Search: Fleet (15 materials)

 

The Pearl in the Great China Fleet

... fight for supremacy in the region. In order to back up its lofty territorial claims and confirm its status as a means of projecting the country’s power to the world, the PLA Navy has initiated a large-scale programme to build an aircraft carrier fleet. All That Money Can Buy In developing its navy, China of course takes its cue from the global trendsetter and main potential enemy, namely the United States. However, it is basing its aircraft carrier programme primarily on Soviet developments. ...

06.02.2017

The Russian Navy as a Military Instrument of Global Politics: Prospects for Development

... Prospects for Russian Navy amphibious forces development in the wake of the cancelled Mistral contract: ships and equipment Recent events testify to the fact that the experts promoting the idea of developing the Russian Navy first and foremost as a coastal fleet, capable of controlling the 200-mile exclusive economic zone in peacetime and of defending our seacoast during the war, proved to be wrong. Russia has political and economic interests away from its shores. Moreover, it has overseas allies and rendering ...

14.03.2016

Riding on the Storm: the New British Defense Strategy

... facilitation of future transitions to rule out failures when aircraft are decommissioned in the absence of replacement. Royal Navy Britain has traditionally taken great pride in its Royal Navy, while after the Second World War it became second to the American fleet, and in two decades after massive decommissioning with no adequate replacement to major aircraft carriers, its key strike asset, fell third after the Soviet naval force. But now, for the first time in several decades, the Royal Navy seems to on ...

11.12.2015

Brazilian Navy: Protecting Stranger Coasts

... the Argentinean armed forces in the war of 1982. Brazil still supports Argentina in its territorial dispute with the United Kingdom. The countries of the region are also concerned over the symbolic gesture by the United States to revive the U.S. 4th Fleet (U.S. Navy command in the South Atlantic Ocean in 1943–1950, which was reestablished in 2008). The Brazilian president, along with the state leaders of Argentina and Venezuela, condemned the move, saying that the initiative by the U.S. mighty ...

18.09.2015

In the Impact Zone

Trends in the Development of the U.S. Naval Surface Forces Trends in the Development of the U.S. Naval Surface Forces Surface ships, primarily cruisers and destroyers, are the “work horses” of the U.S. Navy and in many ways the foundation of its combat stability. But it would not be an exaggeration to say that they receive less attention from the media, the expert community, the military establishment and the United States Congress than their more successful colleagues, maritime pilots...

01.09.2015

Military Multipolarity in the South China Sea

... amidst the anarchy of the international system, tends to maximize its share of power [4] . Therefore, aside from talks with the United States and ASEAN countries, and apart from intensifying economic ties, Beijing will focus on building an ocean-faring fleet, perfecting its missiles and aircraft, and deploying new weapons. stasiareport.com / MARK CHEONG Vassily Kashin: Shangri-La Dialogue and the South China Sea Problem In his February 4, 2014 interview, President of the Philippines Benigno S. Aquino ...

01.07.2015

The US Navy’s Angry Birds

Outlook for the US Navy’s UCLASS Programme The Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) website has already raised the issue of naval unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) . The American Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) programme is worth examining in more detail, since it is the most curious and potentially promising programme in the field of “strategic” naval UAVs. The success of the X-47 demonstrator vehicle highlights the substantial controversy...

18.09.2014

South Korean Navy and Worthy Descendants of Yi Sun-shin

... Legacies Korea's naval traditions are over one and a half thousand years old: back in the 4th century A.D. King Gwanggaeto the Great, the ruler of Goguryeo, one of the three Korean Kingdoms, occupied the kingdom of Baekje thanks to the skilful use of his fleet. One of the greatest national heroes of Korea is naval commander Yi Sun-shin (1545-1598), renowned for his victories in the Imjin Wars against Japan (1592-1598). Yi Sun-shin became famous in particular due to his heroic victory in the Battle of ...

07.05.2014

The Koala with Maritime Ambitions

... Shipbuilding Australia's long-term plans envision an all-out renovation of its Navy. While the integrated shipbuilding program is titled Force 2030, some of its components may be completed as soon as the 2010s, with others extended into the 2040s. Total fleet strength will remain unchanged at somewhat over 50 ships from the main classes. At the same time, total displacement is intended grow by 50 percent from about 144,000 to 238,000 tons, with a substantial rise in other qualitative parameters. Photo: ...

21.01.2014

Post-Soviet Submarine Fleet: Rising after the Fall

The Required Minimum The restoration of the combat capabilities of the submarine fleet is a priority of Russia’s military-technical policy. However, the requirements laid out for the structure of the Russian submarine fleet are very different from those made by the U.S. Navy; in part, they are determined by the geopolitical ...

30.10.2013
 

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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
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     36 (35%)
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     27 (26%)
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     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
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