Russian Navy – Navy Day in Russia was marked by pledges to rebuild the Russian Fleet.
US Navy – The USS Kitty Hawk has received the Rolling Airframe Missile point defense system.
Background – South East Asia – Is there a movement afoot by the US to build an Asian equivalent of NATO to help contain China?
Russian Navy – A further explanation of the new theory regarding the cause of the Kursk’s sinking.
Background – Merchant Marine – New container ships being constructed will have nearly twice the speed of current container ships. This is a potential revolution in transport – what effect will it have on naval forces?
Russian Navy – The Russian Navy claims that numerous Western submarines have been trying to investigate the wreckage of the Kursk, perhaps to learn the secrets of the Granit antiship missiles onboard Kursk.
US Navy – A US Navy frigate has collided with a whale, incurring some damage to the ship. The whale was not injured.
US Navy – A status report on the US defense review – still proceeding more slowly than had been anticipated.
Argentinian Navy – The President of Argentina has formally renounced trying to recover the Falkland Islands by force.
Russian Navy – Controversy continues over what sunk the Kursk, and a BBC documentary suggests a new cause – a hydrogen peroxide torpedo-related fire.
US Navy – Two US carriers are currently in the Persian Gulf – might the US be contemplating a retaliatory strike against Iraq due to its recent aggressive use of surface-to-air missiles?
US Navy – More on the proposed “Streetfighter”-class small surface combatants – meant to sail in harms way, and to possibly be sunk in harms way as well.
US Navy – ???meanwhile, the closest thing the US Navy has to a “Streetfighter” – the new Cyclone-class patrol boats – are being decommissioned for lack of operating funds.
US Navy – The Commander in Chief of the US Navy Atlantic Fleet reflects on his first year on the job.
Royal Marines – More details on the Royal Marines new all terrain vehicle.
Background – Weaponization of Space – With satellites playing a crucial role in naval affairs, a look at the pros and cons of weaponizing space.
Italian Navy – Italy has laid down its second aircraft carrier, the Andrea Doria. It will be about twice the
size of the current carrier Giuseppe Garibaldi.
US Navy – The USS Carl Vinson carrier battle group and USS Peleliu amphibious ready group have departed for the Persian Gulf.
US Marines – More on the new USMC cammouflage pattern.
Iranian Navy – Iranian Navy gunboats are threatening oil exploration vessels in the Caspian Sea, an area of increasing importance, oil-wise, to the US.
French Navy – A French Navy frigate has seized a large drug shipment off French Guiana in the Carribean.
US Navy – The USS Eisenhower heads in for its nuclear refueling overhaul as the USS Nimitz completes hers.
US Navy – The USS Constellation carrier battlegroup will be making a port call in Hong Kong next month, evidence of the diplomatic thaw between the US and China.
Russian Navy – The Russian Navy’s new Gepard-class nuclear attack submarine will commission soon.
Indian Navy – The US continues to bolster its ties with the Indian military, as the US will revive a joint military planning
body with India.
Singapore Navy – Singapore is becoming an important regional counterweight to China, and a key part of Washington’s China policy.
Russian Navy – A tour of the Kursk’s grave.
Russian Navy – A Russian Delta 3-class ballistic missile submarine launched a scientific satellite.
US Navy – At current construction rates, the US Navy is heading towards a 230 ship fleet.
Royal Navy – Improved habitability is a key aspect of the new Type 45 destroyers under construction. The class was designed to carry people, not weapons???
Taiwanese Navy – An informal alliance is developing between Taiwan and Japan, against China.
US Navy – Another look at aircraft carrier vulnerability.
US Coast Guard – A look at the US Coast Guard in action aboard the cutter Valiant.
US Navy – The US Navy is developing plans to defend Taiwan.
Russian Navy – The former Russian carrier Varyag is in limbo in the Black Sea, unable to pass through the Bosporous Straits to her new owners in China.
Russian Navy – More evidence that Russian merchant ships are spying on US ballistic missile submarines outside their bases.
US Navy – The USS Valley Forge, an Aegis-class destroyer, has been transformed into a “smart ship.”
US Navy – The new military strategy could lead to cuts in the number of troops, aircraft and ships stationed abroad in the Middle East and Europe.
South Korean Navy – The South Korean Navy fired on a North Korean fishing trawler.
Royal Marines – The Royal Marines have received new colors.
US Navy – Flaws remain in US Navy port security, at home and abroad, and are almost impossible to address completely, although attempts are being made.
Royal Navy – HMS Ark Royal has rejoined the fleet after an extensive refit.
Phillipine Navy – The old US Navy base at Subic Bay may be put up for rent by the cash-strapped Phillipine government.
US Coast Guard – Is the US Coast Guard stretched too thin?
NOSI will be updated next on Wednesday July 25.
French Navy – The French Navy is placing an emphasis on acquiring nuclear attack submarines and frigates which can fire land attack cruise missiles.
US Navy – The US Navy must move from a conscription mentality to a subscription mentality as to how it treats its recruits.
US Marines – US forces are not currently ready for urban combat.
US Navy – How peacekeeping operations can be used in enhance, rather than degrade, military readiness.
Royal Marines – The Royal Marines are to receive new armoured vehicles.
Turkish Navy – Another Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigate will be sold or loaned to Turkey.
US Navy – A plea for junior officers to speak their minds to superiors, a situation which is becoming increasingly rare in the US Navy.
US Coast Guard – The US Coast Guard is training Asian navies in how to combat piracy.
Indian Navy – The Indian Navy is employing private companies in its bid to construct a nuclear submarine.
US Marines – How the US Marines are preparing for urban combat – what they term the “three block war.”
Taiwanese Navy – Why the Taiwanese Navy will have difficulty acquiring attack submarines from the US.
US Navy – More on how the Okinawans want the US to leave its bases on their island.
Russian Navy – More on the upcoming Kursk salvage operation.
Canadian Navy – A stinging criticism of Canadian naval planning.
US Navy – The Center for Naval Analyses has released its study on how Vieques should be replaced – with installations along the Virginia Capes and a site at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.
Indonesia Navy – The Indonesian Navy has recaptured a hijacked tanker from pirates.
Taiwanese Navy – Taiwan is considering building Kilo-class submarines under license from Russia.
Russian Navy – The salvage operation to raise the Kursk is about to begin.
US Navy – The latest on the US defense review, which is moving from theorizing into concrete recommendations.
Royal Navy – The Royal Navy expects that it’s new Astute-class submarines will be the last manned submarines it builds; and expects them to be replaced by robotic submarines.
US Navy – The US Navy has asked the UK to iron the bugs out of a sub-boat that is part high speed raiding craft and part submarine.
US Coast Guard – Who can help make up the US Coast Guard’s funding shortfall?
US Navy – A fascinating review of the Bush Defense Review, and the Bush Administrations view on the Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA). The opinion expressed here is that the military changes very slowly — when it changes at all — and if all that comes out of this defense review is a small change — it should be enough to eventually snowball into a big change, down the road. “RMA by stealth” is what it is termed???
US Navy – Laser weapons are closer to deployment than we may have been lead to believe???
NOSI will be taking a short break from July 4 – July 11. I will see you back on July 12.
Royal Navy – Why did the Royal Navy *really* lose HMS Sheffield? New questions about the Exocet attack on her have arisen.
US Navy – The USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) has been commissioned.
US Navy – Roles for unmanned aerial vehicles.