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  • Russia’s ‘Mini Red October’ Subs Will Lack Advanced Propulsion System

    08/16/2017 7:22:02 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | AUGUST 17, 2017 | Franz-Stefan Gady
    Project 677 Lada-class diesel-electric attack submarines will lack air-independent propulsion systems (AIP) for the foreseeable future, the head of Russian-state owned Admiralty Shipyards, Alexander Buzakov, revealed in a recent interview with Russian media this month. Buzakov confirmed that the third and fourth boat of the class will operate without AIP. AIP vastly improves the underwater endurance of a submarine by allowing it to operate its propulsion system without access to atmospheric oxygen. Given that there is less need for AIP subs to surface or use a snorkel to charge their batteries, the stealth capability of any boat fitted with this...
  • China's first AIP submarine reaches 10-year service milestone

    06/15/2017 8:52:59 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Ecns.cn ^ | 2017-06-16
    (Xinhua/Han Lin) China has mastered air-independent propulsion (AIP) technology, and the country's navy submarines can now be equipped with the system to reach the advanced level of similar systems throughout the world. This information was disclosed in a feature published on the website of the Ministry of National Defense on June 14. According to the article, China's first AIP submarine has already completed over 50 important tasks and safely voyaged hundreds of thousands of miles since it was put into service 10 years ago. An industry insider who asked not to be named told the Global Times on June 14...
  • Thousands of voters, celebrities, register to wrong party

    04/18/2016 9:03:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Fox News.com via AP ^ | April 18, 2016
    A survey has found that tens of thousands of voters, including Demi Moore and other celebrities, have mistakenly registered as members of a conservative minor political party in California in a mix-up over its name, a newspaper reported Sunday. The Los Angeles Times said that a telephone survey of 500 members of the American Independent Party found nearly 3 of 4 people did not realize they had enrolled in a political party that opposes abortion rights and same sex marriage and calls for building a fence along the U.S. border. The newspaper said voters were confused by the use of...
  • Why the US Needs Conventional Submarines

    04/14/2016 10:03:27 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | April 14, 2016 | Torsten Heinrich
    The U.S. Armed Forces operate a wide array of sophisticated weaponry, in many cases superior to anything else in the world. But while the new destroyers, carriers, or the F-22 might have no equal, the U.S. Armed Forces face a significant gap in their capabilities: the total lack of any conventional submarines. The United States hasn’t produced any conventional submarines since the Barbel-class in the late 1950s; every submarine class since then has been nuclear powered. This might have made sense in the context of the Cold War, where Soviet nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines had to be shadowed, but times...
  • Hoefling vs. Trump?

    02/08/2016 8:16:26 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 23 replies
    TomHoefling.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Tom Hoefling
    Should find out today if the California Secretary of State is going to place my name on the presidential primary ballot of the American Independent Party which will be conducted on June 7th. We'll also find out if they also placed Donald Trump's name there as well. He'll likely be on the Republican ballot line in their closed primary, but the AIP offered his name up as well for their non-binding open primary, in which Independents will be able to vote. California law allows candidates to appear on multiple party ballot lines. Once again, though, the actual nominee of the...
  • Russia's 2nd & 3rd Lada Class Submarine Delivery Slips to 2019, Fate of the Class Uncertain

    01/22/2016 4:54:39 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | Friday, 22 January 2016
    There are no plans to discontinue the construction of Project 677 Lada-class diesel-electric submarines (SSK) yet, Deputy Navy Commander-in-Chief Vice Admiral Alexander Fedotenkov told journalists on Thursday. The second and third submarines, the Kronstadt and Velikiye Luki, will be delivered later than scheduled in 2019 but the Russian Navy says the class is much quiter compared to the Project 636 Kilo-class. Lada class Diesel Electric Submarine (SSK) Project 677 "The Navy will decide on how many Project 677 Lada submarines it needs based on the outcome of the operational evaluation of the Kronstadt and Velikiye Luki submarines. The termination of...
  • Russia Developing New Fuel-Cell Air Independent Propulsion System for Submarines

    12/12/2015 3:03:37 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 12 December 2015
    The Rubin Design Bureau and Krylov State Research Center will start developing a prototype submarine air-independent propulsion (AIP) plant and an associated floating test bench, Igor Landgraf, deputy director/chief designer of Krylov’s affiliate TsNII SET said. According to Landgraf, the Russian Industry and Trade Ministry is considering Rubin and Krylov’s proposal for the Development of an AIP Plant Prototype and an Associated Floating Test Bench development work. The proposal had resulted from a resolution by the September 12, 2015 governmental meeting chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. The proposal was approved by the Russian Navy’s leading research institute. The...
  • New Links Emerge in the IRS Scandal

