US Naval War College Logo
Search
|
Contact Us
|
Alumni
|
Library
|
Site Map
|
Intranet
|
Home
NWC on Facebook NWC on Twitter NWC on Flickr NWC on Blackboard
|
Visitors
|
Foundation

Material and external links contained herein are made available for the purpose of peer review and discussion, and to promote critical thinking. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Naval War College, Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense.  Selection of articles should not be construed as an explicit or implicit endorsement of particular publications, or the authors' or publisher's views or interpretations.

 

Strategic Research Department

 

October 31, 2014

 

* Some links will require logon/user accounts to access items on host website.

 

 

 

 

INTERESTING

 

When Sub Goes Silent, Who Has Control of Its Nuclear Warheads?

Wall Street Journal, October 24, 2014

http://online.wsj.com/articles/when-sub-goes-silent-who-has-control-of-its-nuclear-warheads-1414166741

 

 

U.S.

 

Underwater Drones Join Microphones to Listen for Chinese Nuclear Submarines

Wall Street Journal, October 26, 2014

http://online.wsj.com/articles/underwater-drones-join-microphones-to-listen-for-chinese-nuclear-submarines-1414166607

 

 

U.S - CHINA

 

Why the USA May Go to War in the South China Sea

Tension in the South China Sea may make policy makers on both sides think about going to war. As China seeks to exercise its control over disputed islands and maritime waters it may seek to block US warships and military aircraft from crossing through large swathes of the South China Sea. This restriction will prove unpalatable to the US who considers it a legal right to cross these waters.

TransConflict, October 28, 2014

http://www.transconflict.com/2014/10/why-the-usa-may-go-to-war-in-the-south-china-sea-280/

 

 

AMERICAS

 

Open Waters

Latin America's principal naval powers have extensive offshore assets to protect but limited funding to accomplish such a mission. Inigo Guevara reports on their attempts to address this dilemma

Jane’s Defence Weekly, October 29, 2014

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-business/news/defence-weekly.aspx

 

Mexican Navy Orders More C295Ms

Jane’s Defence Industry, October 30, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/45147/mexican-navy-orders-more-c295ms

 

"Build It and They Will Come"

It's East Coast versus West Coast ports in the battle for Panama Canal traffic. Will there be enough cargoes to go around?

Maritime Executive, October 10, 2014

http://www.maritime-executive.com/magazine/Build-It-and-They-Will-Come-2014-10-10

 

Canada Hasn't Set Aside Enough Cash for Arctic Fleet - Watchdog

Reuters, October 28, 2014

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/28/canada-arctic-idUSL1N0SN1G020141028

 

 

CYBER

 

DoD Declassifies its Long-Awaited Joint Doctrine for Cyberspace Operations

Federal News Radio, October 27, 2014

http://www.federalnewsradio.com/1322/3730278/Inside-the-DoD-Reporters-Notebook-Declassifying-cyber-doctrine-institutionalizing-rapid-acquisition-and-credit-card-perks

 

 

ENERGY

 

India, Vietnam to Sign Deal for Oil Exploration in South China Sea Despite Protest by China

Defence News & Analysis, October 27, 2014

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-india-vietnam-to-sign-deal-for-oil-exploration-in-south-china-sea-despite-protest-by-china-2029677

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGE - ENVIRONMENT - ARCTIC - ANTARCTIC

 

China's 31st Antarctic Expedition Sets Out

Xinhua, October 30, 2014

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/n/2014/1030/c202936-8802510.html

 

Russia to Seek Expansion of Continental Shelf Limit: Minister

RIA Novosti, October 29, 2014

http://en.ria.ru/russia/20141029/194800682/Russia-to-Seek-Expansion-of-Continental-Shelf-Limit-Minister.html

 

High Arctic Costs Deter Business

Reuters, October 27, 2014

http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/High-Arctic-Costs-Deter-Business-2014-10-27

 

Canada Hasn't Set Aside Enough Cash for Arctic Fleet - Watchdog

Reuters, October 28, 2014

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/28/canada-arctic-idUSL1N0SN1G020141028

 

Northern Sea Route Transit Applications Hit Record High in 2014

gCaptain, October 28, 2014

http://gcaptain.com/northern-sea-route-transit-applications-hit-record-high-2014/

 

Russia to Open Ten Rescue Centers in Arctic Region

Interfax, October 28, 2014

http://www.interfax.com/

 

China to Build Antarctic Airfield: Report

AFP, October 27, 2014

http://www.straitstimes.com/news/asia/east-asia/story/china-build-antarctic-airfield-report-20141027

 

 

CHINA:  Defense (writ large)

 

Chinese Combat Drones: Ready to Go Global?

The National Interest, October 31, 2014

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/chinese-combat-drones-ready-go-global-11583?page=2

 

Home-Made Engines to Play Major Role in China's Future Fighters

China Military Online, October 22, 2014

http://eng.chinamil.com.cn/news-channels/china-military-news/2014-10/22/content_6191791.htm

 

 

CHINA:  Navy-Naval-Maritime

 

Xi’s Clandestine Submarine Caves Bolster China’s Maritime Goal

Bloomberg, October 31, 2014

http://www.thanhniennews.com/world/xis-clandestine-submarine-caves-bolster-chinas-maritime-goal-33363.html

 

Beijing Commands 400 Patrol Vessels: Thai Military Magazine

Want China Times, October 31, 2014

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20141031000120&cid=1101

 

Logistics: China Invests In Naval Dominance

Strategy Page, October 31, 2014

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htlog/articles/20141031.aspx

 

Defense Spokesman Dismisses Aircraft Carrier Explosion Report

Xinhua, October 30, 2014

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/141030/defense-spokesman-dismisses-aircraft-carrier-explosion-repor

 

Beijing to Use Floating Docks for S China Sea Reclamation: Report

Want China Times, October 30, 2014

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20141030000125&cid=1101

 

A Feast of Cabbage and Salami: Part I – The Vocabulary of Asian Maritime Disputes

Center for International Maritime Security, October 29, 2014

http://cimsec.org/feast-cabbage-salami-part-vocabulary-asian-maritime-disputes/13441

 

The Father of the Modern Chinese Navy

What impact did Liu Huaqing have on the development of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN)? Daniel Hartnett believes that Huaqing, who commanded the PLAN from 1982 through 1988, is the one who first ‘connected the dots’ between China’s maritime interests, naval strategy and seaborne capabilities.

ISN, October 29, 2014

http://www.isn.ethz.ch/Digital-Library/Articles/Detail/?lng=en&id=184805

 

Shenyang Makes Progress on J-15 Fleet

Jane’s Defence Weekly, October 28, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/45076/shenyang-makes-progress-on-j-15-fleet

 

Private-Sector Security Talks With China to Start

Yomiuri Shimbun, October 27, 2014

http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0001673778

 

Vietnam, China Agree to Settle Maritime Issues

Thanh Nien News, October 27, 2014

http://www.thanhniennews.com/politics/vietnam-china-agree-to-settle-maritime-issues-33232.html

 

Additional Real-Time Flight Status Transmission System Installed on Multiple Types of Fighter Planes of Navy Aviation Forces

Zhongguo Haijun Wang, August 5, 2014

 

China and Iran Deepening Naval Ties, Iran Calls for Bilateral Blue Water Exercise

USNI News, October 27, 2014

http://news.usni.org/2014/10/27/china-iran-deepening-naval-ties-iran-calls-bilateral-blue-water-exercise

 

China Joins Tanzania in Naval Exercise as the Indian Ocean Region Goes Nuts (Op-Ed/Analysis)

Vice News, October 24, 2014

https://news.vice.com/article/china-joins-tanzania-in-naval-exercise-as-the-indian-ocean-region-goes-nuts

 

China-Japan Maritime Dispute: China Recalls Navy Ships, But Sends More Fishing Boats

International Business Times, October 24, 2014

http://www.ibtimes.com/china-japan-maritime-dispute-china-recalls-navy-ships-sends-more-fishing-boats-1712429#

 

Chinese Nuclear Submarines, 'Boomers' Missiles Could Hit Hawaii, Alaska: Report

International Business Times, October 25, 2014

http://www.ibtimes.com/chinese-nuclear-submarines-boomers-missiles-could-hit-hawaii-alaska-report-1713127#.VEzVj3Ku42Y.twitter

 

Underwater Drones Join Microphones to Listen for Chinese Nuclear Submarines

Wall Street Journal, October 26, 2014

http://online.wsj.com/articles/underwater-drones-join-microphones-to-listen-for-chinese-nuclear-submarines-1414166607

 

Nuclear Power Not the Best Option for China's Next Aircraft Carrier: Expert

Want China Times, October 27, 2014

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20141027000019&cid=1101

 

Chinese Expansion of Spratly Reefs (Op-Ed)

China Post (Taiwan), October 27, 2014

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/commentary/the-china-post/joe-hung/2014/10/27/420373/Chinese-expansion.htm

 

 

China and Relations with Rest of World

 

China Cautions India on Vietnam Overture

India Today, October 28, 2014

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/china-cautions-india-on-vietnam-overture/1/397892.html

 

 

RUSSIA

 

Admiral Nakhimov to Become Most Powerful Missile Cruiser in Russian Fleet

The Admiral Nakhimov heavy cruiser is to receive new ordnance, putting it ahead of the Russian fleet’s current flagship, the Peter the Great missile cruiser. Military sources say the installation of the new long-range S-400 and Poliment-Redut anti-aircraft missile systems, part of the modernization of the Russian fleet, will not change the ship's combat missions.

Russia Beyond the Headlines, October 31, 2014

http://rbth.com/defence/2014/10/31/admiral_nakhimov_to_become_most_powerful_missile_cruiser_in_russian_f_41079.html

 

French Defense Ministry Set to Deliver Mistral Helicopter Carriers to Russia — Source

France's government structures and the French Defense Ministry have different views on implementation on the Mistral contract

ITAR-TASS, October 31, 2014

http://en.itar-tass.com/economy/757661

 

France Denies That It’s Ready to Deliver Warship to Russia

New York Times, October 30, 2014

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/31/world/europe/france-russia-mistral-warships.html

 

Russia to Seek Expansion of Continental Shelf Limit: Minister

RIA Novosti, October 29, 2014

http://en.ria.ru/russia/20141029/194800682/Russia-to-Seek-Expansion-of-Continental-Shelf-Limit-Minister.html

 

Russia Says France Has Set Date to Transfer Ship

Associated Press, October 29, 2014

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/oct/29/russia-says-france-has-set-date-to-transfer-ship/

 

Russia Test Fires Bulava Sea-Based Ballistic Missile

RIA Novosti, October 29, 2014

http://en.ria.ru/russia/20141029/194801278/Russia-Test-Fires-Bulava-Sea-Based-Ballistic-Missile.html

 

Project 11356 Lead Frigate Admiral Grigorovich to Join Russian Navy in Early November

The frigate is part of the six ships being constructed in Kaliningrad: the Admiral Essen, the Admiral Makarov, the Admiral Butakov, the Admiral Istomin and the Admiral Kornikov

ITAR-TASS, October 29, 2014

http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/757056

 

Russia's Naval Expansion Crowds Out Civilian Shipbuilding

A ship sitting in the Southern Warf shipyard in St. Petersburg, which specializes in constructing naval warships.

