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  • The U.S. Navy’s Improbable Rise to Power

    04/04/2016 10:08:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 2, 2016 | James A. Warren
    The United States Navy is paradoxically the most traditional and innovative of America’s armed services. It is also by far and away the most diverse in terms of missions and capabilities. In addition to its fleet of cutting-edge surface ships and submarines, the Navy possesses its own ground force—the Marines—and an air force, both land and carrier-based, which has greater strike capability than the air forces of most developed nations. The Navy’s supercarrier battle groups function as mobile military cities, extending American power and influence across the entire globe.
  • The Most Expensive Warship Ever Built Might Already Be Close to Obsolete

    02/13/2016 7:21:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    National Interest ^ | February 12, 2016 | Harry J. Kazianis
    The U.S. Navy’s latest and greatest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald Ford, when completed, will join the ranks of the world’s most advanced warships ever put to sea. It will carry an air wing with firepower second to none. It will be defended by some of the most powerful naval vessels on the planet. And yet, coming in at an astounding $15 billion dollars—the most expensive naval vessel ever—its time as the symbol of U.S. power projection and military dominance may be over. Notice I used the words may be over. The simple fact is this: no one really knows...
  • Obama Won't Back Down After Chinese Threat, Sends U.S. Warships [Trunc]

    10/12/2015 10:04:25 AM PDT · by amorphous · 105 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12 Oct 2015 | Tyler Durden
    On Friday, we reported the latest provocation in what has truly become a very dangerous, if largely pointless, staring contest between Beijing and Washington over China’s reclamation of land in The South China Sea. Responding to suggestions that the US was set to sail warships around the islands Beijing has constructed atop reefs in the Spratlys, China served noticed that it would “never allow any country to violate China's territorial waters and airspace in the Spratly Islands, in the name of protecting freedom of navigation and overflight.” This was simply a formalized version of the more concise phrasing the PLA...
  • F-18 Crashes West of Lemoore

    09/21/2015 6:21:40 PM PDT · by Mat_Helm · 17 replies
    Hanford Sentinal ^ | 09/21/15 | Staff reports
    An F/A-18 fighter jet aircraft has crashed west of Naval Air Station Lemoore. The crash, which happened Monday, was north of Highway 198 in a dirt field just east of the Kings/Fresno county line, about two miles west of NASL, according to Adam Barresi, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol. The pilot reportedly ejected from the aircraft in mid-air, parachuted to the ground, landed and walked over to emergency responders on scene, according to Kings County Fire Chief Bill Lynch. Lynch said the crash happened around 4 p.m. The pilot's name wasn't immediately available. The parachute was reported as...
  • Russian Warships Dock In Iran for War Training

    08/12/2015 12:57:22 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/10/2015 | Adam Kredo
    Two Russian warships have docked in northern Iran for a series of naval training exercises with the Islamic Republic, according to Persian-language reports translated by the CIA’s Open Source Center. The two Russian ships docked in Iran’s Anzali port on Sunday and will hold “joint naval exercises during the three-day stay of the warships in Iran,” according to a Persian-language report in Iran’s state-controlled Fars News Agency. “The [Russian] warships, Volgodonsk and Makhachkala docked in Anzali Port [near the Caspian Sea], in the fourth naval zone, on the afternoon of 9 August,” the report says. The war exercises come just...
  • Officials Raise Terror Threat Level, Evacuated Workers from 2 Philadelphia Naval Facilities

    06/16/2015 10:06:41 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies
    NBC ^ | 6-16-2015 | Dan Stamm
    A threat prompted the U.S. Navy to evacuate workers from two Philadelphia facilities Tuesday morning and raise the threat level to imminent. In turn, officials raised the threat level for those facilities from Bravo to Charlie — the second highest level — while evacuating workers around 10:20 a.m. Some workers said they were suddenly told they had to leave without being given an explanation. By noon, SkyForce10 captured crews blocking the entrance to the Northeast Philly facility with concrete barriers.
  • Canada Delays Opening of Crucial Arctic Naval Port Until 2018

