US Navy

By Erick San Juan Our country has its own share of security problems, both from local and foreign threats and we are suffering the backlash of the global war on terror where the stage for these terror groups/network has reached our soil. As we tried to finish this nightmare in our country’s history, the threat outside is still very much alive. I am talking about Read More …

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz There is a minority but very vocal group of Filipinos – including militant lawmakers and Catholic Church leaders — who are critical of the recently inked Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) between the Philippines and the United States. Some say it was a mockery of the Philippine constitution. Some say President Benigno Aquino III sold out the country to America. And Read More …

Fiction turns to reality as the U.S. Navy has revealed plans to equip its ships with laser weapon systems and rail guns. Good news for the U.S., bad news for its enemies.  (Photo : Naval Sea Systems Command )

By Randell Suba Tech Times   In the age of drones and ultra fast aircrafts, warfare also gets an adrenaline boost. The U.S. Navy has tapped laser technology ala “Star Wars” to make sure its assets has enough protection against the enemies. The United States Navy has revealed that it will be equipping the USS Ponce with a laser weapon this summer. Aside from the Read More …

The USS Zumwalt, the nearly $4 billion stealth destroyer built by Bath Iron Works. (Bath Iron Works)

By Beth Brogan Bangor Daily News  BATH, Maine — The U.S. Navy will enter a new age Saturday when the first DDG 1000, the USS Zumwalt — “the most capable destroyer in history” — is christened at Bath Iron Works. The $4 billion guided missile destroyer, designed to provide missile and gun support for troops ashore, boasts advanced technology and the ability to accommodate advanced Read More …

The Navy had planned to spend up to $20 billion to design and deliver seven DDG-1000 destroyers. But cost overruns cut production to three ships. The Navy had planned to spend up to $20 billion to design and deliver seven DDG-1000 destroyers. But cost overruns cut production to three ships.

By Brad Lendon CNN The Navy had planned to spend up to $20 billion to design and deliver seven DDG-1000 destroyers. But cost overruns cut production to three ships. The Navy had planned to spend up to $20 billion to design and deliver seven DDG-1000 destroyers. But cost overruns cut production to three ships. (CNN) — Imagine ships that fire missiles at seven times the Read More …

The USS Zumwalt, the US Navy's new high-tech ship, floats in a dry dock of the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard. Released/Distributed by Navy Media Content Service 703-614-9154 General Dynamics/U.S. Navy

The 610-foot, 15,000-ton ship still needs humans aboard, but its cutting edge technology allows it to anticipate many of the crew’s needs. BY MICHAEL WALSH NEW YORK DAILY NEWS  The U.S. Navy’s new warship has a mind of its own — and it’s blurring the line between science fiction and fact. The highly automated, 610-foot USS Zumwalt can prepare itself for battle and lock onto Read More …

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SHOOTING STRAIGHT By Bobit S. Avila The Philippine Star  June 15, 2014 marks the 23rd anniversary of the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo, considered one of the major natural disasters that the world had ever seen. Three months later, the Philippine Senate in a historic vote of 12 to 11 voted to reject the new 10-year US Bases Treaty that the Bush Administration prepared with the Read More …

South Korea and US warships participate in their joint military drill Foal Eagle in South Korea’s West sea on March 17, 2013.

Source: PressTV.ir‘ There are 54 different countries on Earth that the US is legally obligated to militarily protect and defend if they get into their own conflicts. Below is the State Department’s list of them (via Micah Zenko): NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY A treaty signed April 4, 1949, by which the Parties agree that an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or Read More …

USS Ponce, an Austin-class amphibious transport dock of the United States Navy. (Photo: United States Navy)

By Art Villasanta Ecumenical News  The science fiction ray gun firing a beam of destructive light will become a real world threat this summer. The United States Navy has deployed a prototype Laser Weapon System, or LaWS, aboard the USS Ponce for sea trials that could last about a year. LaWS is the first laser weapon system mounted on a warship by any country. Once Read More …

In the Black Sea, across the water from the Crimean Peninsula where Russian military groups have seized control, a U.S. navy destroyer will take part in manoeuvres with Romanian and Bulgarian warships.

Source: World Bulletin The United States will signal its resolve to protect its NATO allies near Russia’s borders on Tuesday with the start of the first joint military training exercises in the region since the Kremlin intervened in Ukraine. In the Black Sea, across the water from the Crimean Peninsula where Russian military groups have seized control from Ukrainian authorities, a U.S. navy destroyer will Read More …