Moscow Times, October 27, 2014

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article.php?id=510143

 

Russia to Open Ten Rescue Centers in Arctic Region

Interfax, October 28, 2014

http://www.interfax.com/

 

Russian-Japanese Maritime Rescue Exercise Begins in Russia's Far East

Scenario of the exercise suggests that the crews will have to eliminate fire on a distressed ship and rescue people from inflatable rafts

ITAR-TASS, October 28, 2014

http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/756812

 

Russian Navy to Be Provided with Ice-Class Surface Vessels, Bases in Arctic - Navy Deputy Commander

Interfax-AVN, October 14, 2014

http://www.interfax.com/

 

(Russian) Naval Infantry Will Land With Dry Feet - The Navy Upgrades Its Fleet of Landing Ships

Rossiyskaya Gazeta, October 14, 2014

http://rg.ru/

 

Russia to Build Own Helicopter Carriers After Mistral Experience

ITAR-TASS, October 25, 2014

http://famagusta-gazette.com/russia-to-build-own-helicopter-carriers-after-mistral-experience-p26312-69.htm#

 

Russia to Get Advanced Aircraft Carrier in 2030s: Official

Xinhua, October 25, 2014

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/euruope/2014-10/26/c_127140899.htm

 

The Baltic Sea is of Increasing Importance for Russia

Your Oil and Gas News, October 27, 2014

http://www.youroilandgasnews.com/the+baltic+sea+is+of+increasing+importance+for+russia_107359.html

 

Admiralty Shipyards (Saint-Petersburg) to Lay Down Two Submarines on October 30, 2014

Port News, October 27, 2014

http://en.portnews.ru/news/189493/

 

First Mistral Helicopter Carrier to Enter Russian Navy in 2014: Official

RIA Novosti, October 27, 2014

http://en.ria.ru/military_news/20141027/194669577/First-Mistral-Helicopter-Carrier-to-Enter-Russian-Navy-in-2014.html

 

 

INDIA – INDIAN OCEAN - PAKISTAN

 

Indians Interested in Mistral

In the next few days, Francois Hollande is expected to give the go-ahead for the delivery of the first Mistral ship to Russia

Paris Match, October 30, 2014

http://www.parismatch.com/Actu/Economie/Le-Mistral-interesse-les-Indiens-642438

 

Revitalise Ocean Rim Union (Op-Ed)

Indian Express, October 30, 2014

http://www.newindianexpress.com/columns/Revitalise-Ocean-Rim-Union/2014/10/30/article2499046.ece

 

India Develops New Network to Ensure Maritime Security

Kyodo, October 28, 2014

http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2014/10/319476.html

 

As China Flexes Its Muscles, Vietnam Seeks India’s ‘Active Support’ on South China Sea Row

Press Trust of India, October 27, 2014

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/As-China-flexes-its-muscles-Vietnam-seeks-Indias-active-support-on-South-China-Sea-row/articleshow/44950403.cms

 

India, Vietnam Decide to Step Up Security, Defence Ties

Press Trust of India, October 28, 2014

http://www.timesofoman.com/News/41887/Article-India-Vietnam-decide-to-step-up-security-defence-ties

 

Vietnam-India Talks Over Military Patrol Ships Gathering Steam

International Business Times, October 28, 2014

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/vietnam-india-talks-over-military-patrol-ships-gathering-steam-1472082

 

India, Vietnam to Sign Deal for Oil Exploration in South China Sea Despite Protest by China

Defence News & Analysis, October 27, 2014

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-india-vietnam-to-sign-deal-for-oil-exploration-in-south-china-sea-despite-protest-by-china-2029677

 

China Joins Tanzania in Naval Exercise as the Indian Ocean Region Goes Nuts (Op-Ed/Analysis)

Vice News, October 24, 2014

https://news.vice.com/article/china-joins-tanzania-in-naval-exercise-as-the-indian-ocean-region-goes-nuts

 

Details Emerge on India's Mystery OSS Project

Jane’s Defence Weekly, October 26, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/45006/details-emerge-on-india-s-mystery-oss-project#

 

India Approves $8.3 Billion Submarine Procurement Program

Defense World, October 25, 2014

http://www.defenseworld.net/news/11369/India_approves__8_3_Billion_Submarine_Procurement_Program#.VEzNiQ11Xz8.twitter

 

India, Singapore Can Consider Warship-Building Venture

Press Trust of India, October 26, 2014

http://www.indiatvnews.com/business/india/india-singapore-can-consider-warship-building-venture-15095.html

 

China Has No Military Presence in Sri Lanka, India Assured

Colombo Page, October 27, 2014

http://www.colombopage.com/archive_14B/Oct27_1414395179CH.php

 

Bangladesh Reveals Sights on Russian Submarines, Navy Warplanes

In recent years, Russia has supplied Bangladesh with MiG-29 jets, three Mi-171Sh helicopters and several dozen armoured vehicles

TASS, October 27, 2014

http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/756693

 

 

EUROPE

 

French Defense Ministry Set to Deliver Mistral Helicopter Carriers to Russia — Source

France's government structures and the French Defense Ministry have different views on implementation on the Mistral contract

ITAR-TASS, October 31, 2014

http://en.itar-tass.com/economy/757661

 

France Denies That It’s Ready to Deliver Warship to Russia

New York Times, October 30, 2014

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/31/world/europe/france-russia-mistral-warships.html

 

Naval Cruise Missile Set for Deployment on French Warships

The Missile de Croisière Naval, or MdCN, cruise missile developed by MBDA France is set for operational deployment beginning next year.

UPI, October 29, 2014

http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Security-Industry/2014/10/29/Naval-cruise-missile-set-for-deployment-on-French-warships/7011414593029/

 

Defence Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos' Statement After the Sea Trial of Submarine Pipinos

Greek Ministry of Defense, October 29, 2014

http://www.crashonline.com/defence-minister-joins-sea-trial-of-pipinos-submarine/

 

Indians Interested in Mistral

In the next few days, Francois Hollande is expected to give the go-ahead for the delivery of the first Mistral ship to Russia

Paris Match, October 30, 2014

http://www.parismatch.com/Actu/Economie/Le-Mistral-interesse-les-Indiens-642438

 

UK to Upgrade Sentinel R.1s for Maritime Operations

Jane's International Defence Review, October 27, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/45057/uk-to-upgrade-sentinel-r-1s-for-maritime-operations

 

DCNS Announces New Concept Submarine SMX-Ocean (with Video)

A new concept conventional submarine with long-endurance has been unveiled by DCNS of France.

UPI, October 29, 2014

http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Security-Industry/2014/10/29/DCNS-announces-new-concept-submarine-SMX-Ocean/7521414552055/

 

Greece to Send Frigate, Submarine in Eastern Mediterranean

Ekathimerini, October 29, 2014

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_29/10/2014_544119

 

Lessons From Sweden’s Sub Hunt

USNI News, October 28, 2014

http://news.usni.org/2014/10/28/lessons-swedens-sub-hunt

 

Boat Migrants in EU’s Hands as Italy Mulls Scaling Back

Search and rescue operations to prevent migrants drowning in the Mediterranean will be undertaken by the EU as of weekend, but UK says it cuts support, while future of Italian mission looks uncertain

AFP, October 28, 2014

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/boat-migrants-in-eus-hands-as-italy-mulls-scaling-back.aspx?pageID=238&nID=73564&NewsCatID=351

 

Struggle, Sacrifice on Front Line of Italy's Mare Nostrum

AFP, October 28, 2014

http://www.businessinsider.com/afp-struggle-sacrifice-on-front-line-of-italys-mare-nostrum-2014-10

 

NATO Completes Largest Naval Exercise in Five Years

Jane’s Defence Weekly, October 27, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/45010/nato-completes-largest-naval-exercise-in-five-years

 

 

AFRICA

 

Gabon Orders Two Patrol Vessels

Defence Web, October 31, 2014

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=36821:gabon-orders-two-patrol-vessels&catid=51:Sea&Itemid=106

 

China's Export-Oriented F91 Stealth Warship Completes Sea Trial

China Military Online, October 29, 2014

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/158390/chinese-export-frigate-completes-sea-trials.html

 

Tanzania Says Construction of China-Funded Port to Start in 2015

Reuters, October 28, 2014

http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/business/article/2000139654/tanzania-says-construction-of-china-funded-port-to-start-in-2015

 

Angolan Armed Forces to Get New Helicopters, Navy Vessels

Defence Web (South Africa), October 29, 2014

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=36778&catid=49&Itemid=115

 

China Joins Tanzania in Naval Exercise as the Indian Ocean Region Goes Nuts (Op-Ed/Analysis)

Vice News, October 24, 2014

https://news.vice.com/article/china-joins-tanzania-in-naval-exercise-as-the-indian-ocean-region-goes-nuts

 

Nigeria, Cameroon Partner to Form Joint Military Patrol in Bakassi

Nigerian Bulletin, October 24, 2014

http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/nigeria-cameroon-partner-to-form-joint-military-patrol-in-bakassi.97296/

 

 

ASIA/PACIFIC

 

New Zealand Looks to Restore Underwater ISR Capabilities to P-3 Fleet

Jane's Defence Industry, October 28, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/45108/new-zealand-looks-to-restore-underwater-isr-capabilities-to-p-3-fleet

 

Is Vietnam in Denial on Military Strategy?

East Asia Forum, October 30, 2014

http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/10/30/is-vietnam-in-denial-in-military-strategy/

 

Russia Plans Special Maritime Policy for Indonesia

Jakarta Post, October 30, 2014

http://m.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/10/30/russia-plans-special-maritime-policy-indonesia.html

 

Satellite Photo Shows Vietnam's Land Reclamation in South China Sea

Want China Times, October 30, 2014

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20141030000057&cid=1101

 

U.S. May Join Japan-Aussie Sub Project

Yomiuri Shimbun, October 28, 2014

http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0001675666

 

(S Korea) Navy Launches New Frigate Chungbuk

Yonhap, October 23, 2014

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20141023000948

 

A Feast of Cabbage and Salami: Part I – The Vocabulary of Asian Maritime Disputes

Center for International Maritime Security, October 29, 2014

http://cimsec.org/feast-cabbage-salami-part-vocabulary-asian-maritime-disputes/13441

 

Private-Sector Security Talks With China to Start

Yomiuri Shimbun, October 27, 2014

http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0001673778

 

Vietnam, China Agree to Settle Maritime Issues

Thanh Nien News, October 27, 2014

http://www.thanhniennews.com/politics/vietnam-china-agree-to-settle-maritime-issues-33232.html

 

As China Flexes Its Muscles, Vietnam Seeks India’s ‘Active Support’ on South China Sea Row

Press Trust of India, October 27, 2014

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/As-China-flexes-its-muscles-Vietnam-seeks-Indias-active-support-on-South-China-Sea-row/articleshow/44950403.cms

 

India, Vietnam Decide to Step Up Security, Defence Ties

Press Trust of India, October 28, 2014

http://www.timesofoman.com/News/41887/Article-India-Vietnam-decide-to-step-up-security-defence-ties

 

Vietnam-India Talks Over Military Patrol Ships Gathering Steam

International Business Times, October 28, 2014

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/vietnam-india-talks-over-military-patrol-ships-gathering-steam-1472082

 

Russian-Japanese Maritime Rescue Exercise Begins in Russia's Far East

Scenario of the exercise suggests that the crews will have to eliminate fire on a distressed ship and rescue people from inflatable rafts

ITAR-TASS, October 28, 2014

http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/756812

 

Navantia Gets Deal to Study Frigates for Australia

Jane’s Defence Industry, October 26, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/45041/navantia-gets-deal-to-study-frigates-for-australia

 

Taiwan's Self-Designed Corvette Undergoes Testing

CNA, October 27, 2014

http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201410270019.aspx

 

US Seeks to Improve Maritime Cooperation with Indonesia

Jakarta Post, October 28, 2014

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/10/28/us-seeks-improve-maritime-cooperation-with-indonesia.html

 

More Evidence (Aussie) Submarines Will Be Built Overseas

Manufacturers’ Monthly, October 28, 2014

http://www.manmonthly.com.au/news/more-evidence-submarines-will-be-built-overseas

 

Taiwan Eyes Homegrown Submarines After 13-Year Wait on US Deal

Reuters, October 28, 2014

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/region/28-Oct-2014/taiwan-eyes-homegrown-submarines-after-13-year-wait-on-us-deal

 

Pacific Powers Build Capability, Warily Eye Neighbor Countries

Defense News, October 26, 2014

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20141026/DEFREG03/310260019

 

India, Vietnam to Sign Deal for Oil Exploration in South China Sea Despite Protest by China

Defence News & Analysis, October 27, 2014

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-india-vietnam-to-sign-deal-for-oil-exploration-in-south-china-sea-despite-protest-by-china-2029677

 

China-Japan Maritime Dispute: China Recalls Navy Ships, But Sends More Fishing Boats

International Business Times, October 24, 2014

http://www.ibtimes.com/china-japan-maritime-dispute-china-recalls-navy-ships-sends-more-fishing-boats-1712429#

 

India, Singapore Can Consider Warship-Building Venture

Press Trust of India, October 26, 2014

http://www.indiatvnews.com/business/india/india-singapore-can-consider-warship-building-venture-15095.html

 

Japan Builds Response to Chinese Area-Denial Strategy

DefenseNews, October 26, 2014

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20141026/DEFREG03/310260020

 

New Izumo-Class Carriers to Greatly Boost Japan’s Force Projection

Defense Update, October 26, 2014

http://defense-update.com/20141026_izumo-class-carriers-japan.html

 

Indonesia Plans to Purchase Russian Submarines

Defense Update, October 23, 2014

http://defense-update.com/20141023_indonesia-plans-to-purchase-russian-submarines.html

 

Chinese Expansion of Spratly Reefs (Op-Ed)

China Post (Taiwan), October 27, 2014

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/commentary/the-china-post/joe-hung/2014/10/27/420373/Chinese-expansion.htm

 

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Israel's Quiet Doomsday Submarines Are Almost Ready

Meet Israel's New Nuclear Deterrent

http://theweek.com/article/index/270351/israelrsquos-quiet-doomsday-submarines-are-almost-ready

 

(Photos) Israel Unveils Navy Version of ‘Iron Dome’ Missile Defense

Associated Press, October 31, 2014

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1053827-israel-unveils-navy-version-of-iron-dome-missile-defense/

 

(Saudi) Unit Formed to Protect Marine Facilities

Arab News, October 30, 2014

http://www.arabnews.com/saudi-arabia/news/652241

 

GCC Aiming to Become Sea Power

Intelligence Online (Paris), October 29, 2014

http://www.intelligenceonline.com

 

Israel Starts Work on New Seaport, Haifa Port Workers Strike

Reuters, October 28, 2014

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/28/israel-ports-idUSL5N0SN2EF20141028

 

Israeli Company Showcases Manned/Unmanned Patrol Boat

A patrol boat for homeland security applications that can operate autonomously or by personnel on board is being highlighted by Israel Aerospace Industries at an exhibition in France.

