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Lasers, Submarines and More: 5 Reasons You Can't Beat the U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy claims that, per the Geneva Convention the laser will not be used to target individual humans. It’s safe to say, however, that detonating explosive devices, fuel, or causing catastrophic damage to a vehicle could have lethal consequences for the crew.The United States Navy is the largest and most advanced navy in the world, fielding everything from aircraft carriers and maritime patrol aircraft to submarines, destroyers and unmanned helicopters.So when your editor asks you to choos...
Tags: Science, Navy, U S Navy, United States Navy, Arleigh Burke


Iran Bluster Is about Red Lines, Not War

In the past week, American-Iranian tensions flared to heights not seen since the Reagan years, when U.S. and Iranian ships and planes faced off in the Persian Gulf. Not only have Iranian irregular forces apparently sabotaged four ships off the major Emirati port of Fujairah with either magnet bombs or underwater drones, but a subsequent drone attack on a Saudi pipeline amplified tensions to a new level.Even on the best of days in hyper-partisan Washington, there are enough polemics to go around....
Tags: News, Washington, Reagan, Iran, United States, Donald Trump, Trump, U S Navy, Persian Gulf, Emirati, Iran Never


US-Nicaraguan man killed in detention served in US Navy

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A Nicaraguan-American dual national who died in a prison disturbance in Nicaragua served in the U.S. Navy and was a staunch opponent of the government of President Daniel Ortega, his cousin said Saturday. Eddy Montes Praslin, 56, was shot dead Thursday at La Modelo prison outside the capital of Managua. Hundreds […]
Tags: News, US, Nation, Nicaragua, US Navy, U S Navy, Managua, MANAGUA Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, La Modelo, Eddy Montes Praslin


U.S. urging talks while 'holding gun' at Iran: Iranian military official

A senior Iranian military official has accused U.S. President Donald Trump of dishonesty, saying Washington is calling for talks while "holding a gun" at Tehran, the semi-official news agency Mehr reported on Friday. Trump has said publicly he wants to pursue a diplomatic route with Iran after withdrawing the United States from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, moving to cut off all Iranian oil exports this month while beefing up the U.S. Navy and Air Force presence in the Gulf. Iran has dismissed t...
Tags: News, Washington, Iran, United States, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Air Force, Tehran, Donald Trump, Trump, U S Navy, Mehr, Gulf Iran


U.S. Navy Stealth Destroyers Will Soon Be Armed with Laser Weapons

“We are waiting for that new bullet to come and give us the longest range possible for land attack strike and surface warfare,” Smith said.(National Harbor, Md.) The US Navy’s stealthy new first-of-its kind destroyer will incinerate targets with lasers, fire advanced weapons to destroy moving targets at sea and use upgraded interceptor missiles to track and knock-out approaching enemy fire -- all as part of a broader strategic shift to prepare the high-tech ship for massive, “blue-water” maritim...
Tags: Science, Navy, Smith, US Navy, Kevin Smith, U S Navy, Zumwalt, Navy League


Deepest-ever sub dive reveals rubbish littering ocean floor in Mariana Trench

On the deepest dive ever made by a human inside a submarine, a Texas investor and explorer found something he could have found in the gutter of nearly any street in the world: rubbish. Victor Vescovo, a retired naval officer, said he made the unsettling discovery as he descended nearly 6.8 miles (35,853 feet/10,928 meters) to a point in the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench that is the deepest place on Earth. His dive went 52 feet (16 meters) lower than the previous deepest descent in the trenc...
Tags: Japan, Texas, Science, Cameron, James Cameron, Pacific Ocean, Mariana Trench, Reuters, U S Navy, Reuters An, Yokosuka, Reuters Plastic, Mariana Trench Credit, Victor Vescovo, Vescovo, United Nations Scientists


Deepest-ever sub dive in Mariana Trench reveals rubbish littering ocean floor

On the deepest dive ever made by a human inside a submarine, a Texas investor and explorer found something he could have found in the gutter of nearly any street in the world: rubbish. Victor Vescovo, a retired naval officer, said he made the unsettling discovery as he descended nearly 6.8 miles (35,853 feet/10,928 meters) to a point in the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench that is the deepest place on Earth. His dive went 52 feet (16 meters) lower than the previous deepest descent in the trenc...
Tags: Japan, Texas, Science, Cameron, James Cameron, Pacific Ocean, Mariana Trench, Reuters, U S Navy, Reuters An, Yokosuka, Reuters Plastic, Mariana Trench Credit, Victor Vescovo, Vescovo, United Nations Scientists


