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  • Chinese hackers 'steal missile plans' from US Navy contractors

    12/14/2018 5:05:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12/14/18 | James Cook
    Classified military information including missile plans have been stolen from contractors working for the US Navy by hackers linked to China, according to reports. Contractors working for the US Navy have reportedly suffered a series of breaches in the past 18 months. Richard Spencer, the secretary of the US Navy, has ordered a review of cybersecurity threats, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The review follows reports of the theft of classified plans for a supersonic anti-ship missile to be used by submarines. The plans for the missile were found to have been stolen in June during a hacking...
  • Official Army/Navy Game Live Thread

    12/08/2018 5:58:42 AM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 103 replies
    When the Army West Point Black Knights and the Navy Midshipmen take the field for the 119th Army-Navy Game on Saturday, fans from around the globe will have a number of options to follow the action live. CBS will carry Saturday's game live, with Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (color analyst) and Jamie Erdahl (sideline) on the call. Check your local listings for channel information. Prior to the competition, fans will be able to watch Army and Navy on ESPN's College Gameday, live from Lincoln Financial Field from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pregame coverage will begin on CBS Sports...
  • 21 jet flyover for Bush The Elder Funeral (My Title)

    12/06/2018 5:38:10 PM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 6, 2018 | Steve Shoemake
    Jets fly over for the George Bush funeral
  • Navy Will Perform Unprecedented 21-Fighter Flyover for Bush Funeral

    12/04/2018 4:59:39 PM PST · by C19fan · 91 replies
    USNI ^ | December 4, 2018 | Megan Eckstein
    The Navy will honor former naval aviator and 41st president George H.W. Bush on Thursday with a largest-ever 21-aircraft missing man formation as part of his funeral services in Texas. Thirty F/A-18 Hornets and Super Hornets departed Naval Air Station Oceana, Va. today ahead of the Dec. 6 internment ceremony at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas. A naval aviation official told USNI News that a missing man formation of this size is unprecedented and reflects Bush’s legacy as a naval aviator and ongoing relationship with the Navy’s carrier strike group community.
  • Scott Stearney US Navy Head in Middle East Found Dead

    12/02/2018 6:35:29 AM PST · by yldstrk · 22 replies
    The Guardian ^ | December 2, 2018 | Staff
    Vice-admiral Scott Stearney, the head of US navy operations in the Middle East, has been found dead in Bahrain, with the military saying no foul play is suspected. Stearney was found dead on Saturday at his residence in the Gulf country. He took up the post in May of commander of US Naval Forces Central Command – including the US Fifth Fleet – and Combined Maritime Forces. “This is devastating news for the Stearney family, for the team at Fifth Fleet and for the entire Navy. Scott Stearney was a decorated naval warrior,” said a statement from Admiral John Richardson,...
  • Top Navy admiral was found dead in 'apparent suicide'

    12/01/2018 5:49:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 1, 2018 | Aris Folley
    © US Navy Vice Admiral Scott Stearney, the Navy’s top officer overseeing forces in the Middle East, died Saturday in what defense officials now call an “apparent suicide," CBS News reports . Stearney, who was the commander of the military branch’s Fifth Fleet in Bahrain, was found dead in his residence, the Navy confirmed earlier on Saturday. Paul Schlise, the deputy commander of Fifth Fleet, will assume command in his place. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating Stearney's death in addition to the Bahraini Ministry of Interior. However, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said in a...
  • Top US naval commander in Middle East found dead

    12/01/2018 3:09:26 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 89 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 4:59 PM ET, Sat December 1, 2018 | Ryan Browne, CNN
    The top admiral overseeing US Naval forces in the Middle East, Vice Adm. Scott Stearney, was found dead in his residence in Bahrain on Saturday, the Navy said in a statement. While his death is being investigated, officials say there is no evidence of foul play at this time. "This is devastating news for the Stearney family, for the team at Fifth Fleet, and for the entire Navy," Adm. John Richardson, the chief of naval operations, told CNN Saturday. "Adm. Stearney was a decorated professional and a devoted father, a devoted husband and a good friend."
  • Here's How The Navy Says It Plans To Fix Its Submarine Shortage

