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The 5 Most Powerful Aircraft Carriers, Subs, Bombers and Fighter Aircraft Ever

The U.S. Navy supplemented Lexington and Saratoga, the most effective of the interwar battlecruiser conversions, with the purpose-built USS Ranger. Experience with all three ships demonstrated that the next purpose-built class would require a larger hull and flight deck, as well as a heavier anti-aircraft armament. This resulted in USS Yorktown and USS Enterprise, which along with their third sister (USS Hornet) would play a critical role in stopping the Imperial Japanese Navy’s advance in 1942.

Russia Wants the Strangest of All Weapons: An 'Underwater ICBM'

Before the U.S. spends trillions on developing on strategic anti-torpedo defense, let's take a close look at the alleged Russian super-weapon. First, a torpedo with a 6,000-mile range weapon isn't a torpedo, it's an underwater ICBM. Except that a real ICBM can reach targets on the other side of the world because missiles zoom into open sky, into outer space, and then down again through more open sky. But 3,000 feet below the ocean are lots of undersea mountains and canyons (a U.S. nuclear sub nearly sank after colliding with a mountain at a depth of 525 feet).

In 1991, America Stopped Building the Ultimate Submarine Russia or China Still Can't Beat

The extreme quietness of the Seawolf class gave the Navy the idea of modifying the last submarine, USS Jimmy Carter, to support clandestine operations. An extra one hundred feet was added to the hull, a section known as the Multi-Mission Platform (MMP). The MMP gives Carter the ability to send and recover Remotely Operated Vehicles/Unmanned Underwater Vehicles and SEALs and diving teams while submerged.

Report: America Will Use F-35s in Pacific in a 'Show of Force' as Signal to North Korea

The Air Force is planning an F-35A show of force in the Pacific in coming weeks now that 12 F-35A’s have deployed to Japan for a six-month rotation, service officials said.

While service officials describe the move as a routine deployment, called a Theater Security Package, the current tensions with North Korea are by no means lost on the Air Force and other Pentagon planners – who are preparing to demonstrate F-35 power, technology and combat readiness in a series of upcoming exercises.

Everything You Need to Know about Argentina's Submarine Force

The submarine ARA San Juan has been missing since last week. An international flotilla, including ships and planes from Argentina, the United States, the UK, Chile, Brazil and Uruguay continue to search for the lost boat, with time growing critical. Here is an overview of the role that ARA San Juan played for the Argentine Navy.

History of the Argentine Navy

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