WASHINGTON: A US Navy warship has successfully tested a new high-energy laser weapon that can destroy aircraft mid-flight, the Navy’s Pacific Flee has announced. Images and videos provided by the Navy show the amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland executing “the first system-level implementation of a high-energy class solid-state laser” to disable an aerial drone aircraft, the […]Read More US Navy successfully tests a laser weapon that can destroy aircraft mid-flight – Times of India
In the meantime, despite the coronavirus, Israeli Air Force (IAF) and US Air Force (USAF) F-35s trained together on Mar. 29, 2020 in the Enduring Lightening training exercise. The Pentagon has placed an order worth $4.7 billion with Lockheed Martin for 78 F-35 fighters on Mar.31, 2020. 48 F-35A combat aircraft for the US Air Force, 14 F-35B combat […]Read More The Pentagon has just placed an order for 78 F-35 fighters – The Aviation Geek Club
Weeks after putting a hold on permanent change-of-station moves and non-essential travel both abroad and in the United States for the next two to three months, the Pentagon has issued a stop-movement order that will affect all personnel and Defense Department civilians. https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2020/03/25/the-military-has-suspended-all-travel-deployments-exercises-for-the-entire-force/Read More The military has suspended all travel, deployments, exercises for the entire force
The U.S. Defense Department tested a hypersonic glide body in a flight experiment conducted from the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, on March 19, 2020. The Navy and Army jointly executed the launch. (U.S. Defense Department) WASHINGTON — The Pentagon made good on its word that it would test a hypersonic glide body in a […]Read More Pentagon’s major hypersonic glide body flight test deemed success
Naval Strike Missile will be key for expanding combat capabilities and offensive lethality as the surface force moves toward the future. Raytheon Missile Systems is providing the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) to the U.S. Navy through a partnership with Norway’s defense leader Kongsberg, which designed the missile for the country’s frigates and patrol ships that defend the […]Read More Raytheon’s Kim Ernzen, Vice President Air Warfare Systems Discusses the Naval Strike Missile & What’s Next
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched its newest foray into unleashing robot warships on the world’s seas: NOMARS. No, it’s not in reference to the former Red Sox standout infielder Nomar Garciaparra. The acronym stands for “No Manning Required, Ship,” and it’s part of DARPA’s plan to take its Sea Hunter drone ship a step further. […]Read More DARPA’s latest mad science experiment: A ship designed to operate completely without humans
In response to a FOIA request, a Navy spokesperson says releasing additional materials related to the Navy’s 2004 encounter with a UFO, including a “TOP SECRET” video, would “cause exceptionally grave damage to the National Security of the United States.” The videos concern the infamous Nimitz encounters, where Navy fighter pilots spotted a strange, Tic Tac-shaped UFO off the coast of San […]Read More Navy Says Releasing UFO Videos Would ‘Gravely Damage’ National Security What “TOP SECRET” video is the government hiding?