    11/28/2018 10:10:59 AM PST · by blam · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11-28=2018 | Matthew Cox
    The Virginia-class attack submarine USS North Dakota during bravo sea trials in the Atlantic Ocean, August 18, 2013. Reuters/ Navy Lawmakers on Tuesday pressed US Navy officials to explain what the service is doing to fix its shortage of attack submarines. Navy officials testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee's subcommittee on Seapower that the service is on track to achieve a 355-ship fleet by 2034. Lawmakers, however, were concerned about the more immediate problem of the Navy's submarine shortfall. Sen. Mike Rounds, R-South Dakota, said that retired Adm. Harry Harris, former head of US Pacific Command, had testified that...
  • U.S. Navy officer could face questions in Norwegian frigate collision

    11/25/2018 5:41:30 PM PST · by robowombat · 24 replies
    Washington ComPost ^ | Nov 17, 2018 | Paul Sonne and Dan Lamothe
    The U.S. Navy expects one of its officers to be questioned as part of an investigation into the collision of a Norwegian warship and a commercial oil tanker this month in one of the Scandinavian nation’s fjords. The American officer, who has not been identified, was onboard the Norwegian navy frigate as part of a military personnel exchange, according to U.S. and Norwegian officials. The sailor’s role on the ship remains unclear. The Nov. 8 incident ultimately sank the 439-foot Norwegian warship and left several people injured. Norwegian naval officers beached the vessel — the KNM Helge Ingstad — in...
  • Such were the dramatic minutes when KNM "Helge Ingstad" crashed in "Sola TS"

    11/25/2018 5:54:59 PM PST · by robowombat · 19 replies
    Vergens Nyheter ^ | Published:10.11.18 21:18 Updated: 16.11.18 10:44 | Fredrik KampevollMarthe S. LienOla Haram
    Radar images and the audio log show that the frigate KNM "Helge Ingstad" kept high speed and steered towards the tanker "Sola TS", despite repeated warnings that they were going to collide. At 04.02 Thursday morning it goes wrong outside Stureterminalen in Hjeltefjorden. At around 17 knots the frigate KNM "Helge Ingstad" straight into the front of the 250 meter long tanker "Sola TS". Before the collision was a fact, the heavily loaded tanker asked the warship to swing away repeatedly. It shows the radar signals and the audio log VG has gained access to. The consequence is that the...
  • Gender politics and the sinking of the KNM Helge Ingstad ( Norway )

    11/24/2018 6:18:05 PM PST · by george76 · 55 replies
    Free West Media ^ | November 14, 2018
    Returning from the NATO Trident Juncture strategic exercise, a Norwegian frigate collided with a tanker. Many are speculating that gender politics sunk the vessel. The collision with the KNM Helge Ingstad left a big enough hole in the starboard side of the frigate for the warship to take on water. The crew has been forced to abandon the vessel, The Barents Observer reported. On Tuesday morning, most of the navy ship was already under water. The warship, one of Norway’s five top modern frigates.. a mystery why the well-equipped warship couldn’t avoid colliding with the 250 meters long oil tanker...
  • The Fog of War

    11/17/2018 10:04:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2018 | Adm James A. Lyons
    My op-ed on the thirty-fifth anniversary of the US Marine Beirut Barracks Bombing had generated a number of questions on the US Navy’s disastrous follow-on strike on 4 December, 1983 against two Syrian surface-to-air missile sites (SA-7) who were firing on our reconnaissance aircraft.  To set the record straight, here are the facts, but before I do, I want to express thanks to my many readers for the condolences sent on the untimely passing of my wife, Renee.  It was greatly appreciated.  Now to set the record straight. The term “Fog of War” normally applies to a military operation that did...
  • Norwegian warship at risk of sinking after collision with oil tanker

    11/08/2018 6:43:24 AM PST · by Gamecock · 65 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/8/2018
    A Norwegian warship was heavily damaged in a collision with a Maltese oil tanker in the North Sea off the coast of Norway. According to Norwegian media reports Thursday, the frigate is in danger of sinking after sustaining heavy damage. The oil tanker is reportedly undamaged. Several reports confirmed that all 137 crew on the navy ship were evacuated but seven have been treated for minor injuries. "The armed forces is now reviewing all the means available in the region to assist the KNM Helge Ingstad (the damaged warship)," Lieutenant Colonel Ivar Moen told AFP. According to the website Marine...
  • Wreck of the first US ship to defeat the Royal Navy in home waters before she sank in 1779 [tr]

