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  • U.S. Navy seizes cache of weapons aboard ship in Arabian Sea (this week)

    05/13/2021 11:55:52 AM PDT · by caww · 16 replies
    cbsnews ^ | 5/10/2021 | cbsnews
    When people question where weapons are coming from in conflicts... Based on interviews with the crew and material investigated on board, the sailors determined the vessel came from Iran, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing investigation. When laid out on the deck of the Monterey, the scale of the find came into focus. Sailors found nearly 3,000 Chinese Type 56 assault rifles, a variant of the Kalashnikov. They recovered hundreds of other heavy machine guns and sniper rifles, as well as dozens of advanced, Russian-made anti-tank guided missiles. The shipments also included several...
  • BREAKING: 12+ Iranian Gunboats Swarm 6 U.S. Warships, Dozens Of Warning Shots Fired

    05/10/2021 12:42:22 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 153 replies ^ | May 10, 2021 | Ryan Saavedra
    Iranian military gunboats with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, a designated terrorist organization, swarmed several U.S. warships on Monday that were escorting a U.S. submarine. “Over a dozen Iranian gunboats harass formation of six U.S. warships including guided-missile submarine Georgia,” Fox News Pentagon correspondent Lucas Tomlinson said. “U.S. Coast Guard cutter fired warning shots in response in Strait of Hormuz.” The 13 Iranian military vessels reportedly came within 150 yards of U.S. Forces, which fired 30 warning shots at the Iranian vessels. Pentagon press secretary John Kirby called the incident “significant” since previous incidents had involved fewer vessels.
  • U.S. Navy seizes cache of weapons aboard ship in Arabian Sea likely bound for Yemen

    05/10/2021 6:53:03 AM PDT · by deport · 32 replies
    CBS NEWS - AP ^ | MAY 10, 2021
    The U.S. Navy announced Sunday that it seized an arms shipment of thousands of assault weapons, machines guns and sniper rifles hidden aboard a ship in the Arabian Sea, apparently bound for Yemen to support the country's Houthi rebels. An American defense official told The Associated Press that the Navy's initial investigation found the vessel came from Iran, again tying the Islamic Republic to arming the Houthis despite a United Nations arms embargo.
  • U.S. Navy Must Win Wars, With Robots and Perhaps Without Them.

    05/05/2021 6:51:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | May 5, 2021 | Austin Bay
    In April, the U.S. Navy's Pacific Fleet ran a much-anticipated Fleet battle problem. Arguably, its dull official name, Unmanned Integrated Battle Problem 21, was a touch misleading. Navy Fleet battle problems have a remarkable history for testing technology, training sailors, developing organizations and informing long-term decisions that have greatly benefited the United States. I'm referring to the 1920s and 1930s battle problems, which always had a trans-oceanic campaign against Japan as their strategic backdrop. Prescient? Yes. And the battle problems were rigorous in execution and detailed in evaluation. 2021's fleet problem, under wartime-like operational conditions, tested gee-whiz military and communications...
  • Chinese Aircraft Carrier’s Weakness Revealed in Fatal Crash of J-15 Fighter Jet

    05/03/2021 7:02:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/03/2021 | Shen Zhou
    On April 26, Xinhua, the mouthpiece of the communist regime, published an article to commemorate a Chinese carrier-based J-15 fighter jet pilot, who died in an accident as a result of his jet’s electronic control system malfunctioning during a landing; the article inadvertently revealed the weakness of the carrier’s combat capabilities. There have always been doubts about the true capability of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) aircraft carriers and their carrier-based J-15 pilot training. This unprecedented report appears more of an attempt to restore public confidence, as the CCP’s media rarely publicizes such accidents involving the military. In fact, the...
  • Drowning men screamed as burning oil engulfed them: With hundreds dead and half the supply ships sunk, the British mission to save Malta in 1942 seemed doomed. What followed, as Max Hastings recounts in a gripping book, would go down in maritime history

    05/03/2021 7:16:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 2, 2021 | Max Hastings
    After a night fending off attacks from enemy torpedo boats, almost every man of the convoy, young and old alike, was now sleepwalking. A rating on the escort destroyer Ashanti said: ‘Most of us were bloody knackered, absolutely exhausted by the effort, the constant concentration.’ There was to be no let-up. That morning in August 1942 the weather over the Mediterranean was good enough to favour new air attackers. Three Italian bombers were seen lingering on the horizon, beyond range of the ships’ guns, obviously reporting the new British position. Then out of the sky a dozen German bombers came...
  • Thousands wave off Big Lizzie in show of force to China: Britain's £3billion aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth to lead mission to Asia as two of Royal Navy's 'Premier League' warships leave Portsmouth

