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  • Fresh Mid-Engine Corvette Spy Shots Reveal New Details

    05/18/2018 4:02:17 PM PDT · by BBell · 56 replies ^ | 5/17/18 | Greg Fink
    Call us Captain Ahab, because the upcoming mid-engine Corvette is our great white whale. Each passing day sees us get closer to laying eyeballs on the finished beast, and these images mark some of our best views yet of what to expect from the C8-generation Vette.Although the car remains cloaked in camouflage, a number of new details about the latest iteration of the American sports car can now be confirmed. Notably, the fast rear glass that marks today’s Corvette won’t be carried over to the eighth-generation model in the form of an engine cover. Instead, the two-door coupe appears to...
  • Taiwan Wants To Speed Up Construction Of Its New Missile-Toting Stealthy Catamarans

    05/16/2018 8:22:34 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    The Drive ^ | MAY 16, 2018 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    Taiwan says it is accelerating production of nearly a dozen stealthy Tuo Chiang-class missile corvettes, the first of which will be focused on air-defense missions. The announcement is another part of the island’s attempts to keep pace with China’s People’s Liberation Army's development of increasingly advanced capabilities in the air and at sea and provide a credible defense during a crisis in the region. On May 14, 2018, Taiwanese Minister of National Defense Yen De-fa said that under the new plan, eight additional Tuo Chiangs – a name that translates simply as Tou River, an upper tributary of the Yangtze...
  • Bart Starr's Super Bowl I MVP 1967 Corvette up for auction

    05/11/2018 7:29:16 AM PDT · by DFG · 33 replies
    Motor Authority via Fox News ^ | 05/10/2018 | Kirk Bell
    On January 15, 1967, Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr completed 16 of 23 passes for 250 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception as the Packers rolled over the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 in the first AFL-NFL World Championship game (which would later become known as Super Bowl I). For his efforts, Starr was named the game's MVP and was awarded a shiny new 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray convertible. That Corvette is now going up for auction. The car is documented with a tank sticker that says "Courtesy Delivery - B. Starr." It presents with its original and...
  • Spain signs $2.2b framework deal to sell warships to S Arabia

    04/15/2018 8:57:39 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/14/2018
    MADRID (Reuters) - Spain and Saudi Arabia have signed a framework agreement to sell the Gulf Arab state warships under a deal estimated to be worth around 1.8 billion euros ($2.2 billion). Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and Spain’s defence minister signed an “executive summary to facilitate the necessary procedures” for the Saudi Defence Ministry to sign a contract with Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia for the supply of warships, a Saudi government statement said late on Thursday. It said another agreement was signed between state-owned Saudi Arabian Military Industries Company and Navantia, but did not provide further details. A Spanish Defence...
  • Qatar Is Getting This Unique Amphibious 'Mother Ship' And Radar Picket Vessel Mash Up

    03/19/2018 8:24:18 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    The Drive ^ | MARCH 19, 2018 | BY JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has unveiled a model and artwork of a unique multi-role amphibious ship it is building for the Qatari Navy. Still in the grips of a simmering diplomatic spat with its neighbors, and under a physical and economic blockade, Qatar expects the vessel, along with four other Italian-made corvettes, will significantly expand its naval capabilities in the region. Fincantieri offered a closer look at the designs for the Qatari landing platform dock, or LPD, and corvettes at the Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition & Conference, or DIMDEX, earlier in March 2018. In June 2016, Qatar signed the initial...
  • DIMDEX 2018: Fincantieri Unveils Qatari Navy Air Defense Corvette Design

    03/13/2018 7:46:52 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 12 MARCH 2018
    At DIMDEX 2018, the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference currently held in Qatar, Italian shipbuilding group Fincantieri is showcasing for the first time the multi-role air defence corvettes for the Qatari Navy. The future multi-role air defence corvette of the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces. Fincantieri Qatar confirmed in August 2017 its order for seven vessels from Fincantieri following the signing of a preliminary contract in June 2016. The deal consists in four air defence corvettes of over 100 meters in length, one amphibious vessel (LPD - Landing Platform Dock acting as mobile radar station for the corvettes), and...
  • #ThroughbackThursday: Betty Ann Edition

    03/08/2018 6:46:08 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 3-8-18 | MOTUS
    How fortuitous: it’s #ThroughbackThursday AND Betty Ann’s - aka Mello(ha!)LemonCello – birthday! So today’s post is a homage to a very good year, 1958.The Mad Men of Madison Avenue had some awesome product to hawk in those days. The cars from 1958 were, like our Betty Ann, creative, original, distinctive, spunky and colorful. What ever happened to that? Look around a parking lot today: all black, white or grey in a sea of similar looking boxes bearing different nameplates. Henry Ford might be surprised to find that 100 years hence we’re essentially back to his position that you can get...
  • Guardians of the seas: Ten years of Russia's formidable multi-purpose corvettes

