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German frigate Hessen sailors were on watch 12 hours a day in the Red Sea with only seconds to react to threats in the 'worst case scenario'

The German warship spent several weeks deployed to volatile Middle Eastern waters to protect commer…

Jake Epstein   


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The US Navy botched the design of its new $1 billion frigates: report

A watchdog report found flaws in the US Navy's designs for its guided-missile frigates, stalling co…

Ella Sherman   


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Intense video from aboard a French frigate shows the combat kill of a ballistic missile in the Red Sea

The French warship destroyed three ballistic missiles on Thursday, marking one of the latest engage…

Jake Epstein   


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A gun on a US ally's warship misfired while the crew was clearing stuck shells and struck a frigate

Crews were trying to clear rounds jammed in the 76-mm deck gun when it fired, damaging a nearby shi…

Ella Sherman   


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German frigate Hessen accidentally opened fire on an American drone, nearly costing the US another Reaper in its Red Sea fight

Germany's frigate Hessen accidentally targeted a US MQ-9 Reaper drone, but a malfunction saved it. …

Jake Epstein,Ryan Pickrell   


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After a 35-year break, the US Navy is building frigates again, and it has a lot of catching up to do

For the first time since the late 1980s, the US Navy is building frigates, but other navies —…

Benjamin Brimelow   


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Watch the US and its Pacific partners obliterate an ex-US frigate with guns and missiles

Video posted by the US Navy shows a decommissioned frigate being clobbered by missiles and bombs be…

Abbie Shull   


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PHOTOS: The US military obliterated a missile frigate, showing off how it could sink enemy ships in a war

The exercise aimed to prepare the US armed forces to "decisively apply force in the maritime battle…

Ryan Pickrell   


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Russian fighter jets harassed a Dutch frigate in the Black Sea for hours and carried out mock attacks, defense ministry says

The buzzing and mock attacks came a day after another unsafe encounter involving Russian fighters a…

Ryan Pickrell   


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Amid worries about China's growing navy, the US Navy is only asking for 4 new combat ships next year

The latest budget request asks for just eight ships, only four of which are warships, as China cont…

Ryan Pickrell   


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The US Navy just picked a builder for its new frigate, but there may already be a problem ahead

The US Navy's projections for the cost of its new frigates may be too rosy.

Christopher Woody   


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A missile misfired and scorched the deck of a German navy frigate

The Sachsen attempted to fire a Standard Missile 2, or SM-2, from the vertical launch system locate…

Christopher Woody   


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We toured the heavily-armed and stealthy warship that may be the US Navy's next frigate

"The world has changed certainly in the last two years when you take look at what Russia is doing a…

Daniel Brown   


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Iranian gunboats backed away in a showdown with a Royal Navy frigate after staring down the barrel of the 'perfect weapon'

"We don't know the British rules of engagement," Hoffman told Business Insider."If the commander fe…

Ryan Pickrell   


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5 photos of the Admiral Makarov, the frigate Russia deployed to the Mediterranean with cruise missiles ready to hit Syria

"The Black Sea Navy Fleet's frigate Admiral Makarov left (Navy base) Sevastopol and laid a course f…

Daniel Brown   


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Russia launched a powerful new frigate - but there are still lingering problems for the program's future

Each frigate in the Admiral Grigorovich class is armed with eight Club-N land-attack cruise missile…

Ben Brimelow   


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A radio recording reveals the confrontation between a Royal Navy frigate and the Iranian forces moments before a UK tanker was seized

Iran seized two British tankers - Stena Impero, a British-flagged, Swedish-based tanker and Mesdar,…

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Watch 2 Russian attack jets harass a Dutch navy frigate in the Baltic Sea

The Russian jets got within 200 meters of the ship, though it's not immediately clear if they were …

Alex Lockie