UPI, October 28, 2014

http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Security-Industry/2014/10/28/Israeli-company-showcases-mannedunmanned-patrol-boat/4081414522351/

 

Israeli Firm Adapts Iron Dome for Intercepts at Sea

C4ISR & Networks, October 28, 2014

http://www.c4isrnet.com/article/20141028/C4ISRNET14/310280002/Israeli-firm-adapts-Iron-Dome-intercepts-sea

 

China and Iran Deepening Naval Ties, Iran Calls for Bilateral Blue Water Exercise

USNI News, October 27, 2014

http://news.usni.org/2014/10/27/china-iran-deepening-naval-ties-iran-calls-bilateral-blue-water-exercise

 

 

 

Questions or comments about this page can be sent to MaritimeNews@usnwc.edu

 

Material and external links contained herein are made available for the purpose of peer review and discussion, and to promote critical thinking. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Naval War College, Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense.  Selection of articles should not be construed as an explicit or implicit endorsement of particular publications, or the authors' or publisher's views or interpretations.

 

Posted: 10/31/2014 2:11:43 PM by Jim Lewis | with 0 comments


Material and external links contained herein are made available for the purpose of peer review and discussion, and to promote critical thinking. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Naval War College, Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense.  Selection of articles should not be construed as an explicit or implicit endorsement of particular publications, or the authors' or publisher's views or interpretations.

 

Strategic Research Department

 

October 24, 2014

 

* Some links will require logon/user accounts to access items on host website.

 

 

INTERESTING

 

(Book Review) “Super Highway: Sea Power in the 21st Century”

Super Highway: Parry’s Seapower Primer

War on the Rocks, October 23, 2014

http://warontherocks.com/2014/10/super-highway-parrys-seapower-primer/#_

 

An Act of War? The Law of Naval Mining

War on the Rocks, October 22, 2014

http://warontherocks.com/2014/10/an-act-of-war-the-law-of-naval-mining/#_

 

It's Time for a Little Heterodoxy in Naval Strategy

It’s time to remember some of the more forgotten naval strategists

The Diplomat, October 11, 2014

http://thediplomat.com/2014/10/its-time-for-a-little-heterodoxy-in-naval-strategy/

 

Grand Strategy and Operational Art: Companion Concepts and Their Implications for Strategy

Comparative Strategy, October 8, 2014

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01495933.2014.941723

 

 

U.S.

 

Army Configures Apaches for Sea Duty

DoD Buzz, October 13, 2014

http://www.dodbuzz.com/2014/10/13/army-configures-apaches-for-sea-duty/

 

USN, Northrop Grumman to Deploy More Mine-Hunting USVs to the Gulf

Jane's Defence Weekly, October 15, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/44543/usn-northrop-grumman-to-deploy-more-mine-hunting-usvs-to-the-gulf

 

Army Should Build Ship-Killer Missiles: Rep. Randy Forbes

Breaking Defense, October 12, 2014

http://breakingdefense.com/2014/10/army-should-build-ship-killer-missiles-rep-randy-forbes/

 

 

U.S - CHINA

 

U.S. Commander Seeks to Make Chinese Military Encounters Boring

Bloomberg News, October 24, 2014

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-10-24/u-dot-s-dot-commander-seeks-to-make-chinese-military-encounters-boring

 

America’s Air-Sea Battle Concept: An Attempt to Weaken China’s A2/AD Strategy (Blog)

The National Interest, October 22, 2014

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/america%E2%80%99s-air-sea-battle-concept-attempt-weaken-china%E2%80%99s-a2-11529

 

CNO Greenert: U.S. Navy Needs to Engage More With China

USNI News, October 15, 2014

http://news.usni.org/2014/10/15/9555

 

 

AMERICAS

 

Sea-Drone Concept Would Patrol the Northwest Passage

Globe and Mail, October 22, 2014

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-drive/culture/technology/sea-drone-concept-would-patrol-the-northwest-passage/article21217296/

 

Colombia to Launch World's 1st Floating Gas Liquefaction Plant

Fox News EFE, October 21, 2014

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2014/10/21/colombia-to-launch-world-1st-floating-gas-liquefaction-plant/

 

Fewer Arctic Warships, Leased Tankers a Sign of More Modest Shipbuilding Plan

Canadian Press, October 20, 2014

http://metronews.ca/news/halifax/1188701/leased-tankers-fewer-arctic-ships-coming/

 

Peru Signs For SH-2G Super Seasprites

Jane’s Defence Weekly, October 12, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/44361/peru-signs-for-sh-2g-super-seasprites

 

Royal Canadian Navy's Combat Readiness Questioned in Internal Review

Report finds challenges in maintenance of ships and training, as navy forced 'to do less with less'

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/royal-canadian-navy-s-combat-readiness-questioned-in-internal-review-1.2799760

 

 

PIRACY

 

Al Qaeda’s Next Target: American Oil Tankers

International Shipping News, October 22, 2014

http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/al-qaedas-next-target-american-oil-tankers/

 

Al-Qaeda’s Open Threat to Oil Shipments to India and West

Indian Express, October 21, 2014

http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/Al-Qaeda%E2%80%99s-Open-Threat-to-Oil-Shipments-to-India-and-West/2014/10/21/article2487952.ece

 

Asia Pirates Less Active This Trimester

World Maritime News, October 14, 2014

http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/139581/asia-pirates-less-active-this-trimester/

 

 

CYBER

 

NAVSEA: Submarines Control Systems Are at Risk for Cyber Attack

USNI News, October 22, 2014

http://news.usni.org/2014/10/22/navsea-submarines-control-systems-risk-cyber-attack

 

 

ENERGY

 

Somalia Plans to Start Producing Oil Offshore in Six Years

Bloomberg News, October 21, 2014

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-10-21/somalia-plans-to-start-producing-oil-offshore-within-six-years

 

Colombia to Launch World's 1st Floating Gas Liquefaction Plant

Fox News EFE, October 21, 2014

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2014/10/21/colombia-to-launch-world-1st-floating-gas-liquefaction-plant/

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGE - ENVIRONMENT - ARCTIC - ANTARCTIC

 

U.S. Needs to Invest in Arctic Ships, Technology to Prepare for Climate Change – Admiral Papp

Reuters, October 22, 2014

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/10/21/usa-arctic-navy-climatechange-idUKL2N0SG2HM20141021

 

Sea-Drone Concept Would Patrol the Northwest Passage

Globe and Mail, October 22, 2014

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-drive/culture/technology/sea-drone-concept-would-patrol-the-northwest-passage/article21217296/

 

Many Russian Military Units to Be Deployed Along Arctic Belt this Year – Shoigu

The units will be deployed along the Arctic Belt from Murmansk to the Chukotka Peninsula

ITAR/TASS, October 21, 2014

http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/755608

 

Russia Prepares Militarization of Arctic

The arming of the Arctic is prompted by the discovery of underground oil and gas reserves

UPI, October 21, 2014

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2014/10/21/Russia-prepares-militarization-of-Arctic/2741413894698/?spt=mps&or=5

 

No Need for NATO Presence in Arctic - Lavrov

According to Lavrov NATO has been saying for a long time that the military factor in the Arctic will increase amid the escalation of the fight for the resources

ITAR-TASS, October 20, 2014

http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/755311

 

20 Year Australian Antarctic Strategic Plan – Final Report

Australian Government, October 10, 2014

http://20yearplan.antarctica.gov.au/final-report

 

Climate Change Threatens National Security, Pentagon Says

Washington Post, October 14, 2014

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2014/10/13/climate-change-threatens-national-security-pentagon-says/

 

 

SHIPBUILDING – SHIPPING - SCRAPPING

 

Vietnam Gets Ready to Build Shipbreaking Industry

Maritime Executive, October 15, 2014

http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/Vietnam-Gets-Ready-to-Build-Shipbreaking-Industry--2014-10-15

 

China to Build First Luxury Cruise Ship

Maritime Executive / Reuters, October 15, 2014

http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/China-to-Build-First-Luxury-Cruise-Ship-2014-10-15

 

 

CHINA:  Defense (writ large)

 

China’s ‘Four-Sea Tri-Service’ Large-Scale Exercises Respond to Peripheral Situation

Guoji Xianqu Daobao, August 13, 2014

http://www.ihlnews.com/

 

 

CHINA:  Navy-Naval-Maritime

 

From “Pearls” to “Arrows”: Rethinking the “String of Pearls” Theory of China's Naval Ambitions

Comparative Strategy, October 8, 2014

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01495933.2014.941730

 

J-31 Stealth Fighter to Appear at Zhuhai Air Show

China Military Online, October 23, 2014

http://eng.chinamil.com.cn/news-channels/china-military-news/2014-10/23/content_6193662.htm

 

Images Suggest Fourth Chinese Type 071 LPD Is In Build

Jane’s Defence Weekly, October 21, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/44857/images-suggest-fourth-chinese-type-071-lpd-is-in-build

 

Iran Seeks Closer Naval-Defense Ties With China

Press TV (Iran), October 23, 2014

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/10/23/383329/iran-seeks-closer-naval-ties-with-china/

 

Shanghai Shipyard 'To Build Second Chinese Designed Aircraft Carrier'

Work on China's second locally designed and built aircraft carrier will soon get under way at Jiangnan Shipyard, overseas reports says

South China Morning Post, October 22, 2014

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1621671/shanghai-shipyard-build-second-chinese-designed-aircraft-carrier

 

China's Only Aircraft Carrier Is Having Some Technical Difficulties

Business Insider, October 20, 2014

http://www.businessinsider.com/chinas-troubled-air-craft-carriers-2014-10

 

China's First Submerged Buoys Installed in West Pacific

Xinhua, October 21, 2014

http://en.chinagate.cn/2014-10/21/content_33831843.htm

 

Panel: China Expanding Submarine Capabilities

USNI News, October 21, 2014

http://news.usni.org/2014/10/21/panel-china-expanding-submarine-capabilities

 

Iranian, Chinese Navy Commanders Discuss Ways of Boosting Mutual Cooperation

FARS News Agency, October 21, 2014

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13930729000813

 

From Reef to Biggest Island in Spratlys, and China's Not Done Yet at Fiery Cross

South China Morning Post, October 21, 2014

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1620894/reef-biggest-island-spratlys-and-chinas-not-done-yet-fiery-cross

 

China, Vietnam Patch Ties After Territory Disputes

Associated Press, October 18, 2014

http://www.wtop.com/233/3724880/China-Vietnam-patch-ties-after-territory-disputes

 

China's First Ocean Science Innovation Index Launched

Xinhua, October 15, 2014

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/business/n/2014/1015/c90778-8795339.html

 

China Ready to Establish ADIZ in South China Sea

Want China Times, October 17, 2014

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20141017000118&cid=1101

 

China Naval Chief Conducts ‘Unprecedented’ Survey of Disputed Reefs

PLA Navy commander Wu Shengli conducted a survey of Beijing’s reclamation projects in the disputed South China Sea

The Diplomat, October 17, 2014

http://thediplomat.com/2014/10/china-naval-chief-conducts-unprecedented-survey-of-disputed-reefs/

 

China’s Dangerous Game

The country's intensifying efforts to redraw maritime borders have its neighbors, and the U.S., fearing war. But does the aggression reflect a government growing in power—or one facing a crisis of legitimacy?

The Atlantic, October 13, 2014

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/11/chinas-dangerous-game/380789/

 

China-Indonesia Sign Remote-Sensing MoU

Jane’s Defence Industry, October 13, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/44434/china-indonesia-sign-remote-sensing-mou

 

Yucheng Warship Commissioned to PLA Navy

Jiefangjun Bao, October 14, 2014

http://www.ecns.cn/military/2014/10-15/138482.shtml

 

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia Threatens to Sue France If Mistral Warship Isn't Delivered

Moscow Times, October 24, 2014

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/russia-threatens-to-sue-france-if-mistral-warship-isn-t-delivered/510020.html

 

Russian Naval Ship Moskva arrives in Colombo

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka), October 23, 2014

http://www.dailymirror.lk/54929/russian-naval-ship-moskva-arrives-in-colombo

 

Russia, Japan to Hold Joint Naval Drills Next Week

RIA Novosti, October 21, 2014

http://en.ria.ru/military_news/20141021/194399585/Russia-Japan-to-Hold-Joint-Naval-Drills-Next-Week.html

 

Pak, Russia Conduct Joint Naval Drill in Arabian Sea

Pak Tribune, October 21, 2014

http://paktribune.com/news/Pak-Russia-conduct-joint-naval-drill-in-Arabian-Sea-272181.html

 

Russia Offers India 3 Additional Talwar Class Frigates

India is also looking to upgrade the first set of three Project 11356 frigates that were purchased in the early 2000s.