    03/02/2015 6:54:06 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    gCaptain ^ | March 2, 2015 | Mike De Souza
    Canada’s military has again delayed the opening of a major new Arctic port, a sign the government is struggling to assert sovereignty over a remote resource-rich region. The planned deep water naval facility at Nanisivik – some 3,100 km (1,900 miles) north of Ottawa – is one of the key components of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s “use it or lose it” approach to the Arctic. The port, initially due to open in 2012, will now not be operational until 2018.
  • These Guided Smart Shells Could Revolutionize The Navy's Dated Deck Guns

    02/25/2015 6:53:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | February 24, 2015 | Tyler Rogoway
    Raytheon's 155mm M982 Excalibur extended-range guided artillery shell is being shrunk down to fit into the Mark 45 five inch deck guns that are deployed aboard the Navy's Cruisers and Destroyers. This miniaturized sea-going Excalibur, known as the N5, could triple the range of current five inch shells and offer pinpoint 'danger close' fire support like never before.
  • Photographer Spends Years Creating New ‘Historical’ Photos of Old Warships

    02/11/2015 7:51:36 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 10 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 02/11/15 | Michael Zhang
    Danish photographer Thomas Bangsted sits on the opposite end of the spectrum from “spray and pray” photography. The Brooklyn-based artist often spends months or years completing individual pictures through researching, traveling, shooting, and post-processing. The 7-minute video above offers a glimpse into how Bangsted creates his art.
  • Images show North Korean vessel firing new SSM

    02/11/2015 7:26:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    IHS Jane's Defence Weekly ^ | February 9, 2015 | Mrityunjoy Mazumdar
    North Korean state newspaper Rodong Sinmun released images on 7 February showing a new type of surface-to-surface missile (SSM) being fired from a surface-effects ship (SES) from the Korean People's Navy (KPN) Eastern Fleet. The images, which showed North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in attendance, were accompanied by an article translated by the English-language website KCNA Watch. The article noted that the test-firing proved in a "scientific" way that the capabilities of the long-rumoured vessel and its weapons system had reached design and engineering specifications.
  • Putin Builds Naval and Army Base on Wrangell Island – Owned By the US

    01/26/2015 4:54:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 65 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/26/15 | Jim Hoft
    In May 1881 US explorers approached Jeannette Island, Wrangell Island and Henrietta Island in the Arctic Ocean and claimed them for the United States. But according to the Obama Department of State no claim exists today over these US islands. In fact the State Department is conspiring with Russian President Putin to give away Wrangell Island to Russians. Wrangell and its 200 mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ) has billions of barrels of oil/gas reserves and hundreds of millions of pounds of fisheries. It also has a strategic military location for tracking Russian moves in Arctic. The Coast Guard is a...
  • It's come to this: US Naval destroyer flees Iranian naval drill in Sea of Oman

    01/02/2015 9:38:48 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 1/2/2015 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Once upon a time, I would have dismissed this report as the ravings of a fascist government. Now, unfortunately, this type of report has become totally believable. According to Iranian television, a US Naval destroyer fled the area of the Sea of Oman where Iran was conducting a naval drill after being 'warned' to leave. Let's go to the videotape. The 'highlight' is from the 2:00 mark to the end.
  • Is This Jumbo Diesel Electric Submarine A True Nuclear Alternative?

    11/03/2014 7:06:35 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 30 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | November3, 2014 | Tyler Rogoway
    Air Independent Propulsion equipped diesel electric submarines offer incredibly stealthy and long diving capabilities, but they have remained somewhat diminutive in size and limited in capabilities compared to their larger nuclear counterparts. Now, renowned French naval ship builder DCNS is looking to change that with their super-sized SMX-Ocean sub concept. The SMX-Ocean's size is telling — 328 feet long and displacing 4,750 tons while surfaced (more while submerged). That makes her roughly three times the size of the innovative AIP capable Swedish Gotland Class AIP diesel electric subs (diesel electric subs are also known as SSKs) that largely introduced the...
  • Tomorrow’s Stealthy Subs Could Sink America’s Navy

    08/24/2014 3:04:51 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 36 replies ^ | 05/12/2014 | Bill Sweetman
    In 2020, tiny Sweden will dispose of the most lethal weapon ever developed by man; The A26 stealth sub that could go anywhere and destroy whatever it wants without any adversary standing a chance of detecting it.. "The U.S. military is relying on sub-hunting tech that’s decades old. Meanwhile, the targets they’re trying to find are getting quieter and more invisible by the day. Submarines are getting quieter, stealthier, and better armed. And that could mean major trouble for the U.S. Navy and its aging fleet of sub-hunters. The tactical balance between the surface warship and the submarine has strategic...
  • Israeli naval commandos fight Hamas gunmen in beach front firefight

