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  • Sign a whitehouse.gov petition for the next major U.S. Navy Ship be named "USS The Deplorables"

    12/04/2016 3:33:13 PM PST · by WMarshal · 16 replies
    The White House website ^ | December 4th, 2016 | D.S.
    Please sign a whitehouse.gov petition asking that the next major U.S. Navy Ship be named "USS The Deplorables". Let us have pushing to recognize those citizens who rose up to defend America and The Constitution from the globalists (and to tweak Obama's nose).
  • U.S. Navy, shipbuilders ready for Trump's expansion plan

    12/04/2016 1:26:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 4, 2016 | Andrea Shalal and Mike Stone
    The U.S. arms industry is ready and capable of boosting production of new ships if President-elect Donald Trump makes good his vow to expand the U.S. Navy to 350 ships, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson told Reuters. Shifting the current target of 308 ships upwards would be "remarkably easy" as long as there is funding to pay the bill, the top uniformed Navy official said in an interview at the annual Reagan National Defense Forum in southern California. "If it's resourced, it's a matter of working closely with the industrial base, and they definitely are ready to do...
  • Russia has just given up on trying to launch strikes from its rickety aircraft carrier

    12/03/2016 11:44:21 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 54 replies
    businessinsider.de ^ | December 2, 2016 | Alex Lockie
    Russia's sole aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, began its first combat deployment to Syria with plenty of fanfare, but a recent report from IHS Jane's indicates Russia has given up entirely on launching strikes from the carrier. Satellite imagery obtained by Jane's shows Su-33 jets and one MiG-29KR previously aboard the carrier now stationed at the Hmeymim air base in Syria alongside land-based planes from Russia's air force. The Kuznetsov, never an entirely reliable system, had one of its MiG-29KRs crash in November, and another pilot had to eject after the Kuznetsov's landing gear failed and couldn't receive the aircraft,...
  • Pearl Harbor survivors and WWII veterans arrive in Honolulu

    12/03/2016 7:46:10 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 39 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Saturday, December 3, 2016 | Jobeth Devera, Reporter
    It was an emotional homecoming for dozens of Pearl Harbor survivors and WWII veterans at Honolulu International Airport Saturday afternoon. Live bands, hula dancers and other military servicemen and women gathered around Gate 18 to help welcome our nation's bravest. "I just want thank them for their time and what they've done to sacrifice for this nation," said Joshua Carmack, USN Chief Petty Officer. Each hero was escorted from the plane down an isle of hugs, handshakes and aloha. American Airlines sponsored the round-trip 75th Pearl Harbor Commemoration Flight, from Los Angeles to Honolulu, which hosted approximately 120 Pearl Harbor...
  • GAO: 'The miracle of the LCS didn't happen' [POS "warship"]

    12/02/2016 8:45:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 1, 2016 | Jamie McIntyre
    The Navy's Littoral Combat Ship program is behind schedule, hundreds of millions over budget, and incapable of conducting most of the basic missions it was intended to carry out. Senators on Thursday said they wanted to know why. "Like so many major programs that preceded it, LCS's failure followed predictably from an inability to define and stabilize requirements, unrealistic initial cost estimates, and unreliable assessments of technical and integration risk, made worse by repeatedly buying ships and mission packages before proving they are effective and can be operated together," said Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., told Pentagon witnesses...
  • Troubled $29 Billion U.S. Warship Sows Fresh Doubt on Worth [Bloomberg Link Only]

    12/02/2016 7:47:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Bloomberg View [Link in Body] ^ | December 1, 2016 | Anthony Capaccio
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  • Expeditionary or Carrier Strike Groups? America Needs Both!

    12/01/2016 6:13:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 1, 2016 | Ray McFall
    As we contemplate what the next 5, 10, and 25 years will look like for our U.S. Naval Forces, we need to keep in mind why we have a naval force and what we ask of it. The true power of our naval capability is derived from a synergistic combination of Carrier and Expeditionary Groups. We should not rob Peter to pay Paul here. We need them both. While we certainly need to protect our homeland from foreign enemies, our more likely engagement is away from our homeland. We have to be able to project force when required. We want...
  • Navy Warship Named for 1st Black Marine Corps Aviator

