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  • Tip: Pentagon Covering Up Fact That Female Officers Nearly Sank Navy Ship

    06/19/2018 3:34:19 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 160 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | 17 June 2018 | Roibert Stacy McCain
    An anonymous email came in over the transom this morning: Hi, Stacy. During the early weeks after the USS Fitzgerald was speared by a lumbering Philippine container ship, it was noteworthy that the captain and a couple of admirals were publically named, but not the actual officer in charge, the officer of the deck. (OOD) The other person who should have kept the Fitz out of trouble is the person in charge of the combat information center, the Tactical Action Officer. That individual is supposed to be monitoring the combat radar, which can detect a swimmer at a distance of...
  • Rare view inside a Chinese nuclear submarine (Chicom propaganda video)

    06/19/2018 10:25:07 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 32 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 6/19/18 | Liveleak
    Formed in 1954, the PLA navy submarine force released this video to celebrate the birthday of Chinese submarine fleet. There are a lot of living space in these submarines apparently. However, the Chinese did not show their to top secret quantum radar which was rumored to be installed in some submarines already. Thats right, the Chinese have moved on from using sonar to underwater quantum radar, which has 100x more range.Video Here
  • Reports on Collisions of USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62) and USS JOHN S MCCAIN (DDG 56)

    06/15/2018 2:47:33 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 36 replies
    U.S. Navy ^ | unknown | U.S. Navy
    The collisions were avoidable between USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62) and Motor Vessel ACX CRYSTAL, and between USS JOHN S MCCAIN (DDG 56) and Motor Vessel ALNIC MC. Three U.S. Navy investigations concerning each of these incidents are complete. Command and Admiralty investigations in each case retain legal privilege to protect the interests of the United States Government in future litigation. As Chief of Naval Operations, I have determined to retain the legal privilege that exists with the command Admiralty investigations in order to protect the legal interests of the United States Government and the families of those Sailors who perished....
  • Defense Firms Vie to Build New Pacific Fleets

    06/10/2018 8:12:49 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 10, 2018 | Rob Taylor
    A FREMM vessel designed by Fincantieri in Sydney’s harbor. PHOTO: FINCANTIERI CANBERRA, Australia—U.S. allies are embarking on a naval shopping spree as territorial standoffs intensify in the Pacific. Contracts valued at about $70 billion are up for grabs from Australia to Canada, as governments update aging fleets to protect shipping lanes and their territorial waters. While defense spending globally had fallen over the past decade, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute expects spending this year to be the highest since the close of the Cold War. Nations in Asia and the Middle East are leading the charge. That is a...
  • Chinese Theft of US Navy’s Secrets Reveals DoD’s Lackadaisical Security

    06/10/2018 8:57:44 AM PDT · by patro · 15 replies
    Observer ^ | 06/09/2018 | John R. Schindler
    Yesterday brought stunning news of yet another security lapse by our Navy. As reported by The Washington Post, Chinese hackers in the first two months of this year penetrated the computers of an unnamed defense contractor, “stealing massive amounts of highly sensitive data related to undersea warfare” from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, Rhode Island. NUWC (“new-ick”), as it’s called by sailors, handles sensitive and classified projects for the Navy’s submarine force, which just happens to be one of the few areas where the U.S. Navy still holds important advantages over its Chinese rival. As China’s rapidly expanding...
  • Chinese Government Hackers Steal Trove of U.S. Navy Data: Report

    06/08/2018 8:19:48 PM PDT · by bitt · 61 replies ^ | 6/8/2018 | AFP
    Chinese government hackers have stolen a massive trove of sensitive information from a US Navy contractor, including secret plans to develop a new type of submarine-launched anti-ship missile, the Washington Post reported Friday. Investigators told the newspaper that breaches were executed in January and February by a division of the Chinese Ministry of State Security, operating out of the Chinese province of Guangdong. The contractor, which was not named in the report, works for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, based in Newport, Rhode Island. It conducts research and development for submarines and underwater weapons systems. According to the Post, hackers...
  • All You Need to Know About China's New Stealth Destroyer

