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  • The Kilo-Class Submarine: Why Russia's Enemies Fear "The Black Hole"

    10/24/2016 6:39:15 AM PDT · by Strategy · 49 replies
    The National Interest ^ | October 23, 2016 | Kyle Mizokami
    Unlike the United States Navy, which went all-in on nuclear power, Russia maintains fleets of both diesel and nuclear-powered submarines. A land power encompassing much of Eurasia, Russian submarines are based much closer to "the action" than American submarines are. While Russia maintains nuclear submarines for distant ocean patrols, its fleet of diesel submarines is more than adequate for conflicts in Europe, the Middle East and the Russian near abroad. The mainstay of the Russian Navy's conventionally powered fleet are Project 877-class submarines, known as the Kilo class to NATO and the West. Nicknamed the "Black Hole" submarine by the...
  • China's biggest ever stealth warship takes shape: New pictures reveal progress [tr]

    10/22/2016 5:32:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 21, 2016 | Stacy Liberatore
    Asia's most powerful warship has been shrouded in mystery since construction began last year at the Jiangnan Changxing shipyards. Known as a Type 005 destroyer, the vessel is said to be armed with electromagnetic railguns that can shoot down missiles and attack land targets. Now, leaked images give a glimpse of the battle ship's progress - there appears to be  four portals  on the stern for sensors and weapons - along with up to 128 vertical launch system cells for missiles.
  • Putin's warships sail past the White Cliffs of Dover: Russian attack fleet [tr]

    10/21/2016 6:28:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 119 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 21, 2016 | Darren Boyle and Richard Spillett
    A Russian carrier fleet which passed through the English Channel today deployed heavily-armed guards to deter anyone approaching the warships. A number of guards, equipped with AK-74 assault rifles and heavy machine guns were spotted on the flight deck of the Admiral Kuznetsov as it passed by the White Cliffs of Dover. The powerful fleet was ordered to pass through the Channel, which is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, in single file.
  • The Russians ARE coming! Putin's armed fleet heads for Dover as Moscow moves ships [tr]

    10/20/2016 6:40:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 20, 2016 | Darren Boyle, Matt Dathan, and Larisa Brown
    The Russian aircraft carrier fleet is on its way to pass through the English Channel on its way to join Bashar al-Assad's bombing campaign in Syrian city Aleppo, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed. The eight-strong flotilla, led by the Admiral Kuzentsov, has completed training its pilots for bombing missions while it has been tracked by the Royal Navy's HMS Richmond and several NATO vessels. And Vladimir Putin's admirals are keen to ramp up the pressure on Britain's warships by calling in extra assets from the Mediterranean in a mission dubbed 'Operation Sea Fist' by the Russian media. A MOD...
  • Did Iran Launch Missiles at US Warships?

    10/18/2016 7:19:11 AM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 18, 2016 | Stephen Bryen and Rear Admiral Norman Saunders
    A big question surrounding missile attacks against two U.S. ships ( the USS Mason and USS Ponce) is whether it was the Yemeni rebel Houthis (also known as Ansar Allah) who did it? Or, instead, did Iran carry out the attacks? A related question is what were these U.S. ships doing near the Bab el-Mandab straits in the Red Sea? The Ponce is, admittedly, an at-sea forward staging base. Iran has been harassing U.S. ships in the Persian Gulf for some time, and on each occasion the Iranians appear to have been bolder in what looks like a naval game of chicken. So...
  • Sorry, China: Why the Japanese Navy is the Best in Asia

    The best navy in Asia has a total of 114 warships and 45,800 volunteer personnel. It has a large fleet of fast, powerful destroyers, thoroughly modern diesel-electric attack submarines, and amphibious ships that can haul tanks and other ground forces. It can hunt submarines, square off against invasion fleets, and shoot down enemy ballistic missiles. Despite all of that firepower, this is not in fact a navy at all, but an armed cohort of civil servants. Technically, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force is a “self-defense force” designed to overcome the country’s constitutional limits on armed forces. It is, ship for...
  • . Navy's Most Advanced Warship, USS Zumwalt Commissions in Baltimore

