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  • Inside Iraqi Corruption

    03/29/2005 4:35:34 PM PST · by Softwar · 460+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/29/05 | Charles R. Smith
    Inside Iraqi Corruption Charles R. Smith Tuesday, March 29, 2005 John A. Shaw is a curious example of Washington politics gone mad. Shaw is a veteran government employee who served inside the White House under Presidents Ford, Nixon and Reagan and was an associate deputy secretary in the Department of Commerce. In 2001, Shaw was appointed by Bush Defense Secretary Don Rumsfeld to head the newly formed Office of International Technology Security. In this post, Shaw began the difficult task of reforming government controls over the export of sensitive technology to foreign countries. In 2003, Shaw began investigating allegations of...
  • Enhancing NATO’s Missile Defence

    03/14/2012 8:41:30 PM PDT · by U-238 · 2 replies
    Defense Aerospace ^ | 3/14/2012 | Defense Aerospace
    The proliferation of ballistic missiles poses an increasing threat to Allied populations, territory and deployed forces. This is the reason why the Netherlands decided to contribute to NATO’s Missile Defence system. “From intelligence we know that now more than 30 countries have or are acquiring ballistic missiles. They do not pose an immediate threat, but in the long run it could become a threat and in order to be prepared for that, we think it is important that NATO develops ballistic missile defence capability and that the Netherlands participates in contributing to that capability,” says Pieter-Henk Schroor from the Dutch...
  • Sons of Sa’ar? Israel’s Next Generation Frigates

    05/20/2010 11:10:47 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies · 391+ views
    Defense Industry Daily ^ | 2/21/2010 | se Industry Daily
    The 1,227t/ 1,350 ton Sa’ar 5 Eilat Class corvettes were built by Northrop Grumman in the 1990s for about $260 million each. It’s a decent performer in a number of roles, from air defense to anti-submarine work, to coastal patrol and special forces support – but a master of none. The Israelis are looking for a next-generation vessel with better high-end capabilities, and the USA is their logical supplier. Given Israel’s size and cost requirements, however, the only American option was their Littoral Combat Ship. Israel pursued that option for several years, conducting studies and trying to get a better...
  • Russia to help Vietnam build submarine base

    04/20/2010 11:52:45 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 381+ views
    Vietnews ^ | 03/29/10 | Tuoi Tre
    Russia to help Vietnam build submarine base Tuoi Tre Russia will provide technical assistance to build a base for the six diesel-electric Kilo-class submarines Vietnam has ordered, the Voice of Russia quoted Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov as saying Thursday. Russia would also help Vietnam build a repair dockyard for Russian ships, he said after returning from a three-day trip to Hanoi March 25. He pledged Russian support to modernize Vietnam’s Air Force, including multibillion-dollar contracts for military equipment, he told the radio station. Military cooperation between Moscow and Hanoi has increased in recent years along with Vietnam's arms purchases from...
  • Iran And The Killer Klones

    02/21/2010 5:15:13 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 10 replies · 652+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 1/21/2010 | The Strategy Page
    The Iranian Navy sent its first domestically built destroyer, the Jamaran, to sea today. Apparently this is the "destroyer" that Iran announced it was building three years ago. No further details were given at the time, or since. It was known that Iran had launched a clone of their British made Vosper Mk 5 frigates in 2002. That 1,500 ton ship has been fitting out ever since. Four Vosper frigates were delivered in the early 1970s, and at least three are still in service. Actually, these are considered "corvette" type ships, as destroyers tend to displace over 7,000 tons. The...
  • US plans crewless automated ghost-frigates

    02/03/2010 10:15:38 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 41 replies · 988+ views
    theregister.co.uk ^ | 1/2/2010 | Lewis Page
    Those splendid brainboxes at DARPA - the Pentagon's in-house bazaar of the bizarre - have outdone themselves this time. They now plan an entirely uncrewed, automated ghost frigate able to cruise the oceans of the world for months or years on end without human input. The new project is called Anti-submarine warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV), and is intended to produce "an X-ship founded on the assumption that no person steps aboard at any point in its operating cycle". The uncrewed frigate would have enough range and endurance for "global, months long deployments with no underway human maintenance", being...
  • Surface Navy Eyes Hybrid War

    01/13/2010 1:16:32 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 16 replies · 716+ views
    DoD Buzz ^ | 1/12/2010 | Greg Grant
    The Surface Navy Association holds its annual conference this week here in the Washington, DC area. This year’s topic: hybrid warfare at sea. We’ll be eager to hear where the surface folks come down on what should be one of the biggest questions going forward as the fleet looks at hybrid fights in littoral waters: whether to build a large number of smallish multipurpose fast-​​attack craft or to continue to build the planned 55 or so hugely expensive Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) that is probably the wrong ship for the littorals. We’ll also have a chance to hear from the...
  • Russia to launch last two frigates for Indian Navy by yearend

    01/11/2010 10:42:54 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 336+ views
    RIA Novosti via Defense Professionals ^ | 1/11/2010 | RIA Novosti via Defense Professionals
    A Russian shipyard will float out the last two of three frigates for India's Navy by the end of the year, a Yantar spokesman said on Monday, according to RIA Novosti. The first of three Project 11356 frigates was taken out of dry dock at the end of November. The warships will become modified Krivak III class (also known as Talwar class) guided missile frigates for the Indian Navy under a $1.6 billion contract signed in July 2006. Indian President Pratibha Patil has named the new ships the Teg (Hindi for Saber), the Tarkash (Quiver), and the Trikand (Bow). The...
  • Taiwan plans to buy US frigates despite China thaw

