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Navy's new stealth destroyer on its way to Baltimore to be commissioned
A stealthy new Navy destroyer left a shipyard in Maine this week and is on its way to Baltimore where it will be commissioned as the USS Zumwalt as part of the city's fleet week celebrations. The Navy calls the unusual looking ship — it is all angles to minimize its visibility to enemy radar —...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Royal Navy Navy Zumwalt class destroyer Warship Destroyer Officer Command and control United States Navy
Stolen valor! Lying military veterans could be charged under ‘Walter Mitty bill’
A proposed parliamentary bill which would make it illegal to pretend to have won medals for valor has received a mixed response from British military veterans. Read Full Article at RT.com
513 points by Russia Today | Royal Air Force British Army Armed forces Military Army United Kingdom Royal Navy Ministry of Defence
US Navy’s futuristic stealth warship visits 1st port
The U.S. Navy’s futuristic Zumwalt destroyer has arrived in Rhode Island for its first port visit since leaving the shipyard to join the fleet.
9 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Royal Navy Newport Rhode Island Rhode Island United States Navy Navy Destroyer Cruiser Frigate
Fired coach Art Briles talks about sexual assault controversy at Baylor
Football won’t be the only story line when No. 23 Baylor takes the field against Southern Methodist on Saturday. The Bears’ former coach, Art Briles, recently spoke to ESPN, his first extensive public comments since being dismissed last spring for his role in mishandling sexual assault allegations...
6 points by Los Angeles Times | Idlewild Royal Navy American films The Incident Monday Night Football Washington Redskins I Understand It
British military basically just handed ISIS a ‘target list’ of 20,000 soldiers’ names
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been accused of effectively handing Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) a “target list” since posting the names of 20,000 British soldiers and potential recruits online. Read Full Article at RT.com
1174 points by Russia Today | Royal Air Force British Army Ministry of Defence Royal Navy British Armed Forces United Kingdom Gibraltar 3 Commando Brigade
Stealthy destroyer ready to set sail to join U.S. Navy
The largest and most expensive destroyer ever built for the U.S. Navy once headed to sea in a snowstorm during builder trials. Now, it's heading into the remnants of a tropical storm as it leaves ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Star Trek Starfleet United Federation of Planets Royal Navy James T. Kirk Starship Enterprise Star Trek USS Enterprise
The Latest: Stealthy destroyer sets sail to join US Navy
BATH, Maine (AP) — The Latest on the nation's largest and most expensive destroyer leaving Maine to join the U.S. Navy (all times local):
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Royal Navy Bath Maine Bath Iron Works Zumwalt class destroyer Storm Navy Future Heading
Charged: Navy commander in bribery scandal
The Justice Department announced Thursday that it was charging a Navy commander in a bribery scandal that has engulfed 17 Navy personnel, including a one-star Navy admiral.
255 points by CNN | English-language films Pleading Admiral Navy Cause of action United States Navy Royal Navy Organized crime
Boeing contracted for P-8A research and sustainment
Ryan MaassFeb. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy awarded Boeing a $68.6 million task order to conduct research, development, integration and testing to support the P-8A Poseidon aircraft.
1 points by UPI | United States Navy World War II United Press International Armed forces Naval Air Systems Command Royal Navy P-3 Orion P-8 Poseidon
Royal Navy rescues 14 crew from stricken yacht in Atlantic
LONDON (AP) - Britain's Royal Navy says a warship has rescued 14 sailors after their racing yacht lost its mast, leaving them stranded in the mid- Atlantic. Britain's Coast Guard received a mayday signal from the 60-foot (18-meter) Clyde Challenger late Thursday. Royal Air Force and U.S. Air Force planes ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Royal Air Force Royal Navy Destroyer English-language films Ship Non-commissioned officer British Merchant Navy United Kingdom
Fast transport ship USNS Yuma passes acceptance trials
Richard TomkinsFeb. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy reports that the future USNS Yuma, an Expeditionary Fast Transport, has successfully completed acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico.