    10/17/2016 8:54:25 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 26 replies
    Navy News Service ^ | 10/15/2016 6:25:00 PM | USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) Public Affairs
    BALTIMORE (NNS) -- The Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) was commissioned into active service Saturday, Oct. 15, at North Locust Point in Baltimore. Zumwalt, the lead ship of a class of next-generation multi-mission destroyers, features a state-of-the-art electric propulsion system, wave-piercing tumblehome hull, stealth design, and the latest warfighting technology and weaponry available. Secretary of the Navy, the Hon. Ray Mabus, delivered the ceremony's principal address. The ship's co-sponsors, Ann Zumwalt and Mouzetta Zumwalt-Weathers, are daughters of former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr., after whom the ship is named. The...
  • U.S. Navy Destroyer Fired On Again Off Yemen

    10/16/2016 7:28:40 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 51 replies
    gcaptain/reuters ^ | October 16, 2016 | Matt Spetalnick
    The missile attack, if confirmed, would mark the third time the USS Mason was fired upon in international waters in the past week from territory in Yemen controlled by Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels.
  • US Navy gets PC makeover — while its ships fall apart

    10/15/2016 10:51:29 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 15, 2016 | Post editorial board
    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is facing furor in the ranks over his decision to break with centuries of tradition and stop all identification of sailors by their job titles. It’s a lunatic fight to be having when the Navy faces multiple disasters. Those challenges include crippling flaws in its newest class of ships, as well as serious problems with the new supercarrier, the Gerald R. Ford. Formal delivery of the ship is already 14 months late, and persistent electrical problems remain a mystery. It’s supposed to be the first of a new class, packed with new tech — but it...
  • U.S. Cash to Iran May Have Funded Attack on American Navy

    10/13/2016 9:45:29 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 12, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    Lawmakers fear Iran spending American dollars to fund global terror operation Leading members of Congress suspect a portion of a recent $1.7 billion cash payment to Iran may have been used to help arm and support Yemeni terrorists who recently fired missiles on a U.S. Navy ship in the Red Sea, according to a new congressional inquiry that seeks to determine how U.S. taxpayer funds are being used by Iran to boost its global terror operation. Iran is believed to have used a large portion of the $1.7 billion, suspected to have been paid by the United States as part...
  • U.S. Navy Destroyer Targeted Again in Missile Attack Off Yemen

    10/12/2016 8:48:43 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 13 replies
    gcaptain/Reuters ^ | October 12, 2016 | Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali
    WASHINGTON, Oct 12 (Reuters) – A U.S. Navy destroyer was targeted on Wednesday in a failed missile attack from territory in Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, the second such incident in four days, the U.S. military said. SNIP The USS Mason was also the target of a failed missile attack off Yemen on Sunday, and the Navy praised the resolve of sailors aboard the ship.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy 241st Birthday United States Navy ~ 13 October 2016

    10/12/2016 6:01:50 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 95 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ Happy 241st Birthday, United States Navy!! ~ Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Establishment of the Navy, 13 October 1775 This resolution of the Continental Congress marked the establishment of what is now the United States Navy."Resolved, That a swift sailing vessel, to carry ten carriage guns, and a proportionable number of swivels, with eighty men, be fitted, with all possible despatch, for a cruise of three months, and that the commander be instructed to cruize eastward, for intercepting...
  • USS Nimitz Fifth Carrier Armed with Anti-Torpedo Weapon