    06/08/2018 10:52:50 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | June 08, 2018 | Rick Joe
    Approximately one year ago in June 2017, the lead Type 055 large destroyer was launched from Jiangnan shipyard. With the recent launch of the second Type 055 from Jiangnan and two subsequent Type 055s at Dalian shipyard likely to launch in coming months, it is an instructive time for a proper analysis into this class of warship. This piece will examine the general characteristics of the Type 055 destroyer informed by the latest open source information and imagery available, and address some mistakes and incorrect interpretations of the ship that has been reported over the last year. Size One of...
  • The Iceman Returns: Val Kilmer Back For ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

    06/07/2018 5:59:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 100 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | June 6, 2018 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    Val Kilmer is back in action with Tom Cruise with Top Gun: Maverick, the sequel to the 1986 hit Jerry Bruckheimer production.
  • USNI News Video: U.S. Navy, French Aviators Train for Middle East Deployments

    06/03/2018 9:15:56 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    USNI News ^ | June 3, 2018 | Ben Werner
    U.S. and French fighter pilots have spent nearly two months training alongside each other, exchanging tactics and comparing notes on what their Dassault Rafale and Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet jets can accomplish. During training at Naval Air Station Oceana and aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77), the most note-worthing finding is how similar the two navies’ flight operations procedures aboard the carrier are, said both French and U.S. pilots. Still, each airframe comes with unique attributes, which made for some interesting mission training exercises. USNI News Graphic “The Rafale is a rocket,” Lt. Brandon Rodgers from the Golden Warriors of...
  • USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor closed indefinitely

    05/27/2018 7:35:51 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 79 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 26 May 2018 | The Associated Press
    HONOLULU — Damage to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu was worse than expected and it will remain closed indefinitely, officials said. Boat transportation to the attraction was suspended May 6 after one of the vessel operators noticed a crack on the outside of the memorial, Hawaii News Now reported . Tourists were allowed to disembark at the memorial after crews completed interim repairs. But the cracks reappeared hours later, indicating a more serious issue.
  • Trump Rallies (and Surprises) Navy Grads:

    05/25/2018 11:32:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 98 replies ^ | May 25, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    President Trump traveled from the White House to Annapolis, Maryland Friday morning to give the commenement address for the 2018 U.S. Naval Academy graduating class. "You are now leaders in the most powerful and righteous force on the face of the planet: the United States military," President Trump said to a stadium filled with 30,000 people. "Each of you will make your own mark on the Navy, the Marine Corps, the military, and the history of our great nation...There is no hill our Marines our can’t take and there is no stronghold the SEALs can’t breach. There is no...
  • Dutch Firm’s Report Clears Waters for Submarine Upgrade (Taiwan)

    05/23/2018 8:14:08 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    Taipei Times ^ | May 22, 2018 | Lo Tien-pin and Jonathan Chin
    The navy is to modernize the two Hai Lung-class submarines in its fleet as part of a four-year program as planned, after Netherlands-based RH Marine green-lit the program’s technical feasibility, a Ministry of National Defense official said. Modified from the Dutch Zwaardvis-class, the Hai Lung-class subs have been in service for more than 30 years of their 35-year life span, the official told the Chinese-language Liberty Times (sister paper of the Taipei Times) on condition of anonymity. To enhance combat capabilities and to address a shortage of parts, the navy has planned numerous improvements, including equipping the pair with long-range...
  • Here Is Boeing's Master Plan For The F/A-18E/F Super Hornet's Future

    05/23/2018 8:10:46 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    The Drive ^ | MAY 23, 2018 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    Boeing is pushing ahead with the Block III F/A-18E/F Super Hornet program for the U.S. Navy, which includes new build aircraft and upgraded planes, and will significantly enhance the lifespan and capabilities of the jets. At the same time, there are no formal plans to upgrade the fighter's engines or add conformal fuel tanks to the service’s EA-18G electronic warfare aircraft, which could limit Carrier Air Wings’ ability to take full advantage of the added capabilities. On May 23, 2018, Boeing hosted a media day at its offices in Washington, D.C. to provide the latest updates on the program’s status....
  • Why Doesn't the Navy Have Battle Cruisers?