    11/01/2018 6:28:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 1, 2018 | James Wood
    British satellite historians claim to have discovered the true location of an iconic American revolutionary ship which defeated the Royal Navy off the Yorkshire coast. The famous vessel, the USS Bonhomme Richard, was the first US ship to beat the Royal Navy in British waters before she sank on September 24, 1779. The location of the wreck has long been a mystery, but now a British satellite historian from Harrogate claims to have found it. Tim Akers, 60, used pioneering satellite radar techniques alongside British satellite firm Merlin Burrows to track down the buried vessel.
  • Moveover, 355-ship Navy: New report calls for an even larger fleet

    10/28/2018 2:03:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Defense News | October 26, 2018 | David B. Larter
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2018/10/26/move-over-355-ship-navy-report-from-trumps-favorite-think-tank-calls-for-an-even-larger-fleet/
  • Britain's biggest EVER warship Big Lizzie enjoys a royal reunion in New York Harbor as it drops [tr]

    10/27/2018 5:43:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 27, 2018 | Terri-Ann Williams
    Britain's biggest ever warship, the incredible HMS Queen Elizabeth has enjoyed a royal voyage to New York harbour as it dropped its anchor near the Queen Mary 2, in preparation of a mammoth journey. HMS Queen Elizabeth was greeted by Lady Liberty as she pulled into the harbour to mark the start of a week long journey. The two huge ships cruised past each other during the massive aircraft carriers first ever visit to the US.
  • Washington Navy Yard Shooting Survivor: "First You Eliminate God, Then You Eliminate Weapons, T

    10/25/2018 8:39:38 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 4 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | October 24, 2018 | Tim Brown
    FULL TITLE: Washington Navy Yard Shooting Survivor: "First You Eliminate God, Then You Eliminate Weapons, Then You Own Society" Jennifer Bennett warns of the tyranny that awaits those willing to surrender their God-given rights to achieve some sort of "feeling" of security. In the words of a Washington Navy Yard Survivor that the mainstream media, including Fox News, will never present, Jennifer Bennett warns of the tyranny that awaits those willing to surrender their God-given rights to achieve some sort of "feeling" of security. Bennett said, "First you eliminate God, then you eliminate weapons, then you own society. And that’s...
  • Pentagon Mulls Buying 2 Ford-Class Supercarriers at Once (Kennedy and Enterprise)

    10/24/2018 1:26:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | October 25, 2018 | Franz-Stefan Gady
    The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is continuing to evaluate a proposal put forward by the U.S. Navy to procure two nuclear-powered Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers under one contract as a cost- and time-saving measure. “We are conducting an evaluation to ensure we have the warfighting capabilities to compete and win,” U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan was quoted as saying by Bloomberg News on October 19. “Any decision will factor in strengthening the industrial base and delivering best value for taxpayers.” While U.S. Congress approved the block procurement in the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, U.S. ship maker...
  • Will the Navy need to change the USS Ford after ‘shock trials’ of bomb explosions?

    10/22/2018 8:16:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 2, 2018 | Kris Osborn
    The U.S. Navy is planning to finalize weapons integration on its new USS Ford carrier and explode bombs in various sea conditions near the ship to prepare for major combat on the open seas, service officials said. Service weapons testers will detonate a wide range of bombs, to include a variety of underwater sea mines to assess the carrier’s ability to withstand enemy attacks. “Shock Trials,” as they are called, are typically one of the final stages in the Navy process designed to bring warships from development to operational deployment. “The USS Gerald R. Ford will conduct further trails and...
  • Truman Carrier Strike Group Operating North of Arctic Circle; First Time for US Navy Since 1991

    10/22/2018 7:01:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    USNI News ^ | October 19, 2018 | Megan Eckstein
    A U.S. aircraft carrier is operating in the Arctic Circle for the first time since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, as USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) and escorts entered the Norwegian Sea today. The Truman Carrier Strike Group has been operating in the Northern Atlantic Ocean for the last month, working with the Royal Canadian Navy and then stopping in Iceland and the United Kingdom recently ahead of its upcoming participation in the NATO exercise Trident Juncture 2018. Truman’s excursion north of the Arctic Circle is the first since USS America (CV-66) operated there in September 1991 during NATO...