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  1. The Vladivostok warship, a Mistral class LHD amphibious vessel ordered by Russia to the STX France shipyard, is seen Sept. 7 in Saint-Nazaire. Jean-Sebastien Evrard / AFP

    Poland Says French-Russian Warship Deal Raises Issues for Missile Shield

    Poland on Monday said a possible French deal to supply Russia with warships was making it difficult for Warsaw to choose French suppliers for its planned missile shield.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  2. The epitome of stealth design, the destroyer Zumwalt is coming together at Bath Iron Works, Maine, and is expected to go to sea in the spring. At almost 16,000 tons, 610 feet long, about 81 feet abeam, the DDG 1000 is the largest destroyer in history. Christopher P. Cavas / Staff

    Meet the Zumwalt

    The ship is plainly visible from Front Street, across the Route 1 bridge in downtown Bath. Nothing like this angular, almost hulking giant has ever been seen here, even after well over a century of shipbuilding at Bath Iron Works.

    • Sep. 28, 2014
  3. The Canadian supply ship Protecteur under tow by the US Navy tug Sioux after an engine room fire set the ship adrift in the Pacific this year. Canada's Navy is seeking options for fleet replenishment after retiring its only two supply ships. MC3 Johans Chavarro / US Navy

    Canada To Seek NATO, US Support For Naval Air Defense, Resupply

    Canada's Navy, facing several years of being unable to resupply its ships at sea or provide area air defense, will turn to its US and NATO counterparts to fill what officers say are significant gaps in those capabilities.

    • Sep. 27, 2014
  4. While the US Navy is anxious to develop an operational unmanned carrier jet to follow the X-47B demonstrator, it has yet to decide what the primary mission should be. US Navy

    3 Major Decisions Loom for US Navy

    Congress again is hung up on a budget, but lawmakers have left town to fight the midterm elections, leaving the Pentagon to wait and see what happens in one budget year before it can nail down the next.

    • Sep. 21, 2014
  5. The Next Fleet: Taiwan ships on parade during annual Han Kuang exercises off the east coast of Taiwan. Wendell Minnick

    Taiwan Previews Major Naval Acquisition Plan

    Taiwan's Navy plans to build new destroyers, frigates, corvettes and submarines in a 20-year force modernization program that will replace all the US and French-built warships in the fleet.

    • Sep. 20, 2014
  6. The fast combat support ship USNS Bridge has been inactivated as a budget-cutting measure. Christopher P. Cavas / Staff

    Big Navy Supply Ship Inactivated

    Weeks of disagreement over the future of the Navy's biggest supply ships has ended with a decision to inactivate one of the four vessels.

    • Sep. 17, 2014
  7. MV Cape Ray returned to Portsmouth, Va., after destroying Syrian chemical weapons on a 7-month deployment to 6th Fleet. Mark D. Faram / Staff

    US Ship That Destroyed Syrian Chemical Weapons Returns Home

    The MV Cape Ray, which successfully disposed of hundreds of tons of Syrian chemical weapons this summer in the Mediterranean Sea, returned to homeport of Portsmouth, Va. Wednesday.

    • Sep. 17, 2014
  8. Sailors of the Russian Black Sea Fleet march on July 25 as they prepare for Navy Day celebrations in the Crimean city of Sevastopol. Max Vetrov / Getty Images

    Defense Minister: Russia To Deploy Reinforcements To Crimea Area

    Russia is to reinforce its troop deployments in annexed Crimea and southern Russia because of the worsening crisis in Ukraine and the buildup of foreign forces nearby, the country's defense minister said on Tuesday.

    • Sep. 16, 2014
  9. Australian Competition: The Collins-class Royal Australian HMAS Sheean enters Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, this summer. Japan and Germany are competing for the submarine's replacement, and now Saab is showing interest. US Navy

    Saab Makes Late Pitch For Australian Sub Project

    With the clock ticking, Saab has pitched a late-hour proposal to the Australian government that could alter the outcome of that country's submarine acquisition program, which had up to now been concentrated on bids by German and Japanese firms.