    02/27/2018 7:21:46 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    TASS ^ | February 27, 2018
    Steregushchiy corvette © Vitaliy Nevar/TASS MOSCOW, February 27. /TASS/. February 28, 2018 will mark ten years since the Project 20380 lead ship Steregushchiy was accepted for service in the Russian Navy. Project 20380/20385 warships are a series of multi-purpose corvettes (guard ships) developed for the Russian Navy for coastal water operations. Project’s history As most shipbuilding projects in Russia were put on hold in the 1990s, the Navy stopped receiving not only missile cruisers, destroyers and strategic missile-carrying submarines but also 2nd and 3rd class warships - guard ships, small anti-submarine warfare ships and minesweepers. The situation was further aggravated...
  • Vintage Corvette Stolen Out of Franklin County

    02/25/2018 7:12:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    KMOV ^ | Feb 23, 2018
    Authorities are searching for a Corvette that was stolen out of Franklin County. Police say the 1978 Chevy Corvette 25th Anniversary Stingray was stolen from the Gerald area before February 20. On February 20, police say a woman was spotted filling the car up with gas before she drove off without paying. If you have any information on the whereabouts of the car or woman, call police.
  • Finland's Getting Ice-Breaking Missile Corvettes With Serious Air Defense Abilities

    02/22/2018 7:54:49 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    The Drive ^ | February 21, 2018 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    Finnish Ministry of Defense The U.S. State Department recently approved the potential sale to Finland of more than $800 million worth of RGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles, RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow surface-to-air missiles, Mk 41 vertical launch systems, and other associated items. Depending on how that country decides to proceed with its Squadron 2020 naval modernization program, some of those systems could go into a new class of ice-breaking multi-purpose corvettes, as well as end up on older ships as part of various planned upgrade projects. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the U.S. military’s main foreign military sales office, announced the...
  • With high-tech warships, Navy readies to guard gas fields from Hezbollah, Hamas

    02/09/2018 7:51:17 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 5 February 2018 | JUDAH ARI GROSS
    A computer graphic rendering of a Sa'ar 6 corvette, which is currently being constructed for the Israeli Navy in Germany. (Israel Defense Forces) The Israeli Navy is charged with defending the country’s territorial waters, an area that is twice as large as the state itself and is becoming increasingly crowded with highly lucrative natural gas fields and shipping lanes, and it needs help. For Israel’s enemies these naval sites are “preferred targets,” and both the Iran-backed Hezbollah terror group in Lebanon and — to a lesser extent — Hamas in Gaza have the capabilities to threaten them, a senior Israeli...
  • Genovation's 800-horsepower Corvette EV to debut at 2018 CES

    01/01/2018 8:49:19 AM PST · by DFG · 66 replies
    Motor Authority via Fox News ^ | 12/29/2016 | Viknesh Vijayenthiran
    Genovation, an engineering skunkworks based in Rockville, Maryland, is almost ready to show its Corvette-based electric sports car. The company has confirmed the debut will take place next month at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show. Called the Genovation Extreme Electric (GXE), the car in prototype form hit a top speed of 209 mph during testing back in February. It also hit a standing mile record speed for electric cars of 190.4 mph.
  • Russia’s new, stealthy rocket ships will soon be wreaking havoc at sea

    12/03/2017 6:21:13 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 28 replies
    Russia Beyond the Headlines ^ | NOV 30, 2017 | NIKOLAI LITOVKIN
    For the first time in the fleet’s history, it will be equipped with high-tech vessels that will be almost invisible to enemy radar and brimming with deadly weapons. This November the first serial small rocket ship of the 22800 project known as “Karakurt” (or Mediterranean Black Widow) will join Russia’s Fleet. These rocket cruisers are named after the world’s deadliest arachnid for a reason: They are loaded with some of Russia’s most devastating weapons. A force to reckon with Project 22800 vessels are small littoral combat ships. They each displace 800 tons of water, are 60 meters in length, and...
  • S.Korea says torpedo might have sunk warship

