19 Jan 2018

From CES: The sea is alive with cheap, powerful robots — and that will be dangerous

“To walk the halls at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is to be bombarded by the most cloying vision of the future. Robots that dance in sequence! Segway inspired suitcases that walk behind harried travelers! Virtual reality goggles that show tiny imaginary battles over geodoes! Amidst the audio-visual

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18 Jan 2018

Russian Subs Are Sniffing Around Transatlantic Cables. Here’s What to Do About It

“The resurgence of the Russian navy has, among other things, jolted Western media and military leaders back to an awareness of the undersea cables that carry more than 90 percent of international communications — and of their vulnerability. Two years ago, unnamed commanders and intelligence officials told the New York Times

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18 Jan 2018

Coast Guard wants cruise missiles on Arctic icebreakers

“The Coast Guard’s proposed heavy icebreaker for the Arctic comes with something no previous model ever had: room for cruise missiles.” Source: Coast Guard wants cruise missiles on Arctic icebreakers – Washington Times

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16 Jan 2018

Turkey reveals route for new canal to ease Bosphorus shipping

“Turkey announced on Monday the route for a planned canal that would reduce shipping traffic on the busy Bosphorus Strait and transform the European half of Istanbul into an island.” Source: Turkey reveals route for new canal to ease Bosphorus shipping

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16 Jan 2018

Piracy and armed sea robberies on the rise in Asia, Singapore Straits

“There were 101 incidents of piracy and armed sea robberies in Asia last year, marking a 19 per cent increase from 2016’s 85 cases. Of the reported attacks, 89 were actual incidents, while 12 were attempted incidents.” Source: Piracy and armed sea robberies on the rise in Asia, Singapore Straits – Channel

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11 Jan 2018

Iranian warship crashes at Caspian port, two crew missing

“An Iranian warship crashed into concrete wave breakers at a port in the Caspian Sea and two of its crew members are missing, according to local media reports.” Source: Iranian warship crashes at Caspian port, two crew missing

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09 Jan 2018

Britain sends frigate to escort Russian ships through English Channel

“A British frigate escorted Russian ships through the English Channel on Monday, Britain’s defense ministry said, adding that it was the latest sign of an upsurge in Russian naval activity near UK waters over the festive period.” Source: Britain sends frigate to escort Russian ships through English Channel

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08 Jan 2018

China has started building its third aircraft carrier, military sources say

“Work on the vessel, which will use a hi-tech launch system, began at a Shanghai shipyard last year but it is not known when it will be completed” Source: China has started building its third aircraft carrier, military sources say | South China Morning Post

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05 Jan 2018

Here are the top issues facing the US surface fleet in 2018

“After a turbulent 2017, the United States’ surface Navy sails into 2018 with a mountain of challenges but also opportunities to fix long-standing issues and build for the future.” Source: Here are the top issues facing the US surface fleet in 2018

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02 Jan 2018

A Cold War in the Arctic Circle

“The Arctic is a region of tremendous strategic importance for global trade and national security. The High North is also experiencing a massive Russian military buildup, which calls for the U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organization to adopt a new strategy.” Source: A Cold War in the Arctic Circle –

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