Friday, February 12, 2021
Friday, February 5, 2021
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)...
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
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...
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Saturday, January 16, 2021
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...
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Sunday, November 8, 2020
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...
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Sunday, October 25, 2020
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...
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
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...
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
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...
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...
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
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...
Sunday, September 20, 2020
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...
Friday, September 4, 2020
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...
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
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...
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