Category Archives: Eye on the Navy

Admiral’s Legacy Outlives Itself

USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 709) deactivated

Eye on the Navy – Damage Control Must Evolve

Damage control is an inherent Navy core competency and one of the most critical elements of Navy warfighting, but the Navy needs to transform the way it controls damage to its ships.

Eye on the Navy – Collision at sea!

Collisions at sea have something in common – they could have been prevented. With a compass offering 360 different courses to choose from, only a few can put you in contact with another ship.

From Naval Forces Magazine – Operational and Manning Prospects for multi-role Consoles and Displays

Commercial off-the shelf (COTS) and open architecture (OA) are driving forces, offering clear benefits for re-configurability, sustainment and affordability. Will new workstations and consoles be processing nodes within a network, or simple terminals that connect a workstation with the central processing hub?

From Naval Forces: New naval applications for waterjets

High-powered waterjets are now being employed on warships such as the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), Edward Lundquist report.

Eye on the Navy – Navy dedicated to winning war in Iraq

The U.S. Navy must face uncertain threats.

From Maritime Reporter: Groundings result from compound errors

Even the most sophisticated warship can find herself someplace she doesn’t want to be: aground.

From Maritime Reporter: At best, Piracy is criminal; At worst it is terrorism

Piracy is nothing new. Basically, it’s maritime crime. It gets difficult to pursue and bring pirates to justice when it occurs in the ungoverned territory of the sea, or under the noses of countries that can’t—or won’t— do anything about it. And it gets scary when you imagine the tactical employment of piracy as a method of terrorism.

Demands of the sea never change

Vice Admiral Rod Rempt is the “Old Salt,” shaping young leaders.

Eye on the Navy – The Navy has a shipbuilding plan, and they’re sticking to it

That the U.S. Navy needs to maintain its current fleet to the most modern standards, and recapitalize it to provide the right fleet for the future, seems obvious. The analysis concluded that a fleet of about 313 ships is the force necessary to meet all of the demands, and to pace the most advanced technological challengers well into the future, with an acceptable level of risk, Navy leadership says.