The Socialist Left Party, junior partner in the Norwegian government coalition, wants the armed forces of three Nordic countries to merge. -The Army should be Finnish, the Air Force Swedish and the Navy Norwegian, spokesman Bjorn Jacobsen says.
The Russian Navy flag has been raised on the new Russian corvette, the Steregushchii, built in the Northern Yard in Sankt Petersburg. The vessel is expected to soon head north to a Northern Fleet base.
Climate change and energy issues are high on the agenda in todays EU top meeting in Brussels. Meanwhile, a new EU report says that climate and energy might trigger conflict in the Norwegian-Russian Barents Sea
A prominent group of Russian engineers believe the K-159 nuclear sub will be lifted from the sea bottom in the course of the next four years. The vessel sunk in the Kola Bay during a tugging operation in 2003.
An Indian Navy representative says negotiations over the takeover of the aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov will continue until after summer this year and that the countrys armed forces expect to include the vessel in its navy in year 2012.
The Almaz shipyard in Sankt Petersburg is ready to start construction of a new generation of Russian coast guard vessels. The vessel project 22460 will have more advanced technology and military hardware, higher speed and longer range than any of its predecessors.