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  • China Accuses US Warship Of “Trespassing” In Disputed Waters, Warns It To “Leave Immediately”

    05/25/2017 6:40:45 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    Newz Sentinel ^ | 5-25-2017
    In the first unofficial challenge to Beijing over China’s domination of disputed waters in the South China Sea since President Trump took office, a US navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea according to the WSJ. The navy vessel, the USS Dewey, traveled close to the Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands, among a string of islets, reefs and shoals over which China has territorial disputes with its neighbors. The “freedom of navigation” operation which in the past has infuriated Beijing, comes as Trump is seeking Beijing’s...
  • Why China still can’t beat US to become the world’s most powerful navy

    05/22/2017 8:31:02 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 22 May, 2017 | Minnie Chan
    China will eventually become the world’s No 2 aircraft carrier power, trailing only the United States, but its carrier strike group air crews are still far below international standard, military experts say. “An aircraft carrier needs regular large-scale maintenance. China should have more than four carrier groups if it wants to fulfil escort missions on the high seas and safeguard its overseas national interests,” Beijing-based naval expert Li Jie said. “A sole aircraft carrier cannot become a fighting force because it needs the presence of other warships to form a strike group, as well as the protection given by other...
  • No 350-Ship Navy From This Trump Budget

    05/22/2017 6:52:40 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 15 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | 19 May 2017 | Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.
    WASHINGTON: All hands, brace for disappointment. The president’s promised naval buildup won’t begin in the 2018 budget out next week — or maybe ever. Sure, before the election, candidate Donald Trump promised a 350-ship Navy. Sure, just this morning, House Speaker Paul Ryan repeated the 350 figure. Sure, this week the Chief of Naval Operations emphasized the buildup should and could be fast. US shipyards could deliver 29 additional ships over the next seven years, said the CNO, Adm. John Richardson. That averages to 4.1 additional ships per year, although the first years would probably be lower because the shipyards...
  • Navy's hardest-punching but aging warship has no replacement in sight

    05/21/2017 8:08:16 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 26 replies
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | May 19, 2017 | Carl Prine
    ABOARD THE BUNKER HILL — Less than an hour after a recent dawn rolled west into the Pacific Ocean, Capt. Joe Cahill sat in his starboard chair, a lined face pointed toward a line of warships wheeling north around San Clemente Island. In the lead, the destroyers Halsey and Higgins cut through the waves in a tight turn toward land, trailed by the looming flattop Theodore Roosevelt and the destroyer Sampson in its wake. And in the far rear, like a bear protecting her cubs, was the San Diego-based Bunker Hill, the 10,000-ton cruiser that orchestrates the air defenses for...
  • 100 Years On, the Story of the Norfolk Fishermen Who Took on the Austro-Hungarian Navy

    05/14/2017 11:13:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Eastern Daily Press ^ | 14 May 2017 | Steve Snelling
    John Turner was an unlikely hero in an improbable battle. A century after a little-known naval clash in which armed British drifters fought Austrian cruisers, Steve Snelling salutes the magnificent courage of a Norfolk fisherman turned man o’ war. In a war of industrialised slaughter the forlorn and all-but forgotten clash between two ludicrously ill-matched naval armadas off the coast of Italy a century ago was, on the face of it, an unlikely headline-grabber. Compared to the titanic struggles taking place on the western front, the David and Goliath encounter between Austrian battleships and a force of British fishing boats...
  • Electromagnetic Pulse Question: Can an EMP be used to kill diesel submarines

    05/14/2017 9:49:30 AM PDT · by topher · 51 replies
    Various | May 14, 2017 | Vanity
    Aside from the 20,000 artillery pieces North Korea has, an EMP attack by the US on North Korea would render the majority of North Korea's Defense capability useless: jet fighters, missiles with any sort of electronics, communications, etc. But if a submarine is submerged, is it vulnerable to an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) and does water/depth the submarine is at limit the EMP weapon. It is possible that an EMP attack on submarines might cause it to blow up as no telling what would happen. Plus the fact the submarine might have trouble surfacing. Here is an interesting report on Global...
  • So what is the real deal in this steam vs electric carrier catapult?