    • Sep. 13, 2014
  10. Lockheed Martin's concept for a Small Surface Combatant. Lockheed Martin

    New Combat Ship Briefing Delayed

    One of the most eagerly-anticipated stories in naval circles this fall is what findings and recommendations a special US Navy task force has come up with for a new small surface combatant (SSC) warship.

    • Sep. 9, 2014
  11. Fishing boats are moored Sept. 9 near a naval dockyard in Pakistan's port city of Karachi. The Pakistan Navy confirmed it fended off a terrorist attack from the sea on Sept. 6 but said no group has yet claimed responsibility. ASIF HASSAN / AFP

    Pakistan Navy Foils Terrorist Attack on Naval Base

    The Pakistan Navy last night revealed it had foiled a waterborne terrorist attack on a naval facility in Karachi on Sept. 6, killing two of the attackers and apprehending four more.

    • Sep. 9, 2014
  12. The Tanin, Israel's fourth German-built nuclear-capable Dolphin sub — here sailing on the Baltic for sea trials — has left HDW's Kiel, Germany, shipyard for its new home in Haifa, Israel. Courtesy of Leo Van Ginderen

    Israel's 4th Nuclear-capable Sub En Route to Home Base

    The INS Tanin, Israel's fourth of six planned Dolphin-class submarines, has departed Howaldtswerke-Deutche Werft (HDW) shipyard in Kiel, Germany, for the 4,000-mile trip to its home port in Haifa.

    • Sep. 8, 2014
  13. Air Wing: Chinese media have released details on which aircraft will be featured aboard the carrier Liaoning, seen here docked at Dalian on July 6. STR/ / AFP/Getty Images

    Chinese Carrier's Purported Air Wing Deemed Plausible but Limited

    New details have emerged on the aircraft lineup for the new carrier Liaoning, which analysts say is a 'plausible' mix of foreign-designed fighter jets and various helicopters, yet limited due to its lack of other necessary aircraft.

    • Sep. 7, 2014
  14. On Hold: The Vladivostok, a Mistral-class helicopter carrier ordered by Russia, leaves a shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, western France. The French have suspended the ship's sale to Russia. FRANK PERRY/ / AFP

    French Mistral Sale Strategy: Buy Time To Maneuver

    France's surprise suspension of the sale of a Mistral-class helicopter carrier to Russia is seen as a delaying yet diplomatic move to buy time on a troubled arms deal and ease pressure on French President François Hollande with other leaders.

    • Sep. 6, 2014
  15. This photo taken on July 6, 2014, shows the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning docked at the seaport city of Dalian in northeast China's Liaoning province. AFP/Getty Images

    China reveals 2 aircraft carrier test pilots killed

    Two pilots in a squadron conducting fighter jet take-off and landing tests for China's lone aircraft carrier were killed during trials, state media reported, offering a rare glimpse into the secretive project.

    • Sep. 6, 2014
  16. The British carrier Queen Elizabeth was named on July 4. The U.K. has announced that both of its carriers will be operational. Chris Watt / Getty Images

    Cameron: UK Will Operate 2 Aircraft Carriers

    The UK Royal Navy is to get a second operational aircraft carrier, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced Friday as the two-day NATO summit came to an end.

    • Sep. 5, 2014
  17. The US Navy's new CANES system — which will consolidate multiple computer systems on board ships, like this one aboard the amphibious assault ship Bataan — is on hold because of protests filed by two losing bidders. MC3 Chase Hawley/ / US Navy

    CANES Work On Hold After Protests Filed

    The US Navy's effort to develop and install a new shipboard tactical electronic network is on hold after two losing bidders protested the Aug. 20 award of contracts worth up to $2.53 billion.