    07/13/2014 3:21:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Telegraph. UK ^ | 7/.13/14 | Robert Tait, Sudaniya, Gaza Strip
    Israeli naval commandos fought Hamas gunmen in a dramatic beach front firefight on Sunday after Israel attempted the first boots-on-the ground operation of its ongoing offensive in Gaza. Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, later warned that the military operation, that has so far killed 166 Palestinians, could gone on for a "long time". The early morning clash broke out after Hamas militants – alerted by a lookout stationed in a nearby mosque – intercepted Israeli special forces trying wade ashore at Sudaniya in northern Gaza. The two sides engaged each other in the sea, according to one witness account,...
  • Russia's new Yasen-class sub christened.

    06/17/2014 1:13:50 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 17 June 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has a new weapon at his disposal: a top-secret nuclear submarine named Severodvinsk. The fourth-generation vessel, the first Yasen K-560 nuclear submarine, was christened Tuesday, the Russian news agency ITAR-TASS reported.
  • Chinese Naval Vessel Tries to Force U.S. Warship to Stop in International; Waters Landing ship

    12/13/2013 7:55:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    free beacon ^ | 12/13/13 | Bill Gertz
    A Chinese naval vessel tried to force a U.S. guided missile warship to stop in international waters recently, causing a tense military standoff in the latest case of Chinese maritime harassment, according to defense officials. The guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens, which recently took part in disaster relief operations in the Philippines, was confronted by Chinese warships in the South China Sea near Beijing’s new aircraft carrier Liaoning, according to officials familiar with the incident. “On December 5th, while lawfully operating in international waters in the South China Sea, USS Cowpens and a PLA Navy vessel had an encounter that...
  • US moves forces toward Syria

    08/24/2013 7:04:53 PM PDT · by Deathtomarxists · 118 replies
    AP ^ | 8-24-13 | Bradley Klapper
    the Obama administration prepared for a possible military response by moving naval forces closer to Syria. Obama discussed the situation in Syria by telephone with British Prime Minister David Cameron, the White House said. It was Obama's first known conversation with a foreign leader about Syria since the reports this week that hundreds of Syrians had been killed by the alleged chemical attack in a suburb of Damascus, the capital.
  • Aircraft carrier 'INS Vikrant' raises hackles in China

    08/12/2013 7:27:52 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 61 replies
    PTI ^ | August 12, 2013 | PTI
    BEIJING: The launch of INS Vikrant has raised hackles in China, with Chinese defence experts saying the aircraft carrier would have great significance for India as it would allow the Indian Navy to wade into the Pacific Ocean - which Beijing considers as its backyard. "This bears great significance to Indian Navy. It makes India only the fifth country after the US, Russia, Britain and France to have such capabilities," senior captain Zhang Junshe, vice-president of China's Naval Research Institute, told the state-run CCTV on Monday. The Indian Navy will have lead over China as it will have two aircraft...
  • US embassy denies naval vessels near Egypt presage military move

    07/13/2013 12:20:31 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 12 replies ^ | 7-13-13 | Ahram Oline
    The US Embassy in Egypt denied Saturday that US naval vessels near Egypt's shores are sent in preparation for military action. A top Marine Corps general said Thursday that two US marine vessels approached Egypt's Red Sea shore, raising concerns in the Egyptian media about an imminent military move. "We deny false claims in the Egyptian press that US naval ships are in the vicinity of the Arabian Peninsula and the Suez Canal to militarily invade Egypt," read a statement issued on the US embassy's website. The statement went on to say that the United States regularly deploys forces near...
  • School Threatens to Ruin Valedictorian’s Naval Academy Appt.