    05/12/2017 3:22:45 AM PDT · by Krosan · 35 replies
    vanity | 05/12/2017 | vanity
    Thought some of you guys might know.
  • Chinese Navy Hands Over Notorious Pirate Leader

    05/09/2017 11:18:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    VOA ^ | May 05, 2017 | Harun Maruf
    The Chinese navy on Friday handed over a notorious pirate leader captured last month after a failed hijack attempt. Abdikarim Salah "Aw Koombe" and two other pirates are now in the custody of Puntland security officials at the Red Sea port of Bosaso. The three, who were in handcuffs and wearing flotation jackets, were brought to the port in small rubber boats. Colonel Yasin Ali Nur, commander of security forces at Bosaso port, told VOA Somali reporter Fadumo Yasin Jama, the three will be tried on piracy-related charges. "These three prisoners, their weapons, will be kept here at the prison...
  • Putin Parade Reminds Me of All-American First Cavalry Amazon Battalion

    05/09/2017 1:26:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 9, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: What I was looking at, what I was printing out, Drudge has a story here with a photo that’s the top thing on his page called, “Putin Power on Parade,” and the picture is… It looks like women in the Russian navy who are decked out in full dress uniform, and they are marching by as Putin is putting his military on display. You know, the Soviets back on May Day, used to have these things where all the new missiles and weapons would be paraded before the Politburo in front there the Kremlin, kind of like the North...
  • Navy SEAL killed in action in Somalia

    05/05/2017 8:44:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | May 5, 2017 | by Barbara Starr
    A US military member was killed and two others were wounded in Somalia when they were attacked while on a mission advising Somali National Army forces, US Africa Command confirmed Friday. The US service member killed in action was a Navy SEAL, a US defense official told CNN. The incident occurred Thursday during an operation against local al Qaeda affiliate al Shabaab 40 miles west of Mogadishu near the town of Barii. The wounded are receiving medical attention, another US defense official told CNN. The troops came under small arms fire.
  • Navy Seal Charged with Filming Sex Acts

    04/29/2017 1:17:14 PM PDT · by Nelson Sloan · 35 replies
    MilitaryCorruption.com ^ | April 2017 | Military Corruption
    Sicko Navy seal charged with filming forbidden sex acts - PO1 Gregory Kyle Seerden Alleged to have made video in which he appears to violate a little girl. Another film involves an infant having sex with a dog. Could get up to life in prison for crimes, including rape.
  • Russian spy ship sinks off Turkey after collision with freighter

    04/27/2017 7:21:52 AM PDT · by Krosan · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | May 27th, 2017 | BBC
    A Russian spy ship has sunk off the Turkish coast after being breached in a collision with a freighter, with all its crew rescued, the Turkish coastal authority says. Russia confirmed earlier that the hull of the Liman, part of its Black Sea Fleet, had sustained a breach, with crew working to keep it afloat. The cause of the collision is unclear but fog was reported in the area. The ship hit a Togo-flagged boat carrying livestock, Turkish media say. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim called his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, to express his sadness over the collision, sources in...
  • China’s Future Aircraft Carrier Force Could Be a Financial Train Wreck

    04/26/2017 7:08:21 PM PDT · by blam · 31 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4-26-2017 | Reuben F. Johnson
    SINGAPORE—China's launch of its first homegrown aircraft carrier on Wednesday could be the beginning of a financial train wreck, according to carrier design and construction specialists. Unless seriously revised, China's plans for its future carrier force could become a major financial difficulty for the country. The resources poured into aircraft carriers are a massive budgetary burden, even in the United States, according to Andrew Marshall, former director of the Pentagon's Office of Net Assessment. China's first "indigenous" aircraft carrier, assigned the hull number of CV-17, is expected to be named the Shandong and will be slightly larger at 70,000 tons...
  • US Navy fires warning flare at Iran vessel in Persian Gulf

