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Navy's new stealth destroyer on its way to Baltimore to be commissioned
A stealthy new Navy destroyer left a shipyard in Maine this week and is on its way to Baltimore where it will be commissioned as the USS Zumwalt as part of the city's fleet week celebrations. The Navy calls the unusual looking ship — it is all angles to minimize its visibility to enemy radar —...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Royal Navy Navy Zumwalt class destroyer Warship Destroyer Officer Command and control United States Navy
Sailor 'sits with' Kaepernik during morning colors

13 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | United States Navy Navy San Francisco 49ers United Kingdom The Star-Spangled Banner Military Naval Air Station Pensacola Armed forces
Trump faces national security test with speeches, forum
Trump is expected to unveil a plan for a major increase in defense spending        
-1 points by The Detroit News | George W. Bush Commander Donald Trump Commander-in-chief Navy Democratic Party Hillary Rodham Clinton Military
US military ship forced to change course after ‘harassment’ from Iranian vessel - report
An American patrol ship had to change course in the Persian Gulf after an Iranian military vessel came within 100 yards (90 meters) and did not respond to attempts to contact it, US defense officials told Reuters. Read Full Article at RT.com
2000 points by Russia Today | Arleigh Burke class destroyer Navy United States Navy Iran Destroyer Guided missile destroyer United States Department of Defense Submarine
Trump's plan to defeat ISIS slammed
A retired army general is slamming Donald Trump's remarks that as President he will ask the US military to come up with a plan within one month to defeat ISIS.
20623 points by CNN | Military General officer Anderson Cooper Navy Donald Trump Army Al-Qaeda Military of the United States
US Navy’s futuristic stealth warship visits 1st port
The U.S. Navy’s futuristic Zumwalt destroyer has arrived in Rhode Island for its first port visit since leaving the shipyard to join the fleet.
9 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Royal Navy Newport Rhode Island Rhode Island United States Navy Navy Destroyer Cruiser Frigate
Naval Academy to name cyber building after Grace Hopper
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The U.S. Naval Academy will name its future cyber building after Grace Hopper, a pioneering computer scientist and U.S. Navy rear admiral. Vice Adm. Ted Carter, the superintendent, made the announcement Thursday at the academy's "Athena Conference: Heroines of the past, present and future." It's marking ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | United States Navy United States Naval Academy Computer science French Navy Maryland Woman Navy United States Marine Corps
Turkey expels 73 more personnel from armed forces
ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkey says it has expelled 73 more personnel from its armed forces as part of an ongoing effort to rid the military of what it says are followers of the alleged mastermind of the failed July 15 coup. The Turkish Ministry of Defense said on its official ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Armed forces Turkey Navy Turkish people Military Soldier Military history Istanbul
Russia could gain from backing China in South China Sea disputes
Nikolai Litovkin, Russia Beyond the Headlines Three ships and two support ships of the Pacific Fleet have left Russia to take part in the upcoming Russian-Chinese naval exercises in the South China Sea.
18 points by UPI | United Press International South China Sea Navy United States William Randolph Hearst News World Communications International News Service Pacific Ocean
Veterans assess presidential candidates fitness to be commander in chief
The race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton brings to the forefront the question of who is best fit to be the next commander-in-chief of the U.S. armed forces.
6 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | President of the United States Military Commander-in-chief Armed forces George W. Bush Navy Commander Bill Clinton
The Latest: Stealthy destroyer sets sail to join US Navy
BATH, Maine (AP) — The Latest on the nation's largest and most expensive destroyer leaving Maine to join the U.S. Navy (all times local):
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Royal Navy Bath Maine Bath Iron Works Zumwalt class destroyer Storm Navy Future Heading
Donald Trump promises huge boost in military spending
Republican Donald Trump vowed to boost military spending by tens of billions of dollars on Wednesday, outlining plans for major increases in the number of active troops, Navy ships and submarines, and fighter planes.
2 points by The Denver Post | Military Security Commander-in-chief Donald Trump Information security Navy
Taiwan to build its own submarines
Taiwan will soon begin its own submarine production program for the country's navy, according to local media reports.
-1 points by UPI | United States United Press International Republic of China Chen Shui-bian Submarine Kaohsiung Navy
US carrier sent on ‘routine’ operation in tense South China Sea
As tensions mount between the US and China over the South China Sea, the US Navy has sent an aircraft carrier on “routine operations” in the disputed waterway. The Navy announced the deployment of the USS Carl Vinson and guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer to the South China Sea in a statement released on...
