US Navy – The USS Harry S Truman battlegroup and USS Nassau amphibious ready group have returned to port after a successful 6 month cruise to the Persian Gulf and Mediterranean.
Indian Navy – The Indian and French navies will hold anti submarine warfare exercises together in November.
US Navy – An essay on how the US defense agencies have acquired too much power over military affairs.
US Navy – More on the debate over low frequency active sonar (LFAS).
US Navy – US forces in the Gulf, including the 5th Fleet, have been placed on high alert after the verdict in the US African embassies bombing case.
Indian Navy – French firms are attempting to sell the Indian Navy stealth frigates and new-generation attack submarines.
US Navy – A strategic look at the EP-3 incident, from naval analyst Norman Friedman. Was the EP-3 the victim of a deliberate attack?
US Navy – The USS Inchon has been refused a previously scheduled portcall in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, an agreement has almost been reached to disassemble the EP-3 and fly it home in an AN-124 airlifter.
Uruguayan Marines – The Congo River in Congo is being reopened to traffic after being closed for years by warring parties. The UN is patroling the river, using marine forces from member nations.
Swedish Navy – Tales of the bizarre: Swedish warships are to spend most of the rest of the year moored in port because of an overtime ban on the country’s defense forces.
Royal Navy – The Royal Navy is defending the safety record of the EH-101 Merlin helicopter.
US Marines – Blunt talk from General Anthony Zinni on what the US military really needs today.
Phillipine and Malaysian Navies – The Phillipine and Malaysian Navies are searching for 20 tourists who were kidnapped from a Phillipine island resort by Muslim rebels and taken away via the sea.
South Korean Navy – Another North Korean patrol boat has penetrated South Korean waters.
US Navy – Can “network-centric warfare” really work in the US Navy, or will it be undermined by how the Navy really operates?
US Navy – The US Navy is involved in tapping undersea fiber optic cables on behalf of the National Security Agency. This apparently will be one of the key missions of the USS Jimmy Carter, the Seawolf-class nuclear attack submarine that is being extensively modified for clandestine operations. Interestingly, the problem of tapping the cable pales in comparison to the problem of analysing all the data on the cable once it is obtained.
Background – World Naval Affairs – Hot-off-the-press, mandatory reading! The Jane’s Fighting Ships Market Review for 2001-2002 by its new editor, CDR Stephen Saunders RN. This is a long essay of the highest caliber that should be read by all serious students of naval affairs.
Royal Australian Navy – Parts of Australia are facing a fuel crisis due to Exercise Tandem Thrust.
US Navy – The USS Eisenhower begins a 4 year long overhaul and mid life nuclear refueling.
US Navy – The US Navy is evaluating floating barriers to protect its ships in port.
US Navy – US military satellite systems are highly vulnerable to attack.
Israeli Navy – Israeli gunboats are participating in attacks against Palestinian targets in the Gaza Strip.
Background – Middle East – Could we be heading towards open war in the Middle East?
US Navy – A skeptical view of what will really be the ultimate product of the US defense review.
Taiwanese Navy – The Taiwanese Navy has returned from its overseas exercises.
Malaysian Navy – There are three competitors to sell the Malaysian Navy its new attack submarines, but the real question is not who will be chosen, but instead whether Malaysia can afford them.
US Navy – The defense review is expected to emphasize a focus on the Pacific over Europe and long range weapons over forward bases.
US Navy – Is the US Navy considering reestablishing a naval base in Vietnam?
US Navy – The US Navy is carrying out a humanitarian mission in Indonesia, the first such exercise with Indonesia since 1999. The ships are the landing ship USS Rushmore and guided missile frigate USS Wadsworth.
US Navy – The EP-3 pilot’s account of what occured off the Chinese coast and why the aircraft could not be ditched at sea.
Chinese Navy – The Chinese Navy boarded a fishing trawler suspected of smuggling that was in Taiwanese waters.
US Navy – A preview of the contentious process behind the defense reform to be unveiled this week.
French Navy – The nuclear aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle was formally accepted last week by the French Navy.
Royal New Zealand Navy – More on the New Zealand decision to scrap their combat aircraft. Meanwhile the opposition has stated their support in reconstituting the combat aircraft if they are reelected, perhaps in a joint force with Australia.
US Navy – In a bid to improve aircraft carrier survivability, the US Navy intends to install the Cooperative Engagement Capability on all its ships.
US Navy – Good, pensive reading for a Sunday: the summary of a meeting held to help determine what US ASW efforts should be today and in the future. The concern is that ASW is not receiving enough emphasis today, with the Soviet threat essentially gone; but that there is a new, equally important threat today and in the future – non-nuclear attack submarines operated by developing nations which could play a key role during major regional conflicts. In our next major regional conflict, will SCUD hunting be replaced by ASW hunting?
US Navy – The LPD-17 San Antonio-class ships will be key to the US Navy’s expeditionary warfare capabilities.
US Navy – Dominance of the seas today requires dominance of space???
Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force – Japan is tired of being bullied by China. The bullying includes sending spy ships into the waters around Japan and China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea which are important trade routes for Japan.
Iranian Navy – The Iranian Navy will acquire advanced Yakhont cruise missiles from Russia.
US Navy – If “smart ships” with reduced crew are to survive they must be able to automate many aspects of damage control. Here is an example of how they may do it.
US Navy – The US Navy is developing small robotic craft that mimic marine animals to perform functions such as mine clearing.
Indian Navy – A cruise through the International Fleet Review, by one who was on the President of India’s yacht.
US Navy – The threat from sea mines, the weapon that waits, is greater than ever — so the US Navy is exploring the use of robotic vehicles to help clear them.
US Navy – The US Navy appears to be getting its money’s worth out of its Cyclone-class patrol coastal vessels.
Egyptian Navy – The Egyptian Navy has purchased two vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) for use in aerial surveillance. The UAVs will be used on Egyptian frigates.
Indian Navy – The fast attack craft INS Tillanchang has been christened.
Taiwanese Navy – The Taiwanese military has lost its reason for being – reconquest of the mainland – and is so short on trained personnel it may not be able to operate the naval ships the Bush administration has promised it.
Russian Navy – The salvage of the Kursk will begin in June.
Malaysian Navy – Malaysia continues to shop for new submarines, to counter those obtained last year by Singapore.
Chinese Navy – The Chinese Navy is sending two ships on a port visit to Mumbai. They may exercise with the Indian Navy afterwards. Meanwhile the Indian Navy continues to send its vessels on goodwill visits.
Israeli Navy – The Israeli Navy has captured a fishing boat that was attempting to smuggle weapons into the Gaza Strip.
Taiwanese Navy – The Taiwanese mull over whether or not it would be a good idea to accept those Kidd-class destroyers after all???
US Navy – Northrup has also bid for Newport News, challenging General Dynamic’s previous offer.
Pakistani Navy – More on the significance of the recent exercises between the Pakistani and Myanmarese Navies.
US Marines – An analysis of the advantages of the MV-22 Osprey, illustrated by showing how it would have been employed over the last decade if it had been available.
US Navy – The US Navy ELF communications system for communications with ballistic missile submarines was put out of action for 24 hours last year by 2 anti-nuclear activists with a chainsaw???