    10/12/2016 11:34:15 AM PDT · by Enchante · 23 replies
    Seapower Magazine ^ | October 11, 2016 | RICHARD R. BURGESS
    ARLINGTON, Va. — When the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz emerged from an extended period in a shipyard last week, it featured a new installation of an anti-torpedo system. Nimitz is the Navy’s fifth carrier to have the Anti-Torpedo-Defense System installed. The system includes the Torpedo Warning System, an acoustic sensor that detects an incoming torpedo; a tactical control station; and the Countermeasure Anti-Torpedo (CAT). The CAT, a small torpedo designed to intercept an incoming torpedo, was developed by Pennsylvania State University’s Applied Research Lab. Compared with air- or ship-launched cruise missiles, anti-ship torpedoes are much more difficult for a...
  • U.S. Navy ship targeted in failed missile attack from Yemen

    10/10/2016 12:02:43 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 10, 2016 | Phil Stewart
    A U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer was targeted on Sunday in a failed missile attack from territory in Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, a U.S. military spokesman told Reuters, saying neither of the two missiles hit the ship. The attempted strike on the USS Mason, which was first reported by Reuters, came just a week after a United Arab Emirates vessel came under attack from Houthis and suggests growing risks to the U.S. military from Yemen's conflict. The failed missile attack on the USS Mason began around 7 p.m. local time, when the ship detected two inbound missiles over...
  • Not by Stealth Alone: Russian Corvettes to Get Ability to Shoot Down Enemy Jets

    10/10/2016 10:47:32 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 10.10.2016
    © Photo: Zelenodolsk Shipyard The Russian small missile ship Buyan-M will be equipped with the naval version of the Pantsir surface-to-air missile and an anti-aircraft artillery weapon system as well as a sophisticated radar, the Russian newspaper Izvestia quoted a Russian Navy source as saying. "The Buyan-M's design, featuring a new radar, has already been agreed. Apart from the radar, the Buyan-M will get the Pantsir-SM system," the source said, adding that the radar is currently being tested on board the Russian small missile ship Molniya. The Pantsir-SM, which is an improved version of the Russian Pantsir-S1 air defense system,...
  • U.S. Navy: Missiles from rebel-held Yemen fired in direction of American destroyer

    10/10/2016 2:57:38 AM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    The Week ^ | October 10, 2016 | Catherine Garcia
    On Sunday night, two missiles were fired from territory held by Houthi rebels in Yemen in the direction of an American destroyer, the U.S. Navy announced. The missiles landed in the water of the Persian Gulf, a Navy spokesman said, and while they were fired in the direction of the USS Mason, Lt. Ian McConnaughey said it's unclear if the ship was the specific target. Several days ago, a ship from the United Arab Emirates was targeted by missiles, also apparently fired by the Houthis and their allies, The Associated Press reports, and a ballistic missile was launched from Yemen,...
  • Images Show A Badly Damaged HSV-2 Swift Following Attack Off Yemeni Coast

    10/08/2016 6:30:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    The Warzone ^ | October 5, 2016 | Tyler Rogoway
    As we noted previously, details surrounding the attack on the UAE-operated logistics ship Swift remain very fuzzy. Most news outlets reported the ship was sunk. Contrary to those reports, it appears the ship–or what was left of it–was being towed to Eritrea for examination. It looks as if it has arrived there, and the pictures are not pretty.
  • Gitmo Code Red: Hurricane Matthew to Smash into U.S. Naval Base on Cuba (Category 5)

    10/02/2016 3:54:10 PM PDT · by drewh · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | T2 Oct 2016Newport Beach, CA | y CHRISS W. STREE
    <p>The Category 5 Hurricane Matthew continues moving across the Caribbean, and is scheduled to smash into the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by Tuesday evening.</p> <p>Hurricane Matthew reached Category 5 status in the early hours of Saturday morning, becoming the first to do so since Hurricane Felix in 2007. At its peak that day, Matthew’s 160 miles-per-hour winds were as powerful as Hurricane Gilbert in 1988, which is rated as “the most destructive storm in the U.S. modern history.”</p>
  • Navy base Guantánamo to evacuate families ahead of Hurricane Matthew

