Friday, February 12, 2021
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Navy

Denmark Ramps Up Arctic Naval Defense Spending

By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen (Reuters) Denmark said on Thursday it will significantly strengthen its defense capabilities in the Arctic, including long-range drones and radars, as shrinking sea ice has fast-tracked a...

February 12, 2021
Total Views: 2198

Friday, February 5, 2021
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Navy

US Navy To Spend $173m On Cleantech Energy Upgrades At Norfolk Naval Shipyard

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Ameresco ($AMRC), today announced a $173 million clean energy upgrade contract with the U.S. Navy to construct a new 19-megawatt (MW) combined heat and power (CHP)...

February 5, 2021
Total Views: 1795

Navy

USS John McCain Patrols Disputed Paracel Islands

by Ben Blanchard (Reuters) – A U.S. warship sailed near the Chinese-controlled Paracel Islands in the disputed South China Sea on Friday in a freedom of navigation operation, the U.S. Navy...

February 5, 2021
Total Views: 2450

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
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Navy

Golden 13 – The First Black Officer Training Course

In January 1944, there were nearly 100,000 Black Sailors in the United States Navy, but none were officers. That would change when a group of sixteen Black enlisted men were...

February 3, 2021
Total Views: 2410

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Navy

America’s First Black Sailors

“British gold and promises of personal freedom served as futile incentives among the Negroes of the American Navy; for them, the proud consciousness of duty well done served as a...

February 2, 2021
Total Views: 2429

Sunday, January 24, 2021
Navy

US Carrier Group Enters The South China Sea

by Ben Blanchard (Reuters) – A U.S. aircraft carrier group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt has entered the South China Sea to promote “freedom of the seas,” the U.S....

January 24, 2021
Total Views: 5577

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Navy

Iran Starts Naval War Games Near Mouth Of Gulf

(Reuters) – Iranian army commandos and paratroopers started exercises near the mouth of the Gulf on Tuesday, the last full day of U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration. State television showed...

January 19, 2021
Total Views: 2018

Saturday, January 16, 2021
Navy

Iran Fires Long-Range Anti-Ship Missiles Into Indian Ocean

(Reuters) – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on Saturday fired long-range ballistic missiles into the Indian Ocean on the second day of a military exercise, state media reported. The drill, which comes in the...

January 16, 2021
Total Views: 5152

Saturday, November 21, 2020
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Interesting

US Navy Thanks Merchant Mariners On YouTube

Just days after Veterans day the US Navy released this video via YouTube and all its social media channels thanking US Merchant Mariners for their service to the nation. RELATED...

November 21, 2020
Total Views: 13533

Sunday, November 8, 2020
Defense

Top House Democrat Calls US Navy Budget ‘Recipe For A Very Dangerous Cold War’

by Phil Stewart (Reuters) – After winning support from scores of prominent Republicans during his campaign, Joe Biden will take office with the possibility of unprecedented bipartisan backing on national...

November 8, 2020
Total Views: 1227

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
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Defense

Taiwan Is Loading Up On Boeing Anti-Ship Missiles

by Mike Stone (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale of 100 Boeing-made Harpoon (anti-ship) Coastal Defense Systems to Taiwan in a deal that has a...

October 27, 2020
Total Views: 335

Sunday, October 25, 2020
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Defense

Japan’s Sea Missile Defense System Faces Mounting Costs

by Tim Kelly (Reuters) – Basing Japan’s missile defense systems at sea may cost at least twice as much to complete as its now-abandoned plans for Aegis Ashore ground-based sites...

October 25, 2020
Total Views: 56

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
China's polar icebreaker Xuelong 2
Defense

Without Icebreakers, How Will The US Navy Defend Greenland?

By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen COPENHAGEN, Oct 20 (Reuters) On a windy August afternoon in 2017, Akitsinnguaq Ina Olsen was relaxing in the old harbor of Nuuk, Greenland’s capital, when a Chinese icebreaker...

October 20, 2020
Total Views: 283

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Defense

What Is The Malabar Ocean Exercise?

By Alasdair Pal (Reuters) – Australia will join three-way naval exercises involving the United States, Japan and India, in a move that could provoke concern from China, which has criticized similar...

October 20, 2020
Total Views: 66

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
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Defense

OPED: Captain Of The USS Cole Reflects On The 20th Anniversary Of The Bombing

  As a former commanding officer of USS Cole (DDG 67), Adm. Christopher W. Grady led the ship through its first overseas deployment following the Oct. 12, 2000 terrorist attack...

October 14, 2020
Total Views: 44

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Defense

Meet The US Navy’s New ‘Affordable’ $1.2 Billion Ship

The successor to the $30b troubled littoral ship project was billed as affordable but the Congressional Budget Office projects $12.3 billion for just 10 new frigates. The Navy also warned...

October 14, 2020
Total Views: 1363

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
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Blog

China’s Maritime One Belt Road Goes Digital As US Navy Spends Billions On Weapon Technology

by Captain John Konrad V (gCaptain) The stock of China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMSE – SHA) climbed higher after the release of the company’s latest investor report where the company announced that...

October 13, 2020
Total Views: 182

Sunday, September 20, 2020
Blog

WATCH: Marine Finance And The Power Of Dumb Questions

By Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) In our article “THIS IS NOT A DRILL”  we sounded the alarm on the failure of the US Merchant Marine. We followed that article with...

September 20, 2020
Total Views: 87

Friday, September 4, 2020
Defense

What Are The Most Dangerous Waters in the World Today?

By Admiral James Stavridis (Bloomberg) As a Greek-American who lived in Athens for three years, and as a U.S. Navy mariner, I got to know the eastern Mediterranean well. It has...

September 4, 2020
Total Views: 264

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
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Defense

COVID-19: Maritime Tech Startups Provide First Response In Global Pandemic Efforts

In recent months organizations like the Royal Navy, maritime heavyweights like IGP&I, the  US Department of Transportation’s Volpe Center, among others, have been partnering with startups and groundbreaking new companies like...

August 18, 2020
Total Views: 46