    05/02/2021 4:20:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 1, 2021 | Faith Ridler
    Thousands of well-wishers waved off the Royal Navy's flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth as it set sail for exercises and its first operational deployment to the Far East. The £3billion aircraft carrier - nicknamed 'Big Lizzie' - sailed out of Portsmouth Harbour in Hampshire to cheers from the crowds who filled the walls and the beaches. There were few signs of social distancing among those who brandished Union Flags and held banners saying farewell to their loved ones who will be at sea for about seven months.
  • Indonesia's sunken submarine may have been hit by a powerful force known as an internal wave

    05/01/2021 12:15:16 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 71 replies ^ | 5/1/2021 | Anne Barker
    As an Indonesian navy submarine crewed by 53 men glided below the surface of the Bali Sea during a routine training exercise, it may have been hit by an invisible but powerful force that dragged them to the deep. Indonesian navy officials suspect an internal solitary wave, known to occur in the seas around Bali, may have caused the sinking of KRI Nanggala 402, and the loss of its 53 crew. The vessel sank to a depth of 838 metres, far beyond the reach of rescuers. As the personal effects of crew members floated up and the oxygen supply on...
  • Convoy of carnage: A heroic British flotilla planned to save Malta from starvation in 1942... but U-boats were ready to pick off our ships like sitting ducks, writes MAX HASTINGS in one of the most dramatic forgotten chapters of the war

    05/01/2021 4:31:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 30, 2021 | Max Hastings
    Since 1815, the island of Malta had been viewed as one of the jewels in Britain’s crown of empire — a vital way-station to the East and a sun-baked fortress that showcased the Royal Navy’s dominance of the Mediterranean. But in the summer of 1942 it was the only surviving British bastion in the central Mediterranean, beleaguered, tottering and close to capitulation. Constant attack from as many as 300 aircraft in 24 hours — the Italians by day, the Germans by night — had left more than a thousand people dead, 4,500 injured and 15,500 homes destroyed. Its Grand Harbour...
  • HMS Unicorn goes under the microscope for preservation project

    04/30/2021 6:06:39 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | Graeme Ogston
    Perched on a pontoon above the chilly water of Dundee's Victoria Dock, surveyors are inspecting every section of one of the world's oldest ships. HMS Unicorn has been a feature of the city since 1873, half a century after she was built at Chatham Dockyard in Kent. The former training ship has weathered many storms, including almost being scrapped in the 1960s.
  • The ship that saved the unknown soldier from disaster

    04/30/2021 6:38:19 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 8 replies
    WaPo vis MSN ^ | 4/30/21 | Michael Ruane
    Up on deck, where the casket of the unknown soldier was tied down with rope and covered with canvas, the Marine guards lashed themselves to the ship’s stanchions so they wouldn’t be swept overboard. Twenty-foot seas broke over the pilot house. One Marine was drenched by a wave so big that it tore his hip boots off. And the ship was rolling so badly that the crew feared that each roll would be its last. It was the fall of 1921. The USS Olympia was halfway across the stormy Atlantic, bound from France to the Washington Navy Yard. And the...
  • Russian frigate narrowly avoids blasting ITSELF in failed weapon test as cruise missile spins in the air before exploding in the sea just yards from the vessel

    04/29/2021 6:42:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 55 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Will Stewart
    The video was uploaded to a Russian site showing the failed launch. In the video, the missile is seen launching from the ship, but within moments spins out of control before pointing dangerously back towards the vessel. Fortunately for the crew, the missile appears to break up-mid and falls in multiple pieces down into the sea, yards away from the frigate. But a few seconds after the missile vanishes below the water, some large flashes are shown beneath the surface, and the water is shown bubbling from the heat. It is unclear what could have happened had the missile fallen...
  • UFO expert debunks Navy footage of mysterious pyramid-shaped objects (Gov. pushing disinformation?)