Soaring on thermals like birds could let drones fly for significantly longer

Birds are sometimes able to glide by catching rising air currents, known as thermals. This energy-saving technique could also be used by drones to allow them to remain airborne longer. The post Soaring on thermals like birds could let drones fly for significantly longer appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Drones, Thermals, Emerging Tech, U.S. Navy


Soaring on air currents like birds could let drones fly for significantly longer

Birds are sometimes able to glide by catching rising air currents, known as thermals. This energy-saving technique could also be used by drones to allow them to remain airborne longer. The post Soaring on air currents like birds could let drones fly for significantly longer appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Drones, Thermals, Emerging Tech, U.S. Navy


The U.S. Navy's Most Advanced Aircraft Carrier Ever Has Some Problems

Rep. Rob Wittman, a Virginia Republican who sits on the House's seapower subcommittee, told Navy officials they shouldn't shrink the carrier fleet while the Chinese navy is growing its own force of flattops. China has one carrier in service and is building at least two more.The U.S. Navy has delayed by three months the delivery of the first Ford-class supercarrier. It's the latest setback for a high-tech new ship that's supposed to be the centerpiece of the Navy's future flee...
Tags: Science, Navy, China, Virginia, Ford, House, Chinese Navy, U S Navy, Newport News Shipbuilding, Geurts, U S House Armed Services Committee, Rob Wittman, James Geurts


How the Marines Could Use Robots To Become Even More Lethal

The U.S. Navy is moving quickly to develop robotic warships that could hunt submarines and other ships, screen aircraft carriers and convoys from air attack and sweep away enemy mines.But there’s another mission the Navy should consider assigning to unmanned surface vessels, Neil Zerbe, a retired Navy officer, argued for the Center for International Maritime Security: shuttling supplies from ship to shore in the aftermath of an amphibious assault by U.S. Marines.“While many functions are importa...
Tags: News, Navy, USV, Marines, U S Navy, U S Marines, Zerbe, Neil Zerbe, Center for International Maritime Security, Mantas USV


Iran's Rouhani calls for unity to face 'unprecedented' U.S. pressure

President Hassan Rouhani called on Saturday for unity among Iran's political factions to overcome conditions which he said may be harder than those during the 1980s war with Iraq, state media reported, as the country faces tightening U.S. sanctions. U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday urged Iran's leaders talk with him about giving up their nuclear program and said he could not rule out a military confrontation.U.S. Trump made the offer as he increased economic and military pressure on Ira...
Tags: News, Iraq, Iran, Hassan Rouhani, Air Force, Donald Trump, Trump, Rouhani, U S Navy


Mountain Killer? The U.S. Navy's Railgun Could Be Quite Dangerous

“I don’t know if I can get there from the engineering status yet. But that’s what we continue to look at,” Fanta told Defense News.While the U.S. Navy had announced last year that it would take a prototype railgun to sea onboard the expeditionary fast transport USNS Trenton (JHSV-5) in 2016, the service may have to scupper those plans.(This first appeared in 2016.)If the Navy does take the railgun out to sea on a fast transport, it will be in 2017 at the earliest. In lieu of testing the prototyp...
Tags: Science, Navy, U S Navy, Defense News, Railgun, USNS Trenton JHSV, Rear Adm Peter Fanta


Exclusive: U.S. commander says he could send carrier into Strait of Hormuz despite Iran tensions

Vice Admiral Jim Malloy, commander of the U.S. Navy's Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet, did not say whether he would send the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group into the strategic waterway off Iran, through which passes a fifth of oil consumed globally. The group, whose deployment to the Middle East was fast-tracked by President Donald Trump's administration as a warning to Iran, transited through the Suez Canal into the Red Sea on Thursday and was now under Malloy's command. "If I need to brin...
Tags: Science, Iran, Middle East, Donald Trump, Bahrain, Strait Of Hormuz, Suez Canal, Red Sea, Malloy, U S Navy, Fifth Fleet, Jim Malloy


The Story of How American Air Power Was Born (Thanks to the U.S. Navy)