    04/26/2017 3:31:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    AP ^ | April 26, 2017 | John Gambrell
    A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer fired a warning flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel coming near it in the Persian Gulf, an American official said on Wednesday, the latest tense naval encounter between the two countries. The incident happened Monday as the vessel attempted to draw closer to the USS Mahan despite the destroyer trying to turn away from it, said Lt. Ian McConnaughey, a spokesman for the Bahrain-based 5th Fleet.
  • Oops! Chinese defence ministry’s PLA poster a big Photoshop fail

    04/25/2017 3:58:20 PM PDT · by teacherwoes · 9 replies
    scmp ^ | April 25, 2017 | Julia Hollingsworth
    It was supposed to be a visual celebration but an official poster to mark the 68th anniversary of the Chinese navy has instead been a massive Photoshop fail for the Ministry of National Defence. The poster of the Liaoning, the country’s first aircraft carrier, was produced by the ministry and shared on its official microblog on Sunday. It pictured the carrier sailing the ocean waves with a flotilla and under a bright blue sky, declaring: “Happy birthday, People’s Liberation Army Navy!” But online commenters were quick to point out that instead of a Chinese jet crowning the vessel’s deck, the...
  • North Korea 'ready to strike' US aircraft carrier as Trump leans on China, Japan

    04/23/2017 11:31:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Yahoo! 7 News ^ | April 24, 2017 | James Pearson and Steve Holland, Reuters
    North Korea said it was ready to sink a US aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, while US President Donald Trump prepared to call on China and Japan to assist in mounting pressure on the rogue nation. The United States ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail into waters off the Korean peninsula in response to growing concern over the North's nuclear and missile tests, and its threats to attack the US and its Asian allies. The US government has not specified where the carrier strike group is as it approaches the area. The aircraft carrier...
  • US Navy F-18 from carrier Carl Vinson crashes off the Philippines

    04/21/2017 9:56:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    RT News ^ | 04/21/2017
    A fighter pilot was forced to eject during an attempted landing on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Celebes Sea, south of the Philippines, the US Navy has said. The pilot was recovered safely. The F/A-18E fighter jet, which was part of Carrier Air Wing 2, was on final landing approach after conducting “routine flight operations,” US 7th Fleet Command said in a statement. The incident is under investigation. “There are no apparent injuries at this time,” the Navy said, noting that the pilot has been evaluated by medical personnel aboard the Carl Vinson. The carrier is the...
  • South Korean presidential candidate concerned about Trump's aircraft carrier story

    04/20/2017 11:01:58 AM PDT · by topher · 24 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 20-April-2017 | FoxNews.com
    President Trump’s comments about moving the USS Carl Vinson toward North Korea in a show of force have sparked confusion and could cause South Korea to "not trust" what Trump says for the remainder of his term, a South Korea presidential candidate said Wednesday. Hong Joon-pyo, the candidate from Park Geun-hye’s party, said Trump’s comments about moving the USS Carl Vinson toward North Korea in a show of force spurred by that rogue nation's nuclear program was important to South Korea’s security, The Wall Street Journal reported.
  • US Navy redesigning its submarines to accommodate women

    04/19/2017 12:12:03 AM PDT · by Robwin · 88 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 04/18/2017 | JENNIFER McDERMOTT
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Every submarine in the U.S. fleet was designed with the height, reach and strength of men in mind, from the way valves are placed to how display screens are angled. That's going to change. With women now serving aboard submarines, defense contractor Electric Boat is designing what will be the first Navy subs built specifically to accommodate female crew members. The designers are doing the obvious things, such as adding more doors and washrooms to create separate sleeping and bathing areas for men and women and to give them more privacy. But they are also making...
  • ‘Commander’ Sean Spicer Reports for Duty at Pentagon

    04/15/2017 12:33:41 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 15, 2017 | Charlie Spering
    White House press secretary Sean Spicer was spotted at the Pentagon on Friday, reporting for duty as a member of the U.S. Navy Reserve, according to several reports. Spicer is a Navy commander in the reserve, assigned to work with the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He wore his military uniform during his appearance at the Pentagon on Friday. Spicer has 17 years of experience in the reserves, according to the Military Times, and has spent his civilian career as a spokesman for the Republican National Committee (RNC) and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative during the Bush administration.