    11/28/2016 6:45:47 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 33 replies
    Real Clear Defense ^ | November 28, 2016 | Associated Press
    TOPEKA, Kan. — A U.S. Navy destroyer warship has been named in honor of a Topeka three-star general who became the first black aviator, first black general and first black base commander in the Marine Corps. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that the destroyer, which is under construction, would bear the name of Lt. Gen. Frank E. Petersen Jr., according to the Topeka Capital-Journal. Petersen enlisted in the Navy in 1950, and left in 1952 to accept a commission as a second lieutenant and become the first black pilot in the Marine Corps. He flew over 350 combat...
  • USS Gabrielle Giffords Completes Acceptance Trials

    11/25/2016 11:07:40 AM PST · by PROCON · 86 replies
    marinelink.com ^ | Nov. 23, 2016 | Joseph R. Fonseca
    Future Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) successfully completed its acceptance trials Nov. 18. The trials consisted of a series of in-port and underway demonstrations for the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). Acceptance trials are the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship to the Navy. During the trials, the Navy conducted comprehensive tests of the LCS intended to demonstrate the performance of the propulsion plant, ship handling, and auxiliary systems.~SNIP~ Following delivery and commissioning in Galveston, Texas, LCS 10 will sail to California to be homeported in San Diego with sister ships USS...
  • Russian Naval Aviation Cannot Gain Full-Fledged Combat Experience In Syria for Now

    11/24/2016 5:36:10 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    TASS Defense ^ | Nov 23, 2016
    MOSCOW --- The Russian Naval Aviation’s planes and helicopters on board the Admiral Kuznetsov (NATO reporting name: Kuznetsov-class) aircraft carrier have been unable to learn full-fledged combat employment lessons from the military operation in Syria, expert Sergei Ishchenko writes in an article published by the Svobodnaya Pressa online news agency. A week has passed since Russian carrier-borne aircraft joined the fighting in the Syrian provinces of Idlib and Homs. The intermediate results produced by the Admiral Kuznetsov’s carrier air wing have been not what the top brass expected dispatching the huge ship and her impressive strike group to the Mediterranean...
  • The Commander of this Navy warship walked off the job

    11/24/2016 10:20:00 AM PST · by GreyHoundSailor · 31 replies
    Navy Times ^ | 23 November 2016 | David B. Larter
    Cmdr. Sarah DeGroot told the head of Amphibious Squadron 3, Capt. Homer Denius, on Monday that she was resigning as the Rushmore's CO. Three sources were unable to immediately specify why she'd taken this highly unusual and likely career-ending move.
  • Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer towed back to port two days after it sails

    11/24/2016 10:39:35 AM PST · by McGruff · 36 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | November 24, 2016
    A Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer has been towed back into port just two days after it sailed following a total propulsion failure while taking part in Nato exercises. The Daring class warship, HMS Duncan, left Devonport naval base at Plymouth on Sunday take part in a series of maritime wargames with Spanish, Portuguese and German warships. But the 4,500 tonne hi-tech ship limped back into Plymouth on Wednesday under tow and shadowed by three additional dockyard tugs as well as the Ministry of Defence police.
  • Personal data for more than 130,000 sailors hacked: U.S. Navy

    11/24/2016 6:43:53 AM PST · by LoneCrusader · 18 replies
    Hackers gained access to sensitive information, including Social Security numbers, for 134,386 current and former U.S. sailors, the U.S. Navy said on Wednesday. It said a laptop used by a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services employee working on a U.S. Navy contract was hacked. Hewlett Packard informed the Navy of the breach on Oct. 27 and the affected sailors will be notified in the coming weeks, the Navy said. "The Navy takes this incident extremely seriously - this is a matter of trust for our sailors," Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Admiral Robert Burke said in a statement. Burke said the...
  • Navy's New $4 Billion Stealth Warship Breaks Down (Again)

    11/23/2016 10:52:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/23/2016
    For the second time in two months, The Navy's new $4 billion stealth warship has broken down. As Military.com reports, the ripped-from-the-pages-of-a-sci-fi mag-looking USS Zumwalt is now in Panama for repairs after suffering a breakdown while passing through the Panama Canal on Monday evening.Military.com's Hope Hodge Seck reports that a spokesman for U.S. 3rd Fleet, Cmdr. Ryan Perry, told Military.com that the commander of 3rd Fleet, Vice Adm. Nora Tyson, had instructed the USS Zumwalt, the first in a new class of stealthy destroyers, to remain at ex-Naval Station Rodman in Panama to address the engineering casualty. "The timeline for...
  • Assessing the Admiral Kuznetsov Deployment in the Syrian Conflict

