US Navy – UN sanctions against Iraq are going to be more stringently enforced at sea.
US Marines – A review of non-lethal weapons currently under development.
US Merchant Marine – A thorough review of what ails the US Merchant Marine.
NATO – NATO’s biennial humanitarian disaster relief exercise utilizing naval forces, Co-operative Safeguard (CS02), took place last month. There is an extensive photo gallery that goes with this story.
Background – 4th Generation Warfare – Another excellent introduction to 4th Generation Warfare, in Adobe Acrobat format.
Russian Navy – The final word on the Kursk, from the Russian government.
US Navy – More on the F/A-18 E Super Hornet’s first operational deployment on the USS Abraham Lincoln.
US Marines – Will Marine Expeditionary Units be transformed into Expeditionary Strike Groups?
Background – Collateral Damage – Ralph Peters on why we should not apologize for collateral damage in Afghanistan.
US Navy – The US is being sued to stop testing of sonars in its Littoral Warfare Advanced Development program.
Background – Afghanistan – More lessons learned to date in trying to fight a 4th generation warfare adversary with 2nd generation warfare tactics.
Argentinean Navy – The Argentine icebreaker and the polar supply ship it is rescuing are both trapped in the ice.
South Korean Navy – South Korea will purchase the Aegis weapons system for use on a new class of destroyers.
US Navy – US submarines are being outfitted with new personal escape gear.
US Navy – The large wargame Millennium Challenge 2002 begins today.
Background – Piracy – More information on piracy in the first 6 months of 2002.
US Navy – What the US Navy is currently up to in mine countermeasures.
Royal Navy – Is the scrapping of the Royal Navy’s Sea Harrier fleet part of the reason for the early retirement of the UK’s most senior officers?
Indonesian Navy – Indonesian waters continue to be the number one site of piracy in the world.
US Navy – HMS Newcastle seized a large drug shipment in the Caribbean.
US Navy – The US would like to build a floating commando base, and is looking at several proposals, including permanent conversion of the USS Constellation.
US Navy – A single cell Vertical Launch System is being developed.
Israeli Navy – More information on Israel’s Dolphin-class submarines.
US Navy – The USS Abraham Lincoln battlegroup is deploying to the Pacific, it will be the first operational deployment of the F/A-18E Hornet.
German Navy – The German Navy helped to recover a ship that had been hijacked by Somali pirates.
French Navy – France captured two al-Qaida suspects in the Persian Gulf.
Background – 4th Generation Warfare – A review of how the US is conducting operations in Afghanistan against an enemy using 4th Generation Warfare.
Royal Marines – More details on why the SA-80 rifle does not work in combat situations.
Taiwanese Navy – Will Israel supply submarines to Taiwan?
Background – Afghanistan – David Isby on how we can build our way to a successful future in Afghanistan.
Background – 4th Generation Warfare – An excellent short PowerPoint presentation on what 4th generation warfare is.
US Navy – The USS George Washington battlegroup has relieved the USS John F. Kennedy battlegroup in the Arabian Sea.
US Navy – Medical lessons learned from the USS Cole attack – and how they are not being passed on.
Royal Marines – The Royal Marines’ assault rifle is OK after all, says the UK government. Should they be believed?
US Navy – The F-18E/F Super Hornet is joining the fleet.
US Navy – The US Navy’s aircraft are getting too long in the tooth???
Background – Robotics – A look at future applications of robots in naval warfare.
Spanish Navy – Moroccan troops have been evicted from a Spanish island by a combined arms team.
US Navy – The US plans to experiment with swapping the destroyer USS Fletcher’s entire crew, to lengthen ship deployment times.
Indonesian Navy – Indonesia will purchase 48 patrol boats from Eastern European countries. It is in dire need of more vessels to patrol its territorial waters.
Phillipine Navy – The US and Phillipine navies are conducting joint exercises together.
Sri Lankan Navy – Sri Lanka is stepping up patrols of its territorial waters to thwart rebel intrusions.
Background – Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – A good review of the present and future potential of UAVs and UCAVs.
Argentine Navy – The Argentine navy’s ice-breaker, Almirante Irizar, is trying to push its way through the ice to rescue the German ship Magdalena Oldendorff off Antarctica.
Spanish Navy – Spain has sent another warship off Morocco.
Indian Navy – India and the US are now formally patrolling the Malacca Straits.
Chinese Navy – China continues to fortify its holdings in the Spratly Islands.
Background – Iraq – John Keegan’s view of what lies in store for Iraq.
US Navy – The US Navy has received approval to deploy its low frequency sonar on two ships.
Canadian Navy – HMCS Algonquin has captured two al-Qaida suspects at sea in the Arabian Gulf.
Spanish Navy – Spain will not use force to recover an island it claims that is currently occupied by Morocco.
US Navy – The life of a Navy wife, in 2002.
Background – Jordan – William Arkin on what Jordan’s role may be when Iraq is attacked.
US Marines – The 1st Marine Expeditionary Force has a new high tech Combat Operations Center that will allow it to oversee operations from around the world. Whether or not this is a good idea remains to be seen???
US Navy – An update on the Advanced SEAL Delivery System (ASDS).
Background – – William Arkin on the good and the bad of the Bush Administration’s new policy of preemptive strategic offensives as outlined in its “Defense Planning Guidance” document.
Spanish Navy – Spain has sent warships to its territories off Morroco to protest a Morrocan attempt at annexation.
Royal Navy – What will be the fate of the UK’s last World War II era aircraft carrier – the recently decomissioned Brazilian Minas Gerais.
US Navy – The USS George Washington battlegroup is transiting the Suez Canal.
Background – Taiwan – The US government has officially stated that China poses a grave military threat to Taiwan.
US Navy – An interview with the commanding officer of the nuclear submarine USS Seawolf.
Chinese Navy – China continues to try to encircle the US by acquiring port facilities at naval strategic choke points around the world.
US Navy – The Naval Network Warfare Command is commissioned.
Russian Navy – A Russian ballistic missile submarine launches another satellite payload into orbit.
Royal Navy – Repairs are underway aboard HMS Nottingham.
Royal Marines – The commander of 3 Commando Brigade gives his opinion of what was achieved in Afghanistan.
Background – Post-Saddam Iraq – The news this week has been buzzing with rumors of special operations already begun in Iraq, and an invasion of Iraq timed for early 2003. Here is a transcript of a recent Booknotes program on C-SPAN, featuring the author of “The Reckoning: Iraq and the Legacy of Saddam Hussein.” The author explains in great detail what the world can expect to happen to Iraq after Saddam is deposed.
Canadian Navy – HMCS St. John’s is helping to enforce the UN economic blockade against Iraq.
US Navy – Miscellaneous US naval aviation news.
US Navy – Naval air is operating at an extremely high tempo.
Canadian Navy – There are problems with the torpedo tubes in the Upholder-class submarines.
Canadian Navy – The role being played by Canada’s CP-140 maritime patrol aircraft in the war on terror.
Background – Afghanistan – Ralph Peters on why we should not let the mob rule Afghanistan.
Royal Navy – The UK wants to fund its aircraft carrier purchase by cutting its purchase of Eurofighters.
Background – Smuggling via Submersible – More on how drug cartels are employing submersibles and submarines.
Chinese Navy – Chinese and US ships have been recently jamming each others signals during exercises.
Taiwanese Navy – Taiwan will receive the MK48 Mod4 torpedo for its submarines.
NAVINT – Anthony Preston’s miscellaneous naval news from the UK, France, Malaysia, Canada, Greece, and India.