-2 points by UPI | United States Navy Gulf War United Press International United States Marine Corps Royal Navy Navy Ship Ship transport
Military should investigate itself, Iraq abuse report will urge
A report into the Iraq Historical Allegations Team (IHAT), which investigates claims alleging that UK troops engaged in abuse and torture in Iraq, will call for the initiative to be replaced by a military-led team. Read Full Article at RT.com
62 points by Russia Today | United Kingdom British Army Ministry of Defence Law Royal Air Force Royal Marines Royal Navy Crime
Final El Faro investigative hearings to focus on black box
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The final round of U.S. Coast Guard investigative hearings looking into the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro is set to begin with testimony that will include a review of data and recordings captured by…
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Ship United States United States Coast Guard Cargo Cargo ship Latin America Royal Navy Puerto Rico
Failing ship engines & glitching drones: ‘Gaping holes’ in UK defense revealed in report
Ships so loud they can be heard 100 miles away, malfunctioning drones, and armored vehicles too big to fit into transport aircraft are signs of “gaping holes” in UK defense capabilities, according to an investigation by the Sunday Times. Read Full Article at RT.com
148 points by Russia Today | Royal Navy Royal Air Force Destroyer United Kingdom Falkland Islands Gibraltar Anti-submarine warfare World War II
Britain invests in new submarine training facility
Richard TomkinsFeb. 3 (UPI) -- A new training facility for Royal Navy submarine personnel is on the drawing boards.
31 points by UPI | Royal Navy Navy United States Navy Submarine HMNB Clyde United Kingdom Falklands War Glasgow
USS America completes combat systems ship qualifications trials
Ryan MaassFeb. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Navy personnel completed the final phase of weapons testing for the amphibious assault ship USS America ahead of the vessel's first operational deployment.
4 points by UPI | Amphibious assault ship United States Marine Corps Royal Navy Royal Marines Amphibious warfare United States Navy Weapon United Press International
Damen Schelde delivers frigate to Indonesia
Richard TomkinsFeb. 3 (UPI) -- Damen Schelde frigate is delivered to Indonesian military.
2 points by UPI | United Press International Netherlands World War II Indonesia Royal Navy Frigate Anti-submarine warfare Shipbuilding
Reports: Underwater scavengers dismantling Allied ships lost near Indonesia during WWII

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | World War II World War I Sunda Strait Battle of the Java Sea British Empire Royal Netherlands Navy Government Royal Navy
About 100 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean: aid group
ROME (Reuters) - Six migrants died and up to 100 more were missing and feared dead after their rubber boat sank in the Mediterranean on Thursday, the president of the Italian unit of aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said.
25 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters News agency News Tom Glocer Royal Navy Mutual fund Investment
Ex-Top Gear host Clarkson claims Argentinian barred him from flight in revenge for Falklands
Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has claimed an airport check-in agent barred him from boarding a flight from Germany to the UK in retribution for a 2014 row over a license plate. Read Full Article at RT.com
170 points by Russia Today | Falklands War Falkland Islands Argentina United Kingdom South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Argentine Naval Prefecture Falkland Islands sovereignty dispute Royal Navy
World War I fighter ace from Baltimore to be honored
A military history group plans to honor on Thursday a pilot fighter ace from Baltimore who joined the British armed forces in 1917 and became one of the greatest American aces of World War I.Francis Warrington Gillet joined the Royal Air Force's Squadron No. 79, and within a few months was credited...
141 points by Baltimore Sun | World War I World War II United Kingdom British Empire Royal Navy Royal Air Force Fighter aircraft British Army
British, Dutch WWII shipwrecks vanish from Pacific Ocean
Several World War II shipwrecks have vanished from the the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, prompting the British and Dutch governments to seek answers.