    11/22/2016 4:34:04 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    Real Clear Defense ^ | November 22, 2016 | By Ben Ho Wan Beng
    On 15 November 2016, Russia joined the exclusive aircraft carrier combat club when its sole flat-top, RFNS Admiral Kuznetsov, took part in operations in the Syrian provinces of Homs and Idlib. Much has been made about the smoke-belching vessel during its voyage from Murmansk to the eastern Mediterranean; now that the Admiral Kuznetsov has had its baptism of fire, the key question is how operationally useful would the platform be for Russia’s Syria strategy in the days ahead? Not very, and this is mainly due to the modest – in terms of both capabilities and size – aircraft complement embarked...
  • Trump and America’s Navy: Dilemmas, Strategy, and Optimism

    11/21/2016 11:44:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2016 | Robert Charles
    Thinking about the new Trump Navy, in context of a totally rebuilt military, less focused on intervention than deterrence, one immediately faces dilemmas. How do we prepare for a two decade reconstruction of diminished and necessary capabilities, while reforming a slow, unresponsive and costly procurement process? How do we reestablish deterrence among Big Powers, where conflicts can be triggered by maritime access, electronic swordsmanship, space-based asset control, at a time of asset and operational gaps? More dilemmas: How do we keep peace from a distance, including assurance that aircraft carriers have reach and freedom from land-based missiles, while rebuilding...
  • Royal Navy to lose missiles and be left only with guns

    11/15/2016 12:06:13 PM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | November 15, 2016 | Ben Farmer
    Royal Navy warships will be left without anti-ship missiles and be forced to rely on naval guns because of cost-cutting, the Ministry of Defence has admitted. The Navy’s Harpoon missiles will retire from the fleet’s frigates and destroyers in 2018 without a replacement, while there will also be a two year gap without helicopter-launched anti-shipping missiles.
  • Navy Ratings Sail into the Sunset

    11/15/2016 8:42:18 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 19 replies
    U.S. Naval Institue Proceedings ^ | November 2016 | Master Chiefs Russ Smith & Jon Port
    Proceedings Magazine - November 2016 Vol. 142/11/1,365 Point By Command Master Chief Russ Smith, U.S. Navy and Senior Chief Intelligence Specialist Pat Bly, U.S. Navy (Retired) The Navy announced in NAVADMIN 218/16, on 29 September, 2016, that it will modernize all rating titles for sailors with the establishment of a new classification system. This news came as a surprise to most in the Navy and an affront to those who identify themselves as Gunner’s Mates, Aviation Ordancemen, Boatswain’s Mates, Intelligence Specialists, Operations Specialists, or any of the more than 80 ratings in the Navy. As sailors heard the news, they...
  • Priority: Rebuilding Our US Navy

    11/13/2016 9:00:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2016 | Robert Charles
    Let’s talk national security, since that conversation is coming, with a vengeance. One issue on which all Republican candidates were united, on which room exists for swift agreement between the Trump Administration and Congress, and on which Democrats may agree – is a tightening focus on US Navy capabilities, procurement processes, strategic priorities and deployment, as well as morale – their exceptional football record versus Army notwithstanding. For starters, a top-to-bottom review of actual and planned capabilities in the context of emerging threats, from cyber to China, is long overdue. Second, a deep dive on mounting delays, re-designs and...
  • USS Morrison

    11/12/2016 5:14:19 AM PST · by KYBeagle · 4 replies
    The first attack on Morrison, a main target as fighter-director ship, was a suicide run by a "Zeke"
  • Active Shooter reported at sasebo naval base in Nagasaki, Japan

    11/02/2016 7:40:43 PM PDT · by reed13k · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 02 Nov 2016 | Victor Morton
    An active shooter was reportedly on the loose Thursday morning at an American naval base in Japan, the commander of the base confirmed.
  • How Do America and China’s Huge New Warships Stack Up? ‘Zumwalt’ versus Type 055

    11/01/2016 8:23:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 1, 2016 | David Axe
    On Oct. 15, 2016 in Baltimore on the U.S. East Coast, the U.S. Navy commissioned the guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt into service following a protracted and costly development. Six hundred feet long and displacing 14,500 tons, Zumwalt — the first of three stealthy land-attack destroyers — is America’s largest surface combatant in generations.
  • Navy Petition Forces White House To Review Gender-Neutral Job Title Change

