On Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed that Israel was purchasing four new Saars-class Corvettes from Germany. Dubbed "the Son of Saars," the next generation vessels are for the protection of Israel's offshore gas fields.
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 ...
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.