A Chinese PLA-N guided missile frigate prepares to dock in Manila in 2019.
Laser pointing is separated from firing a missile with hostile intent by a mere split second – this is what makes such an action so dangerous.
While all eyes are on China’s response to the new AUKUS security pact, Russia matters, too. After all, it has its own nuclear submarines that could now be marketed all over the region.
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Nuclear submarines are powered by a miniature onboard fission reactor. They can go for decades without refuelling, making them faster, stealthier and much more expensive than conventional submarines.
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Nuclear-powered submarines do not need to surface for air, allowing them to be stealthier for longer. But there’s still a million-dollar question: does this make us safer?
Mozambican soldiers on patrol in Palma,
Cabo Delgado, following the terrorist attack in March.
The maritime situation in Mozambique must not be allowed to emulate the maritime threats found off Nigeria, Somalia, and the rebel-held territories in Libya.
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The search for the Indonesian submarine KRI Nanggala faces huge uncertainties and a very tight deadline.
Is Trump respecting military culture?
Letting bad behavior go unpunished can undermine respect for the law of war.
A large explosion aboard the USS Lexington is seen in this May 1942 photo taken by a U.S. navy employee.
Could the 1942 Battle of the Coral Sea between American and Japanese aircraft carriers have turned out differently?
The naval shipbuilding plan is undoubtedly a major step forward for industrial capability in Australia.
Australia’s long-awaited naval shipbuilding plan has two interconnected weaknesses when it comes to sovereignty.
The MV Tampa rescued 438 asylum seekers from a stricken boat in the waters between Indonesia and Australia.
The Tampa incident in 2001 has formed the underlying basis of the approach to asylum seekers attempting to reach Australia by boat ever since.
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Contemporary television is replete with gruesome tests of survival, charting our obsession with what modern man has lost.
Maritime security is a problem in the Indian Ocean. Different countries use a variety of means to protect their regions.
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Managing maritime security is a challenging endeavour. Forms of maritime crime include piracy, drug and arms smuggling.
DCNS’ ‘Shortfin Barracuda’ was the winning design for Australia’s next submarine fleet.
The Conversation’s experts respond to key aspects of the announcement that French company DCNS will be build Australia’s next fleet of submarines.
Sub hunting: not easy.
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Das Boot, The Hunt for Red October, The Bedford Incident, We Dive At Dawn: films based on submariners’ experience reflect the tense and unusual nature of undersea warfare – where it is often not how well…
A South Korean destroyer deploys to Somali waters to tackle piracy there.
When we sip our morning coffee or snack on a piece of chocolate, we hardly think about how these products came to us. The answer is: they were transported by sea. In fact, pretty much all the goods we…
Seawater could be used to fuel naval ships, replacing the need for oil-based jet fuel. Using metal catalytic converters in…
Australians have become very aware of the negative cultural tendencies of the ADF.
Prime minister Tony Abbott’s three-word slogan “stop the boats” may be meeting its promise. Last Friday, Abbott was “very pleased” to point out that it was the “50th day without an illegal boat arriving…
The government should have focused on a proper investigation into allegations that asylum seekers’ hands were deliberately burned by the Navy.
The Abbott government has reacted indignantly to allegations by Sudanese asylum seeker Yousif Ibrahim Fasher that asylum seekers were mistreated and had their hands deliberately burnt by Australian Navy…
Hiding the government’s border control policy behind the word ‘operational’ makes the military their political pawns.
Recent reports that the Australian Navy has turned back two asylum seeker boats to Indonesian waters remain shrouded under a veil of secrecy. Australia remains subject to downgraded levels of co-operation…