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February 28, 2012

NOSI – Naval Open Source Intelligence

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Iran – Attacking Iran: Up in the air

February 28th, 2012

– Economist – The probability of an attack on Iran’s nuclear programme has been increasing. But the chances of it ending the country’s nuclear ambitions are low

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Royal Australian Navy – US floats nuclear subs option

February 27th, 2012

– Financial Review – The United States has indicated for the first time it would be willing to lease or sell a nuclear submarine to Australia in a move that will inflame tensions with China and force the Coalition to declare its policy on ­bolstering regional defence.

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US Navy – Air-Sea Battle: Promoting Stability in an Era of Uncertainty

February 26th, 2012

– American Interest – A more detailed look at how Air Sea battle is supposed to work in practice.

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Terrorism – War on terror — Round 3

February 25th, 2012

– Terrorism – War on terror — Round 3 – Andrew J. Bacevich writes that even as our troops march hither and yon, America seems to be losing the thread in an ‘era of persistent conflict.’

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Russian Navy – Visiting Leading Shipbuilding Enterprises of Russia

February 24th, 2012

– English Russia – A photo essay looking inside the factory where the Kilo-class submarines are built and overhauled.

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Air Warfare – A Brief History of Drones

February 23rd, 2012

– The Nation – A look at the history of the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in warfare.

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Iran – Iran Raid Seen as a Huge Task for Israeli Jets

February 22nd, 2012

– New York Times – Should Israel decide to launch a strike on Iran, its pilots would have to fly more than 1,000 miles across unfriendly airspace, refuel in the air en route, fight off Iran’s air defenses, attack multiple underground sites simultaneously — and use at least 100 planes.

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Iranian Navy – Iranian Ships Reported to Leave Syria

February 21st, 2012

– New York Times – Two Iranian warships that docked in a Syrian port as a senior Iranian lawmaker denounced American calls for arming the Syrian opposition were reported on Tuesday to have left the Mediterranean, sailing south through the Suez Canal toward the Red Sea.

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Iran – Strait of Hormuz: Iran’s disruptive military options

February 21st, 2012

– International Institute For Strategic Studies – Could Iran shut the Strait of Hormuz, or significantly hinder traffic passing through it? A recent decision by the European Union to impose a total embargo on the purchase of Iranian oil has prompted threats from Tehran to close the world’s most important oil chokepoint. However, an assessment of military capabilities deployed in the area, and of probable tactics, suggests that Iran would find it difficult or unpalatable to cause major disruption.

(Thanks to Worda for the link!)

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Iranian Navy – Iran claims its navy enters Mediterranean as tensions with Israel grow

February 20th, 2012

– Daily Telegraph – Iran’s navy claimed its warships entered the Mediterranean on Saturday to show its ‘might’ to regional countries, as a high-level American official was due to arrive in Israel.

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Swedish Navy – New Submarines Improve Performance

February 20th, 2012

– Defense Technology International – The original stealth weapons, submarines may be second only to unmanned systems in the degree to which they have exploited new technology in the past two decades. Major advances have included air-independent propulsion (AIP) systems, increasing submerged endurance and mobility; automation, reducing crew size (and consequently, life-cycle costs) and improving habitability; electro-optical masts that can sweep the horizon with high-definition in seconds and drop out of sight; and new torpedoes and other weapons. On the near horizon is the the mating of SSKs with unmanned air and underwater vehicles (UUV).

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Iranian Navy – Iran Delays War Games in Strait of Hormuz?

February 19th, 2012

– Stratfor – Stratfor sources have indicated that Iranian naval exercises scheduled to take place by Feb. 19 have been delayed or possibly canceled. Given other recent moves by the United States and Iran aimed at reducing bilateral tensions, the apparent delay may have been motivated by a desire to facilitate talks on Iran’s nuclear program, among other issues.

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Royal Navy – Sea Ceptor is Born

February 19th, 2012

– Defense Technology International – The U.K. has given the go ahead for the short-range air defense system for its Type 26 Global Combat Ship and also the existing Type 23 frigates.

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US Navy – Obama’s Asia strategy gives Navy key role, fewer ships

February 18th, 2012

– Washington Post – As the Obama administration reorients its military strategy toward Asia and the vital maritime trade routes in the Pacific, the bulk of the responsibility will fall on the Navy, which was largely sidelined during the land wars of the last decade.

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US Navy – Next Generation Jammer will be uninhabited

February 18th, 2012

– Aviation Week – The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, long touted as the follow-on to the EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft, is no longer heir-apparent as the king of nonkinetic warfare. The often-delayed Lockheed Martin JSF program is being more narrowly focused on its conventional attack role. Jamming is no longer a priority for the stealthy fighter. The airframes expected to carry the Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) are conventional-signature unmanned aerial systems and will be followed by stealthy unmanned designs.

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Russian Navy – Russian sub had nukes aboard during fire

February 17th, 2012

– Russian Navy – Russian sub had nukes aboard during fire – A Russian sub had nuclear-tipped missiles and other weapons aboard when it caught fire in dry dock during December repairs in the arctic.

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Indian Navy – India’s Navy Leases Russian Akula II Submarine

February 17th, 2012

– Defense Technology International – On January 23 the Indian Navy received the Russian Nerpa Project 971 Shchuka-B class nuclear powered attack submarine on a 10-year lease.

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US Navy – USS Abraham Lincoln in Strait of Hormuz voyage

February 16th, 2012

– US Navy – USS Abraham Lincoln in Strait of Hormuz voyage – The US aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln has sailed through the Strait of Hormuz, close to the coast of Iran, for the second time in recent weeks.

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French Navy – A Virtual Tour of the BPC Dixmude

February 16th, 2012

– Defense Technology International – Today I invite you to join me on a photographic foray aboard the BPC Dixmude, the third of the multi-mission amphibious landing helicopter docks to be delivered by STX and DCNS to the French Navy.

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Royal Navy – 21st century airships may join Navy fleet

February 15th, 2012

– Daily Telegraph – A new generation of British-built airships may be bought by the Royal Navy to resupply ships, follwoing their use by the US Army on the front line in Afghanistan.

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