    04/02/2010 10:33:54 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 518+ views
    AFP ^ | 3/02/2010 | AFP
    South Korea's defence minister said Friday that a torpedo might have sunk a warship near the tense North Korean border but cautioned that the investigation was incomplete."A torpedo or a sea mine might have been involved but a torpedo is a more realistic cause than a mine," minister Kim Tae-Young told parliament as divers resumed a search for 46 sailors missing from the 1,200-tonne corvette. Sailors operating the ship's sonar detection system had not detected any approaching torpedo, Kim said, adding: "Patience is needed until investigation results come out." A week after the disaster, officials are still groping for answers...
  • Video Clips Show Sinking Navy Ship

    03/30/2010 10:16:00 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies · 1,132+ views
    The Chosun Ilbo ^ | 3/30/2010 | The Chosun Ilbo
    Military authorities on Tuesday revealed video footage showing the moment the Navy corvette Cheonan sank in the West Sea last Friday. The one-minute-20-second clip was filmed by a marine stationed on nearby Baeknyeong Island using a thermal observation device. This makes it possible to observe objects at night by detecting temperature differences. The clip shows the moment the bow of the Cheonan started to sink with the stern already broken off three minutes after an explosion broke the ship in two on March 26 and a naval fleet of high-speed boats approached the sinking ship at 9:56 p.m. In the...
  • (LEAD) N. Korea threatens to apply 'wartime laws' on detained U.S. national

    06/24/2010 3:52:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 06/24/10 | Sam Kim
    (LEAD) N. Korea threatens to apply 'wartime laws' on detained U.S. national By Sam Kim SEOUL, June 24 (Yonhap) -- North Korea threatened Thursday to apply "wartime laws" on a U.S. national it is holding, citing what it called U.S. hostilities against the communist country over the sinking of a South Korean warship. Earlier this year, a North Korean court sentenced Aijalon Gomes, a 30-year-old American, to eight years in a labor camp for illegal entry on Jan. 25. The communist state's official Korean Central News Agency said its authorities are considering additional measures against Gomes "from the perspective of...
  • UAE Navy Orders Two Gowind Corvettes from France

    11/09/2017 7:30:22 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 09 November 2017
    French President Emmanuel Macron announced today that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ordered two Gowind corvettes from French shipbuilder Naval Group (formerly DCNS). President Macron made the announcement during a press conference in Dubai. The deal includes an option for two more vessels (for a possible total of four corvettes). The corvettes will be built by Naval Group in cooperation with local shipbuilder Abu Dhabi Shipbuilding (ADSB). Contacted by Navy Recognition, an industry source explained that the corvettes would have quite a unique configuration: They are set to be fitted with the Tacticos combat management system (instead of Naval Group's...
  • Pakistan orders two corvettes from US-based Swiftships

    11/01/2017 7:24:22 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    The Nation ^ | November 01, 2017
    LOUisana - Pakistan Navy has placed an order for two 75m corvettes from an American shipbuilding company. In an interview with Mönch magazine, Swiftships CEO Shehraze Shah stated that the Pakistan Navy placed an order for the two corvettes from the Louisana-based shipbuilding company. Shah also stated that the Pakistan Navy (PN) is a customer of the Swiftships’ 11m Special Operation Craft Riverine (SOC-R), which the PN has deployed for counterinsurgency (COIN) and drug-interdiction missions. The 75m Swift Corvette is a multi-purpose platform for addressing both conventional and asymmetrical security threats. According to Swiftships , the Swift Corvette can also...
  • The ‘100-Ton’ Difference In The Indian Navy’s New Submarine Hunter

    10/16/2017 5:05:09 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies
    Livefistdefence ^ | Oct 15, 2017 | SHIV AROOR
    At 9am on the coming Monday, India’s new defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman will oversee her first warship commissioning ceremony. At the naval dockyard in Visakhapatnam, she will flag into service the INS Kiltan, India’s third Project 28 anti-submarine warfare (ASW) corvette. But there’s a significant difference between the Kiltan, and the two class types — INS Kamorta and INS Kadmatt — that came before her. A 100-tonne difference. While the Kamorta and Kadmatt are built entirely of steel (DMR249A special grade high-tensile steel developed by SAIL in India), the Kiltan’s entire superstructure has been constructed with carbon fiber reinforced plastic...

    09/22/2017 9:17:14 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 26 replies
    Motor Trend ^ | 22 Sep, 2017 | Collin Woodard
    And barely camouflaged, almost ready for its big reveal. Last time we caught the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 out testing, it was being flogged on the Nürburgring. A few days later, we caught it out on the ‘Ring again, this time with extra piping out back to keep its exhaust noise below the 100-decibel limit. This time around, the ZR1 was seen testing in much more pedestrian circumstances and wearing way less camouflage. As you can see, the camouflage that is still there doesn’t hide much. You can clearly see the aggressive splitter up front, as well as that massive...