    10/31/2016 8:34:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 31, 2016 | Jonah Bennett
    A petition to reverse the decision by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus to make the entire job title system gender-neutral has reached more than 100,000 signatures, forcing a White House review.The petition soared to 50,000 within the first week of its launch in late September, but for the rest of October, it was an open question of whether it would reach its goal.But as of Monday morning, the petition reached 102,591 signatures, which reflects the fact that the new job title change is viewed in an almost universally unfavorable light.“For 241 Years Navy personnel have been identified by their...
  • Russian Warships: Spain Says Refuelling Request Withdrawn

    10/26/2016 6:20:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/26
    Russia has withdrawn a request for three warships to dock at the Spanish port of Ceuta for refuelling, following concern among Nato allies. The Spanish foreign ministry says the stopovers have now been cancelled. Spain had been under pressure from Nato allies not to allow the refuelling of the Russian warships bound for Syria. Russia's defence ministry later said no request had been sent for the main vessel, aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, to be refuelled in Ceuta.
  • Navy Secretary: 'Norfolk Is at Risk' from 'Sea Level Rise'

    10/25/2016 7:27:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 25, 2016 | 8:08 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    “Norfolk is at risk over the next few decades if we don’t do something to slow down sea level rise,” Navy Secretary Ray Mabus told a gathering in Washington, D.C., on Monday. Naval Station Norfolk, the largest naval complex in the world, is located in southeastern Virginia. “All our bases are in some way or other at risk,” Mabus said. …
  • The Kilo-Class Submarine: Why Russia's Enemies Fear "The Black Hole"

    10/24/2016 6:39:15 AM PDT · by Strategy · 49 replies
    The National Interest ^ | October 23, 2016 | Kyle Mizokami
    Unlike the United States Navy, which went all-in on nuclear power, Russia maintains fleets of both diesel and nuclear-powered submarines. A land power encompassing much of Eurasia, Russian submarines are based much closer to "the action" than American submarines are. While Russia maintains nuclear submarines for distant ocean patrols, its fleet of diesel submarines is more than adequate for conflicts in Europe, the Middle East and the Russian near abroad. The mainstay of the Russian Navy's conventionally powered fleet are Project 877-class submarines, known as the Kilo class to NATO and the West. Nicknamed the "Black Hole" submarine by the...
  • China's biggest ever stealth warship takes shape: New pictures reveal progress [tr]

    10/22/2016 5:32:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 21, 2016 | Stacy Liberatore
    Asia's most powerful warship has been shrouded in mystery since construction began last year at the Jiangnan Changxing shipyards. Known as a Type 005 destroyer, the vessel is said to be armed with electromagnetic railguns that can shoot down missiles and attack land targets. Now, leaked images give a glimpse of the battle ship's progress - there appears to be  four portals  on the stern for sensors and weapons - along with up to 128 vertical launch system cells for missiles.
  • Putin's warships sail past the White Cliffs of Dover: Russian attack fleet [tr]

    10/21/2016 6:28:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 119 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 21, 2016 | Darren Boyle and Richard Spillett
    A Russian carrier fleet which passed through the English Channel today deployed heavily-armed guards to deter anyone approaching the warships. A number of guards, equipped with AK-74 assault rifles and heavy machine guns were spotted on the flight deck of the Admiral Kuznetsov as it passed by the White Cliffs of Dover. The powerful fleet was ordered to pass through the Channel, which is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, in single file.
  • The Russians ARE coming! Putin's armed fleet heads for Dover as Moscow moves ships [tr]

    10/20/2016 6:40:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 20, 2016 | Darren Boyle, Matt Dathan, and Larisa Brown
    The Russian aircraft carrier fleet is on its way to pass through the English Channel on its way to join Bashar al-Assad's bombing campaign in Syrian city Aleppo, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed. The eight-strong flotilla, led by the Admiral Kuzentsov, has completed training its pilots for bombing missions while it has been tracked by the Royal Navy's HMS Richmond and several NATO vessels. And Vladimir Putin's admirals are keen to ramp up the pressure on Britain's warships by calling in extra assets from the Mediterranean in a mission dubbed 'Operation Sea Fist' by the Russian media. A MOD...
  • Did Iran Launch Missiles at US Warships?

