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Navy

Pentagon confirms military buildup along Russian borders for ‘peace and stability’
The Pentagon has confirmed the military buildup along Russia’s borders to ensure long-term “peace and stability” in the region. Earlier Moscow accused NATO of a sharp increase in air activity and intelligence flights in the border zone.

17.12.2014 01:34

​‘Human microwave’: China's controversial ray gun inflicts unbearable pain
China has presented Poly WB-1, a non-lethal ray gun that can be used for crowd dispersal, by making its targets feel like their skin is on fire. The US version of the weapon was shelved due to practical difficulties and the potential public backlash.

16.12.2014 16:47

Robots, drones to boost Russian 5th gen nuclear subs’ arsenal
Russia’s fifth generation nuclear submarines will be armed with robots and underwater drones in addition to conventional weaponry.

15.12.2014 14:31

Navy’s 100lb robotic 'spy fish' could take to sea next year
The Navy has been testing a robotic spy fish designed to resemble a five-foot, 100lb bluefin tuna. If it is operational next year, it will be used to patrol harbors, enter enemy territory, and report back on the movements of enemy ships.

13.12.2014 02:15

Not Sci-Fi anymore: Navy’s 'fully operational' laser gun blows up boats, drones (VIDEO)
The US Navy continues to tout its sophisticated warship laser system, saying it has performed above expectations for the last four months of operational testing aboard the USS Ponce during its deployment in the Persian Gulf.

11.12.2014 15:06

Air Force repaints its trucks because of F-35s
Plagued with chronic cost overruns and delayed deliveries, the Pentagon’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has yet another issue threatening the plane’s safety record: the dark-green, heat-absorbing trucks used to refuel the jet need a new paint job.

09.12.2014 15:11

Bahrain’s price for hosting UK naval base is ‘blood of our children’ – Rajab to RT
The opening of a large UK naval base in Bahrain is a reward to London for not speaking out against the royal family’s abuses against dissenters, human rights activist Nabeel Rajab told RT. Hundreds of Bahrainis protested the announcement.

08.12.2014 19:40

Hagel defends raid that ended with death of two hostages
​A botched rescue attempt led by American special forces over the weekend ended with the deaths of two hostages. Nevertheless, the United States secretary of defense is standing by the Pentagon's protocols.

08.12.2014 17:56

Britain reopens Bahrain navy base after 40 yrs – to fight ISIS
The UK is returning to its naval base in Bahrain, a former British protectorate, after more than 40 years. The base will serve as the main British hub for operations in the Persian Gulf.

06.12.2014 05:41

Navy’s shower vid scandal: Pioneering female submariners secretly filmed in bathroom
At least three US female Navy officers, among the first to serve on a submarine as part of integration reform, have for a year been secretly filmed in the shower, Navy officials admit. An investigation into alleged criminal activity has been launched.

04.12.2014 12:44

Nuclear missile launch officer to be court-martialed on drug, obstruction charges
The US Air Force will begin a court-martial in January in the case of a nuclear missile launch officer charged with drug use and obstructing justice following a criminal probe that exposed an exam-cheating scandal involving nearly 100 nuke officers.

03.12.2014 16:29

Night set alight as Russian sub test-launches Bulava missile (VIDEO)
Russia’s second Borey-class nuclear submarine test-fired a strategic Bulava intercontinental missile. The night blast-off from a submerged boat was the first successful SLBM launch for the Aleksandr Nevsky.

29.11.2014 08:23