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  • China home-built aircraft carrier Shandong conducting sea trials (China's third carrier)

    05/30/2020 9:02:07 PM PDT · by cba123 · 32 replies
    Economic Times ^ | Updated: May 30, 2020, 12.30 PM IST
    BEIJING: China's Defense Ministry said the navy's only entirely home-built aircraft is carrying out sea trials to test weapons and equipment and enhance training of the crew. Ministry spokesperson Ren Guoqiang said Friday the exercises were being conducted as planned, apparently unaffected by the country's coronavirus outbreak.
  • UFO Subreddit Was Subject to Systemic Censorship

    05/26/2020 9:18:58 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    vicebrazil ^ | May 21 2020, | Matthew Gault
    Reddit’s premier gathering place for all things UFO—was automatically blocking posts that used the words “Navy” or “Pentagon,” and was also deleting posts about a recent incident in Brazil. This censorship has led to infighting on the subreddit. /r/UFO moderator axolotl_peyotl cried foul when he noticed other moderators culling posts with the word “Brazil” days after people filmed a UFO above Magé When axolotl_peyotl checked the automod, he found that ‘Brazil’ had recently been added to the list of restricted words. “I could also see the history of the edits on the spam filter. And not only that, one of...
  • U.S.S. Portland shoots down drone with Laser Weapon....way cool..

    05/23/2020 1:31:05 AM PDT · by basalt · 57 replies
    the future...
  • U.S., Iran Approach Showdown Over Oil Tankers Headed for Venezuela

    05/23/2020 5:20:41 AM PDT · by kevcol · 104 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 22, 2020 | Adam Kredo
    Five Iranian oil tankers are currently making their way to Venezuela, where they intend to bust an economic blockade established by the Trump administration on President Nicolas Maduro . . . Iranian military leaders said their oil tankers would reach the Caribbean in the coming days. In response, the U.S. Navy has already deployed several ships to the area. Both Iran and Venezuela have threatened violence if the United States intercedes in the shipment. And while the Trump administration would not telegraph any actions it may be planning, U.S. officials made clear the United States does not intend to let...
  • PICTURED: Syrian-born college student, 20, who was shot dead as he carried out 'terrorist-related' attack at Texas naval base and had 'previously voiced support on social media for hardline Islamic clerics'

    05/22/2020 4:16:54 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 76 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 22 2020 | SNEJANA FARBEROV and VALERIE EDWARDS
    The suspect who was shot dead as he carried out Thursday's 'terrorism-related' attack on a Texas naval air base has been identified by the FBI as a 20-year-old Syrian-born college student. According to investigators, Adam Salim Alsahli opened fire at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in an attack that wounded one sailor, a member of the base security force, but no one other than the assailant was killed. A group that monitors online activity of jihadists has since claimed that Alsahli voiced support for hardline Islamic clerics on social media prior to the thwarted attack.
  • Navy Issues Iran Warning to Keep Away From Warships

    05/22/2020 10:12:28 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 23 replies
    USNI News ^ | May 21, 2020 | Ben Werner
    The U.S. Navy’s stay-away warning to marine traffic in the Persian Gulf, the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman was intended for Iran, Pentagon officials confirmed on Thursday. The maritime message, posted this week by the Navy via the Maritime Safety Office run by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, alerted all international maritime traffic to maintain a safe distance of at least 100 meters from U.S. naval vessels in international waters and straits.
  • In Veiled Warning to Iran, U.S. Tells Gulf Mariners to Stay Clear of Its Warships

    05/20/2020 6:14:35 PM PDT · by Oatka · 32 replies
    Reuters via gCaptain ^ | 05/19/2020 | Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali
    By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) – In an alert that appeared aimed squarely at Iran, the U.S. Navy issued a warning on Tuesday to mariners in the Gulf to stay 100 meters (yards) away from U.S. warships or risk being “interpreted as a threat and subject to lawful defensive measures.”
  • Not Aliens, but Maybe Drones? New Reports Detail U.S. Navy’s UFO Encounters