    05/20/2018 11:16:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    Naval Sea Systems Command ^ | May 16, 2018 | Kelley Stirling
    WEST BETHESDA, Md. — If the battle cruiser has all the best elements of a battleship and a cruiser, why doesn't the Navy have a fleet of them? James Harrison, division director for the Expeditionary Warfare Ships Division at Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA 05D3), set out to explain why some ships just didn't make it in to the Navy fleet, during his history presentation May 9 at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division in West Bethesda, Maryland. "Not Even Once!" was about ships or ship programs that were initially supported by Navy leadership, but were ultimately cancelled before being...
  • China’s growing navy buoys its psywar efforts

    05/19/2018 4:13:49 PM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 13 replies
    The Sunday Guardian (India) ^ | May 20, 2018 | Jayadeva Ranade (former Additional Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India)
    ... China’s programme to build a Navy and formulate its doctrine was initiated by Deng Xiaoping in 1979. The pace of construction of warships and submarines picked up in the past decade. By 2000, China had a Navy of 19 large surface combatants and 63 small surface combatants like frigates and corvettes. Construction was accelerated and in 2016 alone the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) commissioned 18 warships, including destroyers, corvettes and guided missile frigates. The PLAN plans to have a total of 60 “light missile frigates” in its inventory, with one missile frigate to be launched every three weeks.
  • Trump nominates Pacific commander Harris as U.S. ambassador to Seoul

    05/18/2018 6:00:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Asahi Shimbum ^ | May 19, 2018 | Reuters
    U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday nominated Admiral Harry Harris, head of the U.S. Pacific Command, as U.S. ambassador to South Korea ahead of a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un scheduled next month but since called into question by Pyongyang. If confirmed by the Senate, Harris would fill a post that has been vacant since Trump took office in January 2017. Harris was initially nominated by Trump to be U.S. ambassador to Australia but was asked last month by Mike Pompeo, now secretary of state, to take the post in Seoul instead, as diplomatic efforts to resolve...
  • USS Fitzgerald Combat Team Unaware of Approaching Merchant Ship Until Seconds Before Fatal Collision

    05/13/2018 2:59:41 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 99 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings ^ | May 10, 2018 | :Sam LaGrone
    The sailors who were manning the combat nerve center of USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) did not know they were on a collision course with a ship almost three times their size until about one minute before impact, according to new information revealed in the preliminary hearing for two junior officers accused of negligent homicide for their role in the collision that resulted in the death of seven sailors. Lt. Natalie Combs, the tactical action officer, and Lt. Irian Woodley, the surface warfare coordinator, were both on duty in the windowless combat information in the belly of the guided-missile destroyer on early...
  • Fitzgerald officer of the deck pleads guilty at court-martial

    05/08/2018 6:46:25 PM PDT · by chajin · 131 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | May 8, 2018 | Dianna Cahn
    WASHINGTON — The junior lieutenant in charge of navigating the USS Fitzgerald when it collided with a commercial vessel pleaded guilty Tuesday to dereliction of duty and acknowledged her role in the deaths of seven sailors last year. Lt. j.g. Sarah Coppock cried during her court-martial at the Washington Navy Yard. She was sentenced to forfeit half of her pay for three months – an additional month on top of the two she forfeited as her nonjudicial punishment. She also received a letter of reprimand. “Not a day goes by where I haven’t thought about what I could have done...
  • US Navy reactivates its Atlantic 2nd Fleet

    05/05/2018 9:11:21 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 50 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 05/06/18
    Washington (AFP) - A top US navy admiral announces the re-establishment of the US 2nd Fleet -- a Cold War command disbanded in 2011 -- to patrol the North Atlantic and face a resurgent threat from Russia. The chief of US Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson, made the announcement during a change of command ceremony Friday in the Atlantic naval port of Norfolk, Virginia. "Our National Defense Strategy makes clear that we're back in an era of great power competition as the security environment continues to grow more challenging and complex," said Richardson, according to a navy statement. "That's...
  • Electric Boat expansion to create 1,300 jobs (Defense work in Rhode Island)

    05/03/2018 2:09:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WPRI-TV ^ | May 3, 2018 | Shaun Towne and Lexi Kriss
    NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) -- Rhode Island officials on Thursday unveiled plans to expand Electric Boat's facility at Quonset Business Park, which would create 600 construction jobs in the short term and pave the way for the submarine manufacturer to hire 1,300 additional workers over the next decade. Flanked by a number of current Electric Boat employees, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced at least $14 million in state tax money will be used to improve and modernize the industrial park, which was included in her budget for the upcoming fiscal year.....