Tag: us navy

Why the new Zumwalt destroyers’ guns won’t work

The Navy is about to give their Zumwalt-class destroyers some serious ship-killing upgrades. The multi-billion dollar vessels, equipped with a host of advanced technologies, will be given additional weapon systems, primarily for their Mk 57 vertical-launch systems. According to a report by DefenseNews.com, the upgrades are part of the Defense Department’s effort to counter China’s increasingly […]

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Here’s Why the Navy’s New, Urinal-Free Supercarrier is Facing a Ton of Problems

The Department of Defense’s fiscal year 2019 budget includes a hefty chunk of cash for a fourth Ford-class aircraft carrier, but the Navy may have to wait a little bit longer to see its dreams of an 11-carrier fleet truly realized. Among the slew of vessels included in the Navy portion of President Donald Trump’s plannedboost to the US armed forces budget are three […]

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One of the US Navy’s newest ships is going to test a prototype laser weapon

With the decommissioning of the interim afloat staging base USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15, ex-LPD 15), the Navy removed the prototype Laser Weapon System that had been on the ship which was built as an Austin-class amphibious transport. The Ponce’s replacement, USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3), did not get the laser. Now, according to a […]

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Here’s What Would Happen if the Zumwalt Fought a Russian Battlecruiser

The United States Navy commissioned its newest destroyer, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), last year. It’s had a hiccup or two, but make no mistake, this is a very modern naval warship. It has tons of firepower, including two 155mm guns, 20 four-cell Mk 57 vertical-launch systems, and two 30mm guns. But how would it fare […]

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The F-35 Is Almost Ready to Attack from Aircraft Carriers

Being engineered for a carrier, the F-35C’s 51-foot wingspan is larger than the Air Force’s F-35A and Marine Corps’ F-35B short take-off-and-landing variants. The fighter is configured to carry 19,000 pounds of fuel and 18,000 pounds of weapons. It can fire two AIM-120 air-to-air missiles and two 2,000-pound Joint Direct Attack Munitions. The F-35C can […]

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3 Mighty US Aircraft Carriers with Japanese Ships to Send Clear Warning to N. Korean

Three mighty US aircraft carriers have teamed up with Japanese ships for joint naval exercises designed to send a clear warning to North Korea. The four-day drills that began in waters off South Korea’s eastern coast came as President Donald Trump traded insults with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un. The battle groups of the […]

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