Friday, June 15, 2018
Chinese Jiangkai II class frigate

China Fire Missiles In South China Sea As Tensions Heighten

by Christian Shepherd (Reuters) – China’s navy carried out drills in the South China Sea to simulate fending off an aerial attack, state media said on Friday, as the country...

June 15, 2018
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Russian Navy guided missile cruiser Varyag

Russian Navy Put On High Alert

  by Anton Zverev (Reuters) – Sources close to the Russian military said on Thursday that Russian naval forces in the Black Sea had been put on heightened alert to discourage...

June 15, 2018
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Top US Naval Analyst Warns Of A Looming Naval Disaster With China

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Early this month the House Committee on Intelligence held a panel to investigate China’s global plans for military expansion. Of particular interest to gCaptain readers...

June 15, 2018
Total Views: 29

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Crouching Tiger Book by Peter Navarro

How the West Can Counter China’s Maritime Expansion

by Hal Brands (Bloomberg) In previous articles I’ve explored the changing nature of China’s challenge to U.S. interests and the existing international order, with a particular focus on three issues: China’s...

June 14, 2018
Total Views: 26

Sunday, June 10, 2018
China Overshadowing USA

China’s Naval Master Plan: A Military Threat In The Pacific And Beyond

(This is the first in a series of columns Bloomberg is publishing on China’s effort to supplant the U.S. as the world’s pre-eminent geopolitical power.) by Hal Brands (Bloomberg) I wrote...

June 10, 2018
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Tuesday, June 5, 2018
mooring line ops US Navy

U.S. Navy Weighs Passage Through Taiwan Strait

by Phil Stewart (Reuters) – The United States is considering sending a warship through the Taiwan Strait, U.S. officials say, in a move that could provoke a sharp reaction from...

June 5, 2018
Total Views: 11

Monday, May 28, 2018
Undersea Memorial Markers

US Dedicates First-ever Undersea Memorial For Submariners

by Barbara Goldberg (Reuters) – Almost exactly 50 years ago, the USS Scorpion became the last U.S. submarine to be lost at sea when it disappeared while on patrol in...

May 28, 2018
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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Navy Busts $12.9 Billion Spending Cap On Supercarrier

by Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) The US Navy’s costliest vessel ever just got pricer, breaching a $12.9 billion cap set by Congress by $120 million, the service told lawmakers this week. The...

May 12, 2018
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Friday, May 4, 2018
Adm. James G Stavridis

How To Avoid A Naval Cold War In The High North

By James Stavridis (Bloomberg) In the classic Cold War novel (and fine 1965 film) “The Bedford Incident,” a U.S. destroyer on a NATO mission tangles with a Soviet submarine in the frigid...

May 4, 2018
Total Views: 9


Greek Naval And Turkish Cargo Ship Collide

by Michele Kambas (Reuters) – A Greek gunboat was nudged by a Turkish cargo vessel early on Friday while on patrol for unauthorized migrant crossings in the Aegean Sea, the...

May 4, 2018
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
china home-built aircraft carrier

China’s 1st New Aircraft Carrier To Start Sea Trials

  by Ben Blanchard (Reuters) China first domestically developed aircraft carrier looks set to begin sea trials after pictures appeared on the Chinese internet on Monday of it leaving its...

April 24, 2018
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Sunday, April 22, 2018
A Chinese flag is seen in front of the Friendship bridge over the Yalu River connecting the North Korean town of Sinuiju and Dandong in China

China Navy Drills In Pacific As Tensions Rise

by Adam Jourdan (Reuters) – Chinese naval forces have passed through waters south of Taiwan and carried out military exercises in the western Pacific, the latest in a series of...

April 22, 2018
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Saturday, April 14, 2018
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech as he reviews a military display of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy in the South China Sea

Xi Presides Over China’s Largest-Ever Naval Operation

by Philip Wen (Reuters) – In full military uniform President Xi Jinping presided over the Chinese Navy’s largest-ever military display on Thursday, state media reported, the country’s latest show of...

April 14, 2018
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Taiwanese Coast Guard Ship

Taiwan Navy Ships Drop Anchor In Nicaragua To Salvage Diplomatic Ties

by Clare Jim (Reuters) A Taiwanese naval “Friendship Flotilla” of warships dropped anchor in Nicaragua on Monday just weeks after China urged Taiwan’s dwindling diplomatic allies to ditch the self-ruled...

April 10, 2018
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FILE PHOTO: China's Liaoning aircraft carrier with accompanying fleet conducts a drill in an area of South China Sea

Vanuatu and China Deny Talks of Secret South Pacific Military Base

SYDNEY, April 10 (Reuters) – Vanuatu and China on Tuesday denied a media report that Beijing wanted to establish a permanent military presence in the Pacific island nation. Australia’s Fairfax...

April 10, 2018
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Saturday, April 7, 2018
Sea Trials of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Aircraft Carrier

Navy Backs Down On Carrier Shock-Testing

By Anthony Capaccio (Bloomberg) The Pentagon’s No. 2 civilian has said the Navy should perform shock-testing soon to determine how well its new $12.9 billion aircraft carrier — the costliest...

April 7, 2018
Total Views: 41

Royal naval support facility in Bahrain

New Royal Navy Base Opens In Bahrain

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The United Kingdom opened a permanent naval base in Bahrain on Thursday. The ceremony formally opening the UK Naval Support Facility was attended by Bahraini Crown...

April 7, 2018
Total Views: 71

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Newly-appointed Commander of First Escort Division of JMSDF Ryoko Azuma salutes to soldiers in Yokohama

Japan’s Navy Appoints First Female Squadron Commander

by Nobuhiro Kubo (Reuters) – Japan’s navy on Tuesday appointed the first woman to command a warship squadron, including the flagship Izumo helicopter carrier, as it tries to lure more...

March 6, 2018
Total Views: 34

Friday, February 2, 2018
Brooklyn Navy Yard Navy Warship Dry Docking

Historic Shipyard Turns From Ships To Technology

by David M. Levitt (Bloomberg) — America may never recover its glory as a manufacturing powerhouse, but the Brooklyn Navy Yard is doing what it can, transforming itself from a...

February 2, 2018
Total Views: 9

Monday, January 29, 2018
Australia's Future Frigate

Australia Breaks Defense Export Records With Naval Newbuilds

By Jason Scott (Bloomberg) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said his nation is aiming to break into the Top 10 of global defense exporters and is creating a A$3.8 billion...

January 29, 2018
Total Views: 64