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									                                                                                                    Thursday, August 26, 2010

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1945    Aug 26, Japanese diplomats boarded the Missouri to receive instructions on Japan's surrender at the end of WW II.

New Leader For Sub Force
By Jennifer McDermott, The Day, 26 August 2010
SECDEF Announces Flag Officer Appointment
Navy News, 25 August 2010
USS Hawaii Departs for Western Pacific Deployment
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ronald Gutridge, Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Public
Affairs, Aug 26, 2010
USS Wyoming Sailors Roll On Down The Road
Blue Crew goes on 42-mile bicycle ride
By MTSN Grant Dauzat Commander, Submarine Group 10 Public Affairs, August 26, 2010
Barb Officer Visits
Capt. Max Duncan patrolled with Fluckey in WW II
By MC1 Erica R. Gardner, Commander, Submarine Group 10 Public Affairs, Aug 26, 2010
Commander, Submarine Squadron 20
Change of Command Aug. 17, 2010
By MC1 Erica R. Gardner, Commander, Submarine Group 10 Public Affairs
UW Grad Among First Women To Serve Aboard U.S. Navy Sub
By Bellamy Pailthorp, OPB News, 26 August 2010
Continuous Active Sonar
Strategy Page, 26 August 2010
Submarines Could Use New Nanotube Technology for Sonar and Stealth
Technology Daily, 25 August 2010
Other Submarine News Around The World
Peruvian Submarine BAP ANGAMOS (SS-31) Completes 2010 DESI Deployment
Chilean Submarine CS THOMSON (SS-20) Commences 2010 DESI Deployment
China Plants Flag In South Sea Amid Disputes
Reuters, 26 August 2010
Competing With China
By Daniel Goure, Ph.D., Defence Professional, 25 August 2010
Successful Testing of ”Yuri Dolgorukii”
Barents Observer, 24 August 2010
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New Leader For Sub Force
By Jennifer McDermott, The Day, 26 August 2010

President Barack Obama has nominated Navy Rear Adm.           during a July visit to Groton that he planned to retire in
John M. Richardson to be the next commander of the            the fall, with 35 years of commissioned service.
Submarine Force.                                                   In the meantime, Donnelly said, he would continue to
    Richardson also would be promoted to vice admiral.        "make the Submarine Force better" by overseeing current
He is currently the director for Naval Forces Europe-         initiatives such as smoking cessation on submarines and
Africa, Operations and Intelligence, and deputy               integrating women onto submarine crews. He said he had
commander for the Sixth Fleet.                                done his part for the Submarine Force and he would turn
    Vice Adm. John J. Donnelly, a Groton native, is the       it over to his relief "in the best possible shape."
current commander of the Submarine Force. He said             Richardson needs to be confirmed by the Senate.
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SECDEF Announces Flag Officer Appointment
Navy News, 25 August 2010

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates                Richardson is currently serving as director, plans and
announced Aug. 25 that the president has made the             operations, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-6th Fleet/deputy
following nomination:                                         commander, 6th Fleet/commander submarines, Allied
     Rear Adm. John M. Richardson for appointment to          Naval Forces South/commander, Submarine Group 8,
the rank of vice admiral and assignment as commander,         Naples, Italy.
Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet/commander,                                                             Back to Top
Submarine Force, Atlantic/commander, Allied Submarine
Command, Norfolk.

USS Hawaii Departs for Western Pacific Deployment
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ronald Gutridge, Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Public
Affairs, Aug 26, 2010

