Israel’s Deadliest Submarines Are Nearly Ready

Israel’s new Dolphin II-class submarines are the largest undersea craft built in Germany since the Second World War, and when they reach active service they’re expected to take their place among the world’s most effective subs. Three submarines are in various stages of construction at ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems in Kiel, Germany – the TANIN, RAHAV,…

4th of July, 1899-Style

1899, the glory days of empire, when Pax Britannica ruled the waves and the Germans and Americans were viewed as upstarts. For awhile, a running flash point for those conflicting interests flared up in the middle of the Pacific, in Samoa. Apia harbor in 1889 almost became the scene of open warfare between Germany and…

A Day at Sea with Dear Leader – N Korea’s Kim Jong-Un helms a sub

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is a man who gets around. The daily annals of the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) are filled with his exploits, accomplishments, various deeds and, of course, honors and acclamations. Recently, Kim added a spice of variety to his travels by going…

Video: Griffin missile launches from patrol ship, blasts target, goes operational

The US Navy’s Mark 60 Griffin missile system was declared operational March 25 after successful live-fire tests from patrol coastal (PC) ships assigned to the Fifth Fleet. The weapon gives the small PCs a punch they’ve sorely lacked. This newly-released Navy video shows Griffin launches from tests on March 20 and 21, along with the…