    06/13/2013 9:38:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 94 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/13/13 | Todd Starnes
    A Texas high school principal threatened to sabotage a valedictorian’s appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy after the student delivered a speech that referenced God and the U.S. Constitution, the boy’s attorney alleges. Hiram Sasser, director of litigation with the Liberty Institute, said Joshua High School principal Mick Cochran threatened to write a letter to the U.S. Naval Academy disparaging the character of Remington Reimer. “It was intimidating having my high school principal threaten my future because I wanted to stand up for the Constitution and
  • Obama Speaks to Naval Graduates About Sexual Assault Issue

    05/24/2013 11:48:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Michael D. Shear ^ | 5/24/13 | New York Times
    Annapolis, Md. - President Obama used a commencement speech before Naval Academy graduates on Friday to urge them to follow an “inner compass” and to warn that rising numbers of sexual assaults in the military threatened to erode America’s faith in the armed forces. The president praised the military as the nation’s “most trusted institution,” but took note of the recent cases in which service members have been charged with sexual assault. He said those people “threaten the trust and discipline which makes our military strong.” “We need your honor, that inner compass that guides
  • Medal of Honor Recipient: New Drone Medal is ‘Ludicrous’

    03/14/2013 1:10:05 PM PDT · by Saint X · 29 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | 3/14/2013 | U.S. Naval Institute
    The creation of the new medal honoring unmanned vehicle pilots and cyber troops, “is a telling and sad commentary on the judgment of those who are responsible for the creation and approval of this award,” Jack Jacobs, Medal of Honor recipient and Vietnam veteran, told USNI News on Wednesday.
  • Reports: Russia sends another naval ship to Syria

    01/01/2013 9:18:51 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies ^ | Updated: Dec 30, 2012 7:58 AM PST | AP
    MOSCOW (AP) - Russian news agencies say the navy is sending another ship to the Syrian port of Tartus, where Russia has a naval base.
  • PHOTOS: Exercise Malabar 2012 (Indo-US Annual Naval Exercises)

    06/30/2012 6:51:10 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 16 replies
    The US Consular Offices in India ^ | 14 April, 2012 | The US Consulate, Chennai
    As part of Exercise Malabar 2012, the U.S. 7th Fleet is visiting Chennai, where they have been warmly received by the Indian Navy. Sailors from the fleet have also been participating in volunteer events around the city. NOTICE: Bandwidth-heavy images below. INDIAN OCEAN (Apr. 12, 2012) Indian Sailors assigned to the Visit, Board Search and Seizure (VBSS) team aboard Indian Navy Ship Satpura (F-48) transit toward guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) via rigid hull inflatable boat during a VBSS training exercise. Halsey and Satpura are participating in Malabar, a regularly scheduled naval field training exercise conducted to advance multinational...
  • Four injured in submarine fire at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

    05/23/2012 7:34:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    WMTW ^ | May 23, 2012
    Four people have received medical attention in connection with a fire on a nuclear-powered submarine at a Maine shipyard, but none of the injuries were serious. Fire crews are fighting the blaze on the USS Miami SSN 755 at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on an island in Kittery near Portsmouth, N.H. ... The ship's reactor was not operating at the time of the fire, which was reported at 5:41 p.m., the release said. The reactor was not affected by the fire.
  • Angry Seas

    05/11/2012 9:37:32 PM PDT · by Windflier · 50 replies ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    A video salute to all you sailors and mariners out there. You're the bravest people on earth.
  • Norfolk Naval Shipyard Public Affairs promotes Marxism

    03/05/2012 10:53:58 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 8 replies
    Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) Facebook page ^ | 5 March 2012 | Norfolk Naval Shipyard NNSY
    See the Facebook page for the Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY): NNSY statement: AGREE OR DISAGREE--WHY/WHY NOT? Business should be treated as a HUMAN COMMUNITY? NNSY picture post with a variation of this quote: "For a human community, profit is the consequence of being effective in pursuit of your purpose or mission. Or, is a company first and foremost a machine for making money, and the people and relationships among them is secondary, they are simply "human resources" needed by this machine. It's not surprising that if we think in machine-like terms, we are going to be rather toxic to...
  • Navy destroyer out of the water

    02/03/2012 5:13:31 PM PST · by steve86 · 25 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | February 2, 2012 | MIKE SIEGEL
  • Affirmative Action Scandal Rocks NavalAcademy: Students Disillusioned atLower Admissions ...