On March 25, 1898, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt recommended that two officers “of scientific attainment and practical ability” be appointed to investigate the Samuel P. Langley flying machine and report on its “practicability and potentiality for use in war.” Within a month, a joint Army-Navy board on aeronautics submitted a report on the flying machine, commenting on its military applications—then purely theoretical—but also supporting the development of this technology. O...
Tags: Science, Navy, Paris, Wright, U S Navy, Army Navy, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt, Samuel P Langley, Rheims Aviation Meet, Washington I Chambers


US ends its search for F-35 that crashed off Japan in April

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S Navy is halting its search for a Japanese F-35A stealth fighter that crashed off Japan’s coast last month. The pilot is still missing, and Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya said Japan would continue its search. The U.S. Navy said in the statement Thursday it was withdrawing after its salvage vehicle, […]
Tags: Japan, News, Navy, US, Ap, Nation, Tokyo, U S Navy, Nation & World, Takeshi Iwaya


28 unusual museums to visit in Southern California

It’s not surprising that there are a wealth of museums in Southern California. But you may be surprised by how varied they are. There are all types, including those devoted to art, history, cars, military vehicles, surfboards, glass objects and more. Here is a list of 28 of unusual museums to get you started exploring. LOS ANGELES COUNTY American Military Museum: More than 170 vehicles spanning World War I and Operation Desert Storm and honoring all branches of the military. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. ...
Tags: Disney, Vincent Price, Los Angeles, Sport, Nasa, Museum, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Lincoln, Lapd, Walt Disney, Southern California, San Pedro, Huntington Beach, Abraham Lincoln


Of Cyclone Fani, Aftermath and Recovery in India

(Photo by NASA - Terra MODIS Satellite - https://worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=78667390) India (MNN) – India learned from the bitter lessons of 1999 when a super cyclone struck Odisha (formerly known as Orissa) and killed 10,000 people, mostly in Odisha state. Upon learning that another massive storm was aiming straight for the east coast last week, government officials evacuated over a million people. David Dayalan, the India...
Tags: India, Nasa, Src, Bangladesh, Christ, U S Navy, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Orissa, Cuttack, David Dayalan, Fani, Dayalan, Cyclone Fani, Church Dayalan


The Pride of the U.S. Navy: Why This Aircraft Carrier Will Dominate for Decades

Today’s average sixty-four-jet air wing is significantly smaller than its predecessors, with three squadron of Super Hornets, a half-size squadron of Growlers, and two squadrons of older FA-18C/D Hornet jets which are transitioning to new F-35C Lightning stealth jets. These last enable penetration of defended enemy airspace and can fuse their powerful sensors with friendly ships or Super Hornets.Giant aircraft carriers have become synonymous with U.S. military power, but many do not realize just...
Tags: Science, United States, U S Navy, United States Navy, U S Pacific, Super Hornets, Chester Nimitz


U.S rushes ships to Middle East over unspecified Iran threats

By ROBERT BURNS and CATHERINE LUCEY WASHINGTON — The U.S. is rushing an aircraft carrier and other military resources to the Middle East after seeing Iranian troops and proxy forces making preparations for attacks against U.S. forces and interests in the region, a defense official told The Associated Press. At the White House, National Security Adviser John Bolton said Sunday night that the U.S. was deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the U.S. Centra...
Tags: Europe, News, Obama, Washington, China, Iraq, India, Israel, Uncategorized, America, Sport, World news, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Soccer


Why America Has No Aircraft Carrier's Standing By To Take on Venezuela

A failed coup attempt targeting Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro on April 30 ended in confusion and failure. Russian and Cuban advisors and a strong core of the Venezuelan military continues to support Maduro amid economic collapse and widespread protests.U.S. president Donald Trump in 2018 threatened military action against Maduro but didn’t make good on the threat. Washington instead imposed sanctions in order to pressure Maduro to step down.But at least one lawmaker wants to escalate Washi...
Tags: News, Washington, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, South Carolina, Augusto Pinochet, U S Navy, Maduro, U S Central Intelligence Agency, Sen Lindsey Graham, U S Southern Command, Cuba Russia