    04/21/2021 10:07:27 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies
    NYPost ^ | Steven Greenstreet and Jackie Salo
    A renowned UFO investigator claims to have debunked the US Navy footage of pyramid-shaped objects flying off the coast of California — saying it “in every way, matches a plane.” Mick West, who is the author of “Escaping the Rabbit Hole,” said that there are plausible explanations for the three, flashing UFOs seen hovering over the USS Russell in July 2019. “What we’ve got to go here with here is the simplest explanation and really the simplest explanation is that it’s just a plane. It moves like a plane, it acts like a plane,” West told The Post. He said...
  • Richelieu: France’s Super Battleship Hitler Drooled Over

    04/21/2021 6:46:51 AM PDT · by Onthebrink · 33 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 4/21/2021 | Peter Suciu
    A concern was that if a single turret were disabled, the ship would lose fifty percent of its overall firepower, but each turret was also divided in half by a bulkhead of 45mm. Each half thus contained two of the 15-inch guns, which were fed by their own respective magazine below decks. Therefore the only thing the two compartments actually shared was the barbette. Richelieu was also armed with three sets of triple 6-inch guns mounted aft of the superstructure in smaller traversable turrets. She was also equipped with an aircraft deck with an integrated hanger, which allowed the battleship...
  • Battlecruiser HMS Hood: A ‘Battleship’ With Little Armor ?

    04/14/2021 10:09:07 AM PDT · by Onthebrink · 46 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 4/14/2021 | Peter Suciu
    HMS Hood took several direct hits – the first of which were from the Prinz Eugen and then additional hits from Bismarck – with some shells landing near her ammunition magazines, which quickly exploded. Despite the prestige, The Mighty Hood was soon lost. Of the crew of 1,415 sailors, only three survived. The loss of the Hood was taken hard by the Royal Navy, which began a pursuit of Bismarck. The German battleship had been damaged in the fight and tried to make for the coast of occupied France. Three days later, the pride of the German Kriegsmarine was hunted...
  • Battleship USS Wisconsin: She Fought In Three Wars (And Could Fight Again)

    04/14/2021 6:04:10 AM PDT · by Onthebrink · 30 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 4/14/2021 | Peter Suciu
    She was briefly decommissioned, and then reactivated for the Korean War, and provided naval gunfire support duties against enemy bunkers, command posts, and artillery positions. Wisconsin earned five battle stars for her World War II service, and one for the Korean War. When she joined the United States Navy reserve fleet – the “Mothball Fleet” – in 1958, it was the first time the United States Navy was without an active battleship since 1895. However, that wasn’t the end of the line for USS Wisconsin. President Ronald Reagan called for a 600-ship U.S. Navy in the 1980s, and as a...
  • UFO footage leaks from Pentagon…

    04/14/2021 5:52:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies ^ | Posted by Kane on April 13, 2021 9:51 pm
    This is footage filmed in 2019 that was leaked this weekend. VIDEO AT LINK......................
  • 'It was horrific': Sailor's death at the Kahala Hotel and Resort stirs emotions been [Hawaii]

    04/13/2021 2:02:08 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    KHON2 TV ^ | April 12, 2021 | Max Rodriguez
    HONOLULU (KHON2) -- It was tense hours for those stuck inside The Kahala Hotel and Resort during Saturday’s barricade. A guest who stayed two flights above the suspect said he has traveled back home, but it is an experience that is difficult to leave behind. Get Hawaii’s latest news sent to your inbox, click here to subscribe to News 2 You, a daily newsletter. A gunman barricaded himself inside his hotel room and forced all guests at the Kahala to seek shelter. Some people sheltered in the lobby and ballroom, others like David Fox remained inside their room when...
  • Biden’s Presidency Will Be Destroyed By His Foreign Policy if His Domestic Policies Don’t Do It First

    04/09/2021 8:13:40 AM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 32 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 04/09/2021 | Larry Johnson
    Dementia Joe and his coterie of enablers have embarked on a foreign policy that is likely to result in a new war that will endanger America and further a growing perception that the United States is weak and divided. There are three troublesome flashpoints that could explode at any time and catapult our nation into a costly, deadly military confrontation (Ukraine, China and Iran). Topping the list is Ukraine.(snip)And it gets worse. Biden is preparing to send our Navy to the southern coast of Russia: The Biden administration is reportedly poised to send Navy ships into the Black Sea in...
  • Panel: Japan Needs More Offensive Firepower to Counter Chinese Ambitions

    04/07/2021 9:23:16 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 31 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | April 6, 2021 9:41 AM | John Grady
    The China Coast Guard’s aggressive behavior around the Senkaku islands, Beijing’s build-up of coastal military capabilities and this weekend’s transit of a People’s Liberation Army Navy carrier strike group near Okinawa underline Tokyo’s need for its own offensive military capability resources, a leading Japanese security expert said Monday.Masafuma Iida, head of the America, Europe and Russia Division at the Japanese National Institute for Defense Studies, said the threat China poses now is a “very severe reality” that requires “Japan [to] acquire more offensive capability.” He called for the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force to have a long-range precision strike that could...