    10/01/2016 1:40:13 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 24 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | OCTOBER 1, 2016 | Rosenberg
    The commander of the U.S. Navy base at Guantánamo Bay on Saturday ordered the evacuation of families and other so-called “non-essential personnel” from the remote outpost in southeast Cuba ahead of Hurricane Matthew. “A mandatory evacuation has been called for all non-essential personnel,” said Guantánamo base spokeswoman Julie Ripley, in a statement issued just before 1 p.m. “The location will be announced once details are finalized. This includes dependents, school-aged children, special needs families, and their pets.”
  • The Navy dumped its time-honored job titles and the decision incited widespread outrage

    10/01/2016 7:01:14 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 91 replies
    The Navy's top officer met a skeptical audience here Thursday as he told them why every sailor in attendance was being stripped of the rating title that had defined their jobs and identities. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said this radical change was only the start of a career overhaul that would yield them more opportunities and better chances to get civilian jobs after the service. “What we’ve come up with is a plan for you to be certified in multiple ratings that — Navy Occupational Specialities,” Richardson said. “This buys you a tremendous amount of flexibility, not...
  • Navy Announces Enlisted Rating Modernization Plan (HISTORIC NAVY RATINGS SYSTEM SCUTTLED!!!)

    09/29/2016 2:47:46 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 51 replies ^ | 29 Sep 16 | Chief of Navy Personnel Public Affairs
    WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Following the completion of its review earlier this year, the Navy announced Sept. 29, it will modernize all rating titles for Sailors with the establishment of a new classification system that will move towards occupational specialty codes similar to how the other services categorize skill sets. "In modernizing our enlisted rating system we are not only giving our Sailors increased opportunities within the Navy, such as a higher level of flexibility in training and detailing, but also increasing their opportunities when they transition out of the service. In aligning the descriptions of the work our Sailors do...
  • Navy Sailor Refuses to Stand During National Anthem

    09/26/2016 10:00:17 AM PDT · by detective · 127 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 26, 2016
    U.S. Navy sailor is under investigation for refusing to stand during the national anthem. Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Janaye Ervin, a reservist stationed at Pearl Harbor, posted on Facebook about why she's following in the footsteps of Colin Kaepernick and others who have demonstrated against police brutality during the anthem. "I feel like a hypocrite singing about the 'land of the free' when I know that only applies to some Americans," she wrote. "I will gladly stand again, when ALL AMERICANS are afforded the same freedom." Ervin says she lost her security clearance and was threatened with jail by the...
  • Navy investigating second sailor who refused to stand for national anthem

    09/25/2016 6:54:41 PM PDT · by kevcol · 88 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | September 25, 2016 | BPR Wire
    Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Janaye Ervin is currently facing potential administrative action for failing to show respect to America’s national symbols, reports. According to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickman spokesman Bill Doughty, Ervin would not stand for the national anthem while in full uniform Sept. 19.. .. “On September 19,2016, while in uniform, I made the conscious decision to not stand for the Star Spangled Banner because I feel like a hypocrite, singing about “land of the free” when, I know that only applies to some Americans,” Ervin wrote in a Facebook post. “I will gladly stand again, when ALL...
  • American Excellence (Rear Admiral Grace M. Hopper) 1906-1992

    09/24/2016 5:12:28 PM PDT · by ak267 · 21 replies
    wikipedia ^ | 9-12-2016 | wikipedia
    Grace Brewster Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992), née Grace Brewster Murray, was an American computer scientist and United States Navy Rear Admiral.[1] She was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer in 1944,[2] invented the first compiler for a computer programming language,[3][4][5][6][7] and was one of those who popularized the idea of machine-independent programming languages which led to the development of COBOL, one of the first high-level programming languages. Owing to her accomplishments and her naval rank, she is sometimes referred to as "Amazing Grace".[8][9] The U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke class guided-missile...
  • Sailor says Navy punished her for not standing for 'Star Spangled Banner'

