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.
Royal Navy – The Royal Navy’s Type 23-class frigates, which were originally designed for use in the North Atlantic, are having difficulties handling the heat in the Persian Gulf due to insufficient air conditioning.
US Coast Guard – A day in the life of the Midgett, a Hamilton-class high endurance cutter.
US Navy – The prototype SH-60R Strikehawk successfully deployed the AN/AQS-22 dipping sonar during recent trials.
US Navy – An essay by the CINCPAC on how the Navy must change to adapt to the new information age.
US Navy – The last ship was launched downed the ways at Bath Iron Works.
US Coast Guard – The Coast Guard is struggling to fulfill its search and rescue mission.
US Navy – The first Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) to undergo a Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) was delivered to the US Navy.
US Navy – The USS Enterprise will soon be exercising off Scotland.
US Coast Guard – The Coast Guard is recallling its port security forces which were sent to the Gulf after the Cole bombing because the Pentagon will not reimburse them for their efforts; they will be replaced by Naval Reserve Inshore Boat Units.
US Navy – Mothballed ships are being turned into artificial reefs.
Background – US Defense Review – Neither US political party is happy with the route the defense review is taking.
Background – New Zealand – A further review of New Zealand’s plans for disarmament.
Taiwanese Navy – The Taiwanese Navy is investigating the recruitment of Russian submarine designers to help it design and manufacture its own attack submarines.
Royal Navy – The Royal Navy’s Triton trimaran is exercising off Norfolk. Preliminarily, it appears to provide a steadier, smoother and faster platform than single-hull designs.
US Navy and Marine Corps – More on the high tech amphibious exercise Kernel Blitz Experimental.
Royal Australian Navy – The Australian task force that was sent to East Timor in September 1999 was aggressively probed by Indonesian aircraft and submarines; the task force was often at battle stations; and Australian F-111′s were bombed up and ready to bomb Indonesian communication centers in Jakarta to ensure the safety of the task force.
US Navy – The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Scranton has recently surfaced at the North Pole.
Royal Navy – HMS Beagle, is on its third and final survey mission of Sierra Leonean waters.
Indian Navy – Russia would like India to take over its naval base at Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam.
US Marines – The US Marines are adapting new camouflage uniforms, with high tech camouflage patterns.
Royal Australian Navy – The Australian landing ship Kanimbla is standing ready in Vanuatu to help in further relief efforts following last week’s eruption of Lopevi volcano.
Indian Navy – INS Nirghat, a missile boat of the Indian Navy, sunk the wreck of the MT Hengsen, the Singapore tanker which had broken up on June 12, near Goa Harbor.
Russian Navy – The US and Russian navies have agreed to hold joint exercises together.
South Korean Navy – South Korea is calling for a maritime pact with North Korea to cover passage of North Korean commerical ships though South Korean territorial waters.
US Navy – President Bush will live aboard the USS Enterprise while attending the G8 summitt in Italy, for security reasons.
US Navy and Canadian Navy – A US Navy intelligence officer and a Canadian helicopter pilot are both claiming that while observing a Russian intelligence gathering ship near Puget Sound which monitors Trident missile submarines, they were attacked by a laser weapon from the ship and suffered visual damage. The US officer is suing the Russian civilian company that owns and operates the ship; the Canadian pilot has been discharged from his service.
Chinese Navy – The Chinese are placing anti-ship cruise missiles on Woody Island, in the Parcel Islands, in the South China Sea. The missiles will be within range of important sea lanes.
US Marines – The V-22 Osprey is not likely to return to the air until 2002.
US Navy – The US Navy is on high alert in the Gulf for possible terrorist activity against it after the verdict against the Khobar Towers bombers in Saudi Arabia, and all of its ships were sent to sea.
Royal Navy – The UK confirmed that it will indeed purchase two new aircraft carriers
Royal Navy – The UK purchase of the Joint Strike Fighter will replace both Royal Navy and Royal Air Force Harriers.
Malaysian Navy – Piracy, as a form of for-profit hostage taking, is on the rise in Malaysia.
Columbian Marines – Columbian Marines are fighting a riverine operation against drug traffickers.
US Coast Guard – A day in the life of the US Coast Guard.
US Navy – Life aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt .
Indian Navy – The Indian Navy’s continued quest for Russian-built nuclear powered submarines.
Background – US Defense Review – The two war strategy is on the way out, the new defense strategy should be released by the end of the summer and will revolve around long-range precision warfare.
Royal Navy – The Royal Navy is to get its two aircraft carriers, an announcement is expected soon.
US Navy – So where will the US Navy do it’s pre-deployment training, now that “irreplaceable” Vieques is going away? Florida is lobbying to pick up some of the load???
US Marines – Exercise Kernel Blitz Experimentation 2001 is underway in the Pacific, with a focus on testing new information technology.
US Navy – 16 navies are involved in the inaugural Western Pacific Mine Counter Measure Exercise and Diving Exercise off Singapore and Indonesia.
Canadian Navy – Canada appears to be compromising excellence in its choice of helicopters to replace its 40 year old Sea King helicopters, in order that it not choose today the same helicopter it ordered and then canceled as being too expensive in 1993 – the EH-101.
Canadian Navy – ???meanwhile the Sea Kings will have to be kept aloft, at greater and greater prices???while they continue to suffer accidents due to their age???
Background – Piracy – More stories of piracy, with the theme that ultimately the Indonesian Navy is most responsible for allowing this to occur as 25% of all piracy attacks occur off Indonesia. With Indonesia descending into anarchy, the situation is bound to worsen.
US Navy – F/A-18′s from the USS Constellation have struck anti aircraft targets in Southern Iraq again.
Russian Navy – Vietnam will not renew the Russian lease on the base at Cam Ranh Bay, and instead will use it for civilian purposes.
French Navy – A French Navy patrol boat has rescued survivors from a ship that sunk off Madagascar.
US Navy – The DD-21 program is in jeopardy, as it did not win the approval of the ongoing defense review.
US Marine Corps – The US Marines are considering moving some of their training off of Okinawa.
Russian Navy – The Russian Navy has begun work on a new class of fast attack craft – the Scorpion.
US Navy, US Marine Corps, US Coast Guard – The US Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard have just completed a large riverine exercise.
Background – Caspian Sea – There are continued fears of an arms race beginning in the Caspian Sea.
Royal Navy – Why the Royal Navy will probably get the two aircraft carriers it needs, and what the British will have to sacrifice militarily to do so.
South Korean Navy – South Korea wishes to discuss with North Korea the large number of recent territorial water incursions.