    08/02/2013 6:48:06 AM PDT · by safetysign · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/01/2013 | Kim Strassel
    Congressional investigators this week released emails suggesting that staff at the Federal Election Commission have been engaged in their own conservative targeting, with help from the IRS's infamous Lois Lerner. This means more than just an expansion of the probe to the FEC. It's a new link to the Obama team. In May this column noted that the targeting of conservatives started in 2008, when liberals began a coordinated campaign of siccing the federal government on political opponents. The Obama campaign helped pioneer this tactic. In late summer of 2008, Obama lawyer Bob Bauer took issue with ads run against...
  • Strassel: Conservatives Became Targets in 2008

    05/24/2013 9:18:36 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 23, 2013 | Kim Strassel
    The White House insists President Obama is "outraged" by the "inappropriate" targeting and harassment of conservative groups. If true, it's a remarkable turnaround for a man who helped pioneer those tactics. On Aug. 21, 2008, the conservative American Issues Project ran an ad highlighting ties between candidate Obama and Bill Ayers, formerly of the Weather Underground. The Obama campaign and supporters were furious, and they pressured TV stations to pull the ad—a common-enough tactic in such ad spats. What came next was not common. Bob Bauer, general counsel for the campaign (and later general counsel for the White House), on...
  • Culture of Hooliganism…Obama Goons Threatened 10K Donors W/Legal Trouble for Donating to Republicans

    05/24/2013 9:00:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 24, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    In 2008 the American Issues Project released an ad tying Barack Obama to domestic terrorist Bill Ayers. “Barack Obama launched his political career with the direct assistance of Bill Ayers.” (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The Obama camp used the DOJ to demand an investigation and prosecute American Issues Project That’s not all… Obama goons threatened 10,000 GOP donors with legal trouble and public harassment if they continued to support Republican candidates. The Wall Street Journal reported, via Jammie Wearing Fool: On Aug. 21, 2008, the conservative American Issues Project ran an ad highlighting ties between candidate Obama and Bill Ayers, formerly of the...
  • Russia Touts New Submarine

    02/14/2013 12:36:35 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 13/02/2013
    Russia Touts New Submarine MOSCOW, February 13 (RIA Novosti) - Foreign customers have shown high interest in Russia’s advanced Amur-1650 class submarine, state-run arms dealer Rosoboronexport said on Wednesday. “Of the nine countries that are planning to modernize or develop their submarine fleets…three have already chosen the Amur-1650 project,” Rosoboronexport’s director Anatoly Isaikin said. He did not name the countries in question. The ongoing work on air-independent (closed cycle) propulsion systems for the submarine should further fuel the customers’ interest, he added. The Amur 1650 is one of several participants in a tender by the Indian Navy for six submarines...
  • The American Independent Party of California nominates Tom Hoefling for President

    08/11/2012 9:24:42 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 33 replies
    The American Independent Party of California, in convention, nominated me today for the office of President of the United States. This gives us the 2012 presidential ballot line. My thanks to all who participated in the process, and to presidential candidates Wiley Drake and Virgil Goode, both of whom were present and who graciously released their delegates in order to make the final vote a unanimous one. We'll be commenting extensively in the days ahead on the events of today and the important ramifications of this nomination. It's time for pro-life, pro-liberty, pro-Constitution Reagan conservatives to once again have representation...
  • Super-stealth sub powered by fuel cell

    02/22/2011 9:31:36 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | February 22, 2011 | Frederik Pleitgen
    Super-stealth sub powered by fuel cell From Frederik Pleitgen, CNN CNN's global series i-List takes you to a different country each month. In February, we visit Germany and look at changes shaping the country's economy, culture and social fabric. Eckernfoerde, Germany (CNN) -- It is almost totally silent, radiates virtually no heat and is constructed entirely from non-magnetic metals. Meet the U212A -- an ultra-advanced non-nuclear sub developed by German naval shipyard Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft, who claim it to be "the peak of German submarine technology." And few would argue. The super-stealth vessel is the first of its kind to...
  • LTC Terry Lakin family representative to join America's Summit call tonight