Why America Has No Aircraft Carriers Standing By To Take on Venezuela

A failed coup attempt targeting Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro on April 30 ended in confusion and failure. Russian and Cuban advisors and a strong core of the Venezuelan military continues to support Maduro amid economic collapse and widespread protests.U.S. president Donald Trump in 2018 threatened military action against Maduro but didn’t make good on the threat. Washington instead imposed sanctions in order to pressure Maduro to step down.But at least one lawmaker wants to escalate Washi...
Tags: News, Washington, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, South Carolina, Augusto Pinochet, U S Navy, Maduro, U S Central Intelligence Agency, Sen Lindsey Graham, U S Southern Command, Cuba Russia


Hurricane Michael Unearths Evidence of Fort Occupied by Hundreds of Freed Slaves

Tangled up in the root balls of enormous trees toppled by Hurricane Michael, which ripped through Florida last October, was an archaeological treasure: ammunition and artifacts from Fort Gadsden, a site occupied by one of the largest communities of freed slaves in the early 1800s.On July 27, 1816, the U.S. Navy was firing shots at the fort (then called the "Negro Fort"), when one shot hit a storage unit filled with ammunition, leading to an explosion that killed hundreds of African Americans.Som...
Tags: Florida, Science, Forest Service, National Park Service, U S Navy, Tallahassee, Kimbrough, Maroons, Underground Railroad Network, Fort Gadsden, Negro Fort, Rhonda Kimbrough, Southeast Archeological Center, Rhonda KimbroughThrough


Future underwater robots could charge their batteries by eating fish poop

The U.S. Navy wants to find a way to create underwater robots that can stay submerged for longer. Their idea? Giving it special batteries that can be recharged by eating fish poop. The post Future underwater robots could charge their batteries by eating fish poop appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Navy Plans to Document UFO Sightings, But Keep Them Confidential

Extraterrestrials, take note: The U.S. Navy plans to set up an official reporting and investigative system that will monitor reports from its pilots about unidentified flying objects.But while this "X-Files"-worthy operation sounds newsy, don't expect to hear details about it anytime soon. The Navy doesn't intend to make the data public, citing the privileged and classified information that these reports usually include, according to The Washington Post."Military aviation safety organiza...
Tags: Science, Navy, Politico, Pentagon, Defense Department, The Washington Post, U S Navy, U S Air Force, Mountain View California, Seth Shostak, Shostak, Elizondo, Luis Elizondo, AATIP, Joe Gradisher, Gradisher


The 1 Sure Thing That Could Destory a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier (And Quickly)

The Forrestal fire did lead to major reforms of the Navy’s firefighting procedures, including better training in damage control for the crew at large. In the next two years, new firefighting devices that could flood the entire carrier deck with flame-retardant foam were installed. A Farrier Firefighting School was opened at Norfolk, named after the chief who sacrificed his life attempting to douse the first bomb.Two deadly collisions involving U.S. Navy destroyers in June and August 2017 may hav...
Tags: Science, Navy, Norfolk, U S Navy, Forrestal, Navy Aircraft Carrier And Quickly


Killed in Pearl Harbor, Pasadena Navy seaman returns home after 78 years

Two weeks after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, a telegram arrived at the Karli family’s Pasadena home — their son, 19-year-old Seaman 1st Class John Albert Karli, was missing in action. After nearly 78 years after he perished aboard the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor Seaman First Class John Karli’s remains are carried off a plane by sailers, of NOSC Los Angeles, at LAX as he is brought home to his niece Marilyn Long and her family on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. The family is bu...
Tags: Usa, News, Maryland, Navy, Washington, US, Sport, Soccer, Military, Hawaii, San Diego, Nebraska, Keystone, Oklahoma, Pasadena, Local News


551 Conversations from Sun ‘n Fun

Interviews recorded at Sun ‘n Fun 2019: the Aerospace Center of Excellence, a family-owned GA aircraft interiors company, how a high school student funds his pilot training, a flight operations software company, and a competitive glider pilot. In the news, 737 Max fallout for American Airlines and Boeing, a pilot rescued by a hazardous tree removal company, unexplained aerial phenomena seen by military pilots, and a human transplant kidney delivered by drone. The Blue Angels perform for the cro...
Tags: Facebook, Navy, Washington Post, Youtube, Arizona, Sun, Romania, Aviation, Trevor, Baltimore, Boeing, Ufo, American Airlines, Southwest, Tom, Laura


Here's the U.S. Navy’s Drone Tanker, on the Road

A test prototype of Boeing’s MQ-25 carrier-based refueling aircraft gets a ride to its test airfield.
Tags: Road, Boeing, Contracting, U S Navy, Drone Tanker