63 points by New York Post | South China Sea Navy United States USS Carl Vinson Cruiser Aircraft carrier Carl Vinson Battleship
U.S. carrier group patrols in South China Sea: U.S. navy
(Reuters) - A United States aircraft carrier strike group has begun patrols in the South China Sea, the U.S. navy said on Saturday, amid renewed tension over the disputed waterway.
638 points by Reuters | United States United States Navy South China Sea Reuters Aircraft carrier Thomson Reuters Navy Nimitz class aircraft carrier
Charged: Navy commander in bribery scandal
The Justice Department announced Thursday that it was charging a Navy commander in a bribery scandal that has engulfed 17 Navy personnel, including a one-star Navy admiral.
255 points by CNN | English-language films Pleading Admiral Navy Cause of action United States Navy Royal Navy Organized crime
‘Forced to strip & pole dance’: New details emerge of sadistic abuses at elite German military base
Female soldiers have been routinely forced to strip and pole dance as part of humiliating “recruitment tests” and “training sessions” at the notorious military base in southern Germany, according to a new internal report obtained by German media. Read Full Article at RT.com
1891 points by Russia Today | Military Armed forces Soldier Abuse Military base Bullying Child abuse Navy
Boeing contracted for Harpoon, SLAM-ER spares
Ryan MaassFeb. 14 (UPI) -- Boeing has received a $12.3 million contract from the U.S. Navy to produce Harpoon and Stand-Off Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response missile spares.
1 points by UPI | United States Navy United Press International Saudi Arabia Gulf War Submarine Navy United States Naval Air Systems Command
Capt. John S. 'Jack' Slaughter, Naval Academy graduate in 1937, dies
Capt. John S. "Jack" Slaughter, a retired career naval officer who at his death was the last surviving member of the Naval Academy Class of 1937, died Feb.1 at Roland Park Place of complications from a fall. He was 103. The son of John James Slaughter, a co-owner of the Oklahoma Rig and Supply...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | United States Navy United States Naval Academy John F. Kennedy assassination John F. Kennedy Attack on Pearl Harbor Navy USS Constitution Pearl Harbor
Two-thirds of US Navy strike fighter can’t fly – report
Nearly two-thirds of the US Navy’s F/A 18 strike fighters cannot fly, “most because there isn’t enough money to fix them,” Defense News reported, adding the fleet has been grounded because jets undergoing planned maintenance are awaiting spare parts. Read Full Article at RT.com
3267 points by Russia Today | United States Department of Defense Chief of Naval Operations United States Navy United States Air Force Navy Research fellow Military Armed forces
Two-thirds of US Navy's fighters can't fly
Nearly two-thirds of the US Navy's F/A 18 strike fighter jets are currently unable to fly, grounded due to repair delays or because they are awaiting spare parts.
8050 points by CNN | Ronald Reagan Barack Obama United States Navy F-35 Lightning II President of the United States Aircraft carrier Navy Armed forces
Thousands More Troops Needed in Afghanistan, U.S. General Says
A few thousand more troops are needed to help end the stalemate in Afghanistan and Russian meddling is complicating the counterterrorism fight, U.S. Army Gen. John Nicholson told a Senate panel.
322 points by The Wall Street Journal | Commander-in-chief United States Senate Military United States Army Navy Army Armed forces United States
US, Chinese aircraft in 'unsafe' encounter over S. China Sea
BEIJING (AP) - A Chinese early warning aircraft and U.S. Navy patrol plane had an "unsafe" encounter over the South China Sea this week, the U.S. Pacific Command said Friday, in the first such incident known to have taken place under President Donald Trump's administration. The interaction between a Chinese ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | People's Republic of China Military People's Liberation Army Pacific Ocean South China Sea Fighter aircraft Navy Vietnam
EDA completes corrosion control testing for naval vessels
Ryan MaassFeb. 7 (UPI) -- The European Defense Agency has completed testing solutions for its Corrosion Control for Navy Ships project.
19 points by UPI | United Press International Navy Naval ship
Chinese coast guard involved in most South China Sea clashes: research
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Increasingly assertive action by China's coast guard ships in the South China Sea risks destabilizing the region, according to the authors of new research tracking maritime law enforcement incidents across the vital trade route.
403 points by Reuters | South China Sea Ship United States Navy Thomson Reuters Reuters United States Coast Guard Navy Canadian Coast Guard
Fast transport ship USNS Yuma passes acceptance trials
Richard TomkinsFeb. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy reports that the future USNS Yuma, an Expeditionary Fast Transport, has successfully completed acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico.
