Tag: warships

US Approves $120 Million Sale to Maintain Taiwanese Warships

TAIPEI—The United States has approved a possible $120 million sale of parts to help Taiwan maintain its warships, which the island’s defense ministry said would help ensure combat readiness in the face of China regime’s “frequent activities” near the island. The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement it had delivered the required…


Fleet Week Kicks Off in New York With Parade of Ships

New York put on a beautiful morning on May 25 to welcome visiting naval vessels in the city to celebrate Fleet Week. After a two-year pause due to the pandemic, the event returned—leading off with the traditional parade of ships into New York harbor and then up the Hudson River. Fleet Week is a celebration of…


US Navy Intends to Decommission Some of Its Newest Warships

PORTLAND, Maine—The Navy that once wanted smaller, speedy warships to chase down pirates has made a speedy pivot to Russia and China—and many of those recently built ships could be retired. The U.S. Navy wants to decommission nine ships in the Freedom-class of littoral combat ships—warships that cost about $4.5 billion altogether to build. The…


Canadian Navy Needs to Recruit 1,000 Sailors to Crew New Warships: Commander

OTTAWA—Royal Canadian Navy commander Vice-Admiral Craig Baines is sounding the alarm over a shortage of sailors to crew Canada’s warships. In an exclusive interview with The Canadian Press, Baines says the navy is short about 1,000 sailors. Baines says the situation isn’t critical yet as the navy is making do with its current complement. But…


Britain to Permanently Deploy Two Warships in Asian Waters

TOKYO—Britain said on Tuesday it would permanently deploy two warships in Asian waters after its Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier and escort ships sail to Japan in September through seas where China is vying for influence with the United States and Japan. Plans for the high-profile visit by the carrier strike group come as London deepens…


Russia Says Next Time It May Fire to Hit Intruding Warships

MOSCOW—Russia is prepared to target intruding warships if they fail to heed warnings, a senior Russian diplomat said Thursday in a tough statement in the wake of a Black Sea incident in which a British destroyer sailed near Crimea in an area that Russia claims as its territorial waters. Russia said one of its warships…


Chinese Regime Unveils Three New Warships on Navy Anniversary

The Chinese regime recently unveiled three new warships to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Navy. The ships will be part of the regime’s South China Sea fleet. One Chinese media outlet claims that the move is meant to intimidate Taiwan, neighboring countries in the Indo-Pacific region, and the United States. The…


Canada’s New Warships Fade Evermore Into the Future

Commentary Canada is ready aye ready for naval combat. In 2033. And for carving the pork starting yesterday. So says DND, our sad acronym for a Department of Defence that doesn’t have a cool polygonal HQ. Or much of anything else. Like sidearms. Or ships. Or soldiers. Or even diversity; recently DND tweeted a photo…