    09/22/2016 7:25:38 PM PDT · by kevcol · 120 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 22, 2016 | WITW Staff
    Ervin explained in her Facebook post that on September 19, "while in uniform, I made the conscious decision to not stand for the Star Spangled Banner because I feel like a hypocrite, singing about 'land of the free' when, I know that only applies to some Americans." Ervin said in the post that she was punished by Navy officials and that the "equipment I need to do my Naval job" was taken away.
  • Navy Requires All Sailors to Undergo Transgender Education by July 2017

    09/19/2016 1:20:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/18/16 | Katherine Rodriguez
    An all-Navy message sent out Tuesday says that all sailors will be required to undergo transgender behavioral education by July 2017. Starting Nov. 1, the training will educate sailors about the Navy’s new transgender policy that allows transgenders to serve in the military, reported. “This training will emphasize policies and expectations of personal behavior,” the message states. It is unclear what exactly is in these training sessions yet, but the Navy will soon send out messages with more information. In the meantime, leadership is putting together a commander’s tool kit that will guide training, said Lt. Jessica Anderson, a spokeswoman...
  • The US Navy is heading to the bottom of the sea

    09/18/2016 8:14:45 PM PDT · by pboyington · 27 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 18, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    It’s been another stellar couple of weeks for what used to be the world’s greatest navy, but now is nothing more than a continual Carnival Cruise with weapons, all courtesy of Barack Obama, Ash Carter, Ray Mabus and the pusillanimous doormen who call themselves the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Over a week ago, it was reported that a female sailor, serving aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, delivered a 7-pound baby girl. According to the Navy, the woman had no idea she was pregnant. Uh huh… If the concept of delivering babies aboard US ships of war isn’t...
  • Sailor's surprise birth while deployed on USS Eisenhower was a rare event. But it wasn't a first.

    09/15/2016 4:55:46 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 49 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | September 15, 2016 | Brock Vergakis
    Word quickly spread around the world this week that a sailor gave birth aboard an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf, and for good reason. Births aboard U.S. warships are rare. Births aboard a ship on a combat deployment are rarer still. But they’re not unheard of. The Navy does not keep statistics on the number of children born aboard its ships, but archived media reports show this is not the first time a sailor has had a baby at sea or aboard a ship in a combat zone. In one instance, a child died a day after being born...
  • Sir John Franklin's long-lost HMS Terror believed found

    09/12/2016 10:10:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    cbc ^ | 09/12/2016 | Garrett Hinchey, CBC News
    n Monday morning, British newspaper the Guardian reported that the ship, which was abandoned in sea ice in 1848 during a failed attempt to sail through the Northwest Passage, was found "in pristine condition" in Nunavut's Terror Bay, north of where the wreck of HMS Erebus — the expedition's flagship — was found in 2014. The crew of the Arctic Research Foundation's Martin Bergmann research vessel found the shipwreck, with all three masts standing and almost all hatches closed, on Sept. 3. "Resting proud on 24 metres of water, we found HMS Terror — 203 years old, it is perfectly...
  • Navy: Sailor gives birth to baby on aircraft carrier at sea

    09/12/2016 11:40:40 AM PDT · by PROCON · 60 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 12, 2016
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy says a sailor who never reported being pregnant has given birth to a baby girl aboard an aircraft carrier at sea. U.S. Naval Forces Central Command spokesman Cmdr. Bill Urban told the Virginian-Pilot ( ) the 7-pound infant was recently born on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Persian Gulf. Both mother and daughter are doing well and were airlifted to a shore-based hospital.
  • Chief Naval Officer: Russia and China can't stop US aircraft carriers

    09/04/2016 4:41:06 PM PDT · by Mariner · 23 replies
    The National Interest ^ | September 3rd, 2016 | Alex Lockie
    In a recent interview with National Interest, Dave Majumdar asked Adm. John Richardson point blank if US aircraft carriers could operate inside China or Russia's supposed anti-access area denial (A2/AD) zones. The answer was clear — "Yes." "This A2/AD, well, it’s certainly a goal for some of our competitors, but achieving that goal is much different and much more complicated,” said Richardson in the interview. Asked how the Navy would protect carriers, Richardson declined to say exactly for security reasons, but answered generally: “It’s really a suite of capabilities, but I actually think we’re talking too much in the open...
  • Trump warns Iran: Ships 'will be shot out of the water'

