Category: Maritime Affairs

Breaking Defense | October 5, 2022

US Air Force to start new experiments with Boeing’s MQ-28 Ghost Bat drone

An MQ-28 Ghost Bat drone flies in tests for the Royal Australian Air Force. (Australian Department of Defence) WASHINGTON — The US Air Force is set to begin flight experiments…

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The Arab Weekly | October 5, 2022

Lebanon submits amendments to maritime border deal with Israel

Deputy speaker of parliament Elias Bou Saab said he does not think the proposed changes would derail the deal.

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Breaking Defense | October 5, 2022

Boeing Defence Australia delivers $842M Currawong comms system

A Currawong SATCOM trailer for future use by Australia’s military. (Boeing) LAND FORCES 2022 — After several technical and supply chain delays, Boeing Defense Australia has delivered the vast majority…

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American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) | October 5, 2022

Congress Passed Historic Innovation Legislation. Its Implementation Now Falls to the White House OSTP.

On September 22, the Senate confirmed Arati Prabhakar as White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) director, the first woman of color and immigrant to hold the position.…

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The Hill, Columnists | October 5, 2022

GOP seizes on Biden gaffes to attack competence

Republicans are seizing on recent gaffes from President Biden, putting a spotlight on his slip-ups to attack Biden’s competency ahead of both the midterms and a 2024 presidential race. The…

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The Hill, Columnists | October 5, 2022

Lobbying world

Will Dunham joined Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck as a policy director. Dunham most recently served as deputy chief of staff for policy to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). Dunham…

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Nikkei Asia | October 5, 2022

U.S. could break Chinese blockade of Taiwan: Navy commander

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The Hill, Columnists | October 5, 2022

Hillicon Valley — Musk's big reversal 

Elon Musk's deal to buy Twitter is rolling ahead after months of roadblocks, with the billionaire agreeing to buy the company for the original price reached in April if a…

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The Hill, Columnists | October 5, 2022

New manmade coral reef deployed off coast of islands in hopes of restoring ocean ecosystem 

Story at a glance A new type of built coral reef has been deployed off the coast of Antigua and Barbuda.   Coral reef restoration project OceanShot designed the structures and…

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The Hill, Columnists | October 5, 2022

Equilibrium/Sustainability — America votes on Alaska’s champion Fat Bear

Before Alaska’s furriest giants hunker down for hibernation, members of the public have the opportunity to vote for the brawniest brown bear — in a pivotal event called Fat Bear…

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Nikkei Asia | October 4, 2022

U.S. could break Chinese blockade of Taiwan: Navy commander

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Pacific Maritime Magazine | October 4, 2022

Port of Los Angeles Awards $1.32 Million in Grants

Image via Port of Los Angeles. About $1.3 million in Port of Los Angeles grants have been given to 36 organizations for programs that help those in the Los Angeles…

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Pacific Maritime Magazine | October 4, 2022

Homeland Security Port Grants Awarded To Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa

Image via Federal Emergency Management Agency. About $3.5 million in funding from the Department of Homeland Security’s 2022 Port Security Grant Program is expected to enhance supply chain resiliency in…

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Pacific Maritime Magazine | October 4, 2022

Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Denman Commissioned in Alaska

U.S. Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter Douglas Denman. Coast Guard photo. The U.S. Coast Guard’s newest 154-foot fast response cutter, Douglas Denman, was officially commissioned Sept. 28 in Ketchikan, Alaska.…

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Breaking Defense | October 4, 2022

General Atomics developing hybrid-electric engine for stealthy ‘MQ-Next’ drone design

An image of General Atomics’ booth at the 2022 AFA conference, showing off a notional design of the MQ-Next. (General Atomics) WASHINGTON — As it unveiled a new modular drone…

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The Hill, Technology | October 4, 2022

New Democrat Coalition backs privacy bill

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The Arab Weekly | October 4, 2022

Lebanon to respond to US draft on maritime border within 24 hours

Elias Bou Saab, the main pointperson for the file in Lebanon said the arrangement secures all of Lebanon’s rights in relation to Qana.

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Hoover Institution | October 4, 2022

Blasts in the Baltic and State-Sponsored Attacks on Maritime Infrastructure

Blasts in the Baltic and State-Sponsored Attacks on Maritime Infrastructure Maryem Mon, 10/03/2022 - 16:34 Last Monday Denmark and Sweden discovered gas leaking from four locations along the Nord Stream…

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Maritime Logistics Professional | October 3, 2022

Lithium-ion Batteries: Fire Risks and Loss Prevention Measures in Shipping

About the Author: Captain Rahul Khanna is Global Head of Marine Risk Consulting at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty. A marine professional with 26 years of experience within the Shipping…

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Breaking Defense | October 3, 2022

For the Pentagon’s FY24 budget: Buy now, and buy a lot

The shell is clearly visible in this firing of an M777 155mm howitzer by Charlie Battery,1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment at the Yakima Training Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord. (U.S.…

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Cato Institute | October 3, 2022

Ukraine Arms Transfers Still Tracked after US State Dept. Kills Report

Jordan Cohen and Jonathan Ellis Allen In 1994, the U.S. Congress enacted a statute requiring the State Department to publish a report on global military spending and arms transfers. Known as the World…

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Breaking Defense | October 3, 2022

EU, US progress on space information sharing, but Beijing drags its feet

Global communication network concept. Elements of this image furnished by NASA. 3D rendering. (Getty images) AMOS 2022 — Establishing accord among nations, even informally, about space traffic management (STM) in…

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Maritime Logistics Professional | October 3, 2022

Edvardsen Haugan takes the helm at Kongsberg Maritime

Lisa Edvardsen Haugan was appointed as the new President of Kongsberg Maritime, the largest business area of Kongsberg, replacing  Egil Haugsdal starting in November 2022.Edvardsen Haugan has long and extensive…

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The Arab Weekly | October 3, 2022

Lebanon's maritime border plan caught in Israeli electoral feuding

“Lapid has no mandate to give sovereign territory and sovereign assets that belong to all of us to an enemy state,” said Netanyahu.

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American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) | October 3, 2022

Biden Administration’s Actions Needlessly Harm Critical US Chip Company

The Biden administration recognizes that semiconductors are critical technologies in which US leadership is an important national strategy. This raises the question of why the administration has put Nvidia—a US…

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