    12/21/2010 3:18:35 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 10 replies · 1+ views
    AIPNews.com ^ | Dec. 21, 2010
    Marco Ciavolino...is scheduled to be interviewed by Tom Kovach during tonight's "America's Summit" conference call.  Marco is also the webmaster for the site "Safeguarding Our Constitution", which has kept the plight of Dr. (LTC) Lakin in the public eye since the release of a video last March, in which Lakin explained that he would refuse military orders to deploy again to the war in Afghanistan until he was satisfied that those orders were issued lawfully.  Ciavolino also produced that video.   The call begins at 9 pm Eastern.   The call numbers can be found here:   http://www.aipnews.com/talk/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=7216&posts=7&start=1 Tom Kovach...
  • 'I have ‘100% voting record’ on legislation backed by AIP' (anti-Israel)

    11/01/2010 8:23:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 11/1/10 | HILARY LEILA KRIEGER
    Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate Joe Sestak defends signing letter pushed by J Street calling for easing Gaza blockade. LOWER MERION TOWNSHIP – One day, months before the race to represent Pennsylvania in the US Senate entered the homestretch, Democratic candidate Joe Sestak arrived at his campaign office to find it practically empty. “Where is everybody?” Sestak told The Jerusalem Post he had asked at the time, only to be told it was Pessah. That’s how he found out that nearly half his staff was Jewish. But on Monday, the day before Americans finally head to the polls, Sestak’s headquarters in...
  • Alan Keyes and the Neocon Destruction of Third Parties

    06/17/2010 1:13:18 PM PDT · by Seadog Bytes · 56 replies · 710+ views
    Freedom Forum ^ | June 15, 2010 | Maggie Bloom
    Alan Keyes and the Neocon Destruction of Third PartiesBy Maggie Bloom Sacramento Central Committee American Independent Party I’ve really come to dislike Alan Keyes. He says all the right conservative things but what he does is destructive to the Constitutional movement. I have trouble believing it is not planned. First time I noticed it was in 2006. Illegal immigration had finally hit the main stream media as an issue. Citizen border patrol groups sprang up and huge amounts of money were donated to build an Israeli style fence along the Mexican border. The money was all funneled through a non...
  • Palin drops the other shoe (Alan Keyes)

    04/13/2010 11:43:41 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 229 replies · 4,216+ views
    AIP / Loyal to Liberty ^ | 2010-04-12 | Alan Keyes
    Recently I ran across a video interview in which Sarah Palin enthusiastically declares "I support Michael Steele…I think he's doing a great job. Michael Steele is an outsider. The machine, I think, is tough to penetrate--I think it's been good to have an independent outsider trying to create some change in the Republican Party." Michael Steele has from the first day of his tenure been a spokesman for the RINO, pro-abortion, amoral, 'money is god' elite minority that presently controls the Republican Party. The statement that Steele is an outsider is an outright lie. He has for some years now...
  • Blog Talk Radio Live thread: America's Summit: Restore the Republic (Dec 12, 2009)

    12/12/2009 6:11:59 PM PST · by Steve Schulin · 2 replies · 257+ views
    AIP News ^ | December 12, 2009 | America's Independent Party
    Tonight's call started a few minutes ago, at 9 am eastern The call-in number is: (218) 339-2222 and the conference ID is: 340794# It's also available for listen-only livestream at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/AIPThere's also an online meeting room for chat-style text discussion at http://www.hotconference.com/conference,58542473
  • Blog Talk Radio Live thread: America's Summit: Restore the Republic (Dec 10, 2009)

    12/10/2009 6:27:15 PM PST · by Steve Schulin · 3 replies · 303+ views
    AIP News ^ | December 10, 2009 | America's Independent Party
    Tonight's call started a few minutes ago, at 9 am eastern In the candidate 'hot seat' tonight is Melissa Pehle-Hill, candidate for state legislature in Texas (district 4, east of Dallas) The call-in number is: (218) 339-2222 and the conference ID is: 340794# It's also available for listen-only livestream at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/AIP There's also an online meeting room for chat-style text discussion at http://www.hotconference.com/conference,58542473
  • Blog Talk Radio Live thread: America's Summit: Restore the Republic (Dec 8, 2009)

    12/08/2009 5:57:34 PM PST · by Steve Schulin · 4 replies · 211+ views
    AIP News ^ | December 8, 2009 | America's Independent Party
    Tonight's call starts in a few minutes, at 9 am eastern The call-in number is: (218) 339-2222 and the conference ID is: 340794# It's also available for listen-only livestream at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/AIPThere's also an online meeting room for chat-style text discussion at http://www.hotconference.com/conference,58542473