    09/10/2016 7:10:37 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 98 replies ^ | Daniella Diaz and Jeremy Diamond CNN
    <p>Donald Trump vowed Friday that if Iran inappropriately approached U.S. ships, they would be "shot out of the water."</p> <p>"And by the way, with Iran, when they circle our beautiful destroyers with their little boats and they make gestures that our people -- that they shouldn't be allowed to make, they will be shot out of the water," he said at a rally here.</p>
  • Navy may discipline sailor for pulling a Kaepernick

    09/09/2016 6:10:26 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 102 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/8/16 | Anna Giaritelli
    A sailor who refused to stand for morning colors may now face administrative action, reported late Wednesday. Naval Education and Training Command spokeswoman Lt. Cmdr. Kate Meadows did not detail the specific actions the Navy is taking against the young, African-American sailor. The young woman is training at the Naval Air Technical Training Center in Pensacola, Fla., and is expected to continue training with her class. She sailor posted an eight-minute video to Facebook late last month explaining why she was following in the footsteps of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick by not standing during the national anthem....
  • The U.S. Navy’s Largest, Most Expensive, and Most Advanced Destroyer Ever Leaves Shipyard

    09/08/2016 3:26:17 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 60 replies
    gcaptain ^ | September 8, 2016 | Mike Schuler
    The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), the largest and most technologically advanced destroyer ever built for the U.S. Navy, has departed Bath Iron Works shipyard where it has been under construction for more than half a decade. At a total of cost of nearly $4 billion, the DDG 1000 is also the most expensive destroyer ever built for the U.S. Navy.
  • Official: 7 Iranian boats came after U.S. ship in the Persian Gulf

    09/07/2016 3:33:18 PM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    Navy Times ^ | September 6, 2016 | Meghann Myers
    A U.S. coastal patrol ship faced seven Iranian Republican Guard Corps Navy fast in-shore attack craft before swerving to avoid crashing into one on Sunday, according to a 5th Fleet spokesman. The incident is the latest in a series of interactions the Navy has called "dangerous and unprofessional" in a year that has seen more run-ins between U.S. and Iranian ships than in recent memory. Iranian vessels harassed destroyers and PCs in four incidents in late August, resulting in warning shots in one case.
  • Iranian vessel 'harasses', sails close to U.S. Navy ship in Gulf: U.S. officials [4th time]

    09/06/2016 11:53:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 6, 2016 | Idrees Ali
    A U.S. Navy coastal patrol ship changed course after a fast-attack craft from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps came within 100 yards (91 meters) of it in the central Gulf on Sunday, two U.S. Defense Department officials told Reuters on Tuesday. It was at least the fourth such incident in less than a month. U.S. officials are concerned that these actions by Iran could lead to mistakes.
  • Hawkish lawmakers call for nuclear submarines to counter N. Korea's missile threats (South Korea)

    09/05/2016 1:56:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Korea Times ^ | August 29, 2016 | Yonhap
    A group of lawmakers from South Korea's ruling Saenuri Party said Monday the country should consider building a nuclear-powered submarine, amid escalating provocations by Pyongyang. The remark came as North Korea on Wednesday test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) in waters off its east coast. The South Korean military said the missile flew about 500 kilometers toward Japan, making the longest flight by such a missile launched by the communist country. "South Korea's military should move to deal effectively with North Korea's SLBM threat by deploying a submarine with nuclear propulsion that can better detect and attack North Korean vessels,"...
  • Navy analysis found that a Marine’s case would draw attention to Afghan ‘sex slaves’