    05/19/2020 1:34:46 AM PDT · by AggregateThreat · 34 replies ^ | May 18, 2020 | Ethen Kim Lieser
    In one particular report from March 2014, which refers to the UFOs as “unidentified aerial devices,” a pilot described seeing a “metallic object” that was “small in size, approximately the size of a suitcase, and silver in color.” The pilot apparently came within only 1,000 feet of the object, but “was unable to positively determine the identity of the aircraft.” The pilot then “attempted to regain visual contact with the aircraft, but was unable.”
  • Republican 'Superstar' Melissa Melendez Wins Special Election for California Senate

    05/16/2020 5:47:25 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 51 replies
    Newsmax ^ | May 14, 2020 | John Gizzi
    With all the attention focused Tuesday on Republican Mike Garcia’s smashing win in the special U.S. House election in California’s 25th District (Los Angeles), it was not surprising that the national press pretty much overlooked the big Republican win for state senate in the Golden State’s 28th District (Riverside). With nearly all votes counted, conservative State Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez rolled up 56 per cent of the vote over Democrat and Riverside County Board of Education member Elizabeth Romero. The special election was called to fill out the remainder of the term of Republican State Sen. Jeff Stone, who resigned earlier...
  • Navy grants waiver allowing transgender sailor to serve openly

    05/17/2020 3:57:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    NBC "News" / Comcast ^ | May 16, 2020 | By Nico Lang
    For the first time, the U.S. Navy has granted a waiver to allow a transgender sailor to continue her military service despite the president’s ban on transgender people serving openly in the armed forces. Attorneys for the sailor and a spokesperson for Navy Secretary James E. McPherson confirmed earlier this week that senior government officials had approved the waiver. Navy spokesperson Brittany Stephens said the sailor, known only as "Jane Doe" in media reports and court documents, “requested a waiver to serve in their preferred gender” and will be “allowed to adhere to standards associated with their preferred gender, such...
  • Sailors on sidelined carrier get virus for second time

    05/15/2020 12:33:38 PM PDT · by Mariner · 63 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 15th, 2020 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Five sailors on the aircraft carrier sidelined in Guam due to a COVID-19 outbreak have tested positive for the virus for the second time and have been taken off the ship, according to the Navy. The resurgence of the virus in the five sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt underscores the befuddling behavior of the highly contagious virus and raises questions about how troops that test positive can be reintegrated into the military, particularly on ships. All five sailors had previously tested positive and had gone through at least two weeks of isolation. As part of the...
  • Navy inks deal for synthetic aperture radar

    05/14/2020 4:58:25 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 44 replies
    Sightline Media Group ^ | 5/13/20 | Nathan Strout
    Capella Space announced May 13 that it signed a deal to provide synthetic aperture radar to the U.S. Navy, even though the company has yet to put a satellite on orbit. SAR creates images with radar, meaning it can produce images regardless of the weather or lighting conditions. SAR satellite constellation will be able to collect sub-0.5 meter imagery, capable of identifying various types of aircraft or vehicles at ground level.
  • Iran’s Staggering Incompetence: The Islamic Republic Does It Yet Again

    05/14/2020 12:49:04 PM PDT · by robowombat · 17 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | MAY 14, 2020 3:00 PM | ANJULI PANDAVAR
    Iran’s Staggering Incompetence: The Islamic Republic Does It Yet Again MAY 14, 2020 3:00 PM BY ANJULI PANDAVAR When a US drone strike killed Iranian terrorist general Qassim Soleimani in January, the clamour of condemnation of President Donald Trump eventually gave way to the more sober assessment that the US had shot and killed an Iranian general plus four other top-level terrorist leaders in a single military attack without any of its soldiers being anywhere near the target. The latest is that the US military has just improved on that legendary accomplishment. TV7 Israel News reported on 12 May 2020:...
  • ‘Friendly fire’ naval accident reported in Iran