    10/18/2016 7:19:11 AM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 18, 2016 | Stephen Bryen and Rear Admiral Norman Saunders
    A big question surrounding missile attacks against two U.S. ships ( the USS Mason and USS Ponce) is whether it was the Yemeni rebel Houthis (also known as Ansar Allah) who did it? Or, instead, did Iran carry out the attacks? A related question is what were these U.S. ships doing near the Bab el-Mandab straits in the Red Sea? The Ponce is, admittedly, an at-sea forward staging base. Iran has been harassing U.S. ships in the Persian Gulf for some time, and on each occasion the Iranians appear to have been bolder in what looks like a naval game of chicken. So...
  • Sorry, China: Why the Japanese Navy is the Best in Asia

    The best navy in Asia has a total of 114 warships and 45,800 volunteer personnel. It has a large fleet of fast, powerful destroyers, thoroughly modern diesel-electric attack submarines, and amphibious ships that can haul tanks and other ground forces. It can hunt submarines, square off against invasion fleets, and shoot down enemy ballistic missiles. Despite all of that firepower, this is not in fact a navy at all, but an armed cohort of civil servants. Technically, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force is a “self-defense force” designed to overcome the country’s constitutional limits on armed forces. It is, ship for...
  • . Navy's Most Advanced Warship, USS Zumwalt Commissions in Baltimore

    10/17/2016 8:54:25 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 26 replies
    Navy News Service ^ | 10/15/2016 6:25:00 PM | USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) Public Affairs
    BALTIMORE (NNS) -- The Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) was commissioned into active service Saturday, Oct. 15, at North Locust Point in Baltimore. Zumwalt, the lead ship of a class of next-generation multi-mission destroyers, features a state-of-the-art electric propulsion system, wave-piercing tumblehome hull, stealth design, and the latest warfighting technology and weaponry available. Secretary of the Navy, the Hon. Ray Mabus, delivered the ceremony's principal address. The ship's co-sponsors, Ann Zumwalt and Mouzetta Zumwalt-Weathers, are daughters of former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr., after whom the ship is named. The...
  • U.S. Navy Destroyer Fired On Again Off Yemen

    10/16/2016 7:28:40 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 51 replies
    gcaptain/reuters ^ | October 16, 2016 | Matt Spetalnick
    The missile attack, if confirmed, would mark the third time the USS Mason was fired upon in international waters in the past week from territory in Yemen controlled by Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels.
  • US Navy gets PC makeover — while its ships fall apart

    10/15/2016 10:51:29 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 15, 2016 | Post editorial board
    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is facing furor in the ranks over his decision to break with centuries of tradition and stop all identification of sailors by their job titles. It’s a lunatic fight to be having when the Navy faces multiple disasters. Those challenges include crippling flaws in its newest class of ships, as well as serious problems with the new supercarrier, the Gerald R. Ford. Formal delivery of the ship is already 14 months late, and persistent electrical problems remain a mystery. It’s supposed to be the first of a new class, packed with new tech — but it...
  • U.S. Cash to Iran May Have Funded Attack on American Navy

    10/13/2016 9:45:29 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 12, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    Lawmakers fear Iran spending American dollars to fund global terror operation Leading members of Congress suspect a portion of a recent $1.7 billion cash payment to Iran may have been used to help arm and support Yemeni terrorists who recently fired missiles on a U.S. Navy ship in the Red Sea, according to a new congressional inquiry that seeks to determine how U.S. taxpayer funds are being used by Iran to boost its global terror operation. Iran is believed to have used a large portion of the $1.7 billion, suspected to have been paid by the United States as part...
  • U.S. Navy Destroyer Targeted Again in Missile Attack Off Yemen

    10/12/2016 8:48:43 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 13 replies
    gcaptain/Reuters ^ | October 12, 2016 | Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali
    WASHINGTON, Oct 12 (Reuters) – A U.S. Navy destroyer was targeted on Wednesday in a failed missile attack from territory in Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, the second such incident in four days, the U.S. military said. SNIP The USS Mason was also the target of a failed missile attack off Yemen on Sunday, and the Navy praised the resolve of sailors aboard the ship.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy 241st Birthday United States Navy ~ 13 October 2016

    10/12/2016 6:01:50 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 95 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ Happy 241st Birthday, United States Navy!! ~ Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Establishment of the Navy, 13 October 1775 This resolution of the Continental Congress marked the establishment of what is now the United States Navy."Resolved, That a swift sailing vessel, to carry ten carriage guns, and a proportionable number of swivels, with eighty men, be fitted, with all possible despatch, for a cruise of three months, and that the commander be instructed to cruize eastward, for intercepting...
  • USS Nimitz Fifth Carrier Armed with Anti-Torpedo Weapon

