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US Navy Plans to Equip Next-Generation Aircraft Carriers With Laser Weapons

US Navy Plans to Equip Next-Generation Aircraft Carriers With Laser Weapons

US Navy officials are pinning their hopes on laser and directed-energy weapons, claiming that lasers would even replace some existing missile systems, providing a much higher rate of annihilation. The US Navy is considering the possibility to equip America’s next-generation […]


Invisible No More: US Stealth Subs to Lose Unbeatable Advantage

Invisible No More: US Stealth Subs to Lose Unbeatable Advantage

The US Navy’s worst nightmare is about to come true: new technologies will deal a severe blow to the ability of American stealth submarines to vanish beneath the waters without a trace, Professor of Strategy at the Naval War College […]


HII Awarded Contract For Design of Aircraft Carrier CVN 79

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) received a $3.35 billion contract award for the detail design and construction of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), the second ship in the Gerald R. Ford class of carriers. The work will […]


Virginia-Class Submarine John Warner (SSN 785) Successfully Completes Initial Sea Trials

Virginia-Class Submarine John Warner (SSN 785) Successfully Completes Initial Sea Trials

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that the newest Virginia-class submarine, John Warner (SSN 785), successfully completed its initial sea trials on Saturday. Sea trials are aggressive operational tests that demonstrate the submarine’s capabilities at sea. John Warner, the first […]


US AEGIS Ships Could Pose Threat to Russia

US AEGIS Ships Could Pose Threat to Russia

Russian Embassy to Washington Counselor Alexander Trofimov says that US Navy Aegis ships based in Europe could secretly carry cruise missiles threatening Russia. US Navy Aegis ships based in Europe could secretly carry cruise missiles threatening Russia, Russian Embassy to […]


US Navy Announces Successful Test of Electromagnetic Catapult on CVN 78

US Navy Announces Successful Test of Electromagnetic Catapult on CVN 78

The Navy conducted the first-ever, shipboard, full-speed catapult shots using the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) aboard the aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), Naval Sea Systems Command announced May 15. EMALS is a carrier-based launch […]


US Navy Declares Initial Operational Capability for New Rolling Airframe Missile

US Navy Declares Initial Operational Capability for New Rolling Airframe Missile

The U.S. Navy successfully achieved Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for the Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) May 15. RAM is a highly successful, 39-year U.S. cooperative program with the […]


Obama picks new chiefs for US Army, Navy

Obama picks new chiefs for US Army, Navy

President Barack Obama has chosen a submarine officer to serve as the next head of the US Navy and an infantry officer who commanded troops in Afghanistan for army chief, officials said Wednesday. Admiral John Richardson, currently the head of […]


USS Farragut Responds to Distress Call from Maersk Tigris

USS Farragut Responds to Distress Call from Maersk Tigris

U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain answered a distress call this morning issued by the Maersk Tigris container ship, after an Iranian Navy ship fired shots across its bridge and Iranian personnel boarded the commercial vessel, a Pentagon spokesman […]


For the First Time Ever: US Navy Drone Refueled Mid-Flight

For the First Time Ever: US Navy Drone Refueled Mid-Flight

The X-47B test UAV has completed the first-ever autonomous aerial refueling. Developed by Northrop Grumman, the drone received over 4,000 pounds of fuel from a tanker jet just off the coast of Virginia. “What we accomplished today demonstrates a significant, […]


 
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