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  • North Korea Threatens To Sink U.S. Nuclear Submarine Deployed To South Korea

    04/30/2017 3:15:07 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 4-30-2017
    SEOUL, April 30 (Yonhap) -- After the United States deployed a nuclear-powered submarine and an aircraft carrier to South Korean waters amid high inter-Korean tensions, North Korea on Sunday threatened to sink the underwater vessel, accusing America of stepping up military intimidation. "The moment the USS Michigan tries to budge even a little, it will be doomed to face the miserable fate of becoming a underwater ghost without being able to come to the surface," the North's propaganda website Uriminzokkiri said in a posting. "The urgent fielding of the nuclear submarine in the waters off the Korean Peninsula, timed to...
  • North Korea now threatens to sink US Navy's nuclear-powered submarine USS Michigan

    04/30/2017 4:14:33 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 51 replies
    IBTimes ^ | April 30, 2017 | Vasudevan Sridharan
    North Korea now threatens to sink US Navy's nuclear-powered submarine USS Michigan The Ohio-class submarine is stationed in the South Korean port of Busan. North Korea has issued a fresh threat to sink the US Navy's nuclear-powered submarine which is currently stationed in the Korean peninsula waters. Pyongyang said the vessel would be turned into an "underwater ghost". USS Michigan, armed with cruise missiles, arrived at the South Korean port of Busan on 25 April to take part in "routine" exercises. The Ohio-class submarine is being joined by a large fleet of the US Navy's warships led by the supercarrier...
  • US warship sails within ‘striking distance’ of North Korea as Donald Trump prepares ‘show of force’

    04/29/2017 1:36:29 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 28 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | Patrick Knox
    USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group has arrived in waters near the Korean peninsula, where it will join the USS Michigan, a guided missile submarine that docked in South Korea on Tuesday. Upon arrival today, the carrier kicked off a joint drill with the South Korean navy. A defence ministry spokesman said: “Immediately after the aircraft carrier arrived in the Sea of Japan, South Korea and the US strike forces launched a drill from 6pm Saturday.” The drill came hours after the North launched a ballistic missile in apparent defiance of a concerted US push for tougher international sanctions to...
  • US Warship Sails Within 'Striking Distance' Of North Korea As Donald Trump Prepares 'Show Of Force'

    04/29/2017 4:00:43 AM PDT · by Strategy · 100 replies
    The Sun ^ | April 29, 2017 | By Patrick Knox
    A HUGE US Navy super-carrier is gearing up for war off the coast of North Korea after Kim Jong-un's third test fire flop this month. USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group arrived in waters near the Korean peninsula, where it will join the USS Michigan, a guided missile submarine that docked in South Korea on Tuesday. The Nimitz-class U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson sailing towards the Korean coast this morning.
  • US Navy fires warning flare at Iran vessel in Persian Gulf

    04/26/2017 3:31:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    AP ^ | April 26, 2017 | John Gambrell
    A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer fired a warning flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel coming near it in the Persian Gulf, an American official said on Wednesday, the latest tense naval encounter between the two countries. The incident happened Monday as the vessel attempted to draw closer to the USS Mahan despite the destroyer trying to turn away from it, said Lt. Ian McConnaughey, a spokesman for the Bahrain-based 5th Fleet.
  • Hampton Roads ship-repair industry is bracing for more than 1,000 new layoffs

    04/25/2017 7:31:23 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 2 replies
    The Virginian Pilot ^ | 4/25/2017 | Robert McCabe
    “Mayday, mayday.” That’s the message that Hampton Roads’ ship-repair industry is sending to Congress as it gets back to work this week. A minimum of 1,000 layoffs are projected in the region’s ship-repair yards in the weeks and months ahead, some of which have already begun to unfold. They’re largely the result of a stopgap spending measure the government has been operating under for roughly seven months and the failure to approve a new national budget with adequate funding to maintain Navy ships, said Bill Crow, president of the Virginia Ship Repair Association, a regional trade group. The meter on...
  • North Korea Threatens To Sink The USS Carl Vinson, Warns China.