    10/12/2016 11:34:15 AM PDT · by Enchante · 23 replies
    Seapower Magazine ^ | October 11, 2016 | RICHARD R. BURGESS
    ARLINGTON, Va. — When the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz emerged from an extended period in a shipyard last week, it featured a new installation of an anti-torpedo system. Nimitz is the Navy’s fifth carrier to have the Anti-Torpedo-Defense System installed. The system includes the Torpedo Warning System, an acoustic sensor that detects an incoming torpedo; a tactical control station; and the Countermeasure Anti-Torpedo (CAT). The CAT, a small torpedo designed to intercept an incoming torpedo, was developed by Pennsylvania State University’s Applied Research Lab. Compared with air- or ship-launched cruise missiles, anti-ship torpedoes are much more difficult for a...
  • U.S. Navy ship targeted in failed missile attack from Yemen

    10/10/2016 12:02:43 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 10, 2016 | Phil Stewart
    A U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer was targeted on Sunday in a failed missile attack from territory in Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, a U.S. military spokesman told Reuters, saying neither of the two missiles hit the ship. The attempted strike on the USS Mason, which was first reported by Reuters, came just a week after a United Arab Emirates vessel came under attack from Houthis and suggests growing risks to the U.S. military from Yemen's conflict. The failed missile attack on the USS Mason began around 7 p.m. local time, when the ship detected two inbound missiles over...
  • Not by Stealth Alone: Russian Corvettes to Get Ability to Shoot Down Enemy Jets

    10/10/2016 10:47:32 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 10.10.2016
    © Photo: Zelenodolsk Shipyard The Russian small missile ship Buyan-M will be equipped with the naval version of the Pantsir surface-to-air missile and an anti-aircraft artillery weapon system as well as a sophisticated radar, the Russian newspaper Izvestia quoted a Russian Navy source as saying. "The Buyan-M's design, featuring a new radar, has already been agreed. Apart from the radar, the Buyan-M will get the Pantsir-SM system," the source said, adding that the radar is currently being tested on board the Russian small missile ship Molniya. The Pantsir-SM, which is an improved version of the Russian Pantsir-S1 air defense system,...
  • U.S. Navy: Missiles from rebel-held Yemen fired in direction of American destroyer

    10/10/2016 2:57:38 AM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    The Week ^ | October 10, 2016 | Catherine Garcia
    On Sunday night, two missiles were fired from territory held by Houthi rebels in Yemen in the direction of an American destroyer, the U.S. Navy announced. The missiles landed in the water of the Persian Gulf, a Navy spokesman said, and while they were fired in the direction of the USS Mason, Lt. Ian McConnaughey said it's unclear if the ship was the specific target. Several days ago, a ship from the United Arab Emirates was targeted by missiles, also apparently fired by the Houthis and their allies, The Associated Press reports, and a ballistic missile was launched from Yemen,...
  • Images Show A Badly Damaged HSV-2 Swift Following Attack Off Yemeni Coast

    10/08/2016 6:30:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    The Warzone ^ | October 5, 2016 | Tyler Rogoway
    As we noted previously, details surrounding the attack on the UAE-operated logistics ship Swift remain very fuzzy. Most news outlets reported the ship was sunk. Contrary to those reports, it appears the ship–or what was left of it–was being towed to Eritrea for examination. It looks as if it has arrived there, and the pictures are not pretty.
  • Gitmo Code Red: Hurricane Matthew to Smash into U.S. Naval Base on Cuba (Category 5)

    10/02/2016 3:54:10 PM PDT · by drewh · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | T2 Oct 2016Newport Beach, CA | y CHRISS W. STREE
    <p>The Category 5 Hurricane Matthew continues moving across the Caribbean, and is scheduled to smash into the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by Tuesday evening.</p> <p>Hurricane Matthew reached Category 5 status in the early hours of Saturday morning, becoming the first to do so since Hurricane Felix in 2007. At its peak that day, Matthew’s 160 miles-per-hour winds were as powerful as Hurricane Gilbert in 1988, which is rated as “the most destructive storm in the U.S. modern history.”</p>
  • Navy base Guantánamo to evacuate families ahead of Hurricane Matthew

