Weapons

US Navy destroyer shoots down ICBM

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The U.S. Navy has shot down an intercontinental ballistic missile over the Pacific Ocean with an SM-3 Block IIA missile in a milestone test...

French submarine launches Cruise missile

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The first French naval cruise missile launch was carried out by the nuclear-powered attack submarine Suffren, ukdj reports. On October 20th 2020, the Suffren, the...

US Navy’s plans for refuelling drones

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The Navy is studying the effects its new unmanned refueling aircraft could have on California's Pacific coastline as it makes decisions on where to...

USN and RN commit to AI and energy weapons

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The U.S. Navy’s acquisition chief announced the establishment of the London Tech Bridge—the U.S. Navy’s first such innovation centre outside the United States, ukdj...

P8 in show-of-force flight

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A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft has been spotted flying a mission from Kadena Air Base on the Japanese island of Okinawa...

US’s drone subs and buoys in the Arctic

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The U.S. Navy has awarded the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution a contract worth more than $12 million to develop unmanned undersea vehicles and buoys,...

China military watch: sea-based missiles

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By Malcolm Davis and Charlie Lyons Jones* On 15 September, China successfully launched the Long March-11 solid propellant launch vehicle off a merchant vessel in the Yellow...

World’s most advanced torpedo almost ready

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The "world's most advanced torpedo" is almost ready for service with the Royal Navy after extensive trials in Scotland, Forces Net reports. The Spearfish -...

Austal expands and eyes unmanned ship programs

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Austal USA is expanding the capacity and capability of its Alabama shipyard, doubling down on investing in its future in a way reminiscent of...

Improvements in anti-submarine technology

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Sebastian Brixey-Williams* Anti-submarine warfare (ASW) has always been a game of hide and seek, with adversarial states looking to adopt and deploy emerging technologies in...