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China looks set to beat the US to the punch on a game-changing naval railgun that the US has spent more than $500 million and a decade on by deploying one on a navy ship — and it looks as if Beijing's doing it to embarrass Washington.
UK Secretary of State for Defence said nations "need to play by the rules." The announcement came a day after US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said China's militarization of the South China Sea is for the purpose of "intimidation and coercion," and that there will be "consequences in the future."
Step aboard the Admiral Kuznetsov, Russia’s aircraft carrier that’s considered one of the worst in the world
The Kuznetsov is undergoing repairs and will be out of commission until 2021.
The USS Milwaukee fired four Longbow Hellfire missiles at inshore attack craft targets on May 11, the US Navy announced earlier this week.
Mattis hints at new Navy aircraft carrier strategy to throw off Russia and China in a potential future war
Mattis wants to "ensure that preparation for great power competition [with Russia and China] drives us, not simply a rotation schedule that allows me to tell you three years from now that allows me to tell you which aircraft carrier will be where in the world,"
An Australian defense official reportedly confirmed China’s desire for increased military presence in the South Pacific
Senior levels of Australia's defense force think China wants to increase its military presence in the South Pacific via the island nation of Vanuatu, 9News says.
The Chinese navy challenged Australian warships in the South China Sea as it conducted its largest-ever naval parade
Three Australian navy ships faced a polite but "robust" encounter with the People's Liberation Army,
Military equipment, as well as the troops themselves, takes on distinct colors when seen outside the light of day.
The owner of the world's largest naval force might surprise you.
Once the USS Harry S. Truman carrier strike group arrives, "the US will be able to clean up the eastern Mediterranean in a conventional fight any day."