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Over-budget, problem-plagued US Navy ships face deployment delay – report

The US Navy’s problem-plagued Littoral Combat Ships may not deploy this year due to maintenance issues, the US Naval Institute reported, raising suspicions that the navy has all but given up on the costly, ill-fated vessels. Read more Scheduled to deploy to Bahrain and Singapore this year, the navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) fleet likely isn’t going anywhere anytime soon ...

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US deploying Truman aircraft carrier strike group to Middle East, Europe – Navy

The US will deploy the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier for a mission to the Middle East and Europe on Wednesday, according to the US Navy. The aircraft carrier will set sail with seven attack ships and will carry 6,500 sailors.  It will travel alongside the German frigate FGS Hessen during the first part of its journey. The USS ...

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US Navy fighter jet crashes in Florida, crew hospitalized

An F-18 fighter jet has crashed near Key West, Florida, the US Navy says. The crew successfully ejected from the aircraft, but their condition remains unclear. The crash took place during a training mission on Wednesday afternoon, US Navy Commander Mike Kafka told media. It is unclear if it happened when the jet was flying over land or water. Photos on ...

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‘What the f**k is that thing?’ UFO encounter captured in newly-declassified navy footage (VIDEO)

Newly-declassified footage shows the moment US Navy pilots were left incredulous after encountering a mysterious flying object. The UFO was spotted moving at high speed across the ocean on the US east coast. When confronted with the unidentified object, the bemused pilot is heard shout,  “What the f**k is that thing? Oh my gosh, dude.” “Wow, what is that, man?” ...

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US Navy boasts ‘historic first’ shipboard deployment of F-35B to Pacific (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The US Navy boasts that it has deployed its first carrier-load of F-35B stealth attack planes to the Pacific Ocean. The USS Wasp departed Japan with an airworthy squadron of the super-expensive jets aboard. “Pairing F-35B Lightning IIs with the USS Wasp represents one of the most significant leaps in warfighting capability for the Navy-Marine Corps team in our lifetime,” ...

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Best frenemies? UK Navy mission risks leaving China trade deal all at sea

A warship of the Royal Navy is set to defy restrictions and sail through Chinese territorial waters in a hypocritical move which will leave defense ministers baffled by Britain. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, apparently channelling his inner Britannia, has announced the type 23 frigate HMS ‘Sutherland’ will travel through a key trading lane in the South China Sea. The announcement ...

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‘Speak softly & carry a big stick’: US Navy tweets Roosevelt quote, photo of aircraft carrier

As the Trump administration plans to boost US naval might amid global tensions, the US Navy has tweeted President Theodore Roosevelt’s famous phrase reminding adversaries that Washington can “speak softly, and carry a big stick.” The US 5th Fleet, which is based in Bahrain, tweeted the photo of the carrier on Thursday. Underneath the photo is the phrase made famous ...

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US Navy releases new footage of controversial Su-27 encounter over Black Sea (VIDEO)

The US Navy has published several more videos showing the allegedly unsafe encounter of an EP-3 spy plane with a Russian Su-27 fighter jet over the Black Sea. Moscow said the interception was not as risky as the US claims. The five clips, lasting 6-11 seconds each, apparently show the US Navy aircraft and the Russian warplane shadowing it. The ...

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US Navy brings negligent homicide charges against Fitzgerald, McCain ex-commanders

Both former commanding officers of the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain are facing negligent homicide and other criminal charges over the fatal collisions last year that killed a total of 17 service members. Admiral Frank Caldwell decided to file charges Tuesday against Bryce Benson, former commander of the USS Fitzgerald, and Alfredo Sanchez, former commander of the USS ...

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‘We’re very excited’: US Navy to test laser weapon on warship

A newly built US amphibious warship will test out new laser weapon technology as early as this coming fall, replacing an earlier tested $ 40 million laser. The new USS Portland warship, currently en route to San Diego, California, to be commissioned, has been chosen to host the new laser weapon technology created by the Office of Naval Research. The ...

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