Russia & India report, October 20, 2014

http://in.rbth.com/economics/2014/10/20/russia_offers_india_3_additional_talwar_class_frigates_39143.html

 

Many Russian Military Units to Be Deployed Along Arctic Belt this Year – Shoigu

The units will be deployed along the Arctic Belt from Murmansk to the Chukotka Peninsula

ITAR/TASS, October 21, 2014

http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/755608

 

Russia Prepares Militarization of Arctic

The arming of the Arctic is prompted by the discovery of underground oil and gas reserves

UPI, October 21, 2014

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2014/10/21/Russia-prepares-militarization-of-Arctic/2741413894698/?spt=mps&or=5

 

Yuriy Dolgoruky Submarine to Fire Bulava Missile October 29-30

The Yuriy Dolgoruky nuclear-powered submarine will fire the Bulava missile from the White Sea in Russia’s north-west

TASS, October 20, 2014

http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/755267

 

Vladivostok Mistral-Class Helicopter Carrier on Training Mission in Bay of Biscay

Interfax-AVN, October 20, 2014

http://www.interfax.com

 

Russia to Relaunch Soviet-era Nuclear Battle Cruiser in 2018

Moscow Times, October 16, 2014

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/russia-to-relaunch-soviet-era-nuclear-battlecruiser-in-2018/509554.html\

 

Russian Crew Ready to Put Mistral Under Operational Control

Interfax-AVN, October 14, 2014

http://old.militarynews.ru/fcl_l/enews.asp?id=232450

 

Could Sale of French Amphibious Warship to Russia Still Proceed?

Ottawa Citizen, October 15, 2014

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/could-sale-of-french-amphibious-warship-to-russia-still-proceed

 

As Russia Waits on France's Mistral, Navy Orders Domestic Assault Ship

Moscow Times, October 13, 2014

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/as-russia-waits-on-france-s-mistral-navy-orders-domestic-assault-ship/509337.html

 

 

INDIA – INDIAN OCEAN - PAKISTAN

 

Why This Iran Port is Important

Economic Times (India), October 23, 2014

http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-10-23/news/55358943_1_gwadar-chabahar-port-chahbahar

 

The Indian Ocean and the Rise of a Multi-Polar World Order: The Role of China and India

Policy Perspectives, Volume 11 Number 2

http://www.plutojournals.com/policy-perspectives/toc-policy-perspectives-2/

 

Russian Naval Ship Moskva Arrives in Colombo

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka), October 23, 2014

http://www.dailymirror.lk/54929/russian-naval-ship-moskva-arrives-in-colombo

 

The Next Big Thing: The Growth in Strategic Importance of the Indian Ocean

(Review of new book, India’s Ocean: The Story of India’s Bid for Regional Leadership)

OilPrice.com, October 21, 2014

http://oilprice.com/Geopolitics/Asia/The-Next-Big-Thing-The-Growth-in-Strategic-Importance-of-the-Indian-Ocean.html

 

Pak, Russia Conduct Joint Naval Drill in Arabian Sea

Pak Tribune, October 21, 2014

http://paktribune.com/news/Pak-Russia-conduct-joint-naval-drill-in-Arabian-Sea-272181.html

 

Russia Offers India 3 Additional Talwar Class Frigates

India is also looking to upgrade the first set of three Project 11356 frigates that were purchased in the early 2000s.

Russia & India report, October 20, 2014

http://in.rbth.com/economics/2014/10/20/russia_offers_india_3_additional_talwar_class_frigates_39143.html

 

Date Set for Kenya-Somalia Boundary Case

The Star (Kenya), October 21, 2014

http://allafrica.com/stories/201410210733.html

 

Cabinet Clears Strategic Investment Plan to Set Up Chabahar Port in Iran

Economic Times (India), October 20, 2014

http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-10-19/news/55197273_1_chabahar-port-investment-plan-kandla

 

New Indian Missile Can Strike Deep into Chinese Territory

Want China Times, October 20, 2014

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20141020000094&cid=1101

 

Trinco Port to Become Industrial Harbour

Daily News (Sri Lanka), October 20, 2014

http://www.dailynews.lk/?q=business/trinco-port-become-industrial-harbour

 

Beijing’s Nuclear Subs Coming Again, India Concerned

Sunday Times (Sri Lanka), October 18, 2014

http://www.sundaytimes.lk/141019/news/beijings-nuclear-subs-coming-again-india-concerned-123254.html

 

Role of Pak Navy in Country’s Defence Vital: PM

ARY News, October 17, 2014

http://arynews.tv/en/role-of-pak-navy-in-countrys-defence-vital-pm/

 

MoD Scraps Tender to Buy Navy Copters for Rs 9,000 Crore

The Asian Age, October 15, 2014      

http://www.asianage.com/india/mod-scraps-tender-buy-navy-copters-rs-9000-crore-925

 

Quit Due to Dysfunctional Environment in Navy, Admiral Joshi Says

Times of India, October 15, 2014

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Quit-due-to-dysfunctional-environment-in-Navy-Admiral-Joshi-says/articleshow/44808803.cms

 

Navy Ready with Coastal Security Hub

Deccan Herald, October 14, 2014

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/436024/navy-ready-coastal-security-hub.html

 

Indian Naval Ships Mumbai, Talwar and Deepak Reach Mombasa

INS Mumbai, Talwar, Teg and Deepak under Rear Admiral R Hari Kumar, VSM, the Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet’s command are undertaking a 2 month long Overseas Deployment to East Africa, and South Indian Ocean region.

Rush Lane, October 15, 2014

http://www.rushlane.com/indian-naval-ships-mumbai-talwar-deepak-mombasa-12133721.html

 

Bangladesh Navy To Get Two New Submarines By 2015

Defense World, October 13, 2014

http://www.defenseworld.net/news/11271/Bangladesh_Navy_To_Get_Two_New_Submarines_By_2015#.VD03MvldV8E

 

 

EUROPE

 

Analysis: European Yards Face Soryu-Shaped Hurdle to Replacing Collins Class

Jane’s Navy International, October 22, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/44933/analysis-european-yards-face-soryu-shaped-hurdle-to-replacing-collins-class

 

Sweden Ends Submarine Search

Associated Press, October 24, 2014

http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_26790887/sweden-ends-submarine-search

 

How to Salvage France's Mistral Shipwreck (Stavridis)

Selling warships to Russia doesn't seem like a great idea right now. But there's someone else that could buy them -- and make it a win-win for European security.

Foreign Policy, October 21, 2014

By James Stavridis and Leo Michel

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/10/21/how_to_salvage_frances_mistral_shipwreck_france_warship_russia_sarkozy_hollande

 

The Swedish Navy is Hunting a Russian Submarine and Doesn’t Have the Tools for It (Blog)

Foreign Policy, October 20, 2014

http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2014/10/20/the_swedish_navy_is_hunting_a_russian_submarine_and_doesn_t_have_the_tools_for_it

 

New Warship Maintenance Centre Opens In Portsmouth

Heart (UK), October 22, 2014

http://www.heart.co.uk/southcoast/news/local/new-warship-maintenance-centre-opens-in-portsmouth/

 

Early Completion of Refit of Italian Aircraft Carrier

Extensive maintenance and modernization work on the Italian aircraft carrier Giuseppe Garibaldi is being completed months ahead of schedule.

Defense Update, October 21, 2014

http://defense-update.com/20141021_early-completion-of-refit-of-italian-aircraft-carrier.html#.VEd5Y9q9KK0

 

US Sixth Fleet Flagship Mount Whitney to Visit Bulgaria’s Bourgas on October 24

Sofia Globe, October 22, 2014

http://sofiaglobe.com/2014/10/22/us-sixth-fleet-flagship-mount-whitney-to-visit-bulgarias-bourgas-on-october-24/

 

Sweden Ready to Use Force Against Suspected Submarine

AFP, October 21, 2014

http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/sweden-ready-to-use-force-against-suspected-submarine_1488147.html

 

Swedish, Finnish PMs Discuss Baltic Security and EU Climate Policy

The premiers of the two Nordic neighbours held talks in Helsinki on a range of topics, from Russian activity in the Baltic to energy and economic affairs.

YLE.fi (Finnish Broadcasting Company), October 20, 2014

http://yle.fi/uutiset/swedish_finnish_pms_discuss_baltic_security_and_eu_climate_policy/7539641

 

Finnish President Sees Rising Non-Civilian Traffic in Baltic

President Sauli Niinistö said he planned to ask the visiting Swedish premier about possible sightings of foreign craft in the waters off Stockholm.

YLE.fi (Finnish Broadcasting Company), October 20, 2014

http://yle.fi/uutiset/finnish_president_sees_rising_non-civilian_traffic_in_baltic/7539609

 

Why Russian Submarines Pose a Direct Threat to Britain (Op-Ed)

The Telegraph, October 20, 2014

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/11173750/Why-Russian-submarines-pose-a-direct-threat-to-Britain.html

 

Athens Calls on Ankara to ‘Reverse Course’ Over Cyprus EEZ

Ekathimerini.com, October 20, 2014         

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_20/10/2014_543889

 

Sweden’s Submarine Hunt Evokes Cold War Memories

Hunt For Mysterious Vessel Enters Fourth Day

Wall Street Journal, October 20, 2014

http://online.wsj.com/articles/swedens-submarine-hunt-evokes-cold-war-memories-1413800440

 

Thinking Big

The arrival of the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers will require a mindset change in the Royal Navy. Richard Scott reports.

Jane’s Defence Weekly, October 14, 2014

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-business/news/defence-weekly.aspx

 

Carrier Consciousness: UK Forces Aim to Put Credibility into Carrier Strike

The UK's return to a true aircraft carrier capability opens up new opportunities and challenges if the RN is to be able properly to exploit the potential of the carrier and its strike components. Rupert Pengelley explores current plans and preparations.

Jane’s International Defence Review, October 13, 2014

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-business/news/international-defence-review.aspx

 

France to Cut 7,500 Military Jobs in New Budget Cuts

RFI, October 15, 2014

http://www.english.rfi.fr/africa/20141015-france-cut-7500-military-jobs-part-budget-deficit-cuts

 

Italy Gets More EU Aid to Curb Mediterranean Migration

The EU border agency Frontex says it has pledges of new equipment to help Italy cope with the migrant influx in the Mediterranean but more is needed.

BBC, October 14, 2014

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29616574

 

Navy to Commission Missile Defense Base in Romania

Act Media / Stars & Stripes, October 10, 2014

http://actmedia.eu/daily/navy-to-commission-missile-defense-base-in-romania/54588

 

Work Starts on Next Generation of Royal Fleet Auxillary Ships

The Packet (Falmouth, UK), October 10, 2014

http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/11522218.Work_starts_on_next_generation_of_Royal_Fleet_Auxillary_ships/

 

France-Russia Warship Deal in Choppy Waters Amid Sanctions Against Putin

Francois Hollande reluctant to renege on controversial €1.2bn contract signed with French shipyard before conflict in Ukraine

The Guardian, October 10, 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/10/france-russia-warship-putin-sanctions

 

 

AFRICA

 

Nigeria: NIMASA Acquires Special Satellite System to Monitor Maritime Domain

Vanguard (Nigeria), October 24, 2014

http://allafrica.com/stories/201410241326.html

 

Somalia Plans to Start Producing Oil Offshore in Six Years

Bloomberg News, October 21, 2014

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-10-21/somalia-plans-to-start-producing-oil-offshore-within-six-years

 

Date Set for Kenya-Somalia Boundary Case

The Star (Kenya), October 21, 2014

http://allafrica.com/stories/201410210733.html

 

Oil Theft, Vandalism and Piracy - Navy's Surveillance Sensors, Battle-Ships to the Rescue

Vanguard, October 21, 2014

http://allafrica.com/stories/201410210415.html

 

STX Launches New Senegalese Offshore Patrol Vessel

Defence Web (South Africa), October 14, 2014

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=36576&catid=51&Itemid=106

 

New Algerian Super Lynx Nears Delivery

Flight Global, October 14, 2014

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/new-algerian-super-lynx-nears-delivery-404740/

 

 

ASIA/PACIFIC

 

Japanese Warships at Jebel Ali for Exercises with UAE Navy

The National (UAE), October 23, 2014

http://www.thenational.ae/uae/japanese-warships-at-jebel-ali-for-exercises-with-uae-navy

 

Analysis: European Yards Face Soryu-Shaped Hurdle to Replacing Collins Class

Jane’s Navy International, October 22, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/44933/analysis-european-yards-face-soryu-shaped-hurdle-to-replacing-collins-class

 

Japan Could Deploy Minesweepers Off South Korea in War with North, U.S. Admiral Says

Today Online, October 24, 2014

http://www.todayonline.com/world/japan-could-deploy-minesweepers-south-korea-war-north-us-admiral-says

 

U.S., South Korea Abandon Timeline for Shifting Control of Military Forces in Wartime

Washington Post, October 23, 2014

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-south-korea-abandon-timeline-for-shifting-control-of-military-forces-in-wartime/2014/10/23/ee938210-5a23-11e4-b812-38518ae74c67_story.html

 

Taiwan Building Own AEGIS Fleet to Take on China: Report

Want China Times, October 22, 2014

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20141022000101&cid=1101

 

PH, Japan, US Conduct Naval Exercises Off West PH Sea

In a theoretical scenario, the dummy target in the gunnery exercises could be a ship or an airplane of the enemy

Rappler, October 23, 2014

http://www.rappler.com/nation/72879-philippines-japan-us-naval-exercises

 

Russia, Japan to Hold Joint Naval Drills Next Week

RIA Novosti, October 21, 2014

http://en.ria.ru/military_news/20141021/194399585/Russia-Japan-to-Hold-Joint-Naval-Drills-Next-Week.html

 

Japan, U.S. to Conduct Joint Military Drill for Island Defense

Reuters, October 22, 2014

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/10/22/national/u-s-japan-conduct-joint-military-drill-island-defense

 

Jokowi's Maritime Inaugural Address

Lowy Interpreter, 21 October 2014

http://www.lowyinterpreter.org/post/2014/10/21/Jokowis-maritime-inaugural-address.aspx?COLLCC=2703020437&

 

Taiwan Tests Submarine-Launched Missiles

The Nation (Pakistan), October 19, 2014

http://nation.com.pk/international/20-Oct-2014/taiwan-tests-submarine-launched-missiles

 

From Reef to Biggest Island in Spratlys, and China's Not Done Yet at Fiery Cross

South China Morning Post, October 21, 2014

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1620894/reef-biggest-island-spratlys-and-chinas-not-done-yet-fiery-cross

 

China, Vietnam Patch Ties After Territory Disputes

Associated Press, October 18, 2014

http://www.wtop.com/233/3724880/China-Vietnam-patch-ties-after-territory-disputes

 

The South China Sea and Joint Defense Procurement

Can ASEAN members join forces on defense procurement? It’s more complex than it seems.

