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  • AUKUS Partners Consider Cooperation With Japan

    04/09/2024 2:26:36 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 3 replies
    Dept. of Defense News ^ | April 8, 2024 | David Vergun
    The U.S., Australia and the United Kingdom, members of the AUKUS partnership, are considering cooperation with Japan on advanced capabilities projects. An aim of AUKUS is identifying the optimal pathway for Australia to acquire conventionally armed, nuclear-powered submarine capability, as well as cooperation on a range of other advanced defense technologies. Japan is being considered because of its strengths and its close defense partnership with all three countries, said Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary Sabrina Singh, who held a press conference today. Singh noted that this was announced in a joint statement by the three nation's defense leaders: Secretary of Defense...
  • US Congress passes bill allowing sale of Aukus nuclear submarines to Australia

    12/20/2023 10:52:27 PM PST · by fluorescence · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/15/2023 | Daniel Hurst and Josh Butler
    The US Congress has passed legislation allowing the country to sell Virginia class submarines to Australia under the Aukus security pact. Sweeping legislation covering a wide range of military priorities including Aukus passed the US House of Representatives on Thursday Washington time, a day after it cleared the Senate. The deputy prime minister, Richard Marles, said Australians could “have a sense of confidence about this multi-decade arrangement actually coming to pass” because of the strong bipartisan votes in the US Congress. “We are on the precipice of historic reform that will transform our ability to effectively deter, innovate, and operate...
  • 9-12-05, Justice Dept on Aragoncillo: "FBI Intelligence Analyst Arrested"

    10/05/2005 4:31:57 PM PDT · by george wythe · 25 replies · 676+ views
    FBI Intelligence Analyst Arrested, Accused of Passing Classified Information; Former Philippines National Police Official Also Charged NEWARK - An FBI intelligence analyst at Fort Monmouth and a former official with the Philippines National Police were arrested Saturday morning, charged in a federal criminal complaint with acting as unregistered agents of a foreign official and passing classified information to that official and others in the Republic of the Philippines, U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie and FBI Special Agent in Charge Leslie Wiser, Jr. announced.Leandro Aragoncillo, 46, a former U.S. Marine, was arrested by Special Agents of the FBI at his home...
  • The 31st day of the war - 450 targets were attacked, the IDF took over a Hamas outpost

    11/06/2023 6:04:59 AM PST · by Freeleesy · 5 replies
    N12 ^ | 6 November 2023
    The 31st day of the war - 450 targets were attacked, the IDF took over a Hamas outpost [...] In the Gaza Strip it was reported that there is a gradual return of the communication services that were cut off in the IDF attack last night • A stabbing attack in Jerusalem: an MGB fighter was mortally wounded, another fighter was slightly injured • After the inciting post she published, Ahed Tamimi was arrested • Report: Biden administration to Iran Hezbollah - "We will intervene militarily if you launch an attack on Israel" • Regular updates News reporters 12 |N12|...
  • Qatar Hands Death Sentence To 8 Ex-Indian Navy Personnel. What Is The Case And What Are India’s Options?

    10/31/2023 2:39:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Outlook India ^ | 27 OCT 2023
    The people familiar with the matter have described the eight former Indian Navy officers as those with "unblemished" tenures of up to two decades. The men had served in important positions including as instructors in the Navy.The war, which commenced with the Hamas attacks of October 7, is far from over and there is much suffering yet to come The close bond between Sita, Urmila, Mandavi, and Shrutakirti proves that women are not enemies—a convenient narrative cultivated through centuries Qatar on Thursday left India 'shocked' when a court announced death sentences for eight former Indian Navy personnel. The men were...
  • Congressional Commission Calls for Third Nuclear Shipyard to Bolster U.S. Strategic Forces

    10/16/2023 3:17:17 AM PDT · by hardspunned · 34 replies
    USNI ^ | 10/12/23 | Mallory Shelbourne
    The Pentagon needs a third shipyard that can build nuclear-powered ships so the U.S. can keep pace with China and Russia’s nuclear modernization, a congressional commission said in a new report published Thursday. A third private shipyard would expand industry’s capacity to build nuclear-powered submarines, therefore bolstering U.S. strategic forces, according to the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States. The commission suggests the Pentagon “increase shipbuilding capacity, by working with industry to establish or renovate a third shipyard dedicated to production of nuclear-powered vessels, with particular emphasis on nuclear-powered submarines,” according to the report.
  • Almost 40% of US Attack Submarines Out of Commission

