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Navy

Computer glitch forces X-47B Navy drone onshore after historic carrier landing
The United States Navy made history Thursday when it successfully landed its first autonomous drone on an aircraft carrier in the Atlantic Ocean, but a computer malfunction made the mission nowhere near as successful as the Pentagon had hoped.

12.07.2013 14:52

Unmanned drone makes first landing on US Navy aircraft carrier (VIDEO)
The experimental X-47B drone has successfully landed on a US Navy aircraft carrier for the first time since its May launch. This means the US can now launch drones overseas without needing to use bases in other countries.

10.07.2013 14:55

Russia’s first Mistral-class ship stern launched (PHOTO, VIDEO)
The stern portion of the first Russian Mistral-class helicopter carrier has been launched in St. Petersburg and will sail to France, where its body is to be assembled. It is due to be completed in October, and its twin will be delivered in 2014.

26.06.2013 11:40

Investigators claim government falsified TWA 800 air crash probe
Former investigators of the TWA Flight 800 airplane crash have revealed that an explosion came from outside the plane, thereby contradicting the government’s conclusion that the fatal crash was an accident.

19.06.2013 16:39

France launches probe into ‘vulnerable’ nuclear base after media disclosure
The French government ordered an inquiry into a nuclear submarine base off the coast of Brittany after the claims in the local paper that the strategic site is vulnerable for terrorist attack due to poor security.

13.06.2013 14:02

Russian nuke subs to patrol southern seas for first time since Soviet era
Russia is planning to deploy nuclear ballistic missile submarines to the southern seas for the first time since a 20-year break that followed the collapse of the USSR, sources told Russian media.

01.06.2013 15:30

Navy considers 3D-printing future fleets of drones
Three-dimensional (3D) printers are quickly proving to be capable of creating just about anything out of little more than thin air, and that could be the military’s key to keeping an endless arsenal of drones at its disposal.

29.05.2013 16:10

Iran begins 'massive' deployment of long-range missile launchers
As the Islamic Republic of Iran prepares for presidential elections next month it is fielding a "massive" number of new long-range missile launchers, Iranian media reported on Sunday.

26.05.2013 12:28

Spain spent $680 million on submarine that ‘can’t resurface’
Spanish engineers, who already spent some $680 million on designing the new generation S-80 class submarine, say it is a major “technical innovation.” There is just one problem the calculations show – if submerged into water, it may never come up again.

22.05.2013 12:49

N. Korea continues short-range missile launches for 3rd day - South
North Korea has fired two short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan on Monday, South Korean Defense Ministry reports. It’s the third day in a row of such launches, despite calls from the UN to cease them.

May 20, 2013 11:21

Russian warships enter Mediterranean to form permanent task force
Warships from Russia’s Pacific Fleet have entered the Mediterranean for the first time in decades. Russia’s Navy Chief says the task force may be reinforced with nuclear submarines, as the country starts building up a permanent fleet in the region.

16.05.2013 13:43

US Navy launched its first drone from aircraft carrier
The US Navy has successfully catapulted a prototype drone from an aircraft carrier on Tuesday, which is the first step in a program designed to begin fielding drones on all Navy carriers between 2017 and 2020.

14.05.2013 16:59