    10/01/2016 1:40:13 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 24 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | OCTOBER 1, 2016 | Rosenberg
    The commander of the U.S. Navy base at Guantánamo Bay on Saturday ordered the evacuation of families and other so-called “non-essential personnel” from the remote outpost in southeast Cuba ahead of Hurricane Matthew. “A mandatory evacuation has been called for all non-essential personnel,” said Guantánamo base spokeswoman Julie Ripley, in a statement issued just before 1 p.m. “The location will be announced once details are finalized. This includes dependents, school-aged children, special needs families, and their pets.”
  • The Navy dumped its time-honored job titles and the decision incited widespread outrage

    10/01/2016 7:01:14 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 91 replies
    The Navy's top officer met a skeptical audience here Thursday as he told them why every sailor in attendance was being stripped of the rating title that had defined their jobs and identities. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said this radical change was only the start of a career overhaul that would yield them more opportunities and better chances to get civilian jobs after the service. “What we’ve come up with is a plan for you to be certified in multiple ratings that — Navy Occupational Specialities,” Richardson said. “This buys you a tremendous amount of flexibility, not...
  • Navy Announces Enlisted Rating Modernization Plan (HISTORIC NAVY RATINGS SYSTEM SCUTTLED!!!)

    09/29/2016 2:47:46 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 51 replies
    navy.mil ^ | 29 Sep 16 | Chief of Navy Personnel Public Affairs
    WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Following the completion of its review earlier this year, the Navy announced Sept. 29, it will modernize all rating titles for Sailors with the establishment of a new classification system that will move towards occupational specialty codes similar to how the other services categorize skill sets. "In modernizing our enlisted rating system we are not only giving our Sailors increased opportunities within the Navy, such as a higher level of flexibility in training and detailing, but also increasing their opportunities when they transition out of the service. In aligning the descriptions of the work our Sailors do...
  • Navy Sailor Refuses to Stand During National Anthem

    09/26/2016 10:00:17 AM PDT · by detective · 127 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 26, 2016
    U.S. Navy sailor is under investigation for refusing to stand during the national anthem. Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Janaye Ervin, a reservist stationed at Pearl Harbor, posted on Facebook about why she's following in the footsteps of Colin Kaepernick and others who have demonstrated against police brutality during the anthem. "I feel like a hypocrite singing about the 'land of the free' when I know that only applies to some Americans," she wrote. "I will gladly stand again, when ALL AMERICANS are afforded the same freedom." Ervin says she lost her security clearance and was threatened with jail by the...
  • Navy investigating second sailor who refused to stand for national anthem

    09/25/2016 6:54:41 PM PDT · by kevcol · 88 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | September 25, 2016 | BPR Wire
    Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Janaye Ervin is currently facing potential administrative action for failing to show respect to America’s national symbols, Military.com reports. According to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickman spokesman Bill Doughty, Ervin would not stand for the national anthem while in full uniform Sept. 19.. .. “On September 19,2016, while in uniform, I made the conscious decision to not stand for the Star Spangled Banner because I feel like a hypocrite, singing about “land of the free” when, I know that only applies to some Americans,” Ervin wrote in a Facebook post. “I will gladly stand again, when ALL...
  • American Excellence (Rear Admiral Grace M. Hopper) 1906-1992

    09/24/2016 5:12:28 PM PDT · by ak267 · 21 replies
    wikipedia ^ | 9-12-2016 | wikipedia
    Grace Brewster Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992), née Grace Brewster Murray, was an American computer scientist and United States Navy Rear Admiral.[1] She was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer in 1944,[2] invented the first compiler for a computer programming language,[3][4][5][6][7] and was one of those who popularized the idea of machine-independent programming languages which led to the development of COBOL, one of the first high-level programming languages. Owing to her accomplishments and her naval rank, she is sometimes referred to as "Amazing Grace".[8][9] The U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke class guided-missile...
  • Sailor says Navy punished her for not standing for 'Star Spangled Banner'

    09/22/2016 7:25:38 PM PDT · by kevcol · 120 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 22, 2016 | WITW Staff
    Ervin explained in her Facebook post that on September 19, "while in uniform, I made the conscious decision to not stand for the Star Spangled Banner because I feel like a hypocrite, singing about 'land of the free' when, I know that only applies to some Americans." Ervin said in the post that she was punished by Navy officials and that the "equipment I need to do my Naval job" was taken away.