The Story of How the Biggest Battleship Ever Died Is Pure Legend
In early 1945, the Imperial Japanese Navy made a difficult decision: it would sacrifice the largest, most powerful battleships ever built to protect Okinawa, the gateway to Japan’s Home Islands. The decision sealed the fate of the battleship Yamato and its crew, but ironically did nothing to actually protect the island from Allied invasion.
How the U.S. Navy Plans to Triple the Firepower of Its Stealth Submarines
The Navy's Virginia Payload Modules Will Triple the Virginia-Class Attack Submarine Missile-Firing Ability. First Prototypes Already Underway.
The Navy will soon finish initial prototyping of new weapons tubes for its Virginia-Class submarines designed to massively increase missile firepower, bring the platform well into future decades and increase the range of payloads launched or fired from the attack boats.
The U.S. Navy Needs More Aircraft Carriers (Here's the Plan to Make It Happen)
The United States Navy of the future will need 12 aircraft carriers to meet tomorrow’s threats.
This Is How the U.S. Navy Will Stay Ahead of Russia and China
Future naval vessels will not only leverage networking technology and vastly improved information systems, the warships of tomorrow will also be modular so that they can be rapidly upgraded. Essentially, a vessel’s hull and propulsion system might be the only constant during the life of the ship.
“The hull and the powerplant are mostly likely going to be very persistent,” Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, told reporters during a roundtable on May 15. “They’ll last ostensibly the life of the ship.”
The U.S. Navy Almost Built a Monster Battleship Like No Other (So What Happened?)
By mid-1942, U.S. naval authorities concluded that aircraft carriers would contribute more to victory in the Pacific than battleships. The battleships currently under construction (six of the Iowa class, closely following the four South Dakotas) would provide an ample insurance policy against Japanese battleship construction, while also serving as an effective carrier escort force.
Lockheed Martin's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter: The iPhone Of Stealth Combat Aircraft
The introduction of the iPhone in 2007 did more than merely improve the state of mobile communications or make Apple a pile of money. It transformed the telecommunications industry, opened up entirely new subsectors of the economy, just by producing apps, and changed the way personal and professional business is conducted. The iPhone also unleashed a revolution in social interactions and behaviors of civil society.
Is H. R. McMaster Stuck in the 'War on Terror' Time Warp?
A recent flare-up of violence in Afghanistan reminded America of its forgotten war, as the U.S. dropped a massive“Mother of All Bombs” bomb on the Islamic State, three U.S.
World War III Air Battle: America's F-15 vs. Russia's Su-35
More likely to happen is that a F-15 would run into a Su-35 operated by some Third World despot. The pilots are not likely to have the training, tactics or experience to fight against an American aviator with a realistic chance of winning. Further, Russian jets are not exactly known for their reliability, combine that with poorly trained maintenance crews and lack of spare parts, some random Third World power is not likely to be able generate a fully operational jet much of the time.
South Korea's New President: The Possibility of a Conflict with North Korea Is High
South Korea’s newly-elected president said Wednesday that the possibility of a conflict with North Korea is high.