    09/02/2016 8:15:32 AM PDT · by Theoria · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 01 September 2016 | Dan Lamothe
    Last fall, the Navy Department had a controversial disciplinary case before it: Maj. Jason C. Brezler had been asked by Marine colleagues to submit all the information he had about an influential Afghan police chief suspected of abusing children. Brezler sent a classified document in response over an unclassified Yahoo email server, and he self-reported the mistake soon after. But the Marine Corps recommended that he be discharged for mishandling classified material. The Navy Department, which oversees the Marine Corps, had the ability to uphold or overturn the decision. However, rather than just looking at the merits of the case,...
  • Navy Can’t Prove That Green Energy Projects Save Money

    08/30/2016 6:08:30 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 30, 2016 | Morgan Chalfant
    Service awarded $334 million contract for solar power without proper controls The U.S. Navy handed out a $334 million contract for solar power without having a good way to determine whether the project would be cost effective. The Pentagon’s inspector general recently audited three of the Navy’s large-scale renewable energy projects at installations supervised by the U.S. Pacific Command, finding that federal employees tasked with carrying out cost-effectiveness assessments of these projects did not have the documentation to back up their calculations or conclusions. The Navy has not provided “comprehensive guidance” for evaluating the cost effectiveness of the six large-scale...
  • Couple rescued from remote tropical island after writing 'S.O.S.' in the sand

    08/28/2016 12:48:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    AOL News ^ | August 28, 2016 | Ariel Bogle
    In case you ever need to be rescued from a tropical island, just remember, a well-placed S.O.S. is not only a Hollywood cliche. A couple doing their best Blue Lagoon impression was rescued Friday from a remote island in Micronesia after writing the rescue message on the beach, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. A U.S. Navy aircraft took a look after lights were spotted on the uninhabited East Fayu Island during a search for two missing people. The pair, a boat and their S.O.S. attempt were quickly spotted, and a patrol boat send to pick them up....
  • US Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian ship in 2nd Mideast close call this week

    08/25/2016 11:14:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/25/16 | Fox News
    DEVELOPING: A U.S. Navy coastal patrol ship fired warning shots at an Iranian ship that sailed within 200 yards in the Northern Persian Gulf Wednesday in the second close call this week involving U.S. and Iranian vessels, a U.S. official confirmed to Fox News on Thursday. The USS Squall fired the shots, according to the official. In the earlier incident, four Iranian small boats "harassed" the USS Nitze Tuesday, sailing near the guided missile destroyer in the Persian Gulf, a U.S. Navy official told Fox News. The U.S. Navy described the incident as "unsafe and unprofessional" and said it occurred...
  • Iran vessels in 'high speed intercept' of U.S. ship: defense official

    08/24/2016 1:48:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 24, 2016 | Idrees Ali
    Four vessels from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps "harassed" a U.S. destroyer on Tuesday by carrying out a "high speed intercept" in the vicinity of the Strait of Hormuz ... came within 300 yards of the USS Nitze in an action that was "unsafe and unprofessional."
  • Ray Mabus’ Social Experiment Navy is Steaming Ahead to Disaster

    08/24/2016 5:37:36 PM PDT · by pboyington · 33 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | August 24, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, is a left wing, cultural Marxist, whose social experiment policies are turning the US Navy into a feckless fiasco on the high seas. Mabus is responsible for pushing women into the Navy SEALs, Marine infantry, a new Orwellian gender neutral lexicon, Marine Corps Unconscious Bias Training, while also completely ignoring the Corps’ $36 million dollar study that showed why women can’t meet the rough standards of the combat arms and special operations. Mabus’s latest social experiment laboratory creation is the selection of Admiral Michelle Howard as Commander of US Naval Forces Europe. Howard was...
  • BREAKING: Iranian Regime Intercepts US Destroyer in Strait of Hormuz (VIDEO)

