USNI News polled its writers, naval analysts and service members on what they consider the most important military and maritime stories in 2016. Read More
The rapidly changing Arctic region will open opportunities for everything from expanded fisheries to shorter trade routes and possible militarization, and the consensus from a panel of speakers is that these upcoming changes will require new international maritime agreements that may make obsolete existing maritime pacts. Read More
Norway plans to buy five Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to help monitor its extensive territorial waters amid a growing Russian submarine presence. Read More
This post has been updated to include additional information from the U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin.
The U.S. Navy and eight other countries are successfully working through an international detect-to-engage integrated air and missile defense exercise off the coast of Scotland, proving their platforms and people could integrate to provide missile defense in Europe. Read More
The Netherlands plans to allow women to serve aboard the country’s attack submarines, Royal Netherlands Navy top submariner, said this week. Read More
NATO has selected former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg as its next secretary general. Read More
Planning for the biennial Northern Eagle exercise between Russia, the U.S. and Norway has been “put on hold,” while the U.S. says troops have massed on the ground in the Crimea region of Ukraine, a military official told USNI News on Tuesday. Read More