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Discussion in 'Navy & Maritime' started by gf0012-aust, Oct 4, 2016.
thread for generic maritime issues
one of incats ships has been destroyed
Certainly looks like the Swift from the video. The vessel was certainly never designed to withstand an SSM being built to the HSV code as a high speed transport.
Feel quite sorry for the poor sods on board
Hulk of HSV Swift. I guess the latest analysis is that it was hit by a C-802 anti-ship missile
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the USN has just sent 3 ships into the area, 2 x GM assets and a loggie ship
Just wanted to share a short doco on US navy Autonomous swarm boats
Are we heading towards picket ships that will be Autonomous and can take damage while manned ships will be the offensive part of the fleet ?
eg swarming USV's mobbing around for ASW,
mobbing and patrol in harbour management,
acting as mobile bearers for an advancing array
its another layer added to the onion rings
damen in vietnam doing well out of australia
Damen to Build Six Tugs for Port Hedland Bulk Ops â€“ gCaptain
Bit of a shame that they can't be locally produced.
Not really, there's no sentiment in commercial operations and tug owners aren't about to support the low productivity and high wages which would occur here.
Low productivity because there is no current yard tooled up to produce these tugs and local wages and labour relations are very different to VN.
Not so long ago when shipbuilding subsidies were around we did build many types of commercial vessels including tugs
Producing warships is a very different prospect.
OHP transfers to Taiwanese Navy
Taiwan receives two US Navy frigates
Taiwanese government offically signed the contract for their indigenous submarine programme. Not mentioned in the link but they also trying to use HSLA-80 instead of HY-80 for their submarine, warship and even infrastructures such as bridges to achieve economic of scale for the steel mill. Just wonder, how's HSLA-80 compares with HY-80?
Taiwan announces plan to build own submarines
Interesting counter piracy device for merchant ships. Wonder what the cost is?
Innovative Modular Barrier And Perimeter Protection System 'DFENCE' Launched
diplomat op-ed on NK sub base
North Korea’s Most Important Submarine Base | The Diplomat
holy moly (or holey moly)
Cargo Ship Collision Caught on Video â€“ gCaptain
I can think of several other four letter words that would have been going through my mind. Yikes... :eek
interesting op-ed from CIMSEC
French Maritime Strategic Thought On the Indo-Pacific
Boeings pitch to replace JSF for NavAir
Inside Boeing’s F-18 Pitch To White House; Fewer F-35Cs Means Shorter Fight Â« Breaking Defense - Defense industry news, analysis and commentary
The nominee for Air Force Secretary backs the F-35, stating that the F15 / 16 / 18 aircraft lacked the F-35 stealth capabilities.
Of course there are other capabilities that the F-35 has that none of the teen series of aircraft have or are intended to have.
Breaking Defense also has a piece on the new JSF chief, a naval guy. Perhaps he will prevent any scaling back of F-35Cs in favour of excess SHs. As for the ASHs, are new enhanced engines even close to being ready?