France continues to react with fury to Australia's decision to cancel a multibillion-dollar submarine contract in favour of working with the US and UK.
France recalled its ambassadors to the US and Australia in fury after Australia canceled a lucrative submarine contract with French firm Naval Group.
France was only given a few hours' warning that it had lost a lucrative submarine contract with Australia. But the deal had problems for years before.
To find replacement parts when something fails unexpectedly, the Navy has sometimes had to "cannibalize" other submarines.
"Bringing our undersea warriors home after every underway is a no fail mission," the Submarine Forces commander said recently.
The Chinese navy, already the world's largest, just got a new submarine, destroyer, and amphibious assault ship all at once.
Chinese flights near Taiwan have increased in recent weeks, and the planes involved hint at a larger effort to improve China's military capabilities.
Tensions are rising between the US and rivals like Russia and China, both of which are fielding more advanced submarines that are cause for concern for the US Navy. The Coast Guard had an active role in hunting submarines during 20th-century conflicts, and while Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz says there […]
As US aircraft carriers operate around the world, the Navy often relies on aerial assets to find and track submarines, one of the greatest existential threats to a carrier and its strike group. P-8A Poseidon maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft can operate at higher altitudes and longer ranges than […]
One of the Navy’s two submarine tenders visited Ulithi Atoll in the Western Pacific earlier this month. Tenders can support subs and surface ships, and the visit to the atoll, a major logistics hub during World War II, again shows the Navy is thinking about how it could keep its […]
An unmanned expedition to the depths of Monterey Bay, California, discovered a baleen-whale carcass on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. The carcass still contained some blubber and internal organs. Bone-eating worms and scavenging eelpouts were devouring the remains, while octopuses and crabs explored the skeleton. You can watch a […]
The Secretary of the Navy is charged with naming new US Navy ships, but there are rules to how those ships are named. The Navy sometimes breaks the naming rules, which is itself a tradition, a new report from the Congressional Research Service says. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
The US government has awarded a billion-dollar contract for the production of sonobuoys, which are used to hunt submarines. Demand for sonobuoys is only expected to grow, and the contract comes as the Pentagon seeks to shore up its supply. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. ERAPSCO, a joint […]
A Russian navy submarine caught fire on Monday, killing 14 sailors on board. Two independent Russian news outlets reported that the vessel was the AS-12 “Losharik,” a nuclear-powered vessel that US officials have said is designed to cut undersea cables that keep the world’s internet running. Moscow officials have remained […]
A Russian Navy research submarine caught fire in Russian waters near the naval base of Severomorsk on Monday, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported. Fourteen submariners died after being poisoned by burning materials, the agency said, citing Russia’s defence ministry. The cause of the fire is not clear. Visit Business Insider’s […]
Explorer Victor Vescovo has almost reached the end of his mission to visit the deepest corners of all five oceans. On his fourth major dive, Vescovo found a plastic bag and candy wrappers at the bottom of the Challenger Deep, the deepest known point on Earth. The discovery suggests that […]
China’s naval force is growing at an incredible rate, not just in size but also in combat capability. It’s reportedly growing faster than any other great-power navy. The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is fielding a variety of new warships and submarines, as well as new weapons, to tip […]