Seaforth World Naval Review 2016

Author: Conrad Waters

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1848323115

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 1286

This annual has an established reputation as an authoritative but affordable summary of all that has happened in the naval world in the previous twelve months. It combines regional surveys with one-off major articles on noteworthy new ships and other impo

Force Multiplying Technologies for Logistics Support to Military Operations

Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Board on Army Science and Technology,Committee on Force Multiplying Technologies for Logistics Support to Military Operations

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309307368

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 230

View: 8405

The mission of the United States Army is to fight and win our nation's wars by providing prompt, sustained land dominance across the full range of military operations and spectrum of conflict in support of combatant commanders. Accomplishing this mission rests on the ability of the Army to equip and move its forces to the battle and sustain them while they are engaged. Logistics provides the backbone for Army combat operations. Without fuel, ammunition, rations, and other supplies, the Army would grind to a halt. The U.S. military must be prepared to fight anywhere on the globe and, in an era of coalition warfare, to logistically support its allies. While aircraft can move large amounts of supplies, the vast majority must be carried on ocean going vessels and unloaded at ports that may be at a great distance from the battlefield. As the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have shown, the costs of convoying vast quantities of supplies is tallied not only in economic terms but also in terms of lives lost in the movement of the materiel. As the ability of potential enemies to interdict movement to the battlefield and interdict movements in the battlespace increases, the challenge of logistics grows even larger. No matter how the nature of battle develops, logistics will remain a key factor. Force Multiplying Technologies for Logistics Support to Military Operations explores Army logistics in a global, complex environment that includes the increasing use of antiaccess and area-denial tactics and technologies by potential adversaries. This report describes new technologies and systems that would reduce the demand for logistics and meet the demand at the point of need, make maintenance more efficient, improve inter- and intratheater mobility, and improve near-real-time, in-transit visibility. Force Multiplying Technologies also explores options for the Army to operate with the other services and improve its support of Special Operations Forces. This report provides a logistics-centric research and development investment strategy and illustrative examples of how improved logistics could look in the future.

Seaforth World Naval Review 2015

Author: Conrad Waters

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1848322208

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 8061

Now in its seventh year, this annual has established an international reputation as an authoritative but affordable summary of all that has happened in the naval world in the previous twelve months. It combines regional surveys with one-off major articles on noteworthy new ships and other important developments. Besides the latest warship projects, it also looks at wider issues of importance to navies, such as aviation and electronics, and calls on expertise from around the globe to give a balanced picture of what is going on and to interpret its significance. The 2015 edition looks in detail at the French Navy and the Bangladesh and Myanmar navies, while significant ships include the Montford Point class mobile landing platforms, the Samuel Becket offshore patrol vessels, and the Skjold class fast attack craft. There are technological reviews dealing with naval aviation by David Hobbs, and current mine warfare developments by Norman Friedman, while warship recycling is discussed by ian Buxton. Intended to make interesting reading as well as providing authoritative reference, there is a strong visual emphasis, including specially commissioned drawings and the most up-to-date photographs and artists' impressions. For anyone with an interest in contemporary naval affairs, whether an enthusiast or a defence professional, this annual has become required reading.

The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Navies

Page: 1200

View: 5672

It is no wonder that Combat Fleets is acknowledged the world over as the most comprehensive and authoritative single source of up-to-date information about the world's naval forces. For less than half the cost of other guides, it provides far more details and illustrations, and each succeeding edition is so thoroughly revised and updated that it is essentially a new book.This 1998-1999 edition is no exception. It has been completely reorganized and arranged according to a logical, universal ship classification system, making it even easier to use and improving comparisons between nations' fleets. A totally new format presents ship and craft classes in a consistent order, from new to old within type. The Russian section has been revised and greatly expanded, based on a wealth of new official information about ships and equipment released over the past few years by Russian private and official sources. And this single-volume naval reference showcases some 4,300 photographs and drawings -- more than 90 percent of which are new -- obtained from governments, industry, and private sources.While the sections on the U.S., Russian, Chinese, and British navies are widely recognized as being the best and most complete available, this amazing compendium does not slight the lesser navies. It includes the most accurate and timely data about the composition of the afloat, coastal defense, and aviation arms of more than 180 countries and territories, including coast guards, customs services, and major marine police forces. Characteristics and capabilities of ships, craft, aircraft, units, weapons, and sensors, literally thousands of which are not to be found in any similar publication, aredescribed in stunning detail.Assisted by dozens of experts from around the world, editor A.D. Baker has again raised the standard for breadth of coverage, volume of detail, number of illustrations, and ease of use for a one-vol

Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 1689

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Publishers Weekly

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

View: 741

Naval Institute Proceedings

Author: United States Naval Institute

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Naval art and science

Page: N.A

View: 3583

Die Brücken von Toko-Ri

Author: James A. Michener

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 310561818X

Category: Fiction

Page: 166

View: 4009

Das Schicksal ruft friedliche Bürger von der Arbeit in der Fabrik oder im Büro und aus dem Kreis der Familie in die unerbittlichen Kämpfe des koreanischen Krieges. Sie werden dort nicht zu begeisterten Soldaten, die das Glück des Alltagslebens vergessen, sondern zu Männern, die wissen, daß sie eine harte Pflicht erfüllen müssen. Die Tragik der Anonymität, in die die unbekannten Helden an den Fronten der großen Weltgegensätze geraten, ihr Aufbäumen gegen die Vergeßlichkeit der Umwelt, ihre Ängste, ihr Lebenswille und ihr einsames Ende bleiben unvergeßlich. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

American Book Publishing Record

BPR annual cumulative

Author: Bowker Staff

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 8384

Im Herzen der See

Die letzte Fahrt des Walfängers Essex

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641146631

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 6696

Die wahre Geschichte hinter dem Klassiker Moby Dick – verfilmt mit Starbesetzung Was jetzt als »Major Motion Picture« in die Kinos kommt – produziert von Oscar-Preisträger Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind – Genie und Wahnsinn) –, hat schon als Buch seine Leser gefesselt. Nathaniel Philbrick erzählt die wahre Geschichte jener Ereignisse, die Herman Melville zu seinem Roman Moby Dick inspiriert haben: Im November 1820 wird der Walfänger Essex mitten auf dem Pazifik von einem Pottwal gerammt. Das Schiff kentert, doch die 20 Mann starke Besatzung kann sich auf drei kleine Beiboote retten. Knapp 4000 Kilometer westlich der südamerikanischen Küste beginnt für die Männer eine beispiellose Odyssee: Drei Monate lang segeln sie in offenen, notdürftig aufgetakelten Booten und ohne ausreichend Proviant über eine feindliche See – und stoßen dabei an die Grenzen ihrer Menschlichkeit.

Der rote Kampfflieger

Author: Manfred von Richthofen

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849625222

Category:

Page: 210

View: 992

Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (* 2. Mai 1892 in Breslau; † 21. April 1918 bei Vaux-sur-Somme, Département Somme) war ein deutscher Jagdflieger im Ersten Weltkrieg. Er erzielte die höchste Zahl von Luftsiegen, die im Ersten Weltkrieg von einem einzelnen Piloten erreicht wurde. Den berühmten Beinamen „Der Rote Baron“ erhielt von Richthofen, der einen Großteil seiner Einsätze in mehr oder weniger rot gestrichenen Flugzeugen flog, erst nach dem Krieg. Er geht vermutlich auf ein englisches Nachkriegsbuch zurück, das seinen Titel „Freiherr“, den es im Englischen nicht gibt, mit „Baron“ übersetzte. Im Ersten Weltkrieg wurde Richthofen auf französischer Seite « le petit rouge » (deutsch: „Der kleine Rote“) oder auch « Rouge diable » (deutsch: „Roter Teufel“) genannt. Seine gesammelten Tagebücher tragen den Titel „Der rote Kampfflieger“. (aus wikipedia.de) Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine detaillierte Abhandlung über die Entstehung der Militärluftfahrt.

Längengrad

Die wahre Geschichte eines einsamen Genies, welches das größte wissenschaftliche Problem seiner Zeit löste

Author: Dava Sobel

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827072360

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 4938

John Harrison, ein schottischer Uhrmacher, setzte sich ein ehrgeiziges und unmöglich erscheinendes Ziel: eine Methode zu ersinnen, die es Seeleuten ermöglicht, den genauen Längengrad ihrer Position auf See zu bestimmen. Über vierzig Jahre arbeitete Harrison wie besessen an der Herstellung eines perfekten Chronometers und kam schließlich — trotz Missgunst und zahlreicher Anfeindungen — zum Erfolg. Dava Sobels in luzider Prosa erzählte Geschichte dieser wissenschaftlichen Gralssuche wurde ein überwältigender internationaler Erfolg.