Echoes of Cold War as NATO Mulls New North Atlantic Command

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, Nov 6 (Reuters) - NATO needs to establish a new regional base for protecting the North Atlantic against increased Russian naval strength, a senior alliance general said on Monday, as allies consider the next step in a military build-up reminiscent of the Cold War. General Petr Pavel, head of NATO's military committee, will help put the case to … [Read more...]

ABS Wins Royal Canadian Navy Service Contract

Canadian Department of National Defence selects ABS for classification and certification services for its entire non-combatant fleet. (Houston) ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has been awarded the Non-Combatant Class Society (NCCS) contract by the Canadian Department of National Defence to provide … [Read more...]

NATO Ends Counter-Piracy Support Mission

(Reuters)NATO has ended its Indian Ocean counter-piracy mission after a sharp fall in attacks, the alliance said on Wednesday, as it shifts resources to deterring Russia in the Black Sea and people smugglers in the Mediterranean. All ships and patrol aircraft have now left the area off the Horn of Africa, where they patrolled since 2009, as part of a broader international … [Read more...]

NATO Launches Aegean Sea Mission to Combat Migrant Smugglers

By Robin Emmott and Phil Stewart BRUSSELS, Feb 11 (Reuters) - NATO ships are on their way to the Aegean Sea to help Turkey and Greece crack down on criminal networks smuggling refugees into Europe, the alliance's top commander said on Thursday. Hours after NATO defense ministers agreed to use their maritime force in the eastern Mediterranean to help combat traffickers, … [Read more...]

China Navy Holds First Joint Anti-Piracy Drill With NATO

BEIJING, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Chinese naval forces involved in anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden have held their first joint drill with NATO ships carrying out the same mission, China's Defence Ministry said on Friday, as China seeks a greater global security role. The exercise happened on Wednesday, the ministry said in a statement, showing pictures of Chinese and NATO … [Read more...]