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Indon naval weakness exposed

Indonesia’s hunt for the wreckage of a downed AirAsia Bhd (AIRA) jet is exposing the constraints on its navy as President Joko Widodo seeks to transform his nation into a major maritime power.

Japanese sub offer ‘welcomed’

Japanese submarine offer welcomed by Australia -- Marine press clippings 8 Jan 2015

Maritime press clippings Jan 2015

Maritime press clippings January 2015.

Indonesia to step up sea trade presence

With Indonesian president Joko Widodo's declared intention to develop the maritime sector, the shipping industry and related businesses see renewed hope that the time...

Taiwan to go it alone on subs

Taiwan said on Monday (Dec 29) it was launching a project to build a fleet of its own submarines, after years spent waiting in...

Sydney-Emden commemorations Cocos Keeling Islands


A Little Birdie told me so – UAVs at sea

Hexcopter UAV at Farnborough airshow (Public domain)UAV technology will provide a safe and reliable means of target identification and assessment for minor and major fleet units, Lieutenant Shaun Nelson writes. It will improve safety by removing the need to launch a sea boat every time we need to closely monitor or assess a situation in dangerous sea conditions.

Confuse or conceal – camouflage at sea in WWII

By Lieutenant John Nash* CAMOUFLAGE is a surprisingly new term, only entering the English language in the last 100 years. Especially on ships, camouflage...

Gunfighter of the Pole – the Aussie warship HMAS Wyatt Earp

FANEFJORD was built for the Norwegian herring fishing trade. She was a single deck motor vessel built of pine and oak. Service as a...

World Naval Developments — November 2014

By Norman Friedman* AS NOVEMBER ended, the French had not yet delivered the new Mistral-class amphibious attack ship/command ship the Russians had bought from them....