GlobalData research has found the top naval tech influencers based on their performance and engagement online.
Using research from GlobalData’s Influencer platform, Verdict has named ten of the most influential people in naval tech on Twitter during Q3 2019.
Biggest influencers in naval tech: The top ten
1. NavyLookout (@NavyLookout)
NavyLookout is the Twitter account of savetheroyalnavy.org. This is an online portal to promote the UK Royal Navy and fight against its declining status. The online platform is maintained by a group of informed supporters and contributors, including ex-servicemen and researchers.
Led by the motto Save the Royal Navy, the online campaign is not affiliated to any political party or organisation. It aims to fight for the proper funding of resources and treatment of the Royal Navy.
Twitter followers: 36,865
GlobalData influencer score: 100
US carrier group joined by RN and Dutch warships totalling 1 Super Carrier, 2 x cruisers, 4 destroyers & 1 frigate
— NavyLookout (@NavyLookout) September 29, 2019
2. Juvi (@SciteCito)
Juvi is a top naval tech influencer who tweets on warship and submarine programmes. Also covered are the launching, commissioning, and deployment of new combat vessels.
Twitter followers: 3,516
GlobalData influencer score: 99
The US Navy just used a drone ship to clear a minefield https://t.co/ClhtuxgxUd
— JuVi (@SciteCito) September 13, 2019
3. Eric Moreno (@KingNeptune767)
Eric Moreno is a US Navy veteran and consultant, who is a submarine expert. He owns the website submarines.reddit.com, which features the latest posts on submarine culture, technology, and history.
Eric has extensive experience in handling mechanical equipment. These include hydraulics, pneumatics, diesel operation, and sanitary and weapons systems. He also handled small arms and heavy weapons such as missiles and torpedoes.
Eric is an enthusiastic researcher of submarines. He networks with other submarine veterans to discuss and answer queries on reddit.com. He also co-hosts the Tac Ops podcast, a platform that provides information on militaries across the globe.
Twitter followers: 5,269
GlobalData influencer score: 86
— Eric Moreno (@KingNeptune767) September 28, 2019
4. Alexander Clarke (@AC_NavalHistory)
Dr Alexander Clarke, a social scientist and naval historian, writes about the UK Royal Navy. Alex is a graduate of the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. He studied ship and aircraft design, strategy, and procurement for the Royal Navy’s naval aviation between the 1920s and 1930s, as part of his PhD programme.
Alex has been writing papers on destroyers and cruisers since then. His articles and book reviews have been published in Telegraph Online and Northern Mariner. Alex also contributes to globalmaritimehistory.com. This is a platform that allows maritime historians to share their research works and interests. It is active in inviting a large audience base for discussion and exchange of information.
Twitter followers: 4,311
GlobalData influencer score: 80
#RiverPlate80 – Lessons from #WWI (6/8) – submarines as a method of sea denial… which is something they are great for but, they can also be very problematic if attempting to apply the rules of war on the high seas… especially when it comes to merchant ships. pic.twitter.com/lpHuSlFPYv
— Dr Alexander Clarke (@AC_NavalHistory) August 27, 2019
5. U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet (@USNavyEurope)
The U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet exercises its responsibility over nearly half of the Atlantic Ocean. It also covers the Baltic, Adriatic, Barents, Baltic, Caspian, Black, North, and Mediterranean seas.
The fleet, thereby, exercises its command over three continents – Russia, Europe, and Africa. This includes 105 countries with a total population of approximately one billion.
Twitter followers: 67,723
GlobalData influencer score: 71
The @Armada_esp replenishment oiler #ESPSCantabria (A 15) transits the Atlantic Ocean before participating in the Spanish Naval Exercise Maritime Surveillance (MARSUR) 2019 with the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer #USSPorter (DDG 78). pic.twitter.com/GPuLcFPh9v
— U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet (@USNavyEurope) September 17, 2019
6. Naval News (@navalnewscom)
Naval News is a digital platform that offers research and analysis on the naval industry. It incl;udes features, reports, and news on naval technology, naval forces, events, and shows.
The online platform was co-founded by Xavier Vavasseur and Nathan Gain. Both are military enthusiasts with considerable experience in naval vessels reporting.
Twitter followers: 3,505
GlobalData influencer score: 70
Babcock Team 31 has been selected by the UK MoD as the preferred bidder. Led by Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, and in partnership with the @thalesgroup the #Type31 frigate programme will provide a fleet of five ships ⚓️🇬🇧 #DSEI2019 https://t.co/5IKzEklmjW
— Naval News (@navalnewscom) September 12, 2019
7. Real Clear Defense (@RCDefense)
Created on request of the Pentagon and Hill staff, RealClearDefense (RCD) is a comprehensive open-source online platform offering the latest updates on defence.
The platform covers niche defence topics such as national security, defence policies, military, and foreign affairs. It is a part of 14 online portals managed by RealClear Media Group (RCMG), which is based in the US.
Twitter followers: 45,579
GlobalData influencer score: 65
— RealClearDefense (@RCDefense) September 25, 2019
8. AMTI (@AsiaMTI)
The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) was created by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), US. The initiative encourages the exchange of information on maritime security issues in Asia.
AMTI sources information from news, research, analysis, public sector institutions, non-profit organisations, and informed individuals. The platform aims to promote transparency in the region to avoid conflicts and encourage more co-operation.
Twitter followers: 12,016
GlobalData influencer score: 63
President of Canadian subsea systems manufacturer Oceanworks pleads guilty to sharing details of a U.S. Navy submarine rescue system with China’s Beijing Company as part of a proposal to build a comparable system for China’s navy. @Mar_Ex https://t.co/mSk0SHZctT pic.twitter.com/05K52KQaMh
— AMTI (@AsiaMTI) September 18, 2019
9. H I Sutton (@CovertShores)
H I Sutton is a naval tech expert. He offers defence analysis, illustrations, and reports on naval vessels and their history through his blog, hisutton.com. He is a contributor to Forbes and Jane’s Intelligence Review (JIR).
Covert Shores provides a glimpse of the unseen missions, tactics, units, and underwater vehicles. Specifically those used by the US Navy SEALs, Spetsnaz, and other special operations units.
Twitter followers: 14,672
GlobalData influencer score: 63
New candid photo released inadvertently by #Russia state media reveals Belgorod special mission #Submarine. Helps put satellite images into 3D. Will carry Poseidon mega-torpedo https://t.co/U82ilPiwEs #Submarines #Navy #nuclearweapons pic.twitter.com/Nb6vXyZFqp
— H I Sutton (@CovertShores) September 11, 2019
10. CaptN (@Capt_Navy)
CaptN is a naval veteran, who tweets on a wealth of topics. These include underwater vehicles, warships, auxiliary vessels, nuclear powered submarines, and issues related to maritime security.
Twitter followers: 11,153
GlobalData influencer score: 62
#ВМФ🇷🇺#Russian #Navy The SS-C-5 Stooge,a mobile coastal defence missile system conducts missile launch during exercises on the Chukotka Peninsula.The missile system launched a SS-N-26 Strobile missile which successfully hit a target located 200 nautical miles away. pic.twitter.com/xoGFbxC83j
— Capt(N) (@Capt_Navy) September 27, 2019