PEARL HARBOR, (NNS) -- The Virginia-class fast                    Measuring 377 feet long and weighing 7,800 tons
attack submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776) departed Joint          when submerged, Hawaii is one of the Navy's newest and
Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled deployment to        most technologically sophisticated submarines.
the Western Pacific region Aug. 25.
     With a crew of 136, this is Hawaii's first Western
Pacific deployment and the first time deploying from
Pearl Harbor.
     Hawaii will be conducting a multitude of missions
while assigned to 7th Fleet during the next several
     "It has been a very busy year for the team as they
have made the homeport shift from Groton, Conn., to
Pearl Harbor in July 2009 and have progressed through
the deployment certification process during most of
2010," said Cmdr. Steve Mack, USS Hawaii commanding
officer and a native of Silverspring, Md. "For a large part
of the crew this will be their first deployment and for
many it will also be the first time to the Western Pacific.
Our goals are to complete all assigned tasking safely and     JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - (Aug.
return to our friends and family."                            25, 2010) - The Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS
     For Sonar Technician Submarine 3rd Class Marquis         Hawaii (SSN 776) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
                                                              for a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific region
Perry, from Kansas City, Mo., this will be his first          Wednesday, Aug. 25. This is Hawaii’s first Western Pacific
deployment.                                                   deployment and the first time deploying from Pearl Harbor.
     "I am very excited and motivated to get underway on      (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd
deployment where I will finally get the opportunity to        Class (SW/AW/SCW) Ronald Gutridge / Released.)
utilize my training," said Perry. "I am also looking
                                                                  The state-of-the-art submarine is capable of
forward to all of the world travel and experiencing the
                                                              supporting a multitude of missions, including anti-
different cultures of the places we will visit."
                                                              submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, strike, naval
                                                                                              Thursday, August 26, 2010
special warfare involving special operations forces,               For more news from Commander, Submarine Force,
intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, irregular       U.S. Pacific Fleet, visit www.navy.mil/local/subpac/.
warfare and mine warfare.                                                                                    Back to Top

USS Wyoming Sailors Roll On Down The Road
Blue Crew goes on 42-mile bicycle ride
By MTSN Grant Dauzat Commander, Submarine Group 10 Public Affairs, August 26, 2010

USS Wyoming SSBN 742 (Blue) Sailors participated in a               The cyclists’ route began at the Pre-Deployment
42-mile bike ride aboard Naval Submarine Base Kings            Training Building and took them past Strategic Weapons
Bay, earlier this month.                                       Facility Atlantic and the Trident Lakes Golf Course, with
     Approximately 20 Wyoming Sailors took part in the         a brief stopping point located in base housing for rest and
noncompetitive event.                                          rehydration.
     Cmdr. William McKinney, USS Wyoming (Blue)                     The ride consisted of three laps. The first lap was at
commanding officer, organized and took part in the event.      the pace of the slowest rider, the second lap at a moderate
He said is was a great opportunity to get the crew together    pace, and the final lap at the pace of the fastest group.
for some group fitness.                                             Future plans for Wyoming (Blue) Sailors include an
     “Everyone had a lot of fun, and several less serious      open field ride with all proceeds going toward a charity.
bikers found out that riding in a group is a lot more fun                                                      Back to Top
than riding alone,” McKinney said.

Barb Officer Visits
Capt. Max Duncan patrolled with Fluckey in WW II
By MC1 Erica R. Gardner, Commander, Submarine Group 10 Public Affairs, Aug 26, 2010

A World War II Navy veteran who served on board USS            late admiral donated his uniform and other personal items
Barb (SS 220) visited Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay           and artifacts for display in the building.
and toured the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS           Duncan was instrumental in having the uniform and
Alaska (SSBN 32), Aug. 20.                                     painted portrait of Fluckey displayed in Fluckey Hall after
     Retired Capt. Max C. Duncan was greeted by a newer        his death in 2007.
generation of submariners, but many things were still               Rear Adm. Barry Bruner, commanding officer,
familiar.                                                      COMSUBGRU 10, met with Duncan and his family to
     “A lot of things are still the same as they were when I   thank them for visiting the base and providing a history
served,” said Duncan, who served as the torpedo and            lesson of what it was like to serve in the Navy with
gunnery officer for four of five patrols that Rear Adm.        Fluckey.
Eugene B. Fluckey commanded. “The spaces were tight,
but so was the crew.”
     Duncan saw Alaska with his wife, Trilby, daughter,
Tibby Duncan Llewellyn, and son-in-law, Jonathan Frame
Llewellyn, who was in the nuclear propulsion officer
candidate program. The family was astonished at the
modern amenities on board the boat, noticing how things
had changed since Duncan served in the Navy.
     “I can remember when I was on board the Barb,” said
Duncan. “We had our tasks to complete, and we were
doing them, but we did not have the air conditioning that
is on the boats now.”
     After one war patrol as the prospective commanding
officer of Barb, Fluckey assumed the command of the              Rear Adm. Barry Bruner, Submarine Group 10
submarine April 27, 1944, during the boat’s seventh tour.        commander, and retired Navy Capt. Max Duncan, a World
                                                                 War II veteran who served with Rear Adm. Eugene
Fluckey established himself as one of the greatest
                                                                 Fluckey, discus the challenges of current and previous
submarine skippers, credited with the most tonnage sunk          submarine commands on the quarterdeck of Fluckey Hall.
by a U.S. skipper during World War II, in all 17 ships           Duncan was instrumental in the procurement of Fluckey’s
including a carrier, cruiser and frigate.                        uniform portrait, and other naval artifacts for the
     The headquarters building for Commander,                    quarterdeck display case. Navy photo by MC1 Erica
Submarine Group 10 is housed in Fluckey Hall, named              Gardner
for Fluckey. In support of Fluckey Hall, the family of the
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     “Thank you for taking time out of your schedule to           “His wife would love to see this display,” Duncan’s
visit with us,” Bruner said. “We appreciate having these      wife said. “She would be very happy.”
artifacts to share with everyone that enters the building.”                                                Back to Top
     Bruner, Duncan and his family reviewed the display
case located on the quarterdeck, looking at the items and
reminiscing about the old days.

