March 23, 2017
March 20, 2017
The US Navy needs more ships, including more coastal ships. However, the Navy’s solution, the LCS is very controversial. It has suffered cost overruns and their are questions about whether or not it can defend itself. Here is a summary of some of the issues.
March 9, 2017
Russia is upgrading the missiles on two of their Oscar II SSGNs. Originally they had planned to upgrade the missiles on all 8 boats, but now are upgrading only two. I suspect this is an indication of economic weakness and budget problems.
February 27, 2017
Carriers are expensive and in this day and age, there is some question as to their survivability. I wonder if that isn’t in part why Brazil is going carrierless, at least for a while.
February 18, 2017
This could be very bad. If true, it almost has to be bad and the only question is how bad.
February 16, 2017
One of the players in the South China Sea may be having a bit of problems with their navy.
February 8, 2017
Mike Rowe does a great podcast called, “The Way I Heard It.” If you haven’t listened, you should.
His recent podcast told the story of Adm. George Stephen Morrison who was the admiral in charge during the Gulf of Tonkin incident and who was also the father of Jim Morrison, the lead singer of The Doors. I never knew that.
December 27, 2016
The latest news from the biggest hotspot in the world. Frankly, I am not sure the US should be overly concerned. The Chinese did’t even build this carrier themselves. Not sure how long it will take them to develop the technology and tactics.
December 16, 2016
I believe the ball is now in the US court. I will be interested to see what the Navy does.