The Diplomat, October 20, 2014

http://thediplomat.com/2014/10/the-south-china-sea-and-joint-defense-procurement/

 

Even Indonesia: Concerns Over China’s Reach in South China Sea

Foreign Policy Research Institute, October 20, 2014

http://www.eurasiareview.com/20102014-even-indonesia-concerns-chinas-reach-south-china-sea-analysis/

 

N.K. Believed to Have Acquired New Type of Submarine: U.S. Think Tank

Yonhap, October 20, 2014

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20141020000873

 

S. Korea, U.S. to Hold Talks on OPCON Transfer this Week

Yonhap, October 20, 2014

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2014/10/20/0200000000AEN20141020007800315.html

 

RI Shall Redeem Glory as Maritime Country, Says Jokowi

Jakarta Post, October 20, 2014

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/10/20/ri-shall-redeem-glory-maritime-country-says-jokowi.html

 

Tokyo Wants Clarity on US Defense of Diaoyutai in New Guidelines

Want China Times, October 16, 2014

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20141016000132&cid=1101

 

Australia May Not Be Prepared for North-East Asia Conflicts

First part of our interview with Professor Desmond Ball, one of Australia's top security analysts

Epoch Times, October 15, 2014

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1022037-australia-may-not-be-prepared-for-north-east-asia-conflicts/

 

Taiwan Considers Permanent Armed Ships For Disputed South China Sea Island

Reuters, October 16, 2014

http://www.ibtimes.com/taiwan-considers-permanent-armed-ships-disputed-south-china-sea-island-1705900

 

Water, Power, and Competition in Asia

Asian Survey, July/August 2014

http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/as.2014.54.4.621

 

China-Indonesia Sign Remote-Sensing MoU

Jane’s Defence Industry, October 13, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/44434/china-indonesia-sign-remote-sensing-mou

 

Do More Than Making Do? The Philippine Navy Faces the Future

James Goldrick considers the challenges facing the Philippine Navy in delivering improved capability to offset growing security risks at sea - but having to do so at a time of significant economic constraint (The author is a retired rear admiral in the Royal Australian Navy, and is a fellow of the Lowy Institute for International Policy, Sydney)

Jane’s Navy International, October 14, 2014

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-business/news/navy-international.aspx

 

KRI Sultan Iskandar Muda-367 Dispatched to Lebanon

LensaIndonesia, October 11, 2014

http://www.lensaindonesia.com/2014/10/11/kri-sutan-iskandar-muda-367-diberangkatkan-ke-lebanon.html

 

Australia Would Lose $29 Billion in Offshore Submarine Deal: SA Economic Development Board

ABC (Australia), October 13, 2014

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-13/australia-may-lose-29-billion-dollars-in-offshore-submarine-deal/5810614

 

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Japanese Warships at Jebel Ali for Exercises with UAE Navy

The National (UAE), October 23, 2014

http://www.thenational.ae/uae/japanese-warships-at-jebel-ali-for-exercises-with-uae-navy

 

Why This Iran Port is Important

Economic Times (India), October 23, 2014

http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-10-23/news/55358943_1_gwadar-chabahar-port-chahbahar

 

Iran Seeks Closer Naval-Defense Ties With China

Press TV (Iran), October 23, 2014

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/10/23/383329/iran-seeks-closer-naval-ties-with-china/

 

Iranian, Chinese Navy Commanders Discuss Ways of Boosting Mutual Cooperation

FARS News Agency, October 21, 2014

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13930729000813

 

(Indian) Cabinet Clears Strategic Investment Plan to Set Up Chabahar Port in Iran

Economic Times (India), October 20, 2014

http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-10-19/news/55197273_1_chabahar-port-investment-plan-kandla

 

Egypt Signs Companies to Dredge New Canal

Maritime Executive / Reuters, October 18, 2014

http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/Egypt-Signs-Companies-to-Dredge-New-Canal-2014-10-18

 

RBNF Carries Out Joint Exercise with Indian Naval Forces

Bahrain News Agency, October 20, 2014

http://www.bna.bh/portal/en/news/637698

 

USN, Northrop Grumman to Deploy More Mine-Hunting USVs to the Gulf

Jane's Defence Weekly, October 15, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/44543/usn-northrop-grumman-to-deploy-more-mine-hunting-usvs-to-the-gulf

 

Houthis Seize Seaport in Yemen’s Sanaa

Daily Sabah (Turkey), October 16, 2014

http://www.dailysabah.com/mideast/2014/10/16/houthis-seize-seaport-in-yemens-sanaa

 

GCC Proposes Joint Naval Force

Navy to combat terrorism, illegal operations, offer protection

Gulf News, October 15, 2014

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/kuwait/gcc-proposes-joint-naval-force-1.1399146

 

Pasabandar Takes On Role as Iran’s New Naval Base

Tasnim News Agency (Iran), October 15, 2014

http://www.tasnimnews.com/English/Home/Single/528880

 

Defending the Kingdom

Bloomberg, October 14, 2014

http://businessweekme.com/Bloomberg/newsmid/190/newsid/253

 

 

Questions or comments about this page can be sent to MaritimeNews@usnwc.edu

 

Material and external links contained herein are made available for the purpose of peer review and discussion, and to promote critical thinking. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Naval War College, Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense.  Selection of articles should not be construed as an explicit or implicit endorsement of particular publications, or the authors' or publisher's views or interpretations.

 

Posted: 10/24/2014 1:07:04 PM by Jim Lewis | with 0 comments


Material and external links contained herein are made available for the purpose of peer review and discussion, and to promote critical thinking. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Naval War College, Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense.  Selection of articles should not be construed as an explicit or implicit endorsement of particular publications, or the authors' or publisher's views or interpretations.

 

Strategic Research Department

 

October 10, 2014

 

* Some links will require logon/user accounts to access items on host website.

 

 

 

 

INTERESTING

 

What It Felt Like to Test the First Submarine Nuclear Reactor

Sixty years after the birth of the “nuclear navy,” looking back at a first-person account

The Atlantic, October 8, 2014

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/10/what-it-was-like-to-test-the-first-submarine-nuclear-reactor/381195/

 

 

U.S.

 

US Looking to Lean on Commercial Companies

Jane’s Defence Industry, October 9, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/44284/us-looking-to-lean-on-commercial-companies

 

U.S. ONR Solicits for Non-Lethal Maritime Weapons

US Office of Naval Research (ONR) is seeking proposals for next-generation non-lethal vessel immobilisation and counter-personnel systems. Department of Defense (DoD) seeks to reduce system size, weight, and cost while significantly enhancing performance.

Jane’s Defence Weekly, October 3, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/44041/us-onr-solicits-for-non-lethal-maritime-weapons

 

Big Ships Bringing Big Changes

Port industry facing up to challenge of much larger vessels

Maritime Executive, October 2, 2014

http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/Big-Ships-Bringing-Big-Changes-2014-10-02

 

The Navy Has No Strategy? A Response to Randy Forbes (Op-Ed)

Defense One, October 3, 2014

By Jerry Hendrix (CNAS senior fellow and the former chief historian of the Navy)

http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2014/10/navy-has-no-strategy-rebuttal-randy-forbes/95756/?oref=d-channelriver

 

 

AMERICAS

 

Chinese Tycoon’s Nicaragua Canal Plans Come Under Fire

Sino-Ship News, October 6, 2014

http://www.sinoshipnews.com/News/Chinese-tycoon%E2%80%99s-Nicaragua-canal-plans-come-under-fire/3w3c3135.html

 

Chilean Shipyards Redeliver Type 209 Submarine to Ecuador

Jane’s Defence Industry, October 1, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/43999/chilean-shipyards-redeliver-type-209-submarine-to-ecuador

 

 

PIRACY

 

Piracy to Increase in Gulf of Guinea Ahead of Nigeria’s Elections

Nigeria News, October 8, 2014

http://www.codewit.com/nigeria-news/22833-piracy-to-increase-in-gulf-of-guinea-ahead-of-nigeria-s-elections

 

 

CYBER

 

New Military Guidelines Set to Boost China's Chipmakers

Want China Times, October 9, 2014

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20141009000125&cid=1201

 

 

ENERGY

 

In the U.S., A Turning Point in the Flow of Oil

New York Times, October 7, 2014

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/08/business/energy-environment/reversing-the-flow-of-oil-.html?_r=0

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGE - ENVIRONMENT - ARCTIC - ANTARCTIC

 

Russia Is Running Out of Forest

Moscow Times, September 30, 2014

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news//business/article/russia-is-running-out-of-forest/508149.html

 

Powder Keg Beneath the Arctic Ice

Why MiG-31BMs Are Being Redeployed to the Novaya Zemlya Archipelago

Svobodnaya Pressa, September 19, 2014

http://svpressa.ru/war21/article/98558/

 

Russia To Deploy Weather Satellite Group In Arctic

Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, October 6, 2014

http://www.rferl.org/content/arctic-weather-satellite-putin-oil-drilling-exxon/26622728.html

 

Why is the Arctic at the Center of World Politics?

Breaking Energy, October 7, 2014

http://breakingenergy.com/2014/10/07/why-is-the-arctic-at-the-center-of-world-politics/

 

USC Working on Warships for Arctic Operations

Jane’s Defence Weekly, October 1, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/43961/usc-working-on-warships-for-arctic-operations

 

 

SHIPBUILDING – SHIPPING - SCRAPPING

 

Big Ships Bringing Big Changes

Port industry facing up to challenge of much larger vessels

Maritime Executive, October 2, 2014

http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/Big-Ships-Bringing-Big-Changes-2014-10-02

 

 

CHINA:  Defense (writ large)

 

Control, Management of Military Crises

Beijing Zhongguo Junshi Kexue, August 1, 2013

 

New Military Guidelines Set to Boost China's Chipmakers

Want China Times, October 9, 2014

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20141009000125&cid=1201

 

China Joins US-Australia Military Drills for First Time

Bloomberg, October 7, 2014

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/world/article/china-joins-us-australia-military-drills-for-first-time

 

 

CHINA:  Navy-Naval-Maritime

 

Application of Gravity Gradiometry to Underwater Submarine Navigation

Haijun Hangkong Gongcheng Xueyuan Xuebao, December 1, 2013

 

China to Launch New Marine Surveillance Satellites in 2019

Xinhua, October 8, 2014

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-10/08/c_133699555.htm

 

(Photos) Construction of Airstrip Completed on Yongxing Island

People’s Daily, October 9, 2014

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/n/2014/1009/c90882-8792271.html

 

China Considers a Naval Stealth Fighter Based on Chengdu J-20

China is likely to complete the construction of its second and third aircraft carriers with the ability to carry J-20 fifth-generation stealth fighters, although a carrier-friendly model may need to be designed first

Defense Update, October 6, 2014

http://defense-update.com/20141006_j20_carriers.html#.VDQkJ_ldV8E

 

 

China:  Geo-Pol-Econ

 

Keeping the Peace

A new Asian security mechanism is needed to ensure lasting stability in the region

Beijing Review, October 3, 2014

http://www.bjreview.com.cn/world/txt/2014-10/03/content_642822.htm

 

 

RUSSIA

 

Shoygu Demanded Stricter Control Over Construction of Base for New Nuclear Submarines

RIA Novosti, September 23, 2014

http://ria.ru/defense_safety/20140923/1025256459.html

 

Powder Keg Beneath the Arctic Ice

Why MiG-31BMs Are Being Redeployed to the Novaya Zemlya Archipelago

Svobodnaya Pressa, September 19, 2014

http://svpressa.ru/war21/article/98558/

 

The Long-Range Patrol Awaits New Wings

VPK Voyenno-Promyshlennyy Kuryer, October 1, 2014

http://vpk-news.ru/articles/22078

 

Russian Nuclear Submarine Vladimir Monomakh Completes Acoustic Trails

Defense World, October 8, 2014

http://www.defenseworld.net/news/11233/Russian_Nuclear_Submarine_Vladimir_Monomakh_Completes_Acoustic_trails#.VDVEPPldV8E

 

Questions Rise Over Future of Crimea’s NITKA Complex

Russian pilots have been carrying out training flights with the carrier-based aircraft training simulator. However, it is not possible to use it at full capacity at present.