    07/12/2023 9:06:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 60 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 11, 2023 | Thomas McKenna
    More than a third of U.S. submarines are out of commission due to ship-building delays, according to data released by the Congressional Research Service.. Thirty-seven percent of the U.S. Navy’s attack submarines—18 out of 49—are out of commission for repairs, up from 12 boats a decade ago. The Congressional Research Service said the backlog was due to "insufficient numbers of workers and facility constraints" at naval shipyards as well as "supply chain issues," saying that the delays have cut the "force’s capacity for meeting day-to-day mission demands and potentially putting increased operational pressure" on active boats. The statistic demonstrates the...
  • Scientist's harrowing experience trapped in submersible at Titanic wreck

    06/22/2023 9:41:36 AM PDT · by xxqqzz · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | June 21, 3023 | Jaroslav Lokiv
    As a massive search continues for a missing tourist submersible with five people on board near the Titanic wreck, US journalist Michael Guillen recounts his harrowing experience of being trapped in a similar vessel during a dive in the same spot back in 2000. "I was the first correspondent ever to report from the wreck of the Titanic. So, naturally, I was excited," Dr Guillen, who at the time was science editor at America's ABC network, told BBC Radio 4. He recollects that - together with diving partner Brian and Russian pilot Viktor - they went down in a small...
  • American experts are saying 5 American submarines with Tomahawk missiles can destroy the Chinese Navy. China has no chance. How true is this?

    05/31/2023 10:38:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    Quora ^ | Tomaž Vargazon
    Well, four American submarines carry over 300 Tomahawk missiles between them.Four Ohio-class SSBN were converted into SSGNsCertainly 600 heavy duty missiles is enough to take out the bulk of the Chinese 200-ship (or so) navy. A single good hit by a Tomahawk will disable a carrier and sink a frigate, two to three hits will take out any ship out there. Certainly five American submarines carry enough payload to sink or disable the entire Chinese navy, even excluding the possibility of nuclear-tipped warheads (Tomahawk or otherwise). The problem is the many layers of defense the subs would have to contend...
  • Why the Ohio -Class Submarines Are So Badass

    05/02/2023 1:31:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 60 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | MAY 1, 2023 | Kyle Mizokami
    The 18 Ohio-class submarines are arguably the most destructive weapons on the planet. Here’s everything you need to know about these exceptional military machines. The 18 Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarines are some of the most exceptional military machines in human history, packing more nuclear or conventional firepower than any other platform on air, land, or sea. One leg of America’s nuclear triad, the subs are designed to be ultra-quiet, bristle with nuclear weapons, and survive to carry out their mission at all costs. The 14 nuclear-armed Ohio-class submarines ensure that hundreds of nukes are resting quietly in the world’s oceans, ready...
  • Biden to Place U.S. Nuclear Submarines in South Korea in Deal with Visiting President Yoon

    04/26/2023 5:21:21 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/26/2023 | John Hayward
    President Joe Biden and visiting South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol on Wednesday signed an agreement that would increase U.S. support for South Korea’s security and give Seoul more input in responses to North Korean aggression. In exchange, Yoon abandoned his proposal for South Korea to devel op its own nuclear weapons. A major element of the “Washington Declaration,” as the deal has been dubbed, is an agreement for U.S. nuclear submarines to resume docking in South Korea — a practice that was discontinued in the early 1980s. Soon afterward, the United States withdrew all of the nuclear weapons it had...
  • US to dock nuclear subs in SKorea for 1st time in 40 years

    04/26/2023 3:54:39 PM PDT · by familyop · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 26, 2023 | AAMER MADHANI and ZEKE MILLER
    Presidents Joe Biden and Yoon Suk Yeol on Wednesday will sign an agreement that includes plans to have U.S. nuclear-armed submarines dock in South Korea for the first time in more than 40 years, a conspicuous show of support to Seoul amid growing concern about nuclear threats by North Korea, according to senior Biden administration officials. The planned dock visits are a key element of what’s being dubbed the “Washington Declaration,” aimed at deterring North Korea from carrying out an attack on its neighbor.
  • Australia to Buy U.S. Nuclear-Powered Submarines in Naval Expansion

    03/10/2023 6:22:18 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    WSJ ^ | March 8, 2023 | Michael R. Gordon
    Deal is set to be announced at meeting of Biden and leaders of Australia and U.K. ... The U.S. will speed up Australia’s acquisition of nuclear-powered submarines by arranging for Canberra’s first few subs to be built in the U.S. .... The plan to sell up to five U.S. Virginia-class submarines to Australia is intended as a stopgap to provide the country with nuclear-powered subs by the mid-2030s. ... The alliance is called Aukus, an acronym for Australia, the U.K. and the U.S. In addition to collaborating on nuclear-submarine technology, the countries intend to cooperate on artificial intelligence, autonomous systems,...
  • Now Receiving Tanks, Ukraine Advances Discussions to Jets, Submarines, Long-Range Missiles

