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 News by Topics: Sea

  1. The Mistral-class assault warship Sevastopol docked on Nov. 21 at the western French port of Saint-Nazaire. Georges Gobet / AFP

    Shipbuilder: Russian Mistral Sailors To Leave France

    About 400 Russian sailors are returning home, French shipbuilder DCNS said Wednesday, as Paris weighs whether to deliver the Mistral-class warship to Russia amid the Ukraine crisis.

    • Dec. 17, 2014
  2. Boat Options: Taiwan is considering basing its next submarine on the Dutch design used for the Hai Lung sub. Wendell Minnick

    Taiwan Pressing On With Local Sub Build

    Taiwan Navy officials are committed to their submarine build plans and will not wait for the US government to fulfill a 2001 pledge to sell Taiwan eight diesel submarines, a senior Navy official said.

    • Dec. 16, 2014
  3. Royal Navy submarines are to be equipped with an upgraded version of the Spearfish heavyweight torpedo in a 270 million deal announced Monday by the British Ministry of Defence and BAE Systems Maritime Services. BAE Systems

    Royal Navy Subs To Get Upgraded Spearfish Torpedo

    Royal Navy submarines are to be equipped with an upgraded version of the Spearfish heavyweight torpedo in a 270 million deal announced Monday by the British Ministry of Defence and BAE Systems Maritime Services.

    • Dec. 15, 2014
  4. Australia's air warfare destroyers are built in sections around Australia and in Spain, and assembled at the ASC Shipyard in Adelaide. The program is years behind schedule. Australia Department of Defence

    3 Firms Tapped To Fix Australia's Destroyer Program

    The Australian government announced new steps to fix its ailing Air Warfare Destroyer effort on Dec. 9, with the appointment of BAE Systems, Navantia SA and Raytheon Australia to take on increased roles in the program.

    • Dec. 14, 2014
  5. Both Lockheed Martin (top) and Austal USA gave the Navy proposed designs that included vertical missile launchers and a bigger gun, but the Navy chose ships more like current LCSs. Lockheed Martin/Austal USA

    Split Decision on New US Navy Ship

    The decision is in, and it's split right down the middle.

    • Dec. 11, 2014
  6.  Office of Naval Research

    Navy's First Laser Gun Shines In Deployed Exercises

    The Office of Naval Research is confident that its new laser weapon would be quite operational if a threat targeted its test ship in the Persian Gulf.

    • Dec. 11, 2014
  7. The Gerald R. Ford is the first of a new class of aircraft carriers under construction for the US Navy. Chris Oxley/Newport News Shipbuilding

    US Navy Engineer Indicted For Trying To Sell Secrets

    A naturalized American citizen working for the US Navy was arrested Friday for attempting to sell technical information about the nuclear aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford to an agent of the Egyptian government.

    • Dec. 5, 2014
  8. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov gives a press conference on the second day of an Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) ministerial meeting on December 5 in Basel. Lavrov warned France its reputation was on the line over the delivery of a warship to Russia, which has been delayed due to the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Fabrice Coffrini / AFP via Getty Images

    Lavrov: France 'Must Fulfill Obligations' Over Warship Delivery

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday warned France its reputation was on the line over the delivery of a controversial warship to Russia, which has been delayed due to the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

    • Dec. 5, 2014
  9. Congress wants a plan from the Coast Guard on how the service intends to keep its medium endurance cutters operating until replacements come online starting in the late 2020s. Here, the cutter Escanaba undergoes an overhaul at Coast Guard Yard Curtis Bay, Md. Christopher P. Cavas / Staff

    House Passes US Coast Guard Bill

    The House voted overwhelmingly late Wednesday to approve a policy bill for the US Coast Guard, 413-3. The bill now moves to the Senate where, as of late Thursday, it has yet to be scheduled for floor action.

    • Dec. 3, 2014
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