US Navy’s Newest Attack Submarine Is Partially Operated With a 12-Year-Old Xbox Controller

The United States Navy’s newest submarine, the USS Colorado, went into service this weekend. In the Pentagon’s announcement Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer called the vessel “a true marvel of technology and innovation.” But part of the 377-foot-long Virginia-Class submarine is operated with a 12-year-old Xbox 360 controller. Read More >>

Experts Question Details From the Story of Two Women Stranded at Sea for 5 Months

The story of two women who were stranded at sea for 5 months in shark-infested waters seemed almost too cinematic to be true. And now some experts are questions the veracity of some of their claims. Read More >>

This Machine Gun Robot Will Probably Lead the Uprising One Day

Do you ever wonder what tomorrow holds? Some people are pretty convinced that the future will be filled with flying cars and jetpacks and robot butlers. But here in the year 2017, I’m not so sure anymore. I have a suspicion that our future might be filled with more machine gun-toting robots, like the one seen above, than robotic butlers. Read More >>

This Blue Angels Stunt Looks Insanely Dangerous

The Blue Angels are no strangers to suicidal-looking formations and dives. But this one in particular really stands out as looking incredibly dangerous. 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 >>

The US Navy Will Power an Entire Fleet With Beef Fat

The potential sources for green biofuels never cease to amaze: Now, the US Navy is fuelling one fleet with a bizarre cocktail of petroleum and cow fat. Read More >>

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This Light Painting Pays Tribute to a Classic 1949 Navy Photograph

Photographer Eric C. Burgett pays homage to a classic 1949 Life magazine photoseries in this gorgeous shot of an MV-22 Osprey taking off from the US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Boxer. Read More >>

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This Aeroplane Looks Like it May Have Flown Back to the Future

We don’t know if Doc Brown worked on this F/A-18C Hornet, seen here taking off. We don’t know if it had a Flux capacitor on board. We also don’t know if it was only travelling at 88 mph when this photo was taken, although it seems unlikely. However, we do know it looks like it’s leaving burning tire tracks in its wake, just like Doc Brown’s time-travelling DeLorean did. We also know this looks awesome. Read More >>

Here Is the Missile That Caused A UFO Panic Along The Coast Of California

The U.S. Navy and the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) both have released a photo of the actual Trident II D-5 ballistic missile which was secretly launched from the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, the USS Kentucky, on the 7th of November, causing fear and panic among thousands of West Coasters, some of whom cried alien invasion. Read More >>

US Navy Jet Crashes in Cambridgeshire, Killing the Pilot

A US military jet has crashed in the Fens in Cambridgeshire, killing a Navy pilot. The F-18 came down on farmland in Redmere at 10.30 this morning, close to RAF Mildenhall. It had set off taken off from RAF Lakenheath earlier in the day, but is believed to have been part of a group making its way from the Middle East to the US. Read More >>

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Radar Eyes

This photo looks like a still from a sci-fi movie about cyborgs. In fact, it shows an operations specialist monitoring radar during a general quarters drill aboard the 10-year-old guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). [Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jackie Hart/U.S. Navy] Read More >>

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The Blue Angels Look Suicidal in this Photo

As the US Navy's Blue Angels rip through the sky in their F/A-18 Hornets, you’d be forgiven for thinking they were a single aircraft. They’re just so. Amazingly. Close. Read More >>

How Would You Feel Inside the Engine of a Fighter Jet?

Judging by this great photo, I think sailor Ryan Draper is doing pretty well. Here, he inspects an F/A-18 afterburner in the jet shop aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). Let’s hope it doesn’t suddenly start. [Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Bryan Mai/U.S. Navy] Read More >>