    • Sep. 4, 2014
  18. The Vladivostok warship, a Mistral class LHD amphibious vessel ordered by Russia from the STX France shipyard, leaves the Saint-Nazaire harbor March 5 for her first trial. Frank Perry / AFP

    France Says Russia Warship Depends On Peace In Ukraine

    President Francois Hollande on Thursday said that France will only complete delivery to Russia of a sophisticated naval ship if peace is established in Ukraine.

    • Sep. 4, 2014
  19. President Francois Hollande's office says France is suspending the delivery of the Sevastopol ship, a Mistral class LHD amphibious vessel, to Russia amid security concerns about Moscow's actions in neighboring Ukraine. Jean-Sebastien Evrard / AFP via Getty Images

    France: 'Conditions' Not in Place to Deliver Ship to Russia

    France said Wednesday 'conditions' were not in place to deliver the first of two Mistral-class warships to Russia, a move planned later this year that has sparked controversy given the crisis in Ukraine.

    • Sep. 3, 2014
  20. 'No Drama': The littoral combat ship Independence is seen here on plane guard duty with the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan during the Rim of the Pacific exercise in July, marking the first time a ship of this class operated extensively with a flattop. MC1 Dustin Kelling/ / US Navy

    RIMPAC Exercise Puts LCS Through Paces

    It was the middle of May, and the littoral combat ship Independence was operating out of San Diego, testing components of the mine warfare mission package.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
  21. Swedish Defense Minister Karin Enström Esquilo via Wikimedia Commons

    Enström: Sweden Must Keep Sub-building Know-how

    Sweden's parliament, the Riksdag, has endorsed a government plan to increase defense spending by more than 10 percent in 2015-2024.

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  22. The Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) provides a foundation to run various tactical systems, including combat systems, aboard US Navy ships, such as the destroyer Ross. MC2 John Herman / US Navy

    US Navy's CANES Network Picks Suppliers

    The US Navy's effort to develop and install a new shipboard tactical electronic network took a major leap forward Aug. 20 with the selection of five commercial teams to fill the fleet's needs for the next eight years.

    • Aug. 21, 2014
  23. A man fishes in front of the Russian Navy aircraft carrier Kuznetsov moored off the coast of Cyprus in February. Kuznetsov is Russia's only active aircraft carrier. Yiannis Kourtoglou / AFP

    Russian Defense Minister Vows To Strengthen Navy

    Russia announced plans Tuesday to bolster its navy with more advanced weapons in response to NATO's vow to halt the Kremlin's push into Ukraine and feared expansion into eastern Europe.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  24. A BAE display model shows the new Type 26 frigate proposed for the Royal Navy. Christopher P. Cavas / Staff

    New UK Frigate Proposals Coming Together

    BAE Systems is finishing proposals to build a new generation of frigates for the Royal Navy and has begun delivering details of the bid to the British Defence Ministry ahead of a decision expected by the end of the year, company officials said.

    • Aug. 18, 2014
  25. An X-47B lands the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt. MCSA Alex Millar/Navy

    US Navy Flies Manned, Unmanned Carrier Jets Together For First Time

    It was one small button push for man and one giant catapult launch for the US Navy's unmanned air combat program Sunday as the X-47B flew its first takeoffs and landings with F/A-18s on the aircraft carrier Roosevelt.

    • Aug. 18, 2014
  26. This picture, taken on May 14 from a Vietnamese Coast Guard ship, shows a Chinese Coast Guard vessel, left, sailing near China's oil drilling rig in disputed waters in the South China Sea. Vietnam was experiencing its worst anti-China unrest in decades following Beijing's deployment of an oil rig to disputed waters, with at least one Chinese worker killed and more than 100 injured. Hoang Dinh Nam / Getty Images

    Fishing Vessels in China Serve as Proxy Enforcers

    China's use of swarming tactics with fishing vessels to project and protect Beijing's territorial claims in the South China Sea appears unstoppable, experts say.

