Navy's New Minehunter Can't See or Stop Mines

It's bad enough that the Navy's newest ship has had wicked problems with corrosion, missed out on the latest naval wartime missions and is generally something of a Frankenstein's monster. Now the Pentagon's top weapons tester has found problems with its abilities to find and withstand mines - which is a big problem… » 1/18/12 8:20pm 1/18/12 8:20pm

U.S.S. Independence: A Triple Hulled, Weapon-Laden Monster That is…

Last month, the US Navy and General Dynamics took the lid off the new U.S.S. Independence littoral combat ship (LCS). This beast will sail close to the shore and throw everything imaginable at an enemy—from armored vehicles and helicopters to shells, torpedoes and missiles. Plus, it can hustle at a rumored 60 knots.… » 5/07/08 7:10pm 5/07/08 7:10pm