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Thursday, April 25, 2024
The Bob Hope-class MV Roy P. Benavidez (T-AKR 306), a large, medium speed roll-on, roll-off ship, departed its pier in Newport News, Virginia, March 21, 2024. Photo courtesy U.S. Navy
Defense

U.S. Military Begins Gaza Pier Construction

WASHINGTON, April 25 (Reuters) – The U.S. military has started constructing a maritime pier that will allow humanitarian aid into Gaza, the Pentagon

April 25, 2024
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HMS Diamond shoots down a missile fired by the Iranian-backed Houthis from Yemen – the first time a Royal Navy warship has intercepted a missile in combat since 1991.
Defense

Royal Navy Shoots Down Houthi Ballistic Missile Over Gulf of Aden

The Royal Navy warship HMS Diamond successfully shot down an anti-ship ballistic missile targeting a merchant vessel in the Gulf of Aden, marking the first

April 25, 2024
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Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) stand watch in the ship’s Combat Information Center during an operation to defeat a combination of Houthi missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles, October 19, 2023. U.S. Navy Photo
Defense

U.S. Treasury Issues New Sanctions Over Iran’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Sales

The U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has imposed sanctions on over a dozen entities, individuals, and ships for their role in the

April 25, 2024
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Sunday, April 21, 2024
Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy opens warships for public viewing in Qingdao. REUTERS/Florence Lo
Defense

China Hosts Foreign Naval Officials Amid South China Sea Tensions

By Laurie Chen QINGDAO, China, April 21 (Reuters) – The Chinese Navy on Sunday kicked off a biennial meeting of top foreign naval officials in the port

April 21, 2024
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Sunday, April 14, 2024
A French Navy warship escorts a CMA CGM containership in the Red Sea. Photo courtesy French Forces
Navy

Naval And Military Rearmament To Face New Threats Could Cost $10 Trillion

By Enda Curran, Natalia Drozdiak and Bhargavi Sakthivel (Bloomberg) A new era of global rearmament is gathering pace, and it will mean vast costs and some

April 14, 2024
Total Views: 2755

Senior Biden Administration officials at meeting with senior Philippines officials
Navy

Philippines Tells US It Will Assert South China Sea Rights

By David Brunnstrom (Reuters) – The Philippines is determined to assert its sovereign rights in the South China Sea, its foreign secretary said on Friday

April 14, 2024
Total Views: 913

Saturday, April 13, 2024
MSC Ship boarded by Iran Navy Helicopter
Incidents

Iran Seizes Portuguese Containership MSC Aries in the Strait of Hormuz 

By Maha El Dahan (Reuters) – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards seized an Israeli-linked cargo ship in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, days after Tehran

April 13, 2024
Total Views: 11790

Friday, April 12, 2024
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Defense

Worker Shortage Hobbles Construction of U.S. Navy Frigates

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The shipyard producing the US Navy’s new frigate has been hobbled by a failure to “achieve engineering and skilled

April 12, 2024
Total Views: 4686

The Ukrainian minehunters Cherkasy and Chernihiv docked in Portsmouth. Photo courtesy UK Royal Navy
Defense

Ukrainian Minehunters, Unable to Return Home, Face Indefinite Stay in the UK

The UK has become the indefinite base for two Ukrainian Navy ships due to Turkey’s blocking of access to the Black Sea amid Russia’s ongoing war in

April 12, 2024
Total Views: 3138

The DragonFire is the UK MOD's first high-power firing of a laser weapon against aerial targets. Photo courtesy UK Ministry of Defence
Defense

UK Military to Deploy Laser Weapons on Warships in 2027

The UK Ministry of Defence announced on Friday that the DragonFire laser weapons system will be operational on Royal Navy warships from 2027, five years

April 12, 2024
Total Views: 1787

Thursday, April 11, 2024
Chinese Coast Guard vessels fire water cannons towards a Philippine resupply vessel Unaizah May 4 on its way to a resupply mission at Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea. REUTERS/Adrian Portugal TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Defense