-2 points by UPI | United States Navy Gulf War United Press International United States Marine Corps Royal Navy Navy Ship Ship transport
Donald Trump wants bigger military, bigger defense budget
Donald Trump on Wednesday plans to call for more military spending and for an expansion of the nation's armed forces. Mr. Trump, the GOP presidential nominee, is scheduled to roll out the details of his plan in Philadelphia. In a preview, the Trump campaign said the New York billionaire would ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Donald Trump Armed forces Ivana Trump John McCain Fred Trump Navy
Terror leader targeted in Yemen raid survives, taunts U.S. in recording
Stephen FellerFeb. 6 (UPI) -- A target of the United States' raid in Yemen last month survived, if he was even at the compound at the time, and is now taunting U.S. President Donald Trump.
21 points by UPI | Arabian Peninsula United States Navy United States Navy SEALs Iraq Saudi Arabia Navy United States Naval Special Warfare Command United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group
Britain invests in new submarine training facility
Richard TomkinsFeb. 3 (UPI) -- A new training facility for Royal Navy submarine personnel is on the drawing boards.
31 points by UPI | Royal Navy Navy United States Navy Submarine HMNB Clyde United Kingdom Falklands War Glasgow
‘Become a suicide bomber!’: Trident whistleblower says artist’s spoof Navy ads are accurate
Spoof Royal Navy recruitment posters, which claim sailors on board Britain’s nuclear submarines are effectively suicide bombers, have won the approval of Trident safety and security whistleblower William McNeilly. Read Full Article at RT.com
676 points by Russia Today | Nuclear weapon Submarine Ohio class submarine World War II Russia Navy Falklands War United States Navy
Russian ‘Pentagon’: RT unveils mysteries behind walls of Russia’s MoD management center (VIDEO)
RT has been afforded exclusive access to Russia’s state-of-the-art Defense Ministry Management Center which boasts a multistage check system, over 2,000 CCTV cameras, and a supercomputer capable of calculating military outcomes. Read Full Article at RT.com
460 points by Russia Today | Military Armed forces Soldier Army Navy Fighter aircraft World War II Military exercise
L-3 to deliver switchgear equipment for Ohio-class replacement subs
Ryan MaassNEW YORK, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- L-3 Communications has been contracted to deliver switchgear equipment to support the U.S. Navy's Ohio-class submarine replacement program.
-2 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications United States Navy William Randolph Hearst Submarine Ohio class submarine Navy
UK may have ‘fundamental divergence of outlook’ with Trump’s US – security expert
Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election means the UK must seriously rethink its technological relationship with the world’s preeminent military power and consider whether its interests remain in step, a top defense scholar has warned. Read Full Article at RT.com
83 points by Russia Today | United States Navy P-3 Orion P-8 Poseidon Vladimir Putin C-40 Clipper Classified information Navy United Kingdom
Damen modifying patrol boats for Jamaica
Richard TomkinsGORINCHEM, Netherlands, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Damen Shipyards Group of the Netherlands reports it is currently modifying two patrol boats it has sold to the Jamaica Defense Force.
1 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service Patrol boat News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Jamaica Navy Patrol vessels
Pakistan navy 'pushed' Indian submarine clear of its waters
KARACHI (Reuters) - The Pakistani navy detected an Indian submarine off the Pakistani coast and prevented it from entering its waters, it said in a statement on Friday, prompting a denial by India as tension between the nuclear-armed rivals simmers.
-2 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters News agency Pakistan Partition of India India United Kingdom Navy
Brothers in arms: British & French militaries to share missile technology
A new joint French and British missile development scheme will revolutionize the way the countries operate together, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
72 points by Russia Today | Military Navy United Kingdom Anti-ship missile MBDA Military capability Armed forces Projectile
CACI providing ISR services to Navy
Richard TomkinsARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Center Pacific is to receive support services from CACI International.
-2 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst United States Navy
Campaign helps military members get home for the holidays
LYNCHBURG, Tenn. (AP) - The Jack Daniel's Distillery is teaming with a military support group to help military service members and their families get home for the holidays. The "Operation Ride Home" campaign is in its sixth year. It helps active duty junior-enlisted military members and their families travel from ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Armed forces Military Army Lynchburg Tennessee Jack Daniel's Navy Military organization United States Marine Corps
British, Dutch WWII shipwrecks vanish from Pacific Ocean
Several World War II shipwrecks have vanished from the the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, prompting the British and Dutch governments to seek answers.
