Friday, April 21, 2017
Anti Ship Missile Test
Navy

Will This Ship Killer Make Naval Convoys Obsolete?

The Tomahawk missile is famous for attacking stationary targets on land, but except for a short-lived anti-ship variant now out of service, it had not been used against mobile or floating targets. That changed...

April 21, 2017
Total Views: 25

Monday, March 7, 2016
Maritime News

Australian Navy Seizes Huge Weapons Cache Off Somalia

NAIROBI, March 7 (Reuters) – An Australian Navy ship has seized a huge cache of weapons near Oman’s coast from a fishing vessel bound for Somalia, the navy said on...

March 7, 2016
Total Views: 33

Sunday, May 31, 2015
Anti Ship Missile Infographic
Navy

One Big Chart Showing All The Missiles That Can Sink A Ship

[contextly_sidebar id=”ymGx32Jd0NLK7ToTWECtMGQrB87mTsh0″]The first anti-ship missiles (ASMs), developed and built by Nazi Germany, used radio command guidance and technology has rapidly improved in the intervening years. Most of today’s anti-ship missiles are of the sea...

May 31, 2015
Total Views: 1130

Friday, November 14, 2014
Interesting

U.S. Navy Deploys First Laser Weapon in Persian Gulf

The U.S. Navy has deployed on a command ship in the Persian Gulf its first laser weapon capable of destroying a target.

November 14, 2014
Total Views: 41

Thursday, July 3, 2014
Maritime News

American Crew Returns Home After 52 Days in Honduras Jail

Crew members of a Florida-based salvage ship who had been jailed for 52 days in Honduras on gun smuggling charges were welcomed back to their home port on Wednesday after a Honduran court dismissed the case against them.

July 3, 2014
Total Views: 3

Saturday, June 28, 2014
Maritime News

Panama Orders Release of North Korean Crew

A Panamanian court on Friday ordered the release of three North Korean ship officers who were jailed after they were caught smuggling Cuban weapons through the Central American country.

June 28, 2014
Total Views: 0

Thursday, June 5, 2014
Maritime News

American Crew Held in Honduras on Weapons Charges

The crew of a Florida-based shipwreck salvage company has been held for a month in a Honduras jail after authorities accused them of gun smuggling, a company spokesman said on Thursday.

June 5, 2014
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Navy Rail Gun
Navy

U.S. Navy JHSV to Get Electromagnetic Rail Gun

Railguns and the electrical theory that allows them to work has been understood for almost 100 years, but in order to hurl a projectile at hypersonic speeds, a fair bit...

April 9, 2014
Total Views: 36

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
News

Chemical Experts Eye Port to Load Syria Toxins Onto U.S. Ship

The United Nations and the global chemical weapons watchdog are awaiting approval from a country to use its port to load Syria's most deadly chemicals onto a U.S. ship for destruction offshore, the head of the mission said on Wednesday.

December 4, 2013
Total Views: 0

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
laser-guided GBU-10
Multimedia

Pirate Boats Can’t Hide From ‘Murica’s Laser-Guided Bombs

The U.S. Air Force proved this month that laser guided bombs can, in fact, hit moving targets at sea when dropped from supersonic bombers like the B-1B Lancer. On Sept....

September 18, 2013
Total Views: 36

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Blog

WATCH: Missiles Simultaneously Strike Multiple Fast Attack Craft on Single Fire

A surface-to-surface missile that can simultaneously destroy multiple "fast attack craft" with a single button push? I can think of one use for it...

June 26, 2013
Total Views: 16

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
IMO Secretary-General, Koji Sekimizu
News

IMO Secretary-General Addresses the Issue of Armed Merchant Vessels

Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 90th session, 16 to 25 May 2012 (High-level segment on arms on board) Opening address by IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Excellencies, distinguished...

May 16, 2012
Total Views: 0

Monday, April 2, 2012
Blog

Water Activated Missiles? [VIDEO]

A new naval weapon has attracted hundreds of thousands of views on Youtube and left most people scratching their heads… is this thing real, or is the whole video a hoax? Why...

April 2, 2012
Total Views: 0

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Maritime Security

UK P&I Club Advisory on Carrying Weapons and Armed Guards in Egyptian Waters

The Club’s Egyptian correspondent has advised us of changes to the domestic law in Egypt concerning regulations governing the carriage weapons and armed guards on foreign flagged vessels transiting Egyptian...

February 15, 2012
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Blog

GHOST – Small Craft “Could Help Keep Hormuz Open”

The number of threats posing significant risks to maritime security these days seems to be never ending, always changing, and rapidly growing.  Pirates, rogue governments, terrorism; all seem to be...

January 11, 2012
Total Views: 54

Thursday, December 29, 2011
Blog

Crew Caught Smuggling Weapons To China

An Isle Of Mann-registered ship was detained by authorities in Finland last week for smuggling missiles and explosives out of the country. The vessel was stopped and the local bomb...

December 29, 2011
Total Views: 36

Monday, August 22, 2011
USCG

Flash Bang – Inside The USCG’s Secret Weapon Development Center

The Office of Specialized Capabilities (CG-721) is located in Coast Guard headquarters and reports directly to the Assistant Commandant for Capability, Rear Admiral Vincent Atkins, but works with all CG departments to develop...

August 22, 2011
Total Views: 165

Friday, May 20, 2011
Piracy

IMO Aproves Interim Guidance on Use of Private Armed Security Guards On Ships

IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has announced approval of an Interim guidance on the use of privately contracted armed security personnel on board ships transiting the high-risk piracy area off...

May 20, 2011
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Blog

Magnetic-wheeled robot climbs ships to fight pirates

(Photo: ReconRobotics) The micro-robotic company ReconRobotics has developed what they hope is the new standard in piracy reconnaissance aboard ship, the Recon Scout Throwbot piracy reconnaissance system.  The system is...

May 11, 2011
Total Views: 105

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Blog

A 300 Gallon Bottle Of Mace? Yep – Pirates Beware

The company that trademarked the less-than-lethal pepper spray “Mace” has announced that it will be joining the international fight against maritime piracy. To get in the game, Mace Personal Defense...

March 29, 2011
Total Views: 135