    01/27/2011 10:24:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 92 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 1/27/11 | Peter Schweizer
    Professor Bruce Fleming is not your typical US Naval Academy (USNA) Professor. He teaches English and he also happens to be a liberal. I’ve written favorably in my books about his work because he also happens to believe in speaking the truth. And by speaking the truth about the dirty secrets of affirmative action at the Naval Academy, he has set off a fire storm. Fleming wrote a piece last year exposing the fact that the USNA had a “two-tiered” system of admission that was designed to bring more minorities into the academy. (Since access to the full article has...
  • High court wary of legal fight over Navy plane

    01/18/2011 12:56:15 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    ap ^ | Jan. 18, 2011 | MARK SHERMAN
    Supreme Court justices seemed in general agreement Tuesday that the best way to resolve a long-running, billion-dollar dispute between the government and two big defense contractors is to say, in Justice Antonin Scalia's words, "Go away."... That was the apparent sentiment of the court toward a contract dispute over the A-12 Avenger attack plane, canceled by the Pentagon in 1991 when Richard Cheney was defense secretary...
  • China's Naval Game-Changer

    08/06/2010 4:12:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 6, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Military Superiority: By the end of the year, China could deploy an anti-ship missile capable of hitting U.S. aircraft carriers at long range. The naval dominance that American foreign policy depended on may be at an end. When the naval planners of Imperial Japan were laying out the attack on Pearl Harbor, the major question on their mind was — where are the American carriers? In the end, their failure to find them doomed Imperial Japan to defeat. Since World War II, every president alerted to a crisis has asked the same question — where are the carriers? These floating...
  • Breaking: Lakehurst military base on lockdown (Ft Dix/McGuire AFB, NJ)

    06/21/2010 8:42:55 AM PDT · by BP2 · 28 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 21, 2010 | MSNBC
    The Lakehurst section of Joint Base McGuire-Dix- Lakehurst is on lockdown this morning, base officials said. The lockdown went into effect at about 9:15 a.m., Senior Airman David Carbajal said. The lockdown means no one is allowed to leave or enter the military base. Local police have cars and barricades blocking off Route 571 west of of Route 70. The lockdown was briefly applied to the Dix and McGuire sections of the 40,000-acre base, but is now in effect only at Lakehurst, Carbajal said shortly before 11 a.m. The New Jersey State Police has sent resources to assist with...
  • Israel, Under Pressure,Weighs Easing Gaza Blockade (oh boy)

    06/03/2010 10:36:35 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 26 replies · 848+ views
    WSJ ^ | 06/04/2010 | CHIP CUMMINS
    JERUSALEM—Israel's leadership is considering changing its Gaza policy amid mounting international pressure, as it emerged Thursday that an American citizen was among the dead and another was injured in a deadly raid on an aid mission this week. The review comes as condemnations grow on the blockade—including a new push for a change in Gaza policy by the U.S.—after nine activists died in the confrontation Monday. The policy may be changed in an effort to allow aid to reach the territory's citizens more easily, according to Israeli officials.
  • Sweden to invest in new submarines ("Be aware II")

    04/15/2010 1:45:10 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 1 replies · 391+ views ^ | 04/11/2010 | TT/Paul O'Mahony
    Be aware: "The Swedish military is set to shell out billions of kronor for two new state-of the-art submarines while also upgrading two older vessels, defence minister Sten Tolgfors has revealed, defence minister Sten Tolgfors has revealed. Writing in the Sunday edition of Stockholm daily Svenska Dagbladet, the minister conceded that the Baltic Sea area remained stable, with only Kaliningrad and St. Petersburg breaking the circle of EU and NATO-affiliated countries. "However, one can never rule out long-term risks and incidents, which could also be of a military nature," Tolgfors wrote. The multi-billion kronor investment is to be included in...
  • Stealth Corvette Finally Comes Into View

    01/15/2010 9:16:55 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 45 replies · 2,427+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 1/08/2010 | James Dunnigan
    After a decade of development, testing and extended sea trials, Sweden has finally put two of its Visby class "stealth" corvettes (HMS Helsingborg and HMS Härnösand) into service. This finally happened on December 16th. With a hull made of carbon fiber material, and topside surfaces shaped to deflect radar, the Visby is hard to spot electronically. Travelling at less than 22 kilometers an hour (13 in rough seas), the Visby is practically invisible to radar. The 650 ton ships are armed with a 57mm gun, plus eight RBS-15 anti-ship missiles (max range of 70 kilometers), as well as anti-submarine torpedoes,...
  • An insufficiently colorful color guard?

