Tag: US-Navy

  • The Navy is developing laser cannons

    War ships in future could very well lay the gunpowder to rest for good. If you’ve been dreaming of Star Wars type of ways to mass destruction or the like, here’s news that’s bound to have you leap from your seats and go join the Navy! As per the Office of Naval Research, the Navy…

  • German news station blunders with US Navy Seals VI team emblem, using a Star Trek fan-made one instead

    German news station blunders with US Navy Seals VI team emblem, using a Star Trek fan-made one instead

    A single Google search for images doesn’t always bear the expected fruit. German news station N24 recently learned that with the Osama Bin Laden mission’s news. The news agency mistook the emblem of the Star Trek Maquis Special Ops Seal VI to be that of the US Navy’s “SEAL Team Six” team that undertook the…

  • U.S. Navy army ships may soon come out with lasers systems

    U.S. Navy army ships may soon come out with lasers systems

    For the first time ever, laser beams were flashed across to various targets off the central California coast. This was part of a series of successful solid-state laser defense firing tests by Northrop Grumman and the Office of Naval Research aboard the decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer USS Paul F. Foster. The Maritime Laser Demonstrator zapped laser…

  • The HMS Invincible goes up for sale

    The HMS Invincible goes up for sale

    It’s the end of the line for HMS Invincible. After a glorious 32 years of service in the Royal Navy, the aircraft carrier Invincible has been put up for sale on the Disposal Service Authority website listed among old Defence Force equipment, camo pants and ammo boxes. The Ministry of Defense expects to raise £2…

  • Navy scientists develop underwater laser communication technology

    Navy scientists develop underwater laser communication technology

    A better tool for underwater acoustics has been developed by the researchers at the Naval Research Laboratory. The new system will use laser light to create sound underwater from a distance. If this works properly then the floating buoys will be a thing of the past if planes will have to communicate with submarines. Well…

  • Anti-terror guns to stop the threat from boats

    Anti-terror guns to stop the threat from boats

    A team of Home Office scientists and industry experts are developing a device that aims to achieve what some consider to be the near impossible. Stopping a speed boat that could be loaded with explosives from reaching its target but without the use of lethal weapons or force. The device which is known as the…

  • Navy wants laser weapons to ward off small boats

    Navy wants laser weapons to ward off small boats

    The US navy wants to test a high-powered laser against the threat of small boats or even jet skies that will be carrying RPG holding riders. The 98-million contract was taken away by Northrop Grumman for the Maritime Laser Demonstration in early July. Now they are on the mode of installing a prototype of the…

  • US Navy launches fastest ship USS Freedom to fight pirates

    US Navy launches fastest ship USS Freedom to fight pirates

    US Navy personnel can now relax. They have invented something, yes, despite the recession and most companies going emptier than a stadium on non-game days that will help them fight pirates than just wait to get captured. It is a new high tech ship called USS Freedom (how typical). It can apparently go up against…

  • New counter mine technology is demonstrated by ONR

    Most of the US Navy casualties are due to naval mine strikes since 1950. A new technology that is being developed by Office of Naval Research (ONR) consists of high temperature superconducting degaussing coil which acts to form a cloaking device which eliminates the magnetic signature of the ship. This interferes with the undersea mines…

  • US Navy awards Northrop Grumman $5 Billion to build new aircraft carrier

    US Navy awards Northrop Grumman $5 Billion to build new aircraft carrier

    The U.S. Navy is building a class of nuclear-powered aircraft carrier as a follow-on to the powerful Nimitz-class carriers. The class will be the Gerald R. Ford class. The Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va., a $5.1 billion contract to design and build the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78),…