Someone Trapped This Destroyer Inside A Rainbow

The USS Porter is encased in a rainbow during exercise Joint Warrior taking place off the coast of Scotland. Joint Warrior is biannual training event led by the UK and is considered Europe’s largest military exercise, bringing 55 ships and 70 aircraft together for elaborate NATO-centric combined arms operations.
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This Drone Footage Of The USS Ranger On The Way To Its Death Is Haunting

After failed attempts to save the USS Ranger for use as a museum ship, the storied Forestal Class carrier, the same one from the opening shots of Top Gun, is on its way around to Brownsville, Texas where it will be recycled. During a stop off of Balboa, CA, someone with a hobby drone shot this incredible footage. » 4/14/15 10:20am Tuesday 10:20am

Navy Builds Ship For F-35, Ship Needs Months Of Upgrades To Handle F-35 

The Navy’s USS America, the first of her class, was controversially optimized to handle the F-35, leaving out the multi-purpose well deck traditionally found on ‘Gator Navy’ flattops. Now, just months after her commissioning, she already needs 40 weeks of upgrades just to handle the very aircraft she was designed for. » 4/13/15 7:31pm Monday 7:31pm

How Washington State Could Turn Aircraft Carriers Into Bridges

Washington State just received federal funds to study a totally unique toll bridge concept, one made out of decommissioned US Navy Super Carriers. The bridge would consist of two or three carriers and would link Bremerton and Port Orchard, Washington, spanning the Sinclair Inlet. » 4/10/15 11:33am 4/10/15 11:33am

DARPA's Unmanned Submarine Stalker Could Change Naval Warfare Forever

In 2010, DARPA announced that it wanted to create a surface dwelling unmanned sub hunter stalker, otherwise known as the Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel, or ACTUV for short. Fast forward five years and the prototype is about to set sail. What comes next could be a revolution in naval warfare. » 4/04/15 2:20pm 4/04/15 2:20pm

USS Fitzgerald Races Through The Water During Underway Replenishment

This amazing photograph, posted by the US Mission to NATO, shows the Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) pulling alongside the oiler USNS Pecos during an underway replenishment operation. A good tripod, some awesome timing, and a long shutter lag, and we are transported right into the high-seas… » 3/29/15 11:42am 3/29/15 11:42am

The Time When AV-8 Harriers Deployed Aboard A Fixed-Wing Navy Carrier  

The USMC inducted the AV-8A Harrier into service in 1971 and military minds in the DoD were quickly trying to think of every way they could use the "Jump Jet's" new abilities. One of their experiments was to integrate the AV-8 into a conventional USN Carrier Air Wing. This happened during the USS Franklin D. » 3/17/15 8:13pm 3/17/15 8:13pm

Watch The Navy's Littoral Combat Ship Get Hammered By Heavy Seas

USS Fort Worth LCS-3 hit some rough seas on its way to South Korea to take part in the annual Foal Eagle joint military exercises. It is tough to tell exactly what sea state the Navy's second 387 foot long Freedom Class Littoral Combat Ship was transiting through, or how fast it was going, but it sure looks like one… » 3/05/15 8:48am 3/05/15 8:48am

This Is An Amazing Shot Of Night Harrier Operations Aboard The USS Essex

This gorgeous shot depicts nighttime AV-8B Harrier operations aboard the USS Essex LHD-2 while the ship churns through the seas somewhere in the vast Pacific. It's amazing that even though there may not be a person for thousands of miles in any direction, this extreme ballet of technology, ingenuity and courage can be… » 3/01/15 6:03pm 3/01/15 6:03pm

Nuclear Cruisers And Battleships: Check Out This Reagan Era Navy Photo

Two refit Iowa Class battleships, the nuclear guided missile cruiser USS Long Beach, aSpruance Class destroyer and what looks like a pair of Knox Class frigates all churn through the ocean as a wall of haze-gray painted steel. All of these ships have since been retired but the exotic mix of classes that made up… » 2/08/15 3:38pm 2/08/15 3:38pm

The Oldest Active Navy Ship Is A Century Old Russian Submarine Tender

For what it lacks in beauty it sure makes up for it in character, Russia's 100 year old Kommuna is the world's oldest active naval vessel. Launched as a submarine tender back 1915, this pre-Bolshevik Revolution relic continues to serve as a salvage ship and midget sub tender as part of Russia's Black Sea Fleet. » 1/24/15 2:03pm 1/24/15 2:03pm

End Of The 'Ghetto Navy' Is In Sight As Last USN Frigate Cruise Begins

It is a bitter sweet moment in the annals of US Naval history-the USS Kauffman FFG-59, has set sail on its last cruise, which will also be the last time any US Navy Frigate does so. Once she returns in six months, after almost 40 years of service, the Oliver Hazard Perry Class Frigates will be officially retired,… » 1/10/15 9:03am 1/10/15 9:03am

The Patria NEMO 'Mortar Boat' Is Small And Fast With A Huge Ass Gun

Littoral warfare is all the rage these days, being able to snuggle in around shoals and the muddy water of contested territory and vanquish your enemy with speed and overwhelming force. That exact mission is what Finland's Patria NEMO 120mm mortar boat is all about. It is a small and fast shallow draft vessel with one… » 12/05/14 2:33pm 12/05/14 2:33pm

Steel Beach- When US Navy Ships Throw Giant Beach Picnic Parties

As almost half the country watches their thermometers drop well below freezing this week, we can all take a look at how the Navy gets some warm rays without having any land in sight. 'Steel Beach,' as these events are called, evolved from your great grandfather's swim-calls. Since then they have come a long way and… » 11/16/14 2:13pm 11/16/14 2:13pm