    11/11/2009 9:45:11 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 18 replies · 1,115+ views ^ | 11/11/09 | Scott Johnson
    How deep does the culture of political correctness run in the military and the service academies? We're getting some idea in the case of Major Nidal Malik Hasan. The Hasan story has rightly overwhelmed the news. Evidence of the red flags preceding his murder spree continues to accumulate and enrage. One inevitably sees in the disregarded red flags a case of political correctness run amok. The story of the Naval Academy's insufficiently colorful color guard has not quite broken out yet, and perhaps it won't, but it provides additional context to the case of Nidal Hasan. It appears that Naval...
  • Yonhap: Two Koreas' naval forces clash in West Sea. More soon.

    11/09/2009 7:18:49 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 10 replies · 1,382+ views
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  • Awesome Aegis Ascendant

    10/04/2009 10:02:21 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 34 replies · 2,028+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 10/04/2009 | unknown
    The U.S. government, encouraged by the high success rate (83 percent) of U.S. Navy Aegis equipped ships using SM-3 missiles to shoot down ballistic missiles, has decided to expand the number of SM-3 equipped ships. Just this year, the navy completed equipping 18 ships with the Aegis anti-missile system, and that number may soon more than triple. This is part of a larger trend. Last year, the navy cancelled its expensive new DDG-1000 class of destroyers, partly because these ships were built to support amphibious and coastal operations, and did not have a radar that could easily be converted to...
  • US 'plans' two naval bases in Panama

    09/29/2009 10:31:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 1,084+ views ^ | 9/28/09 | staff
    The US and Panama have signed an agreement allowing Washington to deploy two naval bases in Panama to beef up anti-narcotic measures. A preliminary agreement on the bases was reached recently in New York between Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. A final treaty is expected to be inked in the coming days, reported Panama's La Prensa newspaper, according to Russia's RIA Novosti.
  • 9-11: A Day of Honor (Vanity)

    09/11/2009 5:09:22 AM PDT · by paterfamilias · 12 replies · 629+ views
    September 11, 2009 | me
    On 9/11/09, my son had just started his third year in a Manhattan high school. Although about a mile north of Ground Zero, he saw the thin coating of ash covering the cars, and he inhaled the stench of burning buildings and suffering humanity. It took a long time to get home to the northern suburbs that night, but as we finally sat at dinner, not knowing what to expect next, I asked him if this had changed his plan to attend the US Naval Academy. He replied that, had he not been too young, that he would already have...
  • 'Russia, Iran to hold naval maneuver'

    07/29/2009 3:40:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 387+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/29/09 | staff
    For the first time, Russia and Iran will hold a joint naval maneuver in the Caspian Sea, The Iranian Mehr News Agency reported Wednesday. According to the report, the maneuver will include 30 Russian and Iranian ships, as well as helicopters. A senior official in the Iranian ports authority was quoted by the report as saying that the maneuver would increase the coordination between the two countries, and focus on search and rescue operations and the prevention of pollution.
  • The Bear at Sea

    07/22/2009 1:20:08 PM PDT · by Jbny · 11 replies · 970+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 7/22/09 | J. E. Dyer
    For anyone with Cold War–era naval experience, it’s déjà-vu all over again. Russia has announced its intention, long suspected by Western observers, to improve its forward naval base at Tartus, Syria, and increase its support capacity for warships. During the Soviet era, the base at Tartus was in constant use, but only a handful of brief warship visits have been made there since 1991. Soviet reconnaissance aircraft also used to fly regularly from a nearby airbase and coastal- and air-defense missiles were installed to protect the Soviet-navy assets. Now Russia’s remaining aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, has visited twice in the...
  • Singapore Navy Launches Its First Swedish Archer-Class Submarine

    06/18/2009 6:34:32 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies · 1,179+ views
    Defence Professionals ^ | June 18, 2009
    Singapore Navy Launches Its First Swedish Archer-Class Submarine 12:49 GMT, June 18, 2009 RSS Archer is one of two ex-Swedish Navy Vaastergotland-class submarines acquired by Singapore in 2005 and comprehensively upgraded, to include air-independent propulsion. (Singapore MoD photo) Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Teo Chee Hean officiated at the launch ceremony of the Republic of Singapore Navy's (RSN) first Archer-class submarine, RSS Archer, at the Kockums Shipyard in Karlskrona, Sweden, on 16 Jun 2009. The submarine was launched by Mrs Teo Chee Hean. Sweden's State Secretary for Defence, Håkan Jevrell, State Secretary for Trade and former Commander of...
  • Swedish navy arrests pirates off Somali coast

