Articles written by: US Navy

USS Constitution Commemorates 200th Anniversary of Dual Victory over Royal Navy

CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Feb. 20, 2015) Sailors assigned to USS Constitution fire a round from the ship's saluting battery to commemorate the bicentennial anniversary of Old Ironsides' dual victory against the Royal Navy ships HMS Cyane and HMS Levant in its final battle of the War of 1812. The battle, which took place on Feb. 20, 1815 near the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira, was fought three days after the U.S. Senate ratified the Treaty of Ghent, which officially ended the war. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Peter Melkus/Released)

The crew of USS Constitution commemorated the bicentennial of Old Ironsides’ final battle during the War of 1812, her unprecedented dual-victory over Royal Navy ships HMS Cyane and HMS Levant Feb. 20 in Charlestown Navy Yard. Constitution Sailors fired the […]


US Navy Demos Synthetic Guidance Technology with Tomahawk Missile

A synthetically guided Tomahawk cruise missile

A synthetically guided Tomahawk cruise missile successfully hit its first moving maritime target Jan. 27 after being launched from the USS Kidd (DDG-100) near San Nicolas Island in California. The Tomahawk Block IV flight test demonstrated guidance capability when the […]


Railgun Pictures

electromagnetic railgun

What Is It? The EM Railgun launcher is a long-range weapon that fires projectiles using electricity instead of chemical propellants. Magnetic fields created by high electrical currents accelerate a sliding metal conductor, or armature, between two rails to launch projectiles […]


From Research to Railgun: Revolutionary Weapon at Future Force EXPO

Electromagnetic Railgun

The Electromagnetic Railgun –a weapon that will play a significant role in the future of the U.S. Navy — will be on display to the public for the first time on the East Coast Feb. 4-5 at the Naval Future […]


US Navy, Boeing Deliver 21st P-8A to Fleet Operators

US Navy, Boeing Deliver 21st P-8A to Fleet Operators

The Navy received the final production P-8A Poseidon aircraft of 2014 on Jan. 8 marking 21 deliveries to fleet operators in Jacksonville, Fla. “Boeing last month delivered the eighth P-8A Poseidon of 2014, completing all planned deliveries to the U.S. […]


Navy Names New Virginia-Class Attack Submarine

Navy Names New Virginia-Class Attack Submarine

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today that SSN 795, a Virginia-class attack submarine, will bear the name USS Hyman G. Rickover. Mabus named the submarine to honor U.S. Navy Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, the man credited for developing […]


Amphibious Squadron Five/11th MEU Transits from U.S. 5th Fleet to US 7th Fleet

Amphibious Squadron Five/11th MEU Transits from U.S. 5th Fleet to US 7th Fleet

After an extensive operational period with a variety of operations and exercises, two of the three ships of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), along with embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), departed the U.S. 5th Fleet area of […]


US Navy Christening Fifth Joint High Speed Vessel

US Navy Christening Fifth Joint High Speed Vessel

The Navy will christen the future USNS Trenton (JHSV 5) Jan. 10 during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony in Mobile, Alabama. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Virginia Kamsky, chair and chief executive of […]


Navy Tests New Unmanned Underwater Vehicle at JEBLC-FS

Navy Tests New Unmanned Underwater Vehicle at JEBLC-FS

The U.S. Navy completed tests on the GhostSwimmer unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story (JEBLC-FS), Dec. 11. GhostSwimmer is the latest in a series of science-fiction-turned-reality projects developed by the chief of naval operations’ Rapid […]


 
Ratio of armour to infantry http://t.co/dYdTruAJyE #forum #military2 days ago