    08/24/2016 1:53:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 135 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/24/16 | Jim Hoft
    US defense officials confirmed Wednesday the Iranian regime attempted to intercept a US Destroyer in the Strait of Hormuz. Four Iranian ships harassed and carried out a “high speed intercept” in the strait of Hormuz. Four Iran Ships "Harassed" US Destroyer, Carried Out "High Speed Intercept" In Strait Of Hormuz — THE SPARK of LIBERTY (@United_Ignited) August 24, 2016
  • The U.S. Navy Is Short on Submarine Hunters

    08/24/2016 6:58:43 AM PDT · by Lower Deck · 45 replies
    War is Boring ^ | 8/24/16 | Dave Majumdar
    The U.S. Navy will need to develop an organic carrier-based fixed-wing anti-submarine warfare capability to counter the resurgent threat from enemy submarines. The Navy simply does not have enough attack submarines, cruisers, destroyers or helicopters to adequately protect the its deployed forces from subsurface threats because its ASW capability has atrophied since the end of the Cold War. “It’s a growing threat that will almost certainly influence the relevance of the carrier,” said retired U.S. Navy Capt. Jerry Hendrix, director of the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program at the Center for a New American Security. “The Navy will need a...
  • Scorpene submarines: Huge setback for India as 22,000 pages of secret data leaked

    08/23/2016 10:20:18 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | August 24, 2016
    Indian Navy seems to have suffered a huge setback after more than 22,000 pages of secret data related to the six Scorpene-class submarines being made by the French company DCNS in India was leaked, “The Australian” newspaper reported. The leaked data gives away the entire secret combat and performance capabilities of these submarines, and will completely negate their operational usefulness if China and Pakistan get access to the same. India is currently building six Scorpene-class submarines, named Project 75, in partnership with the French company DCNS under a $3.5-billion deal signed in 2005. These submarines are being built at Mazagon...
  • Bangor submarine collides in Strait of Juan de Fuca

    08/22/2016 7:24:29 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 28 replies
    Kitsap Sun ^ | Aug. 19, 2016 | Ed Friedrich
    BANGOR — The ballistic-missile submarine USS Louisiana and a Navy offshore support vessel collided while conducting routine operations in the Strait of Juan de Fuca on Thursday, according to Submarine Force Pacific. The collision occurred at 6 p.m. There were no injuries. Damages to both vessels is being assessed. Both ships returned to port under their own power, the support vessel to Port Angeles and the Louisiana to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. The nuclear-powered Louisiana can be armed with up to 24 nuclear-tipped missiles.
  • Need Help From Navy Vets [Vanity]

    08/20/2016 2:35:25 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 14 replies
    self | 8/20/16 | self
    Attn: Navy Vets Need help locating crew list information for USS Kidd [DDG-993]. My friend's brother recently died and he is in the process of having his brother inured at Arlington National Cemetery. I am helping him, as I have buried several members of my family there. My friend is trying to gather the pertinent documents required to proceed [DD-214, death certificate, etc.], but has little info on his brother's service at this time. One thing he does have is a "Plank Owner" plaque from the ship's commissioning. I am trying to find an official site on the Internet that...
  • Zumwalt Will Return the Honor for Late Marine Who Escorted Remains

    08/19/2016 9:36:19 AM PDT · by Freeport · 23 replies ^ | Aug 18, 2016 | James Zumwalt
    James Zumwalt is a retired Marine lieutenant colonel who served in the Vietnam war, the 1989 intervention into Panama and Operation Desert Storm. The son of the late Navy Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr., he's also a best-selling author, speaker and business executive. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. On Jan. 2, 2000, less than 48 hours into a new millennium, the U.S. Navy lost a 20th century hero and revered, visionary leader. Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr., 79, had succumbed to mesothelioma -- a lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure, incurred during his naval career. He...
  • The Toilet that Sank the U-1206

    08/08/2016 9:14:58 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    Neatorama ^ | April 28, 2014
    The following is an article from Uncle John's Fully Loaded 25th Anniversary Bathroom Reader. The submarine may never be as famous as the Titanic, but the uncanny story of how -and why- it sank has earned it a place in the Uncle John’s Stall of Fame.