    05/26/2009 10:58:07 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 34 replies · 2,532+ views ^ | 05/26/2009 | TT/AFP/The Local
    Swedish naval personnel arrested seven pirates in the Gulf of Aden in the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to a statement from the Swedish Armed Forces. The pirates were apprehended by staff from the HMS Malmö as they attempted to board a Greek cargo vessel halfway between Yemen and Somalia. HMS Malmö was ordered to respond to a distress signal sent out shortly before 1.30am by the M/V Antonis. The cargo ship's crew said they had come under rocket-proppeled grenade fire from two boats manned by pirates. When the Swedish crew arrived at the scene the pirates were attempting...
  • Lord Nelson and Captain Cook's shiplogs question climate change theories

    08/04/2008 3:18:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus · 47 replies · 393+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | August 4, 2008 | Tom Peterkin
    The ships' logs of great maritime figures such as Lord Nelson and Captain Cook have cast new light on climate change by suggesting that global warming may not be an entirely man-made phenomenon. Scientists have uncovered a treasure trove of meteorological information contained in the detailed logs kept by those on board the vessels that established Britain's great seafaring traditition including those on Nelsons' Victory and Cook's Endeavour.
  • Massive Naval Exercise Underway Off US Coast In Possible Preparation For Strike On Iran

    07/24/2008 12:01:43 AM PDT · by B-Chan · 35 replies · 163+ views ^ | 2008.07.22 | Infolive
    Over 15,000 naval personnel from four countries are participating in a Joint Task Force Exercise dubbed "Operation Brimstone", that is underway in North Carolina and off the eastern U.S. coast from Virginia to Florida. The nine day exercise began Monday and includes special forces from France, Brazil and the United Kingdom. The large exercise comes barely a month after the Israeli air force conducted a massive exercise in the Mediterranean reportedly a rehearsal for a military strike on Iran's nuclear sites, and also shortly after the Geneva meeting where six world powers gave Iran yet another ultimatum of two weeks...
  • Office of Naval Research Awards Contract to Metal Storm

    06/06/2008 2:11:09 PM PDT · by BGHater · 6 replies · 101+ views
    CNN Money ^ | 04 June 2008 | CNN Money
    Project Advances Development on Innovative Weapon System Metal Storm (ASX: MST) (NASDAQ: MTSX) is pleased to announce that Metal Storm Incorporated (MSI) has been awarded a major contract worth almost $US1 million to progress the development of one of its weapon systems for the U.S. military. MSI has been contracted by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for the further development of a 12-gauge, Multi-shot Grenade Launcher. The Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF) contract is valued at $US936,695. Work commences immediately with delivery scheduled in under 12 months. The project will extend the work performed previously under a contract with...
  • Nigerian naval officer hopes for democracy

    11/27/2007 5:10:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 142+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — The most populous nation in Africa is still facing growing pains in becoming a true democracy, a Nigerian naval officer said. Twice the size of California and with a population of more than 135 million, Lt. Abdullahi A. Muhammed said the majority of Nigerians are determined that their nation become a democracy, leaving behind the times of dictatorships, both civilian and military, that have ruled the nation for most of the time since it gained independence from Great Britain in 1960. The nation had its first successful transfer of a civilian presidential party through a recent election....
  • NATO Welcomes Swedish Participation

    11/09/2007 2:10:28 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 16 replies · 107+ views ^ | 11/09/2007 |
    Visiting Sweden, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said that Sweden is one of NATO’s most important partners and is welcome as a member in the rapid reaction force, should Sweden decide to join. On Friday Morning, NATO’s Secretary General met Sweden’s Defence Minister Sten Tolgfors to discuss the situation in Afghanistan, one of the two places where Swedish troops come under NATO command as part of the ISAF force. They also discussed possible participation in NATO’s rapid reaction force (NRF), with Sweden saying a decision may be reached by the spring. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer also promised to...