Russia & India Report, September 11, 2014

http://in.rbth.com/economics/2014/09/11/questions_rise_over_future_of_crimeas_nitka_complex_38225.html

 

USC Working on Warships for Arctic Operations

Jane’s Defence Weekly, October 1, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/43961/usc-working-on-warships-for-arctic-operations

 

 

INDIA – INDIAN OCEAN - PAKISTAN

 

SAS Manthatisi Will Be Part of Ex Ibsamar

Defence Web (South Africa), October 7, 2014

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=36487:sas-manthatisi-will-be-part-of-ex-ibsamar&catid=51:Sea&Itemid=106

 

India Interested in MiG Simulator

MiG Chief Executive Sergey Korotkov told Tass that the simulator would help train pilots operating aircraft on the INS Vikramaditya

Russia & India Report, October 2, 2014

http://in.rbth.com/economics/2014/10/02/india_interested_in_mig_simulator_38719.html

 

Coming to the Indian Ocean, the Chinese Navy: How Should India Respond?

The National Interest, October 7, 2014

http://nationalinterest.org/feature/coming-the-indian-ocean-the-chinese-navy-how-should-india-11415

 

Maritime Terrorism: Karachi as a Staging Point – Analysis

Eurasia Review, October 7, 2014

http://www.eurasiareview.com/07102014-maritime-terrorism-karachi-staging-point-analysis/

 

 

EUROPE

 

Navy to Commission Missile Defense Base in Romania

Act Media / Stars & Stripes, October 10, 2014

http://actmedia.eu/daily/navy-to-commission-missile-defense-base-in-romania/54588

 

Work Starts on Next Generation of Royal Fleet Auxillary Ships

The Packet (Falmouth, UK), October 10, 2014

http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/11522218.Work_starts_on_next_generation_of_Royal_Fleet_Auxillary_ships/

 

France-Russia Warship Deal in Choppy Waters Amid Sanctions Against Putin

Francois Hollande reluctant to renege on controversial €1.2bn contract signed with French shipyard before conflict in Ukraine

The Guardian, October 10, 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/10/france-russia-warship-putin-sanctions

 

EU's Operation Triton to Help Italy Cope with Migrants

EurActiv, October 8, 2014

http://www.euractiv.com/sections/justice-home-affairs/eus-triton-help-italy-cope-immigrants-arriving-sea-309011

 

Launch of First Submarine Built in Greece

Greek Reporter, October 7, 2014

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2014/10/07/launch-of-first-submarine-built-in-greece/

 

Spain Completes S 80 Submarine Re-Design Work

Jane's Navy International, October 2, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/44052/spain-completes-s-80-submarine-re-design-work

 

'Northern Coasts 2014' Sees Navies Focus on Crisis Management

Participating navies seek to be better prepared for responding to emergent crises. Co-ordination and effective communications remain central areas of focus in such exercises.

Jane's Navy International, October 2, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/44049/northern-coasts-2014-sees-navies-focus-on-crisis-management

 

NATO to Conduct Military Operations in Spain

According to anonymous top military sources, NATO is seeking to certify the operational capacity of the Spanish Navy

Telesur, October 7, 2014

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/NATO-to-Conduct-Military-Operations-in-Spain--20141007-0005.html

 

Joint Cyprus-USA Search and Rescue Exercise

Famagusta Gazette, October 7, 2014

http://famagusta-gazette.com/joint-cyprususa-search-and-rescue-exercise-p25931-69.htm

 

 

AFRICA

 

SAS Manthatisi Will Be Part of Ex Ibsamar

Defence Web (South Africa), October 7, 2014

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=36487:sas-manthatisi-will-be-part-of-ex-ibsamar&catid=51:Sea&Itemid=106

 

Piracy to Increase in Gulf of Guinea Ahead of Nigeria’s Elections

Nigeria News, October 8, 2014

http://www.codewit.com/nigeria-news/22833-piracy-to-increase-in-gulf-of-guinea-ahead-of-nigeria-s-elections

 

Angola Modernizes Navy to Protect Maritime Resources

World Politics Review, October 8, 2014

http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/14156/angola-advances-on-naval-modernization-to-protect-maritime-resources

 

 

ASIA/PACIFIC

 

Japan, Vietnam Vow to Settle Maritime Disputes Based on Int'l Law

Kyodo News International, October 10, 2014

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/141010/japan-vietnam-vow-settle-maritime-disputes-based-intl-

 

Defense Programs and Budget of Japan: Overview of FY2015 Budget Request

Japan Ministry of Defense, October 3, 2014

Click here for the full report (60 PDF pages) on the Japan MoD website.

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/157678/japan-releases-fy2015-defense-budget-request.html

 

Creating Mischief in Mischief Reef (Op-Ed)

The problem with Chinese mischief in Mischief Reef is that it is based on a claim that lacks solid historical evidence. It is comparable to a naked land-grab, which is punishable as a criminal offense in today’s civilized world.

Rappler (Philippines), October 4, 2014

http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/ispeak/71018-china-mischief-reef

 

Revisions Seek Tougher ‘Gray Zone’ Response

The Yomiuri Shimbun, October 9, 2014

http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0001629875

 

New Defense Guidelines Must Enable Seamless, Effective Joint Cooperation (Op-Ed)

The Yomiuri Shimbun, October 9, 2014

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-wp-yomiuri--bc-yomiuri-editorial-military09-20141009-story.html

 

US and Japan Mutual Defense Guidelines Could Raise Regional Tensions

South Korea could end up in a position of having to choose between China and US-Japan alliance

The Hankyoreh, October 9, 2014

http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_international/659045.html

 

Japan, ASEAN to Boost Maritime Security Ties

ABS-CBN News, October 7, 2014

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/global-filipino/world/10/07/14/japan-asean-boost-maritime-security-ties

 

Australia "Has Not Approached Japan" on Submarine Purchase

Reports have said that Australia is controversially poised to buy up to ten submarines by the end of the year, despite Prime Minister Tony Abbott's election promise to build them domestically.

Channel News Asia, October 7, 2014

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/australia-has-not/1402282.html

 

Military Modernization and the Future of Warfare in Asia

What do military modernization programs in Asia tell us about the future of warfare in the region? Sunil Dasgupta believes the area’s states are betting that 1) nuclear deterrence will work; 2) potential conflicts will not globalize or affect population centers; and 3) deception will be a more effective tactic than confrontation.

International Relations and Security Network, October 7, 2014

http://www.isn.ethz.ch/Digital-Library/Articles/Detail/?lng=en&id=184079

 

China Joins US-Australia Military Drills for First Time

Bloomberg, October 7, 2014

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/world/article/china-joins-us-australia-military-drills-for-first-time

 

 

 

Questions or comments about this page can be sent to MaritimeNews@usnwc.edu

 

Material and external links contained herein are made available for the purpose of peer review and discussion, and to promote critical thinking. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Naval War College, Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense.  Selection of articles should not be construed as an explicit or implicit endorsement of particular publications, or the authors' or publisher's views or interpretations.

 

Posted: 10/10/2014 12:19:48 PM by Jim Lewis | with 0 comments


Material and external links contained herein are made available for the purpose of peer review and discussion, and to promote critical thinking. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Naval War College, Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense.  Selection of articles should not be construed as an explicit or implicit endorsement of particular publications, or the authors' or publisher's views or interpretations.

 

Strategic Research Department

 

October 3, 2014

 

* Some links will require logon/user accounts to access items on host website.

  

 

INTERESTING

 

Father Fernando Oliveira: A Pioneer of Naval Strategy

Center for International Maritime Security, September 30, 2014

http://cimsec.org/father-fernando-oliveira-pioneer-naval-strategy/13188

 

 

U.S.

 

Top DoD Official: U.S. Will 'Respond' If Japan-China Dispute Escalates

Navy Times, September 30, 2014

http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS08/309300061/Top-DoD-official-U-S-will-respond-Japan-China-dispute-escalates

 

US to Support Japan in Case of Any Attempts to Seize Senkaku Islands: Deputy Secretary

RIA Novosti, October 1, 2014

http://en.ria.ru/world/20141001/193521445/US-to-Support-Japan-in-Case-of-Any-Attempts-to-Seize-Senkaku.html

 

America's Strategic Debate - And Why It Matters To the Army

US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, September 25, 2014

http://strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/index.cfm/articles/Americas-Strategic-Debate/2014/09/25

 

Repeating Three Strategic Mistakes?

Although hesitant to embrace the realities of irregular warfare, the Navy must learn to navigate the civil, maritime, and military realms of today’s conflicts.

U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, September 2014

http://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2014-09/repeating-three-strategic-mistakes

 

Bright Idea: Navy Turns To Ohio-Based Energy Focus Inc. For An Illuminating Breakthrough

Forbes, September 29, 2014

http://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2014/09/29/bright-idea-navy-turns-to-ohio-based-energy-focus-inc-for-an-illuminating-breakthrough/

 

Analysts: Air-Sea Battle Concept Has Risks in Possible China Conflict

Stars and Stripes, September 29, 2014

http://www.stripes.com/news/analysts-air-sea-battle-concept-carries-risks-in-possible-conflict-with-china-1.305505

 

 

U.S - CHINA

 

A New Type of Great Power Relationship between the United States and China: The Military Dimension

US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, September 3, 2014

http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=1222

 

 

AMERICAS

 

Chile-Bolivia Boundary Dispute Flares Up at UN

Bachelet comments over Crimean conflict taken as attack against Bolivian bid for sea access, denounced as ‘blatant lie.’

Santiago Times, September 29, 2014

http://santiagotimes.cl/chile-bolivia-boundary-dispute-flares-un/

 

The Dragon in the Tropics: China's Military Expansion into the Western Hemisphere

US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, September 30, 2014

http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/index.cfm/articles/The-Dragon-In-The-Tropics/2014/09/30

 

 

PIRACY

 

China Sends First Submarine to Take Part in Indian Ocean Counter-Piracy Ops

Jane’s Defence Weekly, September 30, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/43854/china-sends-first-submarine-to-take-part-in-indian-ocean-counter-piracy-ops

 

 

ENERGY

 

First Plane to Carry out Survey of Offshore Oil and Gas Arrives in Lebanon

Naharnet (Lebanon), October 3, 2014

http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/149642-first-plane-to-carry-out-survey-of-offshore-oil-and-gas-arrives-in-lebanon

 

This Port Is The Gulf's Secret Weapon For Opening Oilfields To The World

Business Insider / The Telegraph, September 29, 2014

http://www.businessinsider.com/this-port-is-the-gulfs-secret-weapon-for-opening-oilfields-to-the-world-2014-9

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGE - ENVIRONMENT - ARCTIC - ANTARCTIC

 

Russia to Form Arctic Military Command by 2017

Moscow Times, October 1, 2014

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/russia-to-form-arctic-military-command-by-2017/508199.html

 

 

SHIPBUILDING – SHIPPING - SCRAPPING

 

Develop the Shipping Industry: It Is Urgently Necessary To Raise the Level of Technical Innovation and Industrial Restructuring and Upgrading

Zhongguo Jingji Shibao, September 17, 2014

http://www.worldpress.org/link.cfm?http://www.cet.com.cn/

 

China Gives 4 Ship Lines $293M to Upgrade Fleets

Reuters, October 2, 2014

http://www.malaya.com.ph/business-news/business/china-gives-4-ship-lines-293m-upgrade-fleets

 

Ensuring Maximum Value from Shipboard Data

Maritime Executive, September 30, 2014

http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/Ensuring-Maximum-Value-from-Shipboard-Data-2014-09-30

 

 

CHINA:  Defense (writ large)

 

The Dragon in the Tropics: China's Military Expansion into the Western Hemisphere

US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, September 30, 2014

http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/index.cfm/articles/The-Dragon-In-The-Tropics/2014/09/30

 

 

CHINA:  Navy-Naval-Maritime

 

ZUBR Heavy Hovercraft Conducts Cross Strait Landing

Kanwa Defense Review, August 1, 2014

http://www.kanwa.com

 

China’s Surface Battleship Production Technology

Kanwa Defense Review, August 1, 2014

http://www.kanwa.com

 

Is China Really a Land of Promise?

