Man, look how crazy close Blue Angels fighter jets fly together

Absurd. Like seriously. Look at this fleet of Blue Angels fighter jet planes fly in a perfect pattern in a practice session. The flight pattern they were practicing, I'm assuming here, is called "Let's get these flying metal beasts as close as possible so that one inch of a mistake will kill us all". I mean the wing of… » 4/21/14 11:33pm Monday 11:33pm

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 5:18pm 3/18/14 5:18pm

How the Granddaddy of US Recon Planes Is Helping Search for Flight 370

The mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 off the coast of Vietnam has prompted a massive multinational maritime search for hints of the plane's fate. Among the growing armada of surface and aerial search vessels is the US Navy's venerable P-3C Orion, a long-range surveillance platform still just as… » 3/12/14 11:40am 3/12/14 11:40am

The US Navy is finally deploying giant lasers

Oh baby. The US Navy is saying a prototype of the solid state Laser Weapons System (LaWS) is ready for deployment. This summer in the Persian Sea, the USS Ponce will be outfitted with lasers that can shoot down aerial drones, speedboats and swarm boats that are miles away. It's going to be Star Wars in the open sea. » 2/26/14 12:25am 2/26/14 12:25am

The World's First Nuclear Submarine Was Launched 60 Years Ago

Launched 60 years ago today, the USS Nautilus (SSN-571) was the world's first nuclear-powered submarine. Its atomic fuel source gave for the U.S Navy a dramatic increase in both range and operational flexibility. A few years later, the USS Nautilus achieved another historical first: she was the first vessel to… » 1/21/14 3:20pm 1/21/14 3:20pm

The Navy's Newest "Pickup Truck of the Sea" Just Launched

The USNS Fall River, the fourth vessel in the US Navy's new Spearhead-class of high-speed, shallow-draft transport catamarans launched for the first time over the weekend. This multi-function catamaran will transport cargo and up to a battalion of troops between ports. » 1/20/14 12:40pm 1/20/14 12:40pm

This New Naval UAV Is a "Blackjack"-of-All-Trades

Predator drones are very, very good at what they do, but $8 million will only get you about half of one. Doesn't matter which half, that guy ain't gonna to fly. Instead, the US Navy is investing in a smaller, lighter, more versatile recon drone. » 12/11/13 11:40am 12/11/13 11:40am

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. » 10/17/13 7:24pm 10/17/13 7:24pm

How a Classic Deep Sea Robot will Sweep 98 Percent of the Ocean Floor

Over the course of 4,400 dives, Alvin has done just about everything. Its recovered lost nukes, explored the ruins of the HMS Titanic, and upturned our understanding of the deep sea with the discovery of hydrothermal vents bustling with unimaginable forms of life. But after 48 years of service, the venerable ROV is… » 9/17/12 11:30am 9/17/12 11:30am

This Is the New Spy Plane of the US Navy

The US Navy just got a new spy plane. It name is MQ-4C Triton, and it has been created by Northrop Grumman for "maritime Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance data collection and dissemination capability to the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Force." » 6/15/12 7:00pm 6/15/12 7:00pm

The Navy Had a Hoverboard Waaaay Before Marty McFly

If you think Back To the Future 2 was the first time the world was introduced to the concept of hoverboards, think again. As far back as 1955 the U.S. Navy was demonstrating its own hoverboard concept, but unfortunately it wasn't as slick as Hollywood had envisioned them to be. » 5/15/12 8:00pm 5/15/12 8:00pm