    • Aug. 17, 2014
  27. Cutter Completion: The Hamilton, seen in July on its first round of builder's sea trials, will be the first of the US Coast Guard's national security cutters based on the US East Coast. Huntington Ingalls Industries

    USCG Cutter Program Hits Its Stride

    It's not often the US Coast Guard takes center stage at the sprawling Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The huge facility builds more different kinds of ships for the US Navy than any other yard.

    • Aug. 16, 2014
  28. The amphibious ship Canterbury was part of New Zealand's Project Protector program. Two of the four inshore patrol vessels that are also part of the program could be replaced by a larger ship. New Zealand Navy

    NZ Navy's Newest Ships May Have Short Life

    New Zealand's government is considering cutting half of the Royal New Zealand Navy's inshore patrol vessel (IPV) fleet.

    • Aug. 12, 2014
  29. The River-class patrol vessel HMS Mersey is pictured at sea near Portsmouth. Agreement has been reached on construction of three large patrol vessels to replace the River-class vessels for the British Navy. Caroline Davies/Crown Copyright

    BAE, UK Government Settle Agreement on New Patrol Vessels

    The British government has firmed up an agreement with BAE Systems to build three large patrol vessels for the Royal Navy in a contract valued at £348 million (US $584 million).

    • Aug. 12, 2014
  30. A part of the Sevastopol ship, a Mistral class LHD amphibious vessel currently under construction for the Russian navy, arrives July 15 in Saint-Nazaire, France, from the Baltic. Jean-Debastien Evrard / AFP

    Official: Russia To Pay for French Warships Only Upon Full Delivery

    Russia will not pay for the Mistral warships being built by France until both ships have been delivered, an official said on Tuesday.

    • Aug. 12, 2014
  31. The North Dakota sets off for sea trials Aug. 3 from the Electric Boat shipyard in Groton, Conn. The submarine is the 11th unit of the Virginia class. US Navy

    Despite Delays, New US Navy Sub Headed for On-Time Delivery

    The building program of the US Navy's Virginia-class submarines has an outstanding reputation, both for keeping to cost and for on-time delivery.

    • Aug. 11, 2014
  32. An F/A-18C Hornet strike fighter from Strike Fighter Squadron 15 lands aboard the aircraft carrier George H. W. Bush in the Persian Gulf on July 29. The carrier is carrying 44 strike fighters. MC3 Joshua Card / US Navy

    US Naval Forces on Station in Gulf Region

    US Navy and Marine forces already are on station in the Middle East, part of the US policy of keeping a carrier strike group and an amphibious ready group in the region.

    • Aug. 8, 2014
  33. Antarctic Ambitions: Argentina's Irizar is the only icebreaker in the inventory of a South American navy, but it has been out of service since April 2007, when it was damaged by a fire onboard. Argentine Navy

    South America's Growing Interest in Antarctica Drives Polar Ship Buys

    Colombia is set to join its South American neighbors in their plans to upgrade Antarctic assets and establishments, which are opening bases and buying polar ships.

    • Aug. 3, 2014
  34. Negotiations Underway: The Indian Navy has asked the Defence Ministry to accelerate talks to buy six Russian-built Amur-class submarines, similar to this model, under Project 75-I. Wikimedia Commons

    Indian Navy Wants To Fast-Track Purchase of Russian Subs

    The Indian Defence Ministry's delay in floating a tender for six conventional submarines appears to be helping Russia, as the Indian Navy is now asking the MoD to buy two Russian-built Amur-class subs to help restock the shrinking force.

    • Aug. 2, 2014
  35. Upgrades: Ottawa is one of Canada's Halifax-class frigates, which would receive further upgrades under a new plan. Canadian Dept. of National Defence

    Canada Expands Frigate Upgrade Plans

    Canada is opening a second market for companies to upgrade its frigates, with new plans to buy additional systems and equipment for the ships over the next seven years.

    • Aug. 2, 2014
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