China’s massive growth in the seafood sector hasn’t come without criticism, as Adrian Tatum reports

World Fishing & Aquaculture, September 30, 2014

http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/regional-focus/is-china-really-a-land-of-promise

 

Russia and China to Speed Up Development of Zarubino Port

Want China Times, October 1, 2014

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20141001000114&cid=1201

 

China's Landlocked Northeast Turns to Russian Port as Trade Outlet

Voice of America, September 28, 2014

http://www.voanews.com/content/zarubino-russian-port-china-trade-tumen/2461442.html

 

Here Comes China’s Great White Fleet

The National Interest, October 1, 2014

http://nationalinterest.org/feature/here-comes-china%E2%80%99s-great-white-fleet-11383

 

China Sends First Submarine to Take Part in Indian Ocean Counter-Piracy Ops

Jane’s Defence Weekly, September 30, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/43854/china-sends-first-submarine-to-take-part-in-indian-ocean-counter-piracy-ops

 

PLA Wants Naval Bases in Indian Ocean: Yomiuri Shimbun

Want China Times, September 30, 2014

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140930000108&cid=1101

 

Chinese Patriotism Fuels Cruises to Disputed Isles

Associated Press, September 30, 2014

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/nation_world/20140930_ap_8dc7c38b3a94485ea2ddf4e7547c7c07.html

 

China's CSSC and CASIC Sign Naval C4ISR Agreement

Jane's Defence Weekly, September 25, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/43734/china-s-cssc-and-casic-sign-naval-c4isr-agreement

 

Grease, Sweat Are Badge of Honor for Captain (of Liaoning)

China Daily, September 29, 2014

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-09/29/content_18679736.htm

 

China and Pakistan Begin Joint Naval Exercise

Want China Times, September 29, 2014

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140929000006&cid=1101

 

A Comparison of Combat Effectiveness of Liaoning CV and Charles de Gaulle CV

Kanwa Defense Review, August 1, 2014

http://www.kanwa.com

 

China's Destroyers Using Underperforming Ukrainian Turbines: Kanwa

Want China Times, September 29, 2014

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140929000070&cid=1101

 

Photos of Chinese Navy's New Supply Ship Leaked Online

South China Morning Post, September 29, 2014

http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1603975/photos-chinese-militarys-mystery-navy-ship-leaked-online

 

 

China:  Geo-Pol-Econ

 

Is China Really a Land of Promise?

China’s massive growth in the seafood sector hasn’t come without criticism, as Adrian Tatum reports

World Fishing & Aquaculture, September 30, 2014

http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/regional-focus/is-china-really-a-land-of-promise

 

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia's 5 Most Lethal Weapons of War in the Water

The Russian bear can certainly swim

The National Interest, October 3, 2014

http://nationalinterest.org/feature/russias-5-most-lethal-weapons-war-the-water-11399

 

Vladivostok Mistral-Class Helicopter Carrier Crew Successfully Ends Training Mission

Interfax-AVN, October 3, 2014

http://www.interfax.com

 

Rosoboronexport Denies Preparations to Sue Mistral Builder

Interfax Ukraine, October 2, 2014

http://www.kyivpost.com/content/russia-and-former-soviet-union/rosoboronexport-denies-preparations-to-sue-mistral-builder-366641.html

 

Russia to Form Arctic Military Command by 2017

Moscow Times, October 1, 2014

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/russia-to-form-arctic-military-command-by-2017/508199.html

 

The Paradox of Admiral Gorshkov

Center for International Maritime Security, October 1, 2014

http://cimsec.org/paradox-admiral-gorshkov/13197

 

Sevmash to Lay Keel of Third Borei-A Sub by Year End

Interfax-AVN, October 1, 2014

http://www.interfax.com

 

Russia and China to Speed Up Development of Zarubino Port

Want China Times, October 1, 2014

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20141001000114&cid=1201

 

China's Landlocked Northeast Turns to Russian Port as Trade Outlet

Voice of America, September 28, 2014

http://www.voanews.com/content/zarubino-russian-port-china-trade-tumen/2461442.html

 

Russian Navy Receives First Ka-52KM Naval Helicopter

Jane’s Defence Weekly, September 28, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/43786/russian-navy-receives-first-ka-52km-naval-helicopter

 

Russia, France May Sign Transfer Act for Mistral Warship This Fall: Official

RIA Novosti, September 30, 2014

http://en.ria.ru/military_news/20140930/193459009/Official-Russia-France-May-Sign-Transfer-Act-for-Mistral-Warship.html

 

China's Warships Perfect Fit for Russian Navy, Says Magazine

Want China Times, September 30, 2014

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1101&MainCatID=11&id=20140930000078

 

Medvedev Confirms International Status of All Russian Seaports, Including Those in Crimea

Itar-Tass, September 29, 2014

http://in.rbth.com/news/2014/09/29/medvedev_confirms_international_status_of_all_russian_seaports_including_38653.html

 

Russian Sonobuoys

Jane’s C4ISR & Mission Systems (Maritime), September 26, 2014

http://www.ihs.com/products/janes/defence/det-products/c4isr-maritime.aspx

 

 

INDIA – INDIAN OCEAN - PAKISTAN

 

Indian Navy Projects Blue Water Muscle with Long Range Deployment in Indian Ocean

The Nation (Pakistan), October 3, 2014

http://nation.com.pk/international/02-Oct-2014/indian-navy-projects-blue-water-muscle-with-long-range-deployment-in-indian-ocean

 

Indo-Indonesian Wargames Held

Indian Express, October 3, 2014

http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/Indo-Indonesian-Wargames-Held/2014/10/03/article2459926.ece

 

Two Pakistan Naval Ships Arrive at Colombo Port

News Sri Lanka, October 2, 2014

http://www.news.lk/news/sri-lanka/item/3333-two-pakistan-naval-ships-arrive-at-colombo-port

 

India's Navy: Strong on Aircraft Carriers, Short of Submarines

Sea control is central to the outlook of the Indian Navy, which draws inspiration from Alfred Thayer Mahan, the 19th century US strategist

Business Standard (New Delhi), September 30, 2014

http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/india-s-navy-strong-on-aircraft-carriers-short-of-submarines-114093000006_1.html

 

China Sends First Submarine to Take Part in Indian Ocean Counter-Piracy Ops

Jane’s Defence Weekly, September 30, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/43854/china-sends-first-submarine-to-take-part-in-indian-ocean-counter-piracy-ops

 

PLA Wants Naval Bases in Indian Ocean: Yomiuri Shimbun

Want China Times, September 30, 2014

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140930000108&cid=1101

 

Decision Made To Appoint Vice Admiral Zakaullah as New Chief of Pakistan Navy

Dunya (Pakistan), September 26, 2014

http://www.dailydunya.com/

 

India Opts to Decommission Recovered 'Kilo' Sub

Jane’s Defence Weekly, September 24, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/43684/india-opts-to-decommission-recovered-kilo-sub

 

Indian Navy Has Transformed From Buyer to Builder: Naval Chief

Road map for the Indian Navy’s expansion and growth would remain firmly anchored on self-reliance and indigenisation

Financial Express, September 29, 2014

http://www.financialexpress.com/news/indian-navy-has-transformed-from-buyer-to-builder-naval-chief/1293880

 

China and Pakistan Begin Joint Naval Exercise

Want China Times, September 29, 2014

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140929000006&cid=1101

 

 

EUROPE

 

Two Carriers Take Shape at Rosyth

The Engineer, October 1, 2014

http://www.theengineer.co.uk/blog/two-carriers-take-shape-at-rosyth/1019275.article

 

Shifting Sands: Germany's Naval Sector in Transition

Market dynamics have forced Germany's naval industry to adapt and change. Alex Pape and Richard Scott examine how shipbuilders are responding to increased competitive pressures

Jane’s Navy International, September 30, 2014

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-business/news/navy-international.aspx

 

Launching “Pipinos” in the Midst of War

To Vima tis Kyriakis (Athens), September 21, 2014

http://www.tovima.gr/society/article/?aid=633504&wordsinarticle=%CF%85%CF%80%CE%BF%CE%B2%CF%81%CF%8D%CF%87%CE%B9%CE%B1

 

(UK) Ministry of Defence Contracts Secure 7,500 Naval Base Jobs

Babcock and BAE have won £3.2bn government deals to maintain fleets at Clyde, Devonport and Portsmouth

The Telegraph, October 1, 2014

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/industry/defence/11132833/Ministry-of-Defence-contracts-secure-7500-naval-base-jobs.html

 

Norway Up In Arms Over Chinese Tycoon's Arctic Ambitions

Want China Times, September 30, 2014

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140930000124&cid=1101

 

Saab to Overhaul Navy Submarine; Supply Remotely Operated Vehicles

Sweden's Defense Materiel Administration has issued separate contracts to Saab for the overhaul of a Gotland-class submarine and supply of remotely operated vehicles for Navy seabed operations

UPI, September 29, 2014

http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Security-Industry/2014/09/29/Saab-to-overhaul-Navy-submarine-supply-remotely-operated-vehicles/8521412019880/

 

Migrants In The Mediterranean Sea, Time For A Real Solution (Op-Ed)

Forbes, September 30, 2014

http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2014/09/29/migrants-in-the-mediterranean-sea-time-for-a-real-solution/

 

 

AFRICA

 

Migrants In The Mediterranean Sea, Time For A Real Solution (Op-Ed)

Forbes, September 30, 2014

http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2014/09/29/migrants-in-the-mediterranean-sea-time-for-a-real-solution/

 

Nigeria Targets Philippines, Korea On Maritime Human Capital

AllAfrica.com / Daily Independent (Lagos), September 28, 2014

http://allafrica.com/stories/201409290056.html

 

 

ASIA/PACIFIC

 

Interview with Amy Searight: U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia

U.S. carries ‘no uncertainty’ about response to rise of China

Asahi Shimbun, October 2, 2014

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/views/opinion/AJ201410020015

 

US Eases Arms Embargo Against Vietnam for South China Sea Defence

Washington partially lifts four-decade-old ban on lethal weapons sales to Hanoi in a step aimed at bolstering maritime security in the face of competing territorial claims in the South China Sea

South China Morning Post, October 3, 2014

http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1608875/us-eases-arms-embargo-against-vietnam-south-china-sea-defence

 

PHL Suspends Improvement of Structures in West PHL Sea Amid Case vs. China

GMA News (Philippines), October 3, 2014

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/381988/news/nation/phl-suspends-improvement-of-structures-in-west-phl-sea-amid-case-vs-china

 

Indo-Indonesian Wargames Held

Indian Express, October 3, 2014

http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/Indo-Indonesian-Wargames-Held/2014/10/03/article2459926.ece

 

Chinese Ships Haven’t Bothered PH Troops at Ayungin Shoal

Inquirer.net, October 3, 2014

http://globalnation.inquirer.net/112006/gazmin-chinese-ships-havent-bothered-ph-troops-at-ayungin-shoal

 

Top DoD Official: U.S. Will 'Respond' If Japan-China Dispute Escalates

Navy Times, September 30, 2014

http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS08/309300061/Top-DoD-official-U-S-will-respond-Japan-China-dispute-escalates

 

US, PHL Forces ‘Careful’ vs. Identifying PHIBLEX with West PHL Sea Dispute

GMA Network, October 2, 2014

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/381848/news/nation/us-phl-forces-careful-vs-identifying-phiblex-with-west-phl-sea-dispute

 

Philippines Submits Plan to Settle Dispute with China Once And For All

The Philippines’ Foreign Affairs secretary took its Triple Action Plan (TAP) to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Monday, hoping to gain support for - and end - its territorial dispute with China once and for all.

Business World (Manila), October 1, 2014

http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Nation&title=philippines-submits-plan-to-settle-dispute-with-china-once-and-for-all&id=95398

 

Taiwan to Present Indigenous Submarine Plan to U.S.

Central News Agency, October 1, 2014

http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201410010011.aspx

 

(Taiwan) Testing of Tien Chien II Missiles on Frigates on Schedule: Ministry

Central News Agency (Taiwan), October 1, 2014

http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201410010028.aspx

 

Japan Puts Helicopter Carrier Izumo on Sea Trials

Jane’s Defence Weekly, September 28, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/43775/japan-puts-helicopter-carrier-izumo-on-sea-trials

 

(Taiwan) First Locally-Built Submarine to Be Commissioned in 2025

Kuomintang Official Website, September 30, 2014

http://www.kmt.org.tw/english/page.aspx?type=article&mnum=112&anum=15198

 

Naval Submarine Jangbogo III to Be Built with Homegrown Technology

Korea Bizwire, September 30, 2014

http://koreabizwire.com/naval-submarine-jangbogo-iii-to-be-built-with-homegrown-technology/20444

 

Can Vietnam’s Maritime Strategy Counter China?

Just how developed and credible is Vietnam’s counter-intervention strategy?

