Weapons

UK ramps up drone warships

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The UK will order up to six drone-carrying warships for its Royal Navy as the government puts it on a war footing amid rising...

Looker for cheaper way to zap cheap drones

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The toll of expending expensive surface fleet weapons to take out cheap Houthi drones, anti-ship ballistic and cruise missiles in the Red Sea has...

Red Sea’s asymmetrical naval cost

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By Dr Bonnie Johnson* The recent crisis in the Red Sea has escalated from Houthi drone and missile attacks on commercial ships to a major...

French Navy’s missile double whammy

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France’s synchronized test firing of naval cruise missiles from a surface ship and a submarine 400 kilometers apart adds a land-attack capability for European...

ME: out by $1b in munitions

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Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro today told lawmakers his service is out at least $1 billion in critical munitions because of recent operations in...

Powerful laser to be installed in British Fleet

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A powerful laser weapon will be added to the Royal Navy’s arsenal in the next three years as the need for weapons to counter...

RAN’s sea-mining capability

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The Royal Australian Navy has laid sea mines for the first time in nearly 50 years during Exercise Dugong. The mine warfare and clearance diving...

Worrying German missile failures

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The Red Sea-deployment of German warship “Hessen” was off to a start with mixed results this week, as missile woes for the German Navy...

Australia’s sea mine deployment

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In response to the escalating tension with China, Australia has enhanced its naval capabilities, receiving its first batch of advanced sea mines, Bulgarian Military.com reports....

RN’s missile defence boost

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The U.K. government awarded pan-European missile maker MBDA three contracts worth a total £405 million ($515 million) to bolster the Royal Navy’s defenses against...