Daily Telegraph – Jump jets to fall victim to spending cuts New jump jets for the next generation of Royal Navy aircraft carriers will be cancelled to save money.
Monthly Archives:: August 2010
Associated Press – Chinese navy to hold drills in Yellow Sea China said Sunday its navy will stage live-ammunition drills in the Yellow Sea this week, after it condemned U.S.-South Korean joint naval exercises in the region and vowed to respond in kind.
Daily Telegraph – Russian subs stalk Trident in echo of Cold War Russian submarines are hunting down British Vanguard boats in a return to Cold War tactics not seen for 25 years, Navy chiefs have warned.
Virginian Pilot – Kearsarge group deploys early for Pakistan mission The Navy dispatched a second wave of ships Friday to support relief efforts in Pakistan, although the vessels may not reach the flood-ravaged country until October.
BBC – Somali pirate admits attacking US warship A Somali man has admitted attacking a US warship in April after mistaking it for a merchant vessel.
Los Angeles Times – Marines in Afghanistan prepared for a long haul A year since the U.S. troop buildup began with battalions descending on the Helmand River Valley, optimism about a quick defeat of the Taliban has given way to more sober assessments.
Aviation Week and Space Technology – Tight Budgets, Needs Alter USN Unmanned Efforts Fiscal constraints will be a major driving factor in the capabilities that the U.S. Navy will seek in unmanned vehicles in the coming years, says the chief of naval operations, Adm. Gary Roughead. However, unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and unmanned underwater vehicles [...]
Aviation Week and Space Technology – US Navy Envisions Many Unmanned Platforms The U.S. Navy’s ambitious pursuit of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) was, if anything, simply a glimmer in the eye of a few rogues in the service just a decade or so ago. Fast forward to the present, and the Navy has emerged with [...]
Daily Telegraph – Royal Navy underfunding has left it ‘inadequate’ for vital tasks, report finds Britain must to invest in large numbers of cheaper warships if the “dangerously weak” Royal Navy is to guarantee the country’s maritime security, an academic paper has said.
Daily Telegraph – Royal Navy may need to borrow US fighter jets Britain could be forced to “borrow” American warplanes for its new aircraft carriers as the Armed Forces’ core capabilities are eroded by budget cuts.
University of Sydney – The Gathering Storm: China’s Challenge to US Power in Asia Transcript of the fourth annual Michael Hintze Lecture in International Security, delivered by Professor John Mearsheimer. (Thanks to Cris for the link!)
RIA Novosti – French warships for Russia to be armed with Ka-52 helicopters Mistral-class helicopter carriers, which Russia plans to buy from France, will be armed with Russian Ka-52 Alligator helicopters.
Express Tribune – With ‘enemies’ like these, who needs friends? Aboard the USS Peleliu, off of Pakistan.
Defense Technology International – USMC Digs In To Save EFV Secretary of Defense Gates may have met his match when taking on the U.S. Marine Corps and its expeditionary fighting vehicle (EFV), which Gates has started to speculate – quite publicly – might not be worth the risk and cost.
Defense Technology International – Bulava to Resume Test Launches The test launches of Russia’s new Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile will resume at the end of August or beginning of September.
Defense Technology International – From Mine Sweeping to Swat Valley Rescues The MH-53E Sea Dragon helos of Navy Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM-15) Detachment 2 – which arrived in Pakistan seven days ago – normally tow a mine-sweeping sled at sea level. For the fuel-eating flight from Pakistan’s Ghazi Air Force Base and the climb over [...]
Associated Press – Russia leases nuclear sub to India The Nerpa submarine manned by an Indian crew has sailed to India.
Defense Technology International – China Report – No Alarmism Allowed Bill Sweetman writes that the Pentagon’s new report on China’s military power is so muted that it is no longer even called that. Although the filename includes the acronym CMPR – China Military Power Report – the title is “Military and Security Developments Involving the [...]
Virginian Pilot – Navy’s riverine patrol: Peacekeeping in a war zone US Navy Riverine Squadron 1 is halfway through a six-month tour. Traditionally, the mission of riverines is to secure inland waterways such as rivers and swamps. They are known for their integral role in the Vietnam War, and they come well-equipped for combat. During [...]
Wall Street Journal – U.S. Sounds Alarm at China’s Military Buildup In its annual report to Congress on Chinese military capabilities, the Pentagon voiced alarm over China’s military buildup, saying it was expanding its advantage over Taiwan and investing heavily in ballistic and cruise missile capabilities that could one day pose a challenge to U.S. [...]