05 Dec 2016

U.S. Navy, shipbuilders ready for Trump’s expansion plan

“The U.S. arms industry is ready and capable of boosting production of new ships if President-elect Donald Trump makes good his vow to expand the U.S. Navy to 350 ships, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson told Reuters.” Source: U.S. Navy, shipbuilders ready for Trump’s expansion plan | Reuters

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01 Dec 2016

Russia deploys warships near Crimea for Ukrainian missile tests

“Warships from Russia’s Black Sea Fleet have taken up position off Crimea’s western coastline to help strengthen the peninsula’s air defenses in response to the start of Ukrainian missile tests nearby, the RIA news agency reported on Thursday.” Source: Russia deploys warships near Crimea for Ukrainian missile tests: RIA |

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01 Dec 2016

US Coast Guard Chief Seeks Expanded Asia-Pacific Role

“The top U.S. Coast Guard official is eyeing a unique role for his fleet in maintaining peace and stability in the East and the South China seas under the incoming presidential administration.” Source: US Coast Guard Chief Seeks Expanded Asia-Pacific Role

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30 Nov 2016

Migrant boat traffic from Libya to Europe is surging — and turning deadlier

“Migrants heading to Italy from Libya in leaky boats and inflatable dinghies have broken an annual arrivals record, Italian authorities said this week, underscoring the rising popularity of an increasingly deadly journey that nowadays aims not for land, but for a frigid mid-sea rescue.” Source: Migrant boat traffic from Libya to

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30 Nov 2016

American warships save Iranians

“Despite simmering tensions between Tehran and Washington, two American warships sped to save a crew of sick Iranian mariners adrift in the North Arabian Sea. According to a statement from U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, the guided-missile destroyer Hopper and the guided-missile cruiser Monterey answered a radio distress call from

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28 Nov 2016

Purchase of Chinese Subs by Bangladesh ‘An Act of Provocation’ Toward India

“Ever since Bangladesh took delivery of Chinese submarines on Nov. 14, analysts in India have expressed increasing concern over a deepening of China’s footprint in India’s friendly neighbor. “ Source: Purchase of Chinese Subs by Bangladesh ‘An Act of Provocation’ Toward India

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23 Nov 2016

U.S. airstrikes from carrier Eisenhower top 1,000 against ISIS in Iraq and Syria

“One after another, fighter jets catapult from the flight deck of the USS Eisenhower, a thousand-foot (305-meter) American aircraft carrier, afterburners glowing amber above the blue Persian Gulf, on their way northwest to join the fight in Iraq and Syria against the Islamic State.” Source: U.S. airstrikes from carrier Eisenhower

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23 Nov 2016

China’s Maritime Militia a Growing Concern

“Near the top of US Pacific Fleet commander Adm. Scott Swift’s concerns is China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), and close behind is the country’s burgeoning Coast Guard. But a third government-controlled seagoing force, the little-known and somewhat mysterious maritime militia, is drawing increased attention. “ Source: navy swift seventh

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22 Nov 2016

U.S. Navy’s New Weapons Extend Reach For Future Sea Battles

“The proliferation of longer-range Russian and Chinese-origin detection and targeting sensors, anti-aircraft weaponry and sophisticated ‘carrier-killer’ missiles has the U.S. Navy reaching for ordnance with improved ship-killing capabilities and greater striking distances.” Source: U.S. Navy’s New Weapons Extend Reach For Future Sea Battles | Combat Aircraft content from Aviation Week

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16 Nov 2016

China says aircraft carrier now ready for combat

“China’s first aircraft carrier is now ready to engage in combat, marking a milestone for a navy that has invested heavily in its ability to project power far from China’s shores. The Liaoning’s political commissar said in an interview with Tuesday’s Global Times newspaper that his ship is ‘constantly prepared

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