U.S. Ramps Up Ties With Japan, Philippines to Counter China at Sea

By Michelle Jamrisko and Yoshiaki Nohara (Bloomberg) — US President Joe Biden is set to unveil joint military patrols and training with the Philippines

April 11, 2024
Total Views: 463

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane (WMEC 903) and crew prepare to moor in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii after a 79-day Operation Blue Pacific patrol, April 9, 2024. The cutter and crew made port calls in American Samoa, Samoa, Fiji, Vanuatu, Australia, Papua New Guinea, and the Marshall Islands. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
Defense

U.S. Coast Guard Says Boardings of Chinese Fishing Vessels in South Pacific Legal

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) – The U.S. Coast Guard has rejected comments by a Chinese diplomat that its recent boardings of

April 10, 2024
Total Views: 4661

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro visits Hanwha Ocean shipyard in Geoje, Republic of Korea, Feb. 27, 2024. U.S. Navy Photo
Defense

Navy Secretary Del Toro Calls for Modernization and Expansion of Domestic Shipbuilding

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Carlos Del Toro underscored the urgent need for modernization and expansion in the domestic shipbuilding industry during his

April 9, 2024
Total Views: 2184

Thousands of AK-47 assault rifles sit on the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) during an inventory process, Jan. 7., 2023. U.S. naval forces seized 2,116 AK-47 assault rifles from a fishing vessel transiting along a maritime route from Iran to Yemen. U.S. Navy Photo
Defense

U.S. Transfers Seized Iranian Weapons to Ukraine

The U.S. Government has transferred a substantial quantity of seized Iranian munitions to the Ukrainian armed forces to aid in their battle against

April 9, 2024
Total Views: 6215

Monday, April 8, 2024
The Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) and Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 50 work together to intercept a self-propelled semi-submersible drug smuggling vessel (SPSS), in the Atlantic Ocean, March 22, 2024. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
Defense

U.S. Forces Take Down Narco Sub in Atlantic Ocean

A specialized U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement unit embarked on USS Leyte Gulf, a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, successfully intercepted and seized

April 8, 2024
Total Views: 36664

Sunday, April 7, 2024
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Defense

US, Allies To Conduct Naval Drills In Philippines

By Cecilia Yap (Bloomberg) –The US, Australia, Japan and the Philippines will hold joint military drills in the South China Sea on April 7 amid

April 7, 2024
Total Views: 2464

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (Jan 26, 2022) — Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro participates in a media interview during a shipyard tour at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss., Jan. 26, 2022. U.S. Navy Photo
Defense

U.S. Navy Shipbuilding Running Behind Schedule

By Mike Stone WASHINGTON, April 2 (Reuters) – Virginia-class submarines, an aircraft carrier and frigates being built for the

April 2, 2024
Total Views: 2706

Monday, April 1, 2024
The guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) sails alongside the Japanese Murasame-class destroyer Akebono (DD 108) in the Gulf of Aden Nov. 25, 2023. U.S. Navy Photo
Defense

Report: Biden Set for Deal to Allow U.S. Warship Repairs in Japan

TOKYO, April 1 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden is set to reach an agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to allow large U.S.

April 1, 2024
Total Views: 13881

Sunday, March 31, 2024
Chinese Maritime Militia vessels are pictured near the Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea
Defense

Philippines Boosts Maritime Security As China Tension Rises

MANILA, March 31 (Reuters) – Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr has ordered his government to strengthen its coordination on maritime security to

March 31, 2024
Total Views: 3551

Thursday, March 28, 2024
SAN FRANCISCO - Russian Federation Navy Missile Cruiser Varyag transits toward the Golden Gate Bridge while Coast Guard boat crews provide a security zone around the vessel, Friday, June 25, 2010. U.S. Coast Guard photo
Defense

Russian Warships Enter the Red Sea

(Bloomberg) — Russian warships from the Pacific Fleet have crossed the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait and entered the Red Sea, the state-run Tass news agency said,

March 28, 2024
Total Views: 19924
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