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Queen Elizabeth Prepares for War at Sea

Today's a momentous occasion in the history of British naval superiority, as we shall see the first of the nation's new aircraft carriers leave the dock for the first time. Read More >>

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UK Vulnerable to Giant Squid Attacks

Were some sort of leviathan from the deep to emerge and attack Britain's heritage coastline we would be powerless to stop it tearing our Victorian piers to shreds, as reports from inside the military say that the UK's entire fleet of attack submarines is currently out of action. Read More >>

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China Tells the U.S. It Can Have Its Dumb Submarine Back

On Thursday, China seized an unmanned sub in the South China Sea that belonged to the U.S. Navy. Following a diplomatic complaint from the Pentagon, China now says it will return the vessel and that Americans were “hyping up” an incident that’s really no big deal. Read More >>

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Navy Warships Lose Big Guns in Cost-Cutting Exercise

The Navy's warships might soon only be able to offer advisory support in military hotspots around the world, as one of their key weapon systems is getting unbolted and popped into storage to save money. Read More >>

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The US Navy’s Futuristic New Diving Helmet Turns Sailors Into Minions

The US Navy is developing a new diving helmet fitted with something called Divers Augmented Vision Display (DAVD). It’s essentially a fancy underwater HUD. But really, the whole setup basically looks like a high tech Minion costume. Read More >>

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Seeing Hundreds of People Trying to Climb a Slippery Obelisk Is So Ridiculous

To cap off their first year at the Naval Academy, hundreds of plebes try to scale the greased down Herndon Monument to replace the hat on top of the 21-foot tall obelisk. It’s a fun tradition that teaches teamwork and caps off a hard year—but it looks oh so ridiculous to see so many shirtless human bodies recklessly piled on top of each other, like some sort of zombie horde trying to jump a barrier. Read More >>

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Russian Planes Just Came Really, Really Close to Hitting US Navy Destroyer 

The United States Navy just reported “multiple, aggressive flight manoeuvres by Russian aircraft” on two separate occasions while in international waters. While conducting deck landing drills yesterday “two Russian SU-24 jets made numerous close-range and low altitude passes” near the USS Donald Cook. Read More >>

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This New Stealth Destroyer is Too Stealthy

The USS Zumwalt, a Navy destroyer years in the making, is a floating piece of technological wonder. But its neatest feature is tricking nearby radar into thinking its massive 185-metre-long hull is actually just a 15-metre fishing boat. In fact it’s so good at going undetected, it’s too stealthy. Read More >>

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Battle Ship Bridges Look Even Better Than in the Movies

Looking like some kind of delectable mash-up of Tron and The Hunt for Red October, this is actually a view inside the bridge of the guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt. Read More >>

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Feast Your Eyes on the First Footage of the Zumwalt-Class Destroyer at Sea

Here’s the first footage of the US Navy’s brand new Zumwalt-class destroyer at sea. It’s the most advanced warship that the US Navy has ever made and it totally looks the part, completely menacing like an Imperial Star Destroyer for the ocean. Just watching it cut through the sea is so damn cool because the ship itself is just unreal. Read More >>

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American Navy Teaches Star Navigation as Hacker Backup Plan

The US Naval Academy hasn’t taught midshipmen how to navigate by the stars in 20 years, but it’s reintroducing the old-school approach to maritime travel. Why use a sextant instead of computers and GPS? Worries about ships stranded by cyber-attacks, which have the Navy re-thinking its reliance on tech. Read More >>

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This Warship Looks Like a Scene From Tron

Looking like a scene from Tron, this is the the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely as it sails through the Atlantic Ocean on training operations. The MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter sits atop the ship as it refuels, while sailors take part in a training exercise with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group. [U.S. Navy] Read More >>

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Watch a Bat-Inspired Sonar Prototype Flying on a Drone

Horseshoe bats’ unique noses and big, flexible ears make them nature’s most dynamic sonar arrays. Engineers built a mechanical version, and they’re testing it on a quadcopter drone. Read More >>