Commander, Submarine Squadron 20
Change of Command Aug. 17, 2010
By MC1 Erica R. Gardner, Commander, Submarine Group 10 Public Affairs

Friends, family, co-workers and former shipmates              hard work, training hard and asking the hard questions so
gathered to witness the change of command for                 that we will be ready for anything."
Submarine Squadron 20 at Naval Submarine Base Kings                Holloway thanked his family and friends for their
Aug. 17.                                                      support of his career, helping him achieve the goals that
     Capt. Kevin R. Brenton was relieved by Capt. Eric C.     brought him to Kings Bay.
     "You can measure the past performance of a
commander to determine the future", said guest speaker
Rear Adm. Barry L. Bruner, Submarine Group 10
commander. "Both of these commanders have
phenomenal leadership qualities that speak for their
     Bruner pinned the Legion of Merit Gold on Brenton,
while the award citation was read.
     "I am very proud of this day," Brenton said. "I have
my mother, who has shown love and instilled high
standards in us and my brother, whom I can call my
wingman and shipmate."
     Brenton thanked his wife, Becky, and son, Cutter. He
read his orders, and said he would miss the officers and
crews of vessels he commanded.                                  Rear Adm. Barry Bruner addresses the crowd. Navy
     "I salute the entire Submarine Squadron 20 staff for       photos by MCC Ty Swartz
all you have done," Brenton said.                                  "I believe if we work hard, develop our crews and
     Holloway took command of Submarine Squadron 20,          take care of our family, we can make it happen,"
which is responsible for administrative support for the       Holloway said.
East Coast-based Ohio-class strategic ballistic nuclear            Brenton will be the deputy director of Strategic
submarines and the strategic deterrence missions those        Systems Programs in Washington, D.C.
SSBNs undertake.                                                                                             Back to Top
     "Nothing in the leadership will change," said
Holloway, a native of Powder Springs, Ga. "I believe in

UW Grad Among First Women To Serve Aboard U.S. Navy Sub
By Bellamy Pailthorp, OPB News, 26 August 2010

