iranian warships to the Mediterranean. Iran says the dispatch is "routine". The warships are expected to pass through the Suez Canal.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 1 comment

Israeli warships 'send a message' to Iran, preparing for attack

Israeli warships move into the Red Sea in preparations for an attack against Iranian nuclear facilities. The action is publicized by Israel as a "message to Iran."
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 7 comments

Iran Uses Warships to Escalate Aggressive Stance Toward Israel

In another saber-rattling episode Iran has just sent six warships into international waters. This follows the country test-firing a missile with a range of 1,200 miles. These incidences reflect Iran's continuing posture of defiance, experts say.
In the Media by Carol Forsloff - 11 comments

Tension building as Japan, US, ready for North Korean launch

Japan has authorized its military to destroy any debris which may fall on its territory from the controversial North Korean missile launch scheduled for early next month.
In the Media by Moushumi Chakrabarty

Modern Day Pirates Outmanned, Outgunned and Nearly Out of Time

Modern pirates roam the coast of Somalia capturing ships for ransom, but one recent group caught a prize much bigger and more deadly, from a number of perspectives, than they imagined. Facing US and Russian warships, they have vowed to fight to the death.
In the Media by Brad Sylvester - 2 comments

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The Type 800 Dolphin class is a diesel-electric submarine
The Type 800 Dolphin class is a diesel-electric submarine
The Type 800 Dolphin class is a diesel-electric submarine
An Iranian ship crossing the Suez Canal in March 2012.
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An Iranian ship crossing the Suez Canal in March 2012.
The Admiral Kuznetsov class aircraft carriers
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