US Navy

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Rus Navy Marshal Shaposhnikov 2003

Did Russia capture secret USN equipment?

CNR Fan, 17 February 2022 Russia claims that it has captured secret equipment from a US Navy Virginia-class nuclear submarine that Russia claims was operating within its territorial waters off the Pacific […]

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Arleigh Burke class destroyer fires a directed energy HELIOS weapon

High Energy Lasers

David Dunlop, 13 January 2021. The USN will deploy its first High Energy Laser with Integrated Optical-dazzler and Surveillance (HELIOS) integrated on an operational Flight IIA Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer […]

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Cybersecurity in Weapon Systems

Ex-Sailor, 21 November 2020. In late 2018 United States (U.S.) Government Accountability Office (GAO) produced an interesting report on cybersecurity in U.S. DOD Weapon Systems. It’s relevant to the future […]

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The Real Peril in the Arctic

Dr. Ann Griffiths, 30 September 2020. There’s an interesting article in Foreign Affairs (29 September 2020) by Robert David English and Morgan Grant Gardner called “Phantom Peril in the Arctic: […]

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A Case for Canadian Hospital Ships

David Dunlop, 22 April 2020 Hospital ships are excellent vehicles of international policy, diplomacy and humanitarian efforts. They can provide humanitarian assistance during disasters, advanced medical treatment, services and on-board […]

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Biological warfare

Navies and Biological Agents

Joe Varner, 03 April 2020. Chinese strategists have dreamed of an asymmetric method to disable the US aircraft carrier for decades.[1] Now they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams but […]

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Politics, Budgets and Naval Procurement

Moderator. 2 January 2020. Canada is no stranger to the politics of naval procurement. We have all wondered about a procurement decision. Naval projects usually involve huge sums of money […]

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Littoral Combat Ships: Stay-at-home Ships?

16 April 2018. Moderator. There was a very interesting article in USNI News, about the Littoral Combat Ships. Both varieties of the LCS are having troubles. The article says that […]

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Training and Personnel

After the publication of the Comprehensive Review of Recent Surface Force Incidents, the US Navy is beginning to implement changes. The report noted that USN sailors were deficient in the […]

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Reports and Explanations for USN Collisions

As we all know, several USN ships were involved in collisions in recent months. The collision of USS Fitzgerald with MV ACX Crystal, and USS John S. McCain with MV […]

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USN Should Follow Lessons of the Private Sector

In an interesting – and undoubtedly controversial – article entitled “The ‘Navy Way’ is the Wrong Course,” Captain Paul E. Lobo, a retired Lt-Commander in the US Naval Reserve and […]

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Doing More With Less, USN-style

The Canadian navy has been asked to do more with less at least since the 1990s – and probably since the beginning. Tasks get added while ships get retired – […]

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