    01/11/2010 8:30:40 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 13 replies · 649+ views
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | 01/11/2010 | AFP via Yahoo News
    Taiwan plans to buy eight second-hand Perry-class frigates from the United States despite improved ties with once-bitter foe China, a local newspaper reported Monday. The island hopes to arm them with a version of the advanced Aegis Combat System, which uses computers and radar to take out multiple targets, as well as sophisticated missile launch technology, the Taipei-based China Times said. The defence ministry said in a reaction to the report that ageing frigates now serving the navy needed to be phased out, but that it had not yet decided on the type of vessels that would replace them. "The...
  • A Euro-army is fantasy land. We need our American ally

    03/29/2008 6:17:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 1,522+ views
    The Guardian ^ | March 29 2008 | Martin Kettle
    Like pensions and insurance, defence is one of those subjects to which too many people only pay attention when things go wrong. You might think, in the light of the past decade, that this would have changed. But you would be sadly mistaken. Even today, even after Iraq, few mainstream MPs without an immediate personal or constituency interest in the subject turn up in the Commons for defence debates. Many politicians who are thoughtful about a range of domestic issues still pass by on the other side when the conversation gravitates to the military. In this they reflect the British...
  • Indian navy on shopping spree for stealth frigates

    12/07/2006 4:13:58 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies · 830+ views
    Daily News Analysis(DNA),India ^ | December 05, 2006 | Josy Joseph
    Indian navy on shopping spree Josy Joseph Tuesday, December 05, 2006 23:59 IST The proposed acquisition would be worth more than Rs 30,000 crore. NEW DELHI: In a bid to shore up the country’s naval strength, the Indian Navy is exploring possible avenues of acquiring several stealth warships from European shipyards. And if everything goes well, it would be one of the biggest military contracts in recent times. The Request for Information (RFI), the first formal step in the process of military acquisition, has been issued to about a dozen European and Russian shipyards. The proposed acquisition would be worth...
  • India launches its first indigenous missile-carrying stealth frigate

    04/20/2003 7:59:33 PM PDT · by BOSTON BRAHMIN · 41 replies · 510+ views
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | Fri Apr 18, 2003
    India launched its first indigenously built stealth warship as part of its ambition of increasing its maritime influence in the turbulent Indian Ocean, officials have said. AFP Photo   The ship, christened INS Shivalik after one of India's Himalayan peaks, has been built at the state-run Mazgoan Dock Ltd. (MDL) near Bombay and is designed to evade interception as part of its stealth capabilities, they said Friday. Warship Shivalik, part of a national naval project to build three stealth ships, will be assigned operational duties when fully armed by December 2005, defence ministry officials said. The remaining two ships will...
  • No room for mistakes in a nuclear (Indian)Navy

    06/22/2006 10:51:19 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies · 1,145+ views
    The Indian Express ^ | Friday, June 23, 2006 at 0000 hrs | Shishir Gupta
    No room for mistakes in a nuclear Navy Shishir Gupta With only two years to go before the Indian Navy is to transform itself to a blue water Navy—an elite club comprising mostly of the P5 countries—a string of incidents give clue to how unprepared the force is for it.Consider the following: • Last month, the sonar dome—an anti-submarine device—of the guided missile warship Talwar, got seriously damaged after the ship’s anchor was accidentally dropped on it. • In April, missile corvette Prahar sank after colliding with merchant ship Rajiv Gandhi. • In December 2005, a speeding INS Trishul, another...
  • Taiwanese frigates monitor Chinese surveillance ship

    05/24/2005 7:38:04 PM PDT · by Paul_Denton · 7 replies · 739+ views
    Last Updated 24/05/2005, 22:38:11 Taiwan has threatened to board a Chinese surveillance ship which it says has ignored repeated demands to leave the island's waters. The coastguard says the vessel, which is affiliated with China's Ministry of Land and Natural Resources, was first noticed Sunday. At the time it was sailing some 176 kilometres southwest of the island's southern city Kaohsiung. The coastguard says the Chinese ship has since refused to leave the waters, prompting Taiwan to send four frigates to monitor the ship. "We tried to approach the ship and force it to leave the area, but the warning...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
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  • Pakistan negotiating to buy warships from China

    11/12/2002 3:28:31 PM PST · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 347+ views
    The Times of India ^ | November 12 2002 | AP
    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's navy announced on Tuesday that it is negotiating with China to buy an unspecified number of F-22 frigates, warships the military said would help fend off "a treacherous enemy". A brief navy statement about the deal did not provide details about the ships or say how many vessels would be purchased and at what price. A navy spokesman declined to give further information. But the statement said, "The government has accorded approval to carry out negotiations, which are underway, and very soon these latest state-of-the-art ships will be flying the Pakistani flag." The navy would not say when...
  • Pakistan plans to buy Chinese frigates

    08/25/2002 7:44:17 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies · 276+ views
    Financial Times ^ | Augustus 25 2002 | Farhan Bokhari
    Pakistan is planning to buy four naval frigates from China as part of a modernisation plan to improve its naval defences along the Arabian sea coast, senior government officials said on Sunday. Confirmation of the plan followed Saturday's formal induction of a French submarine - one of three Agosta 90 - B into the Pakistan navy, during a ceremony in Karachi, the southern port city and the center of naval operations. The submarine launch has come at a time when tensions with neighbouring India remain high after the two countries deployed tens of thousands of troops on their borders and...