    01/29/2023 7:13:42 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/29/2023 | Oliver JJ. Lane
    Western countries agreed to supply tanks for use against the Russian invasion this week, prompting the Ukrainian government to push the envelope further, with discussions about more major military equipment advancing. Talk of NATO nations supplying long-range missiles, warships, submarines, and fighter jets is evident, with Ukrainian government figures seemingly tasked with acquiring new equipment wasting absolutely no time to push new ideas immediately after the dam burst on tank supply.
  • Head of major Russian shipyard dies suddenly, no cause given

    12/24/2022 3:30:22 PM PST · by marcusmaximus · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/24/2022 | Reuters
    A major Russian shipyard that specialises in building non-nuclear submarines said its general director had died suddenly on Saturday after 11 years in the job, but gave no details. Admiralty Shipyards, based in the western port of St Petersburg, announced the death of Alexander Buzakov in a statement. He had been in the job since August 2012. -snip- Tass news agency said the shipyard is building improved Kilo-class diesel-powered submarines capable of launching Kalibr cruise missiles. In April, Moscow said it had used a diesel submarine in the Black Sea to strike Ukrainian military targets with Kalibrs.
  • Taiwan Might Be Forced to Fight China with Submarines from World War II

    08/31/2022 7:20:00 AM PDT · by whyilovetexas111 · 18 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 8/31/2022 | Peter Suciu
    Analysis: Taiwan is Relying on World War II Era Submarines – It is hard to put an expiration date on military hardware, and some platforms remain in service decades after first entering service. The United States Air Force continues to operate around 48 B-52 Stratofortress bombers that date back to the 1950s and early 1960s, while the United States Navy returned its four Iowa-class battleships to service in the 1980s, only to retire them nearly a decade later. In late 2020, the United States Navy also marked the 50th anniversary of the USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19), one of two amphibious...
  • USS Jimmy Carter: The U.S. Navy’s Best Seawolf-Class Submarine?

    08/26/2022 6:04:42 AM PDT · by whyilovetexas111 · 46 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 8/26/2022 | Peter Suciu
    USS Jimmy Carter, A History – There are currently nine aircraft carriers named for former presidents of the United States, while a tenth is now under construction. However, President Jimmy Carter isn’t included in the list of former commanders-in-chief to be so honored – rather Carter has the distinction of being recognized for his service as a United States Navy submariner with a Seawolf-class nuclear-powered, fast attack submarine (SSN) named for him. Carter was the only submarine-qualified sailor to go on to become the nation’s chief executive. He was the nuclear engineer officer on the Pre-Commissioning Unit Seawolf (SSN 575)...
  • Here's Why An E-6B Doomsday Plane Was Flying Tight Circles Off The Jersey Shore Today

    12/13/2019 6:26:40 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 51 replies
    Not only were they among the last Boeing 707 derivatives ever built, but they are also packed full of EMP hardened systems and highly skilled crews that would literally hold the world as we know it in their hands during a major crisis. Although advanced and highly secure satellite communications and line-of-sight data-links are critical parts of their capability set, a far more cumbersome system is used to talk to ballistic missile submarines hiding deep below the waves. The deployment of this fascinating capability was caught today by a plane tracker that was monitoring an E-6B operating off the coast...
  • Was Israel’s Latest ‘Air’ Attack on Syria from a Submarine?

    07/21/2013 7:04:34 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 22 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | July 20, 2013 | By Tom Gross
    An attack two weeks ago that destroyed an advanced Russian missile shipment delivered to Syria’s Assad regime should also serve as a warning to Iran – and to those complacent Western diplomats who have (dangerously in my view) reconciled themselves to the idea of allowing Iran to go nuclear and then trying to contain it. For it seems that the July 5 attack on an arms depot near the Syrian naval base of Latakia, which has been attributed to Israel, came not from the air (as CNN and the New York Times reported last weekend) but from under the water....
  • Metallurgist admits faking steel-test results for Navy subs

    11/08/2021 5:29:01 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 116 replies
    SEATTLE A metallurgist in Washington state pleaded guilty to fraud Monday after she spent decades faking the results of strength tests on steel that was being used to make U.S. Navy submarines. Elaine Marie Thomas, 67, of Auburn, Washington, was the director of metallurgy at a foundry in Tacoma that supplied steel castings used by Navy contractors Electric Boat and Newport News Shipbuilding to make submarine hulls. From 1985 through 2017, Thomas falsified the results of strength and toughness tests for at least 240 productions of steel — about half the steel the foundry produced for the Navy, according to...