Thursday marks the 90th anniversary of women winning               Now, females are only barred from two branches of
the right to vote. It's perhaps the most meaningful of all    the Marine Corps: the Navy SEALS and the Riverine
milestones in the drive for equal rights. Still, one area     forces, both of which engage in direct combat.
where gender continues to impose real limits on women is           A graduate of the University of Washington is one of
in the military. But, that appears to be changing.            the pioneering young officers who will be the first to
     Earlier this year, Congress amended federal law and      spend several months submerged with a mixed crew in a
began allowing female officers to serve aboard                submarine.
submarines. 19 trainees were selected and could                    Amber Pfeifer: "Since I can remember, I wanted to
eventually become commanders at sea. KPLU's Bellamy           be in the military. And I was going to do it one way or
Pailthorp has this profile of one of those trainees.          another."
     For women in the Navy, serving on submarines is               22-year-old Amber Pfeifer says her ambition to serve
almost the final frontier.                                    in the military started early. She grew up in Colorado, but
                                                              spent most summers in Port Angeles, which she calls
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home. When she was 15, one of her uncles took her to a          many people and there's just the same amount of work.
firing range in the woods.                                      So, I really liked that fact, that everybody was really
      Amber Pfeifer: "I remember crying the first time I        highly trained and really focused on their job and capable,
shot a gun, but then immediately asking to do it again,         competent people."
because I knew it was something I wanted to know how                  Still, she says it took her about a month of hard
to do – and do well."                                           contemplation to decide if this was really right for her.
      Pfeifer is a force to be reckoned with. She earned        She turned to her favorite grandfather for advice.
straight As in high school and played varsity soccer. With            Amber Pfeifer: "I said, 'I don't know if I want to do
long blond hair, wholesome good looks and a quick smile,        it.' And my grandpa looks and me and he goes, 'do you
she seems like the kind of young person who could do            trust anybody else to do it?' And I said, 'well… no. I want
anything she wants.                                             to do it. I want to make sure that it's done right.'"
      She says the decision to serve in the military came to          She says she's not concerned about something that
her, like a calling. Both of her grandpas were Air Force        makes many Navy wives nervous: close quarters and
veterans and her dad had served in the Navy.                    narrow passageways.
      Amber Pfeifer: "We're a very patriotic family and I             The Navy says there will be some refresher training
think, I just came to the realization that I'm able to do all   on sexual harassment for crews receiving women for the
of these wonderful things. But I feel like I need to give       first time. But it's not something they haven't dealt with
something back."                                                before.
      She'll do so aboard a submarine.                                Stephanie Miller directs the Navy's Office of
      In April, Congress approved a long-awaited plan           Women's Policy.
lifting the ban on women serving underwater. The Navy                 Stephanie Miller: "We have women who are on ships
found a way of accommodating female officers on the             that are even smaller. We have women on frigates, on
largest subs without expensive renovations. One state           coastal patrol craft, on mine hunters and mine sweepers.
room each on four boats will be reserved for women. The         So these issues certainly do come up."
bathrooms will be shared with a simple flip sign.                     But, Miller says, as in any professional setting,
      Commander Mark Henderson, the executive officer           sailors learn to deal with it.
of Pfeifer's ROTC program, says it's high time.                       Stephanie Miller: "There's just a kind of an etiquette,
      Mark Henderson: "I think it's good that the submarine     if you will, of passing through small corridors and just as
service is finally going to benefit from the diversity that     with any office environment, you learn to kind of give
the other half of the population can bring to the fight."       somebody a heads up in terms of making your way
      Submariners are a unique breed. Much like                 through those confined spaces."
astronauts, they're often cut off from outside help. The              Ensign Pfeifer says she's already experienced that
technical training is rigorous. They have to know how to        kind of thing on board the 44-foot sailboats where she's
operate and maintain nuclear power sources. And they            trained for the ROTC. She says her biggest challenge
have to be okay with not seeing land or sunshine for            ahead will be training in nuclear propulsion and
weeks or even months on end, more than 800 feet under           submarine technology.
the sea.                                                              Amber Pfeifer: "Diving into the math and the
      Pfeifer says the idea took some getting used to.          chemistry and all that will be a challenge for me. But I
      Amber Pfeifer: "I've honestly heard that most of the      also think it's going to be extremely rewarding when I
crew might not know where they are at any point in time,        make it through. And when I get my orders for my first
because it's not a 'need to know' thing."                       boat I know I'm going to be – beside myself."
      But interestingly – the close quarters of such an               That assignment could bring her back to the
assignment appealed to her. With only about 150 sailors         Northwest.
on board, submarines foster a close knit community that               The first submarines with women on board will be
requires high standards. She says a tour she took of one        stationed in King's Bay Georgia and here at Bangor near
early on in her training left a lasting impression.             Bremerton.
      Amber Pfeifer: "You have to know what you're                    They'll set sail in 2012.
doing. There's not anybody else to take up the slack if you                                                      Back to Top
don’t know how to do your job well. There's not that