2337 points by CNN | Royal Navy British Army World War II United Kingdom Ministry of Defence Destroyer Royal Air Force Navy
Navy's newest destroyer to remain in Norfolk for repairs
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The Navy's newest destroyer will remain at Naval Station Norfolk longer than expected after crew members detected a leak on the vessel. Naval Surface Forces Pacific spokesman John Perkins says crews on the USS Zumwalt found a seawater leak in its propulsion system on Monday. Local ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Royal Navy Navy Ocean Naval Station Norfolk Virginia Zumwalt class destroyer Military base Hampton Roads
2 destroyers to be named for Medal of Honor recipients
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says two destroyers will be named for Marines who received the Medal of Honor for actions during World War II. He said Saturday in Oxford that the ships will be the first named for ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | United States Marine Corps World War II World War I Ray Mabus Royal Navy Battle of Iwo Jima United States Secretary of the Navy United States Navy
Military tempts recruits with shopping vouchers as army numbers bomb to 200yr low
Citing the lack of an appealing war to fill the ranks, military recruiters have been forced to offer serving soldiers a shopping voucher bounty to convince their friends to sign up. Read Full Article at RT.com
862 points by Russia Today | Royal Air Force British Army Royal Navy United Kingdom Ministry of Defence Royal Marines British Empire British Armed Forces
Showboating: Royal Navy test-drives new ‘Batman’ drone boat on Thames
Military officials tested out their new prototype high-speed drone boat on the River Thames in central London on Monday afternoon in a PR stunt ahead of a major exercise. Read Full Article at RT.com
404 points by Russia Today | BAE Systems Navy F-35 Lightning II Royal Navy Campaign Against Arms Trade Arms industry Human rights Amnesty International
Lariam: The 'health tragedy' and the soldiers who pay
Antimalarial intended as "last resort" has been linked to cognitive breakdowns and suicides among military personnel.
-1 points by Al Jazeera English | Antimalarial drug British Army Royal Navy Malaria Mefloquine Ministry of Defence Royal Air Force United Kingdom
US Navy overhauls troubled littoral combat ship program
After a year of mechanical breakdowns plaguing its $360 million littoral combat ships, the US Navy has announced a major overhaul of the program that will include designating the first four of the ships as testing vessels and limiting their overseas deployments to emergencies.
819 points by CNN | United States Navy Littoral combat ship Royal Navy Ship Navy World War II Littoral zone SHIP
Navy Launches Largest Destroyer, With Captain Kirk at the Helm
The U.S.S. Zumwalt, a stealth ship that cost about $4.4 billion, is part of a class of destroyer ships focused on sea-to-land attacks.
2964 points by The New York Times | Royal Navy Destroyer Navy Star Trek United States Navy Zumwalt class destroyer Warship Bath Iron Works
$3B stealth warship sets sail
The $3 billion USS Zumwalt destroyer has left port in Maine and is on its way to an upcoming commissioning ceremony in Maryland.
4395 points by CNN | Notre Dame de Paris Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Hillary Rodham Clinton Destroyer Royal Navy Frigate Colin Powell Zumwalt class destroyer
U.S. Navy gives look inside futuristic $4.4B Zumwalt destroyer
The Navy gave a first look inside the stealthy and futuristic Zumwalt destroyer on Friday during the ship's first port stop at a Rhode Island naval station ...
2 points by Las Vegas Sun | Royal Navy Star Trek
Navy shows off its $4.4B warship of the future
NEWPORT, R.I. — The Navy gave a first look inside the stealthy and futuristic Zumwalt destroyer on Friday during the ship’s first port stop at a Rhode Island naval station. The 610-foot-long warship has an angular shape to minimize its radar signature and cost more than $4.4 billion. It’s the most expensive destroyer built for...
1498 points by New York Post | Royal Navy Star Trek
U.S. Navy gives look inside futuristic $4.4 billion Zumwalt destroyer
The Navy gave a first look inside the stealthy and futuristic Zumwalt destroyer on Friday during the ship's first port stop at a Rhode Island naval station.The 610-foot-long warship has an angular shape to minimize its radar signature and cost more than $4.4 billion. It's the most expensive destroyer...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Royal Navy Star Trek
US Navy gives look inside futuristic $4.4B Zumwalt destroyer
NEWPORT, R.I. — The Navy gave a first look inside the stealthy and futuristic Zumwalt destroyer on Friday during the ship's first port stop at a Rhode Island naval station.The 610-foot-long warship has an angular shape to minimize its radar signature and cost more than $4.4 billion. It's the most expensive destroyer built for the Navy.It's headed from Naval Station Newport to Baltimore, where it will be commissioned in October before going to its homeport in San Diego. It was built at Bath Iron Works in Maine.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Royal Navy Star Trek