The Diplomat, September 29, 2014

http://thediplomat.com/2014/09/can-vietnams-maritime-strategy-counter-china/

 

Prosecutors Look into Alleged Salvage Ship Corruption

Yonhap, September 29, 2014

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2014/09/29/27/0302000000AEN20140929007900315F.html

 

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

First Plane to Carry out Survey of Offshore Oil and Gas Arrives in Lebanon

Naharnet (Lebanon), October 3, 2014

http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/149642-first-plane-to-carry-out-survey-of-offshore-oil-and-gas-arrives-in-lebanon

 

This Port Is The Gulf's Secret Weapon For Opening Oilfields To The World

Business Insider / The Telegraph, September 29, 2014

http://www.businessinsider.com/this-port-is-the-gulfs-secret-weapon-for-opening-oilfields-to-the-world-2014-9

 

Israel Navy to Wait Years for Gas Rig Defense Ships

The decision on the winning bid to build the patrol vessels will only take place next year

Globes (Israel), September 28, 2014

http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-israel-navy-awaits-gas-field-defense-vessels-1000974629

 

 

 

Questions or comments about this page can be sent to MaritimeNews@usnwc.edu

 

Material and external links contained herein are made available for the purpose of peer review and discussion, and to promote critical thinking. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Naval War College, Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense.  Selection of articles should not be construed as an explicit or implicit endorsement of particular publications, or the authors' or publisher's views or interpretations.

 

Posted: 10/3/2014 12:56:37 PM by Jim Lewis | with 0 comments


Material and external links contained herein are made available for the purpose of peer review and discussion, and to promote critical thinking. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Naval War College, Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense.  Selection of articles should not be construed as an explicit or implicit endorsement of particular publications, or the authors' or publisher's views or interpretations.

 

Strategic Research Department

 

September 26, 2014

 

* Some links will require logon/user accounts to access items on host website.

 

 

 

 

INTERESTING

 

The Future of Seawater

Center for International Maritime Security, September 25, 2014

http://science.dodlive.mil/2014/04/11/energy-independence-creating-fuel-from-sea-water/

 

 

U.S.

 

Littoral Combat Ship: Navy Complied with Regulations in Accepting Two Lead Ships, but Quality Problems Persisted after Delivery

GAO-14-827: Published: Sep 25, 2014.

http://www.gao.gov/search?q=lcs&Submit=Search

 

George Washington CSG Re-Supplies Under Simulated Threat

Navy News Service, September 23, 2014

http://hanfordsentinel.com/lemoorenavynews/fleet_and_navy/george-washington-csg-re-supplies-under-simulated-threat/article_4a6789d1-cc3a-5b16-8c09-b35241bf8463.html

 

A Matter of ‘Record’: Navy’s Patent Volume Surpasses Other Tech Agencies

Armed with Science / Office of Naval Research Communications, September 21, 2014

http://science.dodlive.mil/2014/09/21/a-matter-of-record-navys-patent-volume-surpasses-other-tech-agencies/

 

 

U.S - CHINA

 

China, US Stepping Up Pace of Military Confidence

AFP, September 26, 2014

http://brahmand.com/news/China-US-stepping-up-pace-of-military-confidence/12898/1/10.html

 

USN Confirms Presence of Chinese Spy Ship Off Guam

Jane’s Defence Weekly, September 25, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/43675/usn-confirms-presence-of-chinese-spy-ship-off-guam

 

Should America Fear China's "Carrier-Killer" Missile?

How worried should the U.S. Navy be when it comes to the much-discussed DF-21D?

National Interest, September 21, 2014

http://nationalinterest.org/feature/should-america-fear-chinas-carrier-killer-missile-11321

 

 

PIRACY

 

Joint Shipping Initiative Donates $1.5m to Grass Roots Development in Somalia

Seatrade Global, September 25, 2014

http://www.seatrade-global.com/news/middle-east-africa/joint-shipping-initiative-donates-$15m-to-grass-roots-development-in-somalia.html

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGE - ENVIRONMENT - ARCTIC - ANTARCTIC

 

Chinese Designs on the Arctic? Chill Out

China Brief (Jamestown Foundation), September 25, 2014

http://www.jamestown.org/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=42868&tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=7&cHash=6eddbe288d3b4daff6aee49ca36385d8

 

Marine Insurers Warn of Arctic Route Risks

South China Morning Post, September 24, 2014

http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1599107/marine-insurers-warn-arctic-route-risks

 

Chinese Icebreaker Returns to Home Port

Xinhua, September 23, 2014

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-09/23/c_133665104.htm

 

Icebreakers

The workhorse of the Arctic has both practical and political uses. Some countries have been more willing to understand this than others

The Arctic Journal, September 23, 2014

http://arcticjournal.com/politics/1026/icebreakers

 

First Arctic Cargo Shipped Through NW Passage

Maritime Executive, September 19, 2014

http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/First-Arctic-Cargo-Shipped-Through-NW-Passage-2014-09-19

 

 

SHIPBUILDING – SHIPPING - SCRAPPING

 

A Leap Forward for LNG as a Marine Fuel? (Op-Ed)

Seatrade Global, September 22, 2014

http://www.seatrade-global.com/news/americas/a-leap-forward-for-lng-as-a-marine-fuel.html

 

 

CHINA:  Defense (writ large)

 

China’s Military: What’s New and What’s Next?

Eurasia Review / Foreign Policy Research Institute, September 22, 2014

http://www.eurasiareview.com/22092014-chinas-military-whats-new-whats-next-analysis/

 

China to Conduct First Real-Combat Medical Services Drill

Press Trust of India, September 21, 2014

http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-09-21/news/54161069_1_inner-mongolia-drill-pla

 

CHINA:  Navy-Naval-Maritime

 

China: New Carrier Needs Time to Be Combat Ready

China Daily, September 26, 2014

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2014/09/26/china-new-carrier-needs-time-to-be-combat-ready.html

 

USN Confirms Presence of Chinese Spy Ship Off Guam

Jane’s Defence Weekly, September 25, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/43675/usn-confirms-presence-of-chinese-spy-ship-off-guam

 

PLA Sub's Sri Lanka Visit Shows China Power Projection in Indian Ocean

Want China Times, September 25, 2014

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140925000020&cid=1101

 

17th Chinese Naval Escort Fleet Wraps Iran Visit

PressTV (Iran), September 25, 2014

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/09/25/379971/china-naval-fleet-wraps-iran-visit/

 

China's Naval Modernization: The Implications of Seapower

World Politics Review, September 23, 2014

http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/14083/chinas-naval-modernization-the-implications-of-seapower

 

China Needs Single-Hulled Submarines: Chinese Expert

Want China Times, September 22, 2014

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140922000074&cid=1101

 

In Search for Security, China's Navy Enters Strait of Hormuz: (Op-Ed)

Reuters, September 22, 2014

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/22/china-navy-iran-kemp-idUSL6N0RN2FK20140922

 

Chinese Navy: A Soft-Power Win (Blog)

Maritime Executive / Lowy Institute’s Interpreter, September 18, 2014

http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/Chinese-Navy-A-SoftPower-Win-2014-09-18

 

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia's Bulava Missile to Be Test-Launched By Two Nuclear Subs in Autumn 2015

Test-launches planned for next autumn will be fourth and fifth after an abortive test-firing in September 2013

ITAR-TASS, September 26, 2014

http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/751426

 

Crimean Shipyards Can't Be Used For Building Large Civilian Vessels

Interfax, September 24, 2014

http://www.interfax.com/

 

Northern Fleet Aircraft Carrier Aviation Pilots Complete Training in Crimea

Russian Ministry of Defense, September 11, 2014

http://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=11983277@egNews

 

Russian Engines to Replace Ukrainian-Made in Russian Navy Ships by 2017

Hopefully, the first turbines will be through bench tests in Rybinsk by early 2017

ITAR-TASS, September 24, 2014

http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/751065

 

Vladivostok Helicopter Carrier Starts Training with SECOND Russian Crew

ITAR-TASS, September 24, 2014

http://en.itar-tass.com

 

Don't Buy Your Aircraft Carrier From Russia

India learned the hard way with INS Vikramaditya

Real Clear Defense, September 19, 2014

http://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2014/09/19/dont_buy_your_aircraft_carrier_from_russia_107449.html

 

Russia Not Going To Build An Aircraft Carrier

As previously reported by the Russian Federation [RF] Defense Ministry, the question of building an aircraft carrier will be decided no earlier than five years from now.  The State Armaments Program 2020 does not include the building of an aircraft carrier.

RIA Novosti, September 10, 2014

http://ria.ru/defense_safety/20140910/1023557981.html

 

 

INDIA – INDIAN OCEAN - PAKISTAN

 

US-Bangladesh Joint Naval Exercise Begins at Bay of Bengal

BDNews24, September 25, 2014

http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2014/09/25/us-bangladesh-joint-naval-exercise-begins-at-bay-of-bengal

 

Navy Monitoring Chinese Activity in Indian Ocean: Navy Chief

Press Trust of India, September 25, 2014

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Navy-monitoring-Chinese-activity-in-Indian-Ocean-Navy-Chief/articleshow/43409653.cms

 

Clear and Present Danger

Non-traditional security threats in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR)

Vayu Aerospace Review (New Delhi), July 1, 2014

http://www.vayuaerospace.in/2014_issue4/pdf/ClearandPresentDanger.pdf

 

Don't Buy Your Aircraft Carrier From Russia

India learned the hard way with INS Vikramaditya

Real Clear Defense, September 19, 2014

http://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2014/09/19/dont_buy_your_aircraft_carrier_from_russia_107449.html

 

US to Help India Build Aircraft Carrier

NHK, September 22, 2014

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20140923_05.html

 

Andaman and Nicobar Command Should Get a Fleet: CINCAN

Times of India, September 22, 2014

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City/Kolkata/Andaman-and-Nicobar-Command-should-get-a-fleet-CINCAN/articleshow/43168702.cms

 

Pakistan Developing Sea-Based and Short-Range Nuclear-Weapons: Analysts

Press Trust of India, September 21, 2014

http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/pakistan-developing-sea-based-and-short-range-nuclear-weapons-analysts-595726

 

 

AFRICA

 

Africa’s West Coast is Next Navy Anti-Piracy Deployment

Defence Web, September 25, 2014

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=36370&catid=108&Itemid=233

 

Ghana Sues Cote d'Ivoire Over Maritime Boundary

The Africa Report, September 24, 2014

http://www.theafricareport.com/West-Africa/ghana-sues-cote-divoire-over-maritime-boundary.html

 

 

ASIA/PACIFIC

 

Survey Spratlys Before It's Too Late, Philippines Urged

China's artificial islands in the South China Sea can 'make it impossible' to settle the Philippines' historic case against the Asian giant, a US-based analyst says

Rappler (Philippines), September 23, 2014

http://www.rappler.com/nation/69841-survey-spratlys-china-reclamation-philippines

 

US, S Korean Sources Suggest North Has SLBM Ambitions

Jane's Defence Weekly, September 22, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/43551/us-s-korean-sources-suggest-north-has-slbm-ambitions

 

Malaysia Selects UK Torpedo Launch System for Gowind Corvettes

Jane’s Navy International, September 22, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/43554/malaysia-selects-uk-torpedo-launch-system-for-gowind-corvettes

 

Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs Needed

Jakarta Post, September 23, 2014

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/09/23/coordinating-ministry-maritime-affairs-needed.html

 

N. Korea May Launch Missile From Submarine: Report

Kyodo News, September 24, 2014

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140924/n-korea-may-launch-missile-submarine-report

 

Japan, China Hold 2nd Maritime Affairs Talks, Isles Row on Agenda

Kyodo, September 24, 2014

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140924/japan-china-hold-2nd-maritime-affairs-talks-isles-row-

 

Two Korean Navy Ships Make Port in Apra Harbor

The community may get a chance to view two Korea naval ships that have just docked at Apra Harbor.

KUAM (Guam), September 24, 2014

http://www.kuam.com/story/26611752/2014/09/24/two-korean-navy-ships-make-port-in-apra-harbor

 

Courting Vietnam, US Prepares to Ease Arms Embargo

Reuters, September 24, 2014

http://www.irrawaddy.org/?p=69063

 

Maritime Silk Road of the 21st Century Forges Ahead

The Australian, September 23, 2014

http://m.theaustralian.com.au/business/maritime-silk-road-of-the-21st-century-forges-ahead/story-e6frg8zx-1227066957716

 

Dawn in the East: Asia-Pacific Naval Shipbuilders on the World Stage

Naval shipbuilders in the Asia-Pacific region are now increasingly looking to export their wares within and beyond the region's borders. Ridzwan Rahmat examines recent successes, and considers the factors that are driving this emergence onto the global stage.

Jane’s Navy International, September 19, 2014

http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-business/news/navy-international.aspx

 

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

French Investors Visit Iran's Chabahar Port

FARS News Agency, September 24, 2014

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13930702001269

 

Commander: Iran to Stage Large-Scale Naval Drills Soon

FARS News Agency, September 22, 2014

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13930631000762

 

 

 

Questions or comments about this page can be sent to MaritimeNews@usnwc.edu

 

Material and external links contained herein are made available for the purpose of peer review and discussion, and to promote critical thinking. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Naval War College, Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense.  Selection of articles should not be construed as an explicit or implicit endorsement of particular publications, or the authors' or publisher's views or interpretations.

 

Posted: 9/26/2014 1:57:01 PM by Jim Lewis | with 0 comments