Hybrid Electric Drives and SeaRAM Coming Soon To Some U.S. Navy Destroyers

The U.S. Navy is looking at ways to make their surface combatants less expensive to operate, and in the case of those stationed in Rota, Spain, more capable of defending themselves. One solution will be the installation of hybrid electric drive systems across the newest portion of the Navy’s destroyer fleet and the… »9/29/15 5:56pm9/29/15 5:56pm

Why Is Egypt Buying Two Orphaned Mistral Class Aircraft Carriers From France?

The Russian-French Mistral Class helicopter carrier saga has been a long and rocky one. Originally the two amphibious assault ships were built for Russia, with many Russian combat systems installed, but France denied delivery after Russia seized Crimea a year and a half ago. Since then, many potential customers have… »9/23/15 5:02pm9/23/15 5:02pm

Incredible overhead view of an oil tanker perfectly docking at a narrow port

The captain of this ship must be a master Tetris player or a savant when it comes to that time wasting iPhone parking game or at least, be the inventor of the three-point turn because his maneuvering of this tanker, the Galway Fisher, into the narrow Port of Galway is simply incredible to see from up top. »8/22/15 3:38pm8/22/15 3:38pm

Navy Comes To Its Senses And Orders Shock Trials On USS Gerald R. Ford

The Navy’s first new class of aircraft carriers in almost 50 years has had its share of developmental issues with mission critical systems. Built under a damning concurrent procurement model, the ship’s catapults, radar, arresting gear and other critical systems remain mired in developmental chaos, even though the… »8/14/15 3:00pm8/14/15 3:00pm

Ring In Your Weekend With This Incredible Photo From The Royal Navy

This breathtaking image shows a Lynx Mk8 helicopter from 815 Squadron light up the evening sky with a massive flare release during an exercise in the Indian Ocean. The Lynx Mk8 shown is on a nine month cruise aboard HMS Richmond, a Royal Navy Type 23 frigate which you see looming in the background. »8/14/15 9:00am8/14/15 9:00am

Report: Images Show Islamic State Missile Attack On Egyptian Navy Ship

Details remain scarce at the moment, but news reports and the photos above purportedly show an Islamic State attack on an Egyptian Navy ship off the coast of Rafah. The Islamic State has been extremely active near and on the Sinai Peninsula, with a massive string of coordinated attacks occurring just weeks ago leaving… »7/16/15 9:50am7/16/15 9:50am

Barracuda Is Supposedly The Stealthy Interceptor Boat The World Needs

Safehaven Marine makes boats that can go where few others can. From Pilot Tenders to Rescue Boats that can overturn in high surf and keep on going, their products are truly hardcore. Now, the famed boat builder is setting its eyes on the law enforcement and military market with their stealthy Barracuda interceptor… »7/13/15 6:45pm7/13/15 6:45pm

Is China Building Their Own Mobile Landing And Sea Basing Platform? 

Photos of what appears to be possibly a mobile sea basing platform and logistics node, similar to US designs, have made their way around China’s internet recently. Such a capability would be an incredibly logical addition to China’s amphibious forces, especially considering their ongoing extra-territorial ambitions. »6/09/15 10:00pm6/09/15 10:00pm

40 Years Ago Today The Enterprise Headed Home After Evacuating Saigon

This shot was taken exactly 40 years ago, capturing the USS Enterprise sailing back to the states after a Pacific cruise that included the evacuation of Saigon. The green CH-53s sitting on the “Big E’s” bow were hitching a ride back to the states. Those little dots in front of them?Sunbathers enjoying the breeze, seas… »5/20/15 7:25pm5/20/15 7:25pm

U.S. Confronts China Over S. China Sea But No Bombers Based In Australia

There was a an internet frenzy on Thursday when some outlets reported that B-1 bombers would be forward deployed to Australia to counterbalance China’s ‘destabilizing’ effect on the region. This sounded inaccurate, and it was, but the US confronting China over its plans in the South China Sea isn’t. »5/15/15 4:12pm5/15/15 4:12pm

Navy Hornets Mock-Dogfight With Malaysian Flankers In South China Sea

With Malaysia operating Russian and U.S. made designs alongside one another, including the thrust vectoring Su-30MKM Flanker, U.S. fighter crews love to get a chance to spar with their increasingly close Asian ally. This is exactly what the Carl Vinson Strike Group did Sunday while churning through the strategic South… »5/12/15 2:39pm5/12/15 2:39pm

The USS Stennis Is A Fortress At Sea: By The Numbers

This shot of the USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) exemplifies the idea that nuclear super carriers are really fortresses at sea. Not to mention that they are some of mankind’s largest and definitely most complex inventions. Here are some “by the numbers” eye opening facts about the USS John C. Stennis:
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Seafaring "Salty Goat" Sinks Navy Cruiser Captain's Career

It is a story about a ‘colorful’ Skipper of a Ticonderoga-Class Guided Missile Cruiser and a little Pygmy Goat that got the ride of its life across the Pacific Ocean. It has brought controversy and instability to a crew, heavy media attention to a goat, and the end of said Skipper’s career, and we have an inside… »5/03/15 2:06pm5/03/15 2:06pm

US Navy Will Escort US Commerical Ships Through The Straits Of Hormuz

Although the government seems quick to downplay the seizure of the Marshall Islands flagged container ship Maersk Tigris by Iranian gunboats on Tuesday, U.S. Navy ships in the region have now been ordered to escort American affiliated cargo ships through the volatile Straits of Hormuz. »5/01/15 10:00am5/01/15 10:00am

This Shot Makes A Nimitz Class Super Carrier Look Like A Star Destroyer 

This unique angle of the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as it pulls alongside a Replenishment Oiler looks like something right out of Star Wars. All the vents, hangar bay openings, crew stations, antennas, emergency rafts, conduits and other details underline just how massive and complex of a machine a Super Carrier… »4/29/15 4:54pm4/29/15 4:54pm

Iran Fires On And Boards Maersk Cargo Ship Transiting Straits Of Hormuz

The container ship Maersk Tigris was ordered to stop its transit through the Straits of Hormuz by Iranian gunboats. When it didn’t, the Iranian ships fired shots in front of its bow, which promptly brought the ship to a halt. It was subsequently bordered and seized, and now the US Destroyer Farragut is speeding to the… »4/28/15 7:15pm4/28/15 7:15pm