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The ARA San Juan

Missing sub probably sunk by explosion

A blast heard nine days ago probably sealed its fate, the navy says.

A submarine carrying 44 crew members has been missing for five days.

Time running out for missing submarine

The vessel carrying 44 crew members has been missing for five days.

The German-built AR San Juan submarine

Submarine missing in south Atlantic

There are 44 crew members on board the Argentine vessel.

Fleet Shakedown week.

HMNZS Endeavour to make last visit home

The Royal NZ Navy's support tanker will be decommissioned after 30 years of service.

Around 10 percent of the HMS Vigilant crew have either quit or been kicked out amid the scandal.

Nuclear sub crew fired amid cocaine and sex scandals

It's being called one of the biggest scandals in the UK Royal Navy's history.

Australian army reportedly bans hiring men

Recruiters say the Defence Force desperately needs more women soldiers.


Another Chinese boat found dumping rubbish in ocean

The NZ Navy are in Fiji, preparing for the arrival of unregistered fish-stealing boats plaguing the Pacific.


NZ Navy catches tuna vessels dumping rubbish off Fiji

The area is a multimillion-dollar tuna fishery, which is often abused.

Fishers in Fiji often operate without licences.

Rule-breakers putting Fijian fisheries at stake

Another bust off the coast of Nadi has environmentalists concerned.


NZ Navy makes another significant fisheries bust

It's the second time in weeks the same boat has been caught fishing illegally.

North Korea, Submarine

US officials detect 'unusual' submarine movement near North Korea

They've already shown their military might in the air but what about from the sea?

The crew had abandoned the yacht and were safe and well on the atoll.

NZ yachties on their way to Suva

Fiji's navy has picked up four New Zealand yachties stuck on a Pacific atoll after their yacht ran aground.

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey in the South China Sea (Reuters)

China jets buzz US Navy plane

Two Chinese fighter jets have intercepted a US surveillance plane over the South China Sea.


NZ Navy linked to Fat Leonard scandal

The NZ Navy paid more than $700,000 to the company at the heart of an international bribery and corruption scandal.


Family of Navy sailor missing in Samoa vows to keep searching

The sister of a missing Navy sailor is frustrated with the lack of communication from authorities.

Crossley bought two capsules of the class B drug off a local friend and gave them to his colleagues  (Getty)

Navy diver admits supplying ecstasy

A New Zealand Navy diver has admitted supplying drugs to colleagues while on shore leave in Australia.

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard/ New Zealand Prime Minister John Key XXX at XXX on February 9, 2013 in Queenstown, New Zealand. The annual talks are held over two days, with the economy and Asia-pacific defence matters as key items on the agenda.

100 years since Navy battle for Kiwi VC

New Zealand's only Victoria Cross for valour in naval action was given for a battle with a U-boat 100 years ago.

royal New Zealand navy

Navy drug probe finds positive test results

Ten staff members have been caught out by compulsory testing.


Navy welcomes first sailor with moko

After 20 years of service, he became the first person to get clearance to wear a full facial Māori tattoo.


Navy brings in urine testing for drugs

It follows after a string of incidents involving drug use in the Defence Force.