Watch VP-5 "Mad Foxes" Put Their New P-8A Poseidons To Work

The Navy is settling into its new maritime patrol aircraft and increased deployments abroad are part of getting the P-8A Poseidon up to snuff. Last July, VP-5 'Mad Foxes' took on their seven-month mission to Japan with gusto, with the P-8's fresh capabilities continuing to be a big hit in the region. Here's an awesome… » 3/24/15 6:05pm 3/24/15 6:05pm

No, No One Attacked The Aircraft Carrier USS George Washington

Someone just hacked into the New York Post and UPI Twitter feeds, claiming that China attacked the American Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington. It isn't true (so far as we know), but by and large one of the better hacks we've seen. » 1/16/15 1:23pm 1/16/15 1:23pm

How The U.S. Navy Turned An Oil Tanker Into A Helicopter Sea Base

The Navy and Marines' sea basing dreams are quickly becoming a tangible reality, with two of their giant Mobile Landing Platforms already in the water. Now, the next variation of the sea basing concept has been floated, the Afloat Forward Staging Base USNS Lewis B. Puller, which has more in common with the world's… » 11/14/14 10:03am 11/14/14 10:03am

This Is Definitely 100% Exactly How The Navy's Railgun Sounds

Yep, that's definitely it. The railgun, hailed as the future of the United States Navy, sounds exactly like this. No joking here at all. » 10/03/14 10:21am 10/03/14 10:21am

The Navy Has The Ultimate MH370 Search Tool, It's Just Not Operational

While the world is tied up in the mystery of what happened to Malaysian Air Flight 370, testers at Edwards AFB in south central California and at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland are hard at work developing the ultimate tool for solving such a mystery, the Northrop Grumman built MQ-4C Triton. » 3/18/14 4:32pm 3/18/14 4:32pm

Impressive image shows America's newest aircraft carrier about to float

The first time you see an American nuclear super-carrier in person, you can't believe the size. It's simply astonishing. It must be even more impressive if you see it like this, fully naked in a dry dock about to be flooded. Expand it to see it at full resolution. » 10/18/13 8:19pm 10/18/13 8:19pm

This Great US Navy Viral Prank Actually Goes Back To 1931

This radio transmission between the US Navy en route to Iraq and the lowly Spanish Coast Guard is absolutely hilarious. The only problem is that it's fake and over 80 years old. » 9/18/13 12:05pm 9/18/13 12:05pm

Two Sailors From America's First Iron-clad Warship To Be Buried At…

It's been 151 years since the USS Monitor — the U.S. Navy's first iron-clad warship — sank in the Atlantic Ocean near the Outer Banks of North Carolina. But the remains of two sailors found in the wreck's turret in 2002 will finally be laid to rest with full military honors this week at Arlington National Cemetery. » 3/04/13 1:07pm 3/04/13 1:07pm

The Navy Will Move A Grounded Ship By Cutting It Into Chunks

The U.S. Navy has come up with a plan for the minesweeping ship grounded Jan. 17 on a biologically sensitive coral reef offshore from the Philippines. It will cut the 224-foot-long Avenger-class ship into chunks which can be carted away. » 1/29/13 12:40pm 1/29/13 12:40pm

This Is America’s New Ballistic Missile Submarine

The U.S. Navy's fleet of aging Ohio-class nuclear missile submarines are finally up for replacement after more than 30 years in service. The new nuclear-powered, ballistic missile toting submarine isn't scheduled to be on deck until 2027, but in federal terms, that's practically light speed. » 11/01/12 10:47am 11/01/12 10:47am

The U.S. Navy Is Trying To Turn Seawater Into Jet Fuel

Modern day alchemists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory are figuring out how to use chemistry to turn seawater into jet fuel. By pulling carbon dioxide from seawater and using it to produce hydrogen, they hope someday to shift the Navy's fuel demands from foreign oil to alternative sources. » 10/02/12 2:40pm 10/02/12 2:40pm

GOP Lawmakers Are Angry The Navy Is Spending Another $210 Million On…

The U.S. Navy has already spent $12 million on 450,000 gallons of biofuel for this summer's Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) fleet exercises. Its $27 per gallon cost caused a row among Republican lawmakers in Congress, who aimed numerous barbs at what they said was the Obama Administration's misplaced priorities. » 7/12/12 3:00pm 7/12/12 3:00pm

Congress Won't Let The Navy Purchase Biofuel For The Great Green Fleet

The U.S. Navy is gearing up to show off its Great Green Fleet at this summer's biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) fleet exercises. The collection of 48 ships and more than 200 aircraft will operate on 50/50 blends of conventional fossil fuel and various biofuels that have been under development. » 5/23/12 4:00pm 5/23/12 4:00pm

Aftermath Photos Of F-18 Crash Show How Lucky It Was Nobody Died

The US Navy has published photos of the aftermath of the F/A-18D crash. They clearly show the damage on the apartments that got hit, along with the foam-covered grounds. It's amazing how lucky the residents and the pilots were. » 4/09/12 8:45am 4/09/12 8:45am

Did the military really try to smuggle a UFO through Kansas in plain…

An UFO was seen on top of a military truck four days ago travelling down US 77, said residents of Cowley County, Kansas. They thought the military were trying to haul an alien spaceship wrapped in plastic. In plain sight. » 12/19/11 2:45pm 12/19/11 2:45pm

How the F/A-18 Hornet becomes a Blue Angel

It's Fleet Week here in San Francisco and that means Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron aka The Blue Angels are back in town for the celebration. This is what it takes to convert a battle-ready F/A-18 Hornet into a marvelous stunt-flying Angel. » 10/07/11 8:15pm 10/07/11 8:15pm

Fighter pilot's highlight reel shames Web Gems

A highlight reel of your life probably looks like this: sleep, work, occasional sex, sleep, free Crazy Bread with your pizza. The highlight reel of the F/A-18 Super Hornet pilots on the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier looks like this. » 8/10/11 3:00pm 8/10/11 3:00pm

It Turns On A Dime...

The Navy's USS Jason Dunham was commissioned Saturday, in honor of Marine Cpl. Jason Dunham, who sacrificed himself in Iraq by using his helmet to cover a grenade, thereby saving the lives of two fellow marines. Photo Credit: U.S. Navy » 11/15/10 4:30pm 11/15/10 4:30pm

Even The Navy's Fake Missiles Are Awesome

A BQM-74E target drone launches from the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen this week during a missile exercise near Yokosuka, Japan. Photo Credit: Roberto Ruvalcaba / U.S. Navy » 9/24/10 10:00am 9/24/10 10:00am

F-22 Raptor Breaks Sound Barrier On Camera

U.S. Navy sonar technician, Ronald Dejarnett captured the beauty and sheer power of a single U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor as it hit supersonic speeds over the Gulf of Alaska. [Gizmodo via US Navy] » 7/01/09 5:30pm 7/01/09 5:30pm