    04/23/2017 2:10:05 PM PDT · by davikkm · 43 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    North Korea said on Sunday it is ready to sink the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific. The United States has not specified where the carrier strike group is as it approaches the area. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday it would arrive “within days” but gave no other details. There is speculation the United States may launch a preemptive on North Korea. In other words, North Korea will not be allowed to touch the nuclear trigger. The...
  • US Navy redesigning its submarines to accommodate women

    04/19/2017 12:12:03 AM PDT · by Robwin · 88 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 04/18/2017 | JENNIFER McDERMOTT
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Every submarine in the U.S. fleet was designed with the height, reach and strength of men in mind, from the way valves are placed to how display screens are angled. That's going to change. With women now serving aboard submarines, defense contractor Electric Boat is designing what will be the first Navy subs built specifically to accommodate female crew members. The designers are doing the obvious things, such as adding more doors and washrooms to create separate sleeping and bathing areas for men and women and to give them more privacy. But they are also making...
  • US Deploys Two More Aircraft Carriers Toward Korean Peninsula: Yonhap

    04/17/2017 12:37:36 PM PDT · by rxsid · 94 replies
    macedoniaonline.eu ^ | 04/17/2017 | Tyler Durden
    " US deploys two more Aircraft Carriers to N Korea: Mina According to a report by South Korea's primary news outlet, Yonhap, the Pentagon has directed a total of three US aircraft carriers toward the Korean Peninsula, citing a South Korean government source. Yonhap reports that in addition to the CVN-70 Carl Vinson, which is expected to arrive off the South Korean coast on April 25, the CVN-76 Ronald Reagan - currently in home port in Yokosuka, Japan - and the CVN-68 Nimitz carrier group - currently undergoing final pre-deployment assessment, Composite Training Unit Exercise off Oregon - will enter...
  • Three US Aircraft Carriers Directed Toward South Korean Shores

    04/17/2017 12:06:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 96 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 17.04.2017
    Three US Aircraft Carriers Directed Toward South Korean Shores Amid mounting tensions in the East Asia, the Pentagon has directed three US aircraft carriers toward the Korean Peninsula, South Korean media reported quoting governmental sources. TOKYO (Sputnik) — Three US aircraft carriers, USS Carl Vinson, USS Ronald Reagan and USS Nimitz, will enter the Sea of Japan next week, Yonhap News Agency reported, citing a South Korean government source. Washington and Seoul are discussing joint drills, which will include the three aircraft carriers, with USS Carl Vinson expected to enter the Sea of Japan by April 25 and other ships...
  • China, Russia send ships after U.S. aircraft carrier

    04/16/2017 4:20:16 PM PDT · by Mariner · 60 replies
    AP via SLT ^ | April 16th, 2017 | Unattributed
    China and Russia have dispatched intelligence-gathering vessels from their navies to chase the USS Carl Vinson nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, which is heading toward waters near the Korean Peninsula, multiple sources of the Japanese government revealed to The Yomiuri Shimbun. It appears that both countries aim to probe the movements of the United States, which is showing a stance of not excluding military action against North Korea. The Self-Defense Forces are strengthening warning and surveillance activities in the waters and airspace around the area, according to the sources. The aircraft carrier strike group, composed of the Carl Vinson at its core...
  • US Navy training jets will be modified as it determines oxygen problem

    04/15/2017 10:59:53 PM PDT · by topher · 26 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 04-15-2017
    The U.S. Navy will allow nearly 200 T-45C aircraft to resume flights Monday under modified conditions while it determines what is causing a lack of oxygen in some cockpits. Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker said Saturday instructor pilots will conduct warm-up flights and then will report back to the remaining pilots and students in their squadrons about the use of the modified equipment. All instructor pilots will complete warmup flights and student pilots will conduct training flights as the week goes on.
  • Historic Aircraft Carrier USS Independence On Course for On Time Arrival at Scrapyard

    04/12/2017 7:07:41 PM PDT · by Oatka · 47 replies
    gCaptain ^ | April 6, 2017 | Mike Schuler
    "The harpies of the shore . . ." The decommissioned aircraft carrier, USS Independence has passed Costa Rica on the first leg of its trip from Bremerton and onward to Brownsville, Texas. The first leg of the long 16,000 mile journey that will take the 60,000-ton super carrier around the tip of South America (not the Panama Canal), transiting the Strait of Magellan and eventually into EMR Group’s International Shipbreaking yard in Brownsville, Texas. USS Independence left on her final journey on March 11 from the Kitsap Naval Base in Bremerton, Washington to Brownsville, Texas and is expected to take...
  • Second US carrier group ready as Korean Peninsula tensions rise (USS Eisenhower)