    05/10/2020 4:31:36 PM PDT · by McGruff · 68 replies
    Twitchy ^ | May 10, 2020 | Greg P.
    There are reports out of Iran of a “friendly fire” accident of some sort where an Iranian destroyer has sunk a second Iranian naval vessel: At Iran's Navy exercise: "Jamaran" destroyer mistakenly has shot and sank Kenarak frigate, killing more than 40. Bodies of 22 have been found. Injured are transferred to Chabahar hospitals.#IranTruth Quoted source claims: "News about sinking of the Kenarak frigate is accurate"
  • The Swedish Submarine that Sank a US Aircraft Carrier

    05/09/2020 12:40:45 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Brand-new, nuclear powered, capable of carrying twice as many aircraft as most competing foreign carriers, and protected by an entire task force... the $6.2 billion USS Ronald Reagan seemed invincible leading up to an international war game exercise in 2005. It was a stunning blow then, and a complete shock, when - against all odds - a super stealth submarine from Sweden snuck past the USS Ronald Regan’s defenses and scored enough mock torpedo hits to sink it during *multiple* attack runs. The Americans never saw it coming… and never saw it leave…  
  • U.S. Navy Officer, His Wife, and Two Chinese Nationals Charged with Conspiring to Smuggle

    11/02/2019 3:06:58 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 48 replies ^ | November 1, 2019 | DOJ
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, November 1, 2019 U.S. Navy Officer, His Wife, and Two Chinese Nationals Charged with Conspiring to Smuggle Military Style Inflatable Boats and Evinrude Military Outboard Motors to China Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers and U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez for the Middle District of Florida announces the return of an indictment today of four individuals, including two Chinese nationals, an active-duty United States Navy officer, and his wife, on charges relating to a conspiracy to unlawfully smuggle military-style inflatable boats, with Evinrude MFE military outboard motors, to the...
  • Blue Angels to fly over Dallas, Houston, New Orleans on Wednesday

    05/06/2020 1:23:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    UPI ^ | 5/05/20 | Christen McCurdy
    May 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, also known as the Blue Angels, will fly over Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and New Orleans on Wednesday to honor frontline workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The display is part of a multi-city tour dubbed Operation America Strong, which has visited six cities -- including Washington, D.C. and New York City -- in the last week. According to the Navy, during Wednesday's display a formation of six F/A-18C/D Hornet aircraft will start with a 35-minute display over Dallas/Fort Worth beginning at 11 a.m. Central time, then proceed to Houston for a...
  • Italy’s Fincantieri will build newest class of US Navy warships

    05/04/2020 3:04:23 PM PDT · by Poison Pill · 68 replies
    The U.S. Navy awarded Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri Marine $5.5 billion to develop the services’ newest class of warships, called frigates.
  • Videos: Pentagon Declassifies Three UFO Videos Taken By Navy Pilots

    04/28/2020 6:28:23 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 56 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 04.28.2020 | Alex D.
    The Pentagon has declassified three previously leaked top-secret U.S. Navy videos that show “unexplained aerial phenomena” and that some believe could show Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) in an effort “to clear up any misconceptions by the public on whether or not the footage that has been circulating was real or whether or not there is more to the videos,” said a Pentagon spokesperson. “The aerial phenomena observed in the videos remain characterized as ‘unidentified'”, the spokesperson added. “The Department of Defense has authorized the release of three unclassified Navy videos, one taken in November 2004 and the other two in...
  • Navy recommends reinstating commander of USS Theodore Roosevelt

    04/24/2020 2:31:53 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/24/2020 | By Ryan Browne and Barbara Starr,
    The Navy recommended to Defense Secretary Mark Esper that Capt. Brett Crozier be restored to command of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier on Friday, according to an administration official. Esper was not prepared to immediately accept the recommendation from Admiral Michael Gilday, the Chief of Naval Operations after being briefed on the investigation into the circumstances around Crozier's removal, telling top Navy officials he wanted more time to review their recommendations, two defense officials told CNN. The defense officials told CNN that the Navy intended to announce its recommendation at a press conference Friday afternoon but it was canceled...