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Italian carrier heads to US for F-35B fit-out

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The Italian Navy (Marina Militare) flagship, the aircraft carrier ITS Cavour, is set to reach Naval Station Norfolk in mid-February to start F-35B STOVL...

US Navy’s new ship-building approach

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By David B Larter The U.S. Navy’s top officer has laid down the gauntlet: The service must deliver two new classes of surface ships on...

South Korea to push ahead with carrier plan

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South Korean Navy has sought to build a 30,000-ton light aircraft carrier and place vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft on it, probably the...

Russian n-sub tests ICBMs

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A Russian nuclear submarine on Saturday successfully test-fired four intercontinental ballistic missiles in a show of readiness of Moscow’s nuclear forces amid tension with...

All three Hobart class in exercise

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Royal Australian Navy’s three Hobart-class destroyers have exercised together for the first time, demonstrating their cooperative-engagement capabilities, Contact magazine reports. HMA Ships Hobart, Brisbane and Sydney...

Aerial drones from subs to sink ships

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The name of the game in the Pacific is stand-off range. But with longer range torpedoes and anti-ship missiles in the arsenal, submariners are...

UK doubles down on frigate building

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Work has begun on a huge hall for the Royal Navy’s next-generation Type 31 frigates – to build two ships side-by-side. Standing at 147 metres...

Next US frigate to be named USS Congress

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Another Navy ship will be named in honor of George Washington's six original frigates. The Navy's next frigate will be named the USS Congress, Navy...

Nimitz returns to Persian Gulf

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The aircraft carrier Nimitz and its strike group have returned to the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions with Iran over the killing of...

HMNZS Te Kaha on way home

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After almost three years away in Canada, HMNZS Te Kaha departed for home yesterday after completing a significant frigate upgrade that has futureproofed her...