    04/12/2017 2:32:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    As President Donald Trump warned that the US was ready to deal with North Korea alone, another carrier strike group was preparing to respond to a “crisis anywhere on the planet.” The US Navy said the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group was conducting a sustainment exercise to prepare it for deployment. It is led by the nuclear-powered USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, a Nimitz class aircraft carrier. “Sustaining the readiness of this strike group—so it is ready to respond to a crisis anywhere on the planet–is a bargain and an important part of what our Navy’s Optimized Fleet Response Plan does for...
  • Is there a Russian or North Korean submarine off the coast of California? Unusual [tr]

    04/11/2017 7:15:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 66 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 11, 2017 | Anna Hopkins
    The idling presence of anti-submarine military crafts hovering off the United States' West Coast has prompted concerns of a possible threat to national security. Concerns have circulated that a foreign submarine from North Korea or Russia could be the reason for the unusual military activity off the coast of California. Three low-lying military aircraft were reportedly seen in the area using flight-tracking software, despite it not being a normal area of surveillance.
  • Destroyer USS Porter Returns to Homeport Following Tomahawk Strike

    04/12/2017 7:25:02 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 9 replies
    USNI ^ | 11 Apr 2017 | Sam LaGrone
    One of the U.S. destroyers tasked with launching a Tomahawk Land Attack Missile on a Syrian airfield last week has returned to its homeport in Spain, the service announced on Tuesday. USS Porter (DDG-78) returned to Naval Station Rota making the completion of a five-month European patrol in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. “During the patrol, Porter conducted port visits in Valencia, Spain; Venice, Italy; Souda Bay, Greece; and Constanta, Romania,” read a statement from U.S. 6th Fleet. Last week, 59 TLAMS from Porter and USS Ross (DDG-78) struck targets at the al-Shayrat air base in Syria destroying Su-22...
  • U.S. Navy strike group headed for Korean peninsula

    04/10/2017 11:05:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/10/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Hello there, Bowl Cut Jr. It’s been pretty easy for Kim Jong Un since he assumed power in 2011 to provoke the rest of the world any way he wanted. As long as Barack Obama was president of the United States, he could be assured that he could do missile tests and take Americans prisoner, and the scariest American who would show up in his country would be Dennis Rodman. Obama was predictable. Predictably weak and unwilling to take action.
  • McCain: Aircraft carrier program wasted $4.7 billion

    10/14/2015 10:28:12 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 49 replies
    THE HILL ^ | 10/14/15 | Rebecca Kheel
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Wednesday blasted the Navy’s Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier program, saying its $4.7 billion cost overrun threatens to undermine the Navy’s aircraft carrier legacy. “We simply cannot afford to pay $12.9 billion for a single ship,” McCain wrote in an 18-page report. “The combined $4.7 billion in cost growth on these first two ships has already not only eroded the buying power for remaining ships in the Ford-class, as it leaves less available for well as other critical military capabilities.” The criticism comes in the form of McCain’s latest “America’s Most Wasted” report, a series...
  • Tillerson: China agrees on 'action' on North Korea as navy strike group sails

    04/09/2017 7:44:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 149 replies
    Guardian ^ | 9 April 2017 | Edward Helmore and agencies
    Tillerson: China agrees on 'action' on North Korea as navy strike group sails Secretary of state: ‘President Xi understands the situation has intensified’ Syria missile strike described by North as ‘intolerable act of aggression’ Edward Helmore and agencies Sunday 9 April 2017 15.31 BST As the US navy deployed a strike group towards the western Pacific Ocean, to provide a presence near the Korean peninsula, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said China agrees with the Trump administration that “action has to be taken” regarding North Korea. Tillerson told CBS’s Face the Nation, in an interview broadcast on Sunday, that when...
  • USS Gerald Ford, CVN-78, goes to sea for Trials

    04/09/2017 7:26:52 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 110 replies
    US Navy | April9, 2017 | Jeff Head
    The first in class of new carrier, the USS Gerald Ford, CVN-78, went to sea for its frst sea trilas. The US Navy made the following statement: "NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (April 08, 2017) - The future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is underway on its own power for the first time. The first-of-class ship -- the first new U.S. aircraft carrier design in 40 years -- will spend several days conducting builder's sea trials, a comprehensive test of many of the ship's key systems and technologies. GREAT Youtube Video, well worth watching This is historic day. This new class...