2337 points by CNN | Royal Navy British Army World War II United Kingdom Ministry of Defence Destroyer Royal Air Force Navy
Russia to send aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov to Mediterranean
Russian aircraft carrier the Admiral Kuznetsov will join the country’s naval group operating in the eastern Mediterranean, the Defense Ministry has announced. Officials say the carrier could be used to aid the anti-terrorist mission in Syria. Read Full Article at RT.com
3149 points by Russia Today | Russian Navy Aircraft carrier Navy Crimea Admiral Kuznetsov class aircraft carrier Cruiser Russia Sevastopol
Russia uses force to 'recover lost glory', says Obama
During his last UN address as a US president, Barack Obama has accused Russia of trying to recover “lost glory” through the means of military power, though Russia is far behind the US both in military spending and deployments abroad. Read Full Article at RT.com
16599 points by Russia Today | Russia Syria The Nation Russian language President of the United States Bashar al-Assad United States Department of Defense Navy
Navy's newest destroyer to remain in Norfolk for repairs
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The Navy's newest destroyer will remain at Naval Station Norfolk longer than expected after crew members detected a leak on the vessel. Naval Surface Forces Pacific spokesman John Perkins says crews on the USS Zumwalt found a seawater leak in its propulsion system on Monday. Local ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Royal Navy Navy Ocean Naval Station Norfolk Virginia Zumwalt class destroyer Military base Hampton Roads
Navy commander pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Navy commander has pleaded not guilty to attempted rape charges involving a female, off-duty sailor at her home in San Diego.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Rape Sexual intercourse Commander Police Sexual assault Criminal law Navy Human sexual behavior
At least 40 killed in multiple blasts in 4 govt-held Syrian cities – reports
A series of deadly explosions have rocked at least four government-held cities in Syria, including the capital, Damascus. Local media reports over 40 people have been killed and some 60 injured in the blasts. Read Full Article at RT.com
946 points by Russia Today | Syria Latakia Hims Damascus Navy Russia Chemins de Fer Syriens Tartus
Showboating: Royal Navy test-drives new ‘Batman’ drone boat on Thames
Military officials tested out their new prototype high-speed drone boat on the River Thames in central London on Monday afternoon in a PR stunt ahead of a major exercise. Read Full Article at RT.com
404 points by Russia Today | BAE Systems Navy F-35 Lightning II Royal Navy Campaign Against Arms Trade Arms industry Human rights Amnesty International
Beijing and Moscow launch South China Sea naval drills
Eight days of military exercises come at a time of heightened tension in the contested waters.
-1 points by Al Jazeera English | South China Sea Royal Marines United States Marine Corps Amphibious assault ship Aircraft Navy Guangdong United States Navy
China, Russia launch South China Sea naval war games
BEIJING (AP) - The Chinese and Russian navies launched eight days of war games in the South China Sea on Monday, in a sign of growing cooperation between their armed forces against the backdrop of regional territorial disputes. The "Joint Sea-2016" maneuvers include ships, submarines, ship-borne helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | South China Sea Pacific Ocean East China Sea Spratly Islands People's Daily Amphibious assault ship People's Liberation Army Navy Navy
US Navy overhauls troubled littoral combat ship program
After a year of mechanical breakdowns plaguing its $360 million littoral combat ships, the US Navy has announced a major overhaul of the program that will include designating the first four of the ships as testing vessels and limiting their overseas deployments to emergencies.
819 points by CNN | United States Navy Littoral combat ship Royal Navy Ship Navy World War II Littoral zone SHIP
Russia, China to practice island defense during eight-day drill in disputed sea (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Russia and China are launching an eight-day naval exercise in the South China Sea on Monday. The drills will include anti-submarine warfare, vessel rescue, joint air defense, and taking an island with amphibious and airborne troops. Read Full Article at RT.com
1209 points by Russia Today | East China Sea Russia Navy Pacific Ocean South China Sea United States Navy Russian Navy Japan
Navy Launches Largest Destroyer, With Captain Kirk at the Helm
The U.S.S. Zumwalt, a stealth ship that cost about $4.4 billion, is part of a class of destroyer ships focused on sea-to-land attacks.
2964 points by The New York Times | Royal Navy Destroyer Navy Star Trek United States Navy Zumwalt class destroyer Warship Bath Iron Works