Continuous Active Sonar
Strategy Page, 26 August 2010

A major problem with ASW (Anti-submarine warfare) is            CIA or military intel operations, to alert them that a
that your submarine detection software equipment is             submarine threat might exist in their area.
turned off most of the time, and when it is used it requires        For nearly a decade now, research has been underway
a lot of trained operators and lawyers (to deal with the        on a solution in the form of Continuous Active Sonar
growing number of lawsuits filed by NGOs seeking to             (CAS). This is a low level sonar signal that operates like
protect sea animals from noise pollution). Ships depend         radar, providing a continuous flow of data on what might
on intelligence, usually from large organizations like the      be down there. Current sonars send out a more powerful
                                                                signal, but at a low rate (one or more a minute). This
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annoys underwater creatures, and lawyers representing            some promising tests at sea. If CAS could be perfected
the critters make it difficult for the navy to even train with   and deployed, it would give ships round the clock
this equipment. CAS is based on the growing                      warning of approaching submarines. With a mature CAS
effectiveness of passive sonar (that just listens, and uses      technology, it would also be able to detect approaching
an electronic library of sounds to identify enemy ships).        torpedoes, and deploy underwater decoys. Eventually,
CAS makes it possible to identify increasingly quiet             when someone gets CAS to work reliably for sailors to
submarines, that depend on their stealth to get close            use regularly.
enough to fire a torpedo.                                                                                      Back to Top
     The problem with CAS is that it's been a tricky
technology to perfect, although recently there have been

Submarines Could Use New Nanotube Technology for Sonar and Stealth
Technology Daily, 25 August 2010

Ali Aliev and colleagues explain that thin films of                   Aliev's group took that step, showing that nanotube
nanotubes can generate sound waves via a thermoacoustic          sheets produce the kind of low-frequency sound waves
effect. Every time that an electrical pulse passes through       that enable sonar to determine the location, depth, and
the microscopic layer of carbon tubes, the air around them       speed of underwater objects. They also verified that the
heats up and creates a sound wave. Chinese scientists first      speakers can be tuned to specific frequencies to cancel out
discovered that effect in 2008, and applied it in building       noise, such as the sound of a submarine moving through
flexible speakers.                                               the depths.
     In a remarkable demonstration, which made its way                Source: The above story is reprinted (with editorial
onto YouTube, the Chinese nanoscientists stuck a sheet of        adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials
nanotubes onto the side of a flag, and attached it to an         provided by American Chemical Society, via EurekAlert!,
mp3 player. They used the nanotube-coated flag to play a         a service of AAAS.
song while it flapped in the breeze. But they did not test                                                     Back to Top
its ability to operate under water.

Other Submarine News Around the World

Peruvian Submarine BAP ANGAMOS (SS-31) Completes 2010 DESI Deployment
(Naval Station Mayport, FL) - VADM Daniel P.
Holloway, Commander U.S. Second Fleet,
visited with CDR Luis Del Carpio and the
Officers and crew of the Peruvian submarine
ANGAMOS as he bid farewell and thanked them
for a job well done. ANGAMOS deployed
stateside for a total of 88 days and she
participated in fleet major exercises in support of
the USS KEARSRAGE Amphibious Ready
Group and USS ENTERPRISE Carrier Strike
Group. Peru has deployed 9 consecutive years
under the U.S. Navy's Diesel-Electric Submarine
Intiative (DESI). (Photos by Mr. Juan Fernandez)
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Chilean Submarine CS THOMSON (SS-20) Commences 2010 DESI Deployment

 (Naval Submarine Base Point Loma, San Diego, CA) - VADM
Richard W. Hunt, Commander U.S. Third Fleet, welcomed CDR
Juan Pablo Zuniga and the Officers and crew of the Chilean
submarine THOMSON during ceremonies held in Point Loma
earlier this month. THOMSON, a German-built Type 209/1700, will
be deployed stateside over the next 4 months to participate in major
fleet U.S. Third Fleet exercises with units from the USS CARL
VINSON and USS RONALD REAGAN Carrier Strike Groups and the USS BOXER Amphibious Ready Group.
Additionally, THOMSON will be working alongside with the U.S. Navy Deep Submergence Unit (DSU) to conduct
CHILEMAR II, the second on a bilateral series of live submarine rescue exercises. This is Chile's third deployment under the
U.S. Navy's Diesel-Electric Submarine Initiative (DESI). (Photos by Mr. Juan Fernandez)
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China Plants Flag In South Sea Amid Disputes
Reuters, 26 August 2010

BEIJING - China said on Thursday it had used a small,                  The submarine test underscored China's ambitions to
manned submarine to plant the national flag deep beneath          join the race for resources in the ocean depths.
the South China Sea, where Beijing has tussled with                    "This success also shows that our country has
Washington and Southeast Asian nations over territorial           become one of the handful possessing deep-sea manned
disputes.                                                         submersible technology," Liu Feng, the engineer in
The submarine achieved the feat during 17 dives from              charge of the deep-sea dive, told television news.
May to July, when it went as deep as 3,759 metres                      The South China Sea covers an area of more than
(12,330 ft) below the South China Sea, the official China         648,000 sq miles (1.7 million sq km), with more than 200
News Service said, citing the Ministry of Science and             mostly uninhabitable small islands, rocks and reefs. It
Technology and State Oceanic Administration.                      reaches depths of up to 4,000 metres, according to
      Chinese news reports did not say where the                  Chinese government surveyors.
submarine went, whether it visited disputed waters, or                 The sea holds valuable fishing grounds and as-yet
why the announcement was held off until now. It was the           largely unexploited oil and natural gas fields.
first time a Chinese submersible vehicle has gone that                 China accused the United States of meddling after
deep, said the reports.                                           Secretary of State Hillary Clinton raised the territorial
      China, Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines           claims in the sea at a regional forum in July, and said
and Taiwan all stake claims to territory in the South China       Washington backed a multilateral approach to resolving
Sea, which holds potentially big energy sources and is a          them.
major shipping route. All except Brunei have a military                In late July, Chinese naval forces carried out drills in
presence in the area, and the boundary claims have                the disputed southern waters.
sparked naval clashes in the past.                                                                                Back to Top
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Competing With China
By Daniel Goure, Ph.D., Defence Professional, 25 August 2010

It is time the United States developed a long-term strategy    "surface targets" using groups of aircraft, missile firing
for the inevitable military competition with China.            ships and land-launched missiles. The message is clear:
Competition does not mean conflict. It means a struggle        China wants to dominate the waters that touch East Asia
with China for power, influence, security and for the          and exclude the U.S. from those same waters.
United States, access to East Asia. China is competing              How should the U.S. respond? With its own strategy
with the United States so it seems reasonable that this        for competition. One aspect of such a strategy is to exploit
country do the same.                                           enduring U.S. advantages in such areas as nuclear attack
      The competition with China is as much military as it     submarines, long-range, high-altitude ISR and ship-based
is economic. Beijing is developing a precision-guided          missile defenses. We need to build more Virginia-class
ballistic missile theoretically capable of attacking U.S.      SSNs and Aegis/Standard missile equipped surface
aircraft carriers. China is building more new classes of       combatants.
submarines than the entire Western world combined.                  The U.S. needs to develop new ties with regional
According to the Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates,           states based on empowering their capabilities for
China's cyber and anti-access capabilities pose a clear        individual and collaborative defense. This would include
threat to the ability of the U.S. to operate from forward      sales of advanced combat aircraft and/or air and missile
military bases in East Asia. Not long ago, Chinese             defense systems to nations such as Japan, South Korea,
warships threatened a U.S. intelligence vessel conducting      Taiwan, Australia and India. The U.S. should provide the
routine collection operations in the South China Sea,          critical ISR and communications to support collaborative
forcing this country to send a destroyer to protect our        regional air and missile defenses. A strategy for
ship.                                                          competing with China also would involve developing or
      The People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently              expanding military ties with countries such as Vietnam,
conducted complex military operations in the South China       Indonesia and the Philippines.
Sea. These exercises involved coordinated attacks on                                                          Back to Top

Successful Testing of ”Yuri Dolgorukii”
Barents Observer, 24 August 2010

The vessel, which will become one Russia’s most lethal             The testing has been conducted by a special crew
Navy weapons, the strategic nuclear submarine “Yuri            with experts from Sevmash, the yard which has built the
Dolgorukii”, has returned to Severodvinsk after                vessel. The Navy crew which is to permanently man the
successful testing in the White Sea.                           vessel will do its first testing in the course of September.
     The vessel completed the test programme and                   The “Yuri Dolgorukii” is Russia’s first fourth
showed good sailing results, a press release from              generation strategic submarine of the Borey class.
Sevmash reads. All the submarine’s systems are reported                                                          Back to Top
to have operated stably.

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