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$4.4 billion USS Zumwalt breaks down in the Panama Canal

The most expensive destroyer in U.S. history broke down in the Panama Canal on Monday. Dead in the water, the USS Zumwalt had to be towed back to port.

U.S. Navy can't fire new gun due to $1 million cost per round

The US Navy can't fire its awesome new gun that can hit a target more than 70 miles away because the rounds are costing the service nearly a million bucks a piece.

Op-Ed: US Navy super rail gun — Redefining future fire power

Washington - There’s been a lot of hype behind the public unveiling of the U.S. Navy’s rail gun, which has ironically missed a lot of major subjects and strong positives. This is a fundamentally flexible system with multiple ramifications for future wars.

Op-Ed: Brinkmanship in the South China Sea as U.S. carrier group arrives

Sydney - The war of words is getting more physical in the South China Sea. The U.S. has sent a “small armada” to the area. China, meanwhile, protests the U.S. presence, rejects freedom of navigation accusations, and accuses the U.S. of raising tensions.

U.S. Navy shows off its new Zumwalt-class destroyer

The U.S. Navy's new Zumwalt-class destroyer is a real one-of-its-kind warship. Not only is it the largest in the U.S. fleet, but it will be the first warship to power lasers and rail guns that haven't even been developed yet.

Op-Ed: Scientists discover how camouflage 'trick' helps fish disappear

Scientists have discovered that some fish use a clever mechanism to disguise themselves and avoid hungry predators in the open ocean. These findings may also help the military create more effective ways to use this type of camouflage.

U.S. Navy admits bright light over California was missile test

Santa Ana - That unexplained moving object that lit up the sky Saturday from Southern California to Northern California was no UFO — U.S. Navy officials have identified it as Trident missile test-fired by a submarine off the coast.

Submarine seized with eight tonnes of cocaine on board

The U.S. Navy has intercepted a submarine off the coast of El Salvador. The vessel was found to be carrying around eight tonnes of cocaine.

Defense contractor pleads guilty in enormous bribery case

San Diego - It's a courtroom drama and corruption scandal of epic proportions that has the makings of a good movie and involves a Malaysian defense contractor along with key officials from the U.S. Navy.

U.S. Navy invents shark-like swimming robot

If it looks like a shark and swims like a shark, it may not actually be a shark you're seeing but rather the GhostSwimmer, a robot that resembles and swims like the ocean's greatest predator.

Op-Ed: U.S. Navy Laser Weapons System 30kW of game changer, and it works

The new US Navy Laser Weapons System (LaWS) can knock out sea and air targets. Firings of the system in the Persian Gulf have shown it works very well indeed. 30KW is a little more powerful than your washing machine, but only a bit.

Female officers on U.S. Navy sub secretly filmed while undressing

The U.S. Navy is investigating an officer over allegations of videos being made, and circulated, of female officers onboard a submarine undressing. The possibility of such videos came to light last month, the Navy said.

Op-Ed: Freedom From Religion Foundation has gotten out of hand

Over the past month the atheist group known as the Freedom From Religion Foundation has been going after very small, nonabrasive signs of Christianity; suing a privately owned restaurant and even going after the U.S. Navy.

Australian, Chinese navies ready to fire

Canberra - Ships of the the Royal Australian Navy and the Navy of the People's Republic of China are operating in close proximity to each other, according to the U.S. Pacific Fleet.

U.S Navy ship Mesa Verde arrives in Persian Gulf with 550 marines

The U.S. Navy amphibious transport dock USS Mesa Verde arrived in the Persian Gulf today with an estimated 550 Marines aboard increasing the U.S. naval force in that region.

U.S. Navy vet asks for education benefits regrets working for IRS Special

A U.S. Navy vet says working for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was his biggest mistake as he has been damaged for life by the institution.

U.S. Navy's ability to make fuel from seawater a 'game-changer'

Washington - Monday, US experts and Navy brass jointly announced a "game-changer" process that extracts carbon dioxide and hydrogen gas from seawater to produce liquid hydrocarbon fuel to power ships and jet aircraft.

US Navy admiral sacked for illegal gambling activities

United States Navy Admiral Timothy Giardina has been sacked and demoted to a two-star admiral. The Navy said yesterday that he has been demoted from his position as Deputy of US Strategic Command pending the outcome of an inquiry into illegal gambling.

Watch dolphins race US Navy nuclear submarine USS Minnesota

Watch this enchanting video showing dolphins, playful as ever, racing alongside the US Navy USS Minnesota (SSN 783) Nuclear Submarine at its first sea trials.

Panel recommends Navy officer who faked own death be discharged

Groton - A U.S. Navy panel will recommend the honourable discharge of Cmdr. Michael P. Ward II, the married former submarine commander who faked his own death to end his relationship with his mistress.

US faces fines for grounding ship on protected Philippine reef

Manila - The government of the Philippines welcomed the removal of the final sections of the US minesweeper that had been lodged in the protected Tubbataha reef for ten weeks. The Philippines will seek compensation for damage to the reef.

California rejects Navy offshore explosives training program

San Diego - Meeting in San Diego, the California Coastal Commissioners unanimously rejected a Navy offshore explosives and sonar training program. The commissioners claimed that the Navy did not show that the threat to marine life was negligible as claimed.

US Navy ship strikes UNESCO World Heritage Site

A US Navy minesweeper struck a protected coral reef near the Phillipines on Thursday while in transit through the Tubbataha National Marine Park, a coral sanctuary in the Sulu Sea, 400 miles southwest of Manila.

Navy releases nightmarish PSA to discourage use of 'bath salts'

The U.S. Navy has turned to scare tactics in an attempt to discourage sailors from using drugs. One, drug in particular, 'bath salts' are the target of a new PSA, that turns a day under the influence into a nightmare that ends in the hospital.

World War II fighter plane retrieved from Lake Michigan

Waukegan - A World War II fighter plane has been pulled from the bottom of Lake Michigan. Now that the relic has been extracted, it is hoped the plane will go on public display in Chicago.

Mississippi passenger detained, stranded in Hawaii by No-Fly List

A Mississippi man flying to visit his wife in Japan on Monday was detained during a stop in Hawaii and has been barred from reboarding his flight - or any other flight - because his name came up on the U.S. No-Fly List, leaving him stranded on the island.

Nuclear Sub, Cruiser collide off east coast of U.S.

A United States Navy nuclear submarine and an Aegis cruiser collided off the east coast on Saturday while participating in routine training exercises.

Destroyer USS Michael Murphy commissioned

The US Navy has a new ship, the USS Michael Murphy DDG-112 is a guided missile destroyer, the latest in the Arleigh-Burke class. Lt. Michael Murphy was a SEAL who died in Afghanistan in 2005.

U.S. Navy Commander fakes death to end affair

Ending an affair can be messy. To avoid a messy end to an affair with a 23-year-old woman, a married U.S. Navy nuclear submarine commander came up with the novel approach of faking his own death.

2 million attend 54th Annual Chicago Air & Water Show Special

Chicago - An estimated 2 million spectators crowded the beaches and parks near Lake Michigan in Chicago this